Rethinking Summer Mission Activity: The Mission Un-Trip

by Brittany Porch Upon canceling our summer mission trips due to Covid-19, the church Session committed to an alternative mission experience for our youth that was safe and offered a meaningful service experience. To pull this off, I had quite the task set before me....
Mission Trips Revisited

Mission Trips Revisited

I still remember the conversation. I was talking with our associate pastor about an upcoming annual youth mission trip. We both expressed some frustration with previous years’ trips. It wasn’t so much the places we had gone or the things we had done but mostly with...
A Conversation with Dr. Thomas Long

A Conversation with Dr. Thomas Long

By: Priscilla Andre-Colton Dr. Thomas Long is one of the plenary presenters for the 2019 Annual Event in Galveston. He will be speaking to the gathered body on Thursday and Friday and will lead a workshop on Friday afternoon. For more information about the annual...
The Transformative Power of Youth Mission Trips

The Transformative Power of Youth Mission Trips

By: Jann Treadwell All of us want to make a difference in the lives of others. This can occur as we follow Christ’s mandate to serve those in need. That said, youth leaders hope service projects also will make a difference in the faith and lives of our own youth, not...
Modeling and Practicing God’s Love with Children through Mission

Modeling and Practicing God’s Love with Children through Mission

By: Miatta Wilson Miss Abney sits hunched over in her wheelchair falling asleep as the fifth grade boys approach her in the circle and begin tossing a balloon and speaking to her. Soon she looks up bright eyed and bats it back with gusto, as the aide explains that...