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Resources in Mission Trips
This commissioning service can be used during a service of worship in a participant’s congregation.
Customize this Word document created in partnership with staff at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Service for sending forth church mission groups. A covenant sealed with or symbolized with salt is one seen as a solemn promise before God, never to be broken. From A… Read more »
For services recognizing the return or departure of trip participants, mission workers or volunteers. From A Journey Together: A Resource for Short-Term Mission Volunteers and their Congregations.
Laura Cheifetz, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Vocation, and Stewardship at Vanderbilt Divinity School, explains how looking at mission through a lens of anti-racism can help reshape our understanding of mission… Read more »
For commissioning a group before leaving for a mission trip. The service can be adapted for use in commissioning an individual volunteer by changing “Team” to ‘Mission Volunteer” and using… Read more »
Sharing the mission trip experience helps other people in your church learn about people and places with which they are unfamiliar. Telling the story brings others along with you in… Read more »
Use this list to determine what items you should bring with you on a short-term mission trip. For more information about short-term mission, visit pcusa.org/toolkits/short-term-mission.
Not all short-term, church-related trips outside of one’s familiar, close-to-home comfort zone are considered (or called) mission trips. Some trips are considered study tours to learn about an issue, a… Read more »
Mission co-workers Ellen and Al Smith reflect on the importance of having travel medical insurance when traveling outside the U.S. Medical care in many foreign places is not always up… Read more »