Now What? Surviving The Weeks After a Mission Trip
July 26th, 2019
After my first mission trip, I got off the church bus and thought to myself, “Is this really it? I just go back to my regular life now?” That feeling has stayed with me after other student mission t...
Vulnerability and the Mission of God
June 28th, 2019
This summer one of our Rockport staff members, Kevin, wrote an awesome devo based on John 11:33-36."When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply mov...
Prepare Your Youth For Their Mission Trip
May 31st, 2019
Serving on a youth mission trip is a major part of many youth ministries' annual calendar. We all know the impact that can be had on the students and those they will be serving. As the summer approach...
Discipleship on Youth Mission Trips
April 12th, 2019
Whether you’re a youth leader bringing your students, a camper attending the trip, or Summer Staff dedicating your whole summer to missions, I think discipleship is a common goal and hoped for outcome...
Bible Verses for Your Next Youth Mission Trip
March 23rd, 2019
The Bible is full of instruction and inspiration for us. When it comes to serving, mission trips, and discipleship Jesus gave us the ultimate example of living for the Father. There are so many Bibl...
Katie's Reflections on Missions
March 1st, 2019
First of all, let me introduce myself! My name is Katie Hansford, and last summer I spent one of the wildest summers of my life serving on the staff of TEAMeffort in Copperhill, Tennessee leading miss...
Rebuilding Homes and Lives
February 18th, 2019
See this video below to hear the story of two women's struggle in Jacksonville, FL and how students have made an impact on their lives through TEAMeffort. TranscriptionHey, my name is Callie and I wor...
Three Youth Fundraisers that Work
January 28th, 2019
As a youth pastor, I know how important it is to get the cost of trips and events down. Maybe you have a student that you know will have a life-changing experience (see TEAMeffort's post on five ways ...
Five Ways a Youth Mission Trip Can Change Your Ministry
January 18th, 2019
We love youth ministry - it is why we lead mission trips for teens each summer. We know youth workers face so many obstacles when it comes to discipling their students well, from budgets, to lack of ...
A Summer with TEAMeffort is...
December 13th, 2017
When you start looking for a summer job, you don’t start off by trying to find the most challenging and tiring one. 7am-11pm 6 days a week is part of a job description that turns people away. It sound...
God Changed My 'No' to a 'Yes'
December 5th, 2017
I grew up going to camp during the summers with my youth group. I always had a great time doing the activities and going to the chapel services. When I was fifteen, I went to this great camp that real...
What Will This Summer Look Like?
April 11th, 2017
I can’t promise that a TEAMeffort summer will give you the pure and joyful experience of witnessing a camper accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I can’t guarantee that you will gain two of t...