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One Great Contractor
January 20th, 2017
“Jesus was a carpenter, so anyone who takes up that trade has to be good.” – Harry Houck Arguably one of the most important, and overlooked, factors that make for successful TEAMeffort summers are our...  Read More
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The March Goes On
January 16th, 2017
I was standing on the corner of Trinity and Washington Streets in downtown Atlanta, Georgia when my father took my hand, as he sometimes did. This time seemed different because he was doing so, not ou...  Read More
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Detach During Your Mission Trip
January 10th, 2017
What does it mean to detach from something?  Webster’s definition of detach is ‘to separate from a larger mass; disengage or withdrawal’.  If we were to detach from everything during a mission trip wh...  Read More
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Why I'm Not Giving Up My Summer
January 5th, 2017
This upcoming summer will be my 6th summer with TEAMeffort and almost every time I try to explain what I do during the summer someone says back, “Wow, I can’t believe you would give up your whole summ...  Read More
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Who Will You Be In 2017?
December 29th, 2016
We are now in the closing days of a truly historic year. 2016 gave us everything from an abundance of mannequin challenge videos to some of the most intriguing political times in recent memory. Take a...  Read More
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The Gospel at Christmas
December 21st, 2016
GOSPELWhat does that word mean to you?  To me, it means salvation.  When I first heard the Gospel so many years ago, I didn’t realize at the time how much it would affect my whole being.  At the time,...  Read More
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Why Youth Specialties?
November 30th, 2016
Seven of our office staff just returned home from a weekend in Cincinnati for a conference called Youth Specialties. This conference is a place where youth leaders from all over come together to learn...  Read More
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Ways To Be More Intentional With The Gospel While Serving On The Mission Field
October 10th, 2016
TEAMeffort Missions encourages staff and campers to spend time with those they are serving on the mission sites.  We want others to see Christ in everything we do, so these are some ways to be intenti...  Read More
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Throwback Thursday Night Chapel Memory
October 6th, 2016
Thursday Night Memories by Carly JonesI love Thursday nights at TEAMeffort. So much excitement, anticipation, and nerves! Thursday night is where everything from the week is pulled together; students ...  Read More
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Fundraising and God's Faithfulness
June 2nd, 2016
Let's face it, raising money for a mission trip is not easy.  It takes ample amounts of patience, trust, and faith that the Lord is going to help us reach our goals.  But if we are really honest with ...  Read More
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6 Reasons Why This May Be the Best Summer of Your Life
June 2nd, 2016
Most camps are in places you know nothing about. Eureka Springs, Arkansas? Copperhill, Tennessee? Famous among the TEAMeffort family, but somewhat non-existent to the rest of the world. The cool thing...  Read More
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How We Smash Our Comfort Zones on Mission Trips
June 2nd, 2016
What is it about mission trips that flip students' me-centered worldview upside down?How can a one week experience make students desire to meet the needs of people around them?Over the past 23 years, ...  Read More
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Pray As You Go (Chapel Theme 2016)
June 2nd, 2016
Worship services are probably our favorite thing about the summer. The hilarious skits, the videos, staff testimonies, and, of course, the Thursday night drama... every part of the service is unique a...  Read More
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3 Benefits Of Letting Students Lead Your Mission Trip
June 2nd, 2016
Despite the grumbling you may hear about waking up early, not having the type of breakfast they prefer, or having to wear sunscreen when they only want to get a tan- your youth WANT to work!They take ...  Read More
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4 Reasons This May Be The Hardest Summer Of Your Life
June 2nd, 2016
Without a doubt, being on staff with TEAMeffort for a summer is one of the most amazing and memorable experiences. We grow in ways we'd never imagine and we make friends that last a lifetime, not to m...  Read More
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6 Ways To Be An Awesome Chaperon This Summer
June 2nd, 2016
Imagine leading a youth trip without chaperons… The thought is painful isn’t it?The hard work our adult volunteers do behind the scenes and out on the mission sites is significant, to say the least.Wh...  Read More
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Why Do We Choose Missions?
June 2nd, 2016
Thinking about our New Years goals and resolutions, we’re asking ourselves why we keep doing missions as a part of our ministry to students…Why do we go through the long planning process throughout th...  Read More
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What Makes A TEAMeffort Summer?
June 2nd, 2016
Can you believe the summer is already over? We here in the office are already planning for next year, but the memories of the summer are still fresh in our minds.If you’ve ever been on staff before, y...  Read More
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