Leading Students Through Mentorship
January 10th, 2020
Leading Students Through Mentorship I am probably about halfway through my life, but I still need others to invest in me. I want other believers to walk beside me and I think that is important for any...
2019 Advent Devotionals
December 6th, 2019
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Life on Mission: How to Create a Missional Narrative All Year Long
November 12th, 2019
One of the greatest joys of youth ministry is seeing our students step out in faith and develop as disciples. On mission trips, we get to see our students at their very best- living out their calling...
Kingdom Partnership: Working Together for the Kingdom of God
October 23rd, 2019
TEAMeffort partners with several different organizations in different capacities to make our summer mission camps possible! Some of these partnerships are with churches or schools that provide space f...
God Moments: Rockport Texas
October 2nd, 2019
Ever struggle to stop and be still, to take a moment and seek God's will?I do all the time, especially when serving.A TEAMeffort day can be so busy, as a director especially. I am constantly making su...
Living in Christian Community
September 18th, 2019
“Living in Christian community is important because it gives you a group of people that you’re able to grow in Christ with.” – ShiRae “Living in Christian community is like being a piece of a puzzle; ...
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...