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...
5 Ways Working for Te Changed My Worldview
March 20th, 2017
For the past three summers, I’ve learned more than I ever thought was possible. As someone who actually had to be taught how to properly hold a hammer at her first staff training and learned the hard ...
A Week In Blue Knob
February 21st, 2017
Hello! My name is Katie Dodson and I just wanted to share with you my awesome experience with Blue Knob mission camp in Altoona, Pennsylvania. This place was not only beautiful, but surrounded by God’...
The Navajo People
February 18th, 2017
Yá'át'ééh! That is Hello in Navajo! There are plenty of things about the Navajo Nations camp that are unlike other camps. Things like watching wild horses cross the road, seeing prairie dog scurryin...
4 Reasons To Love Serving in Clarkesville
February 15th, 2017
North Georgia is a fantastic area with so many different free day events to do. It’s close to Atlanta so if you want to head into the city there are great things to do; like the aquarium, the Braves, ...
Summer Stories: Copperhill
February 10th, 2017
This past summer, I was on staff with TEAMeffort in Copperhill, TN. It was the best and most challenging summer of my life thus far. The theme, “Pray As You Go” really rang true in so many moments. Th...
Midwest is Best | From the Eureka Springs Perspective
February 2nd, 2017
There are many reasons to visit Eureka Springs, Arkansas; from the famous Downtown to The Great Passion Play and all the mountains in between. But the real attraction in this small family-like communi...
January 31st, 2017
Every summer at our TEAMeffort camps, we work on home after home doing all sorts of construction projects. Whether it be a roof, deck or ramp thousands of youth get the opportunity to hammer in nails...
7 Reasons A Kansas Girl Fell In Love With Gatlinburg
January 26th, 2017
With only a 40 minute drive, you can get lost in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Being from a flat state, it is awe dropping to see the different scenery along the drives. Even to our worksites, al...