Trends or Transformations
October 1st, 2020
Many times I have heard students say they scroll through social media for hours at a time. If you don’t scroll do you really know? Scrolling through social media is ok, but it can be a waste of time a...  Read More
Congregational Prayer and Commissioning for Youth Mission Trips
September 25th, 2020
You’ve registered your youth group for a summer mission trip. You’ve had parent meetings. You’ve maybe had a group preparation meeting to go over teamwork and training for construction work. You’ve fu...  Read More
Tips for Planning Your Annual Calendar
September 14th, 2020
More often than not, youth groups can feel chaotic! Whether due to difficulties planning, lack of communication between students and parents, or calendar conflicts often trying to get a year laid out ...  Read More
Love Your Neighbor
September 9th, 2020
Many of us have heard the words of Jesus from Matthew 22:39, “Love your neighbor as yourself”. In such different times we are all experiencing, there have been a lot of examples of “loving our neighbo...  Read More
How to Read and Study Your Bible
July 20th, 2020
It is easy to look at the Bible and think ‘Where do I start?’.  The Bible can be overwhelming and seem like a lot to try to understand and take in.  The amazing thing is you have all of your life to r...  Read More
What's God Been Doing in Your Life?
May 22nd, 2020
We want to know: What has God been showing you these days?  Check out some of our reflections on how God is working in our lives over the past few weeks. Justin: The book of Joshua has been one of my ...  Read More
Psalm 62 Devotional
April 17th, 2020
Type your new text here. Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.David is really making it simple for us.Trust in Him at all times.  Trus...  Read More
Psalm 103 Devotional
April 17th, 2020
Praise the Lord, my soul;   all my inmost being, praise his holy name.Psalm 103:1 I don't know about you, but Psalms, as a whole, is really challenging to me. It seems too easy (at least for me) to pu...  Read More
Psalm 121 Devotional
April 3rd, 2020
Psalm 121:1-8 "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumb...  Read More
Psalm 145 Devotional
April 3rd, 2020
Psalm 145 Devotional Psalm 145:3-5“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your words to another, and she declare your might acts....  Read More
Partnering with Parents: Mission Trips as a Team Sport
February 13th, 2020
For the past two summers our youth group has enjoyed working with TEAMeffort mission trips. In 2018, our group assisted the Jacksonville TEAMeffort site primarily working on hurricane relief projects....  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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; ...  Read More
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...  Read More