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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...