Many churches say their youth ministries do short-term mission trips in order to help or serve others. We believe youth mission trips are just as beneficial for those who participate in them as they are for the community being served.
Short-term mission trips create and solidify community among our teens as nothing else will. Away from home and their regular peer groups, united by a shared goal and forced to depend on one another, mission trips give students a shared experience in which to bond as a group and form lasting friendships with one another. And far better than any curriculum or ministry exercise, mission trips introduce young people to a way of living to which they are not usually accustomed.