This summer I had the immense pleasure of leading a group of 12 teens (and two other adults) to Chicago on what is probably the most rewarding mission experience I have had the pleasure of being a part of.
LeaderTreks (the organizations we partnered with for the trip) gave us fantastic leaders and an opportunity that our teens have not had before. If you are planning on a summer mission opportunity, or a way to gain leadership training for your teens, I would highly recommend LeaderTreks. We used this trip to jump-start our Student Leadership Team. Since returning home I have been blessed to see the fire burn in our group, though it has dimmed a little in many of them. But it has given us an experience to build upon, and something to help us step forward and allow our teens to claim ownership over the ministry that we provide to and with them.
Check out their site. They offer more than just trips, and are very much committed to raising up leaders in this generation. I’ll be sharing a little more about our trip later this week…