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Great Mission Trip Bible Verses

10 Key Verses About Mission

By Doug Franklin March 20, 2018

Here are 10 Great Mission Trip Bible Verses.

We’ve been running LeaderTreks Trips since 1994, and we wholeheartedly believe in what God does in and through students on mission trips. Whether you’re trying to see the big picture of God’s heart for the least and the lost or looking for help finding a team verse for your mission trip, you’ll find that God’s Word has a lot of say about living life on a mission.

Great Mission Trip Bible Verses About Evangelism

Mission Trip Bible Verse Matthew 28
Matthew 28: 19-20 – “Go and make disciples”

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.


Luke 10:2 – “The harvest is plentiful”

He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”


Acts 20:24 – “The task of testifying”

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.


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Great Mission Trip Bible Verses About Service


Mark 10:45 – “He came to serve”

For even as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.


James 1:27 – “Look after orphans and widows”

Religion that God considers pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.


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Great Mission Trip Bible Verses about Perseverance


Romans 15:5-6 – “Spirit of unity”

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Philippians 2:14-16 – “Shine like stars”

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.


Galatians 6:9-10 – “Let us not become weary”

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.


Great Mission Trip Bible Verses About Love


1 Thessalonians 2:8 – “Delighted to share with you our lives”

We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.


1 John 4:11-12 – “His love is made complete in us”

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.


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Need more help to getting ready for this year’s trip? LeaderTreks also provides the following free resources to help you prepare to lead a transformational trip for your students.

find the right trip assessment If you’re just beginning the trip planning process, you know that choosing mission trips for teens can be a daunting task. With so many great and unique organizations to research and choose from, finding the right trip can easily become an overwhelming, high-pressure experience. It’s not enough to pick mission trips for teens based on the price tag or the destination; you’ve got to assess potential ministry partners based on what they value and how well they avoid causing harm to the local community. Use the Find the Right Trip Assessment to help you find the right trip for your group.

If you plan to create your mission trip from scratch rather than go with an outside organization, check out the Mission Trip Builder. The Mission Trip Builder is a How-To Guide for Mission Trips designed specifically for youth workers. You have an opportunity to craft a short-term mission trip experience to be a greenhouse for student development, but you need to be intentional in the building process. This tool will help you build an intentional mission trip experience for your students, one that will give them the best chance for growing into strong and healthy Christ-followers.

Before he returned to his Father in heaven, Jesus gave his followers one last command: to spread the good news of his death and resurrection to the whole world. If we truly understand the joy of following Jesus, we are quick to set aside our own desires in favor of our mission to care for the least. This Pre-Trip Devotional is a great resource for pre-trip training for your mission team. The goal of this lesson is to help students understand the difference between living out their own preferences and living out of God’s purposes.

If you’re heading out on your trip and you’re looking for ways to keep parents connected, try using Helping Parents Connect. This resource is designed to enrich the journey that parents experience while their student is part of a mission trip. Helping Parents Connect asks questions to get parents thinking about how they can best connect with their student before the trip, during the trip, and after the trip. It is a tool designed to get them involved from the beginning and to help them grow with their kids through this experience. Download Helping Parents Connect in the Mission Trip Prep Kit. 

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More