LeaderTreks youth ministry trips go deeper – 5 distinctives
Most student mission organizations are all the same: they host multiple groups of 70 plus students at the same location, their pre-trip training focuses on logistics, seasonal staff lead their trips, they spend as little money as possible on work projects, and have nightly programs with an emotional speaker and worship band.
Our trips go below the surface:
One Group Per Site – We only partner with one youth group at a time, on all of our sites, no matter what you pay. It doesn’t make any sense to put teams together; they don’t share the same vision or the same behavioral standards.
Highly Certified Staff – All LeaderTreks staff are highly trained and certified by our Program Director. Throughout the process of booking, preparing, leading your trip, our staff are extremely relational and professional, and they care deeply about your students’ development.
Student Leadership Program For Youth Ministry – From the minute you arrive until the minute you leave all aspects of the trip will be used to develop your students into leaders. We use the schedule, work site, ministry events, meals, and team time in the evening to challenge your students to grow as leaders.
Real Work- Real Ministry- Real Wilderness – We build orphanages, pour basketball courts, remodel homes, and go on expeditions in real wilderness locations, and students do it all. We partner with real missionaries with a vision to work with student groups. On overseas missions trips we spend $300 plus per student on every work project and $100 plus here in the U.S. On missions trips you’ll rub shoulders with ministry visionaries that will give your students a new view of how they can live for Jesus Christ. Our wilderness locations are remote, rugged, and beautiful and will challenge and inspire students in powerful ways.
Intentional Spiritual Development – We provide several Pre-Trip spiritual training resources that fit your group. Our On-Trip journals have a daily devotional, a prayer journal and a growth journal. Each morning we set aside 45 minutes for devotions and every night we have Team Time, where we process all that God is teaching us. You also get Mission Life: a 4 session training for debriefing the trip that challenges students to live the mission life.