‘Mission Trips’

Building Faith Does Mission Trips: 5 Helpful Posts

Five posts on mission trips to make the most of your time away. Included are many ideas for connecting those on the trip with those who remain at home.

Illustrated Children’s Ministry: A Resource for all Ages

Illustrated Children’s Ministry provides artistic resources for learning and coloring throughout the church year, for congregations, classrooms and homes.

How to Plan an *Unbinding* Youth Mission Trip

Youth mission trips offer opportunities to serve others and transform participants. A new book offers advice for creating and planning such trips.

Why We Allowed Phones on the Youth Mission Trip

For years it was a tried and true rule: no phones. But this year we asks teens to help tell a digital story. We are pleasantly surprised, and so were they!

7 Keys for a Transformational Mission Trip

Church mission trips can be transformational for youth and adults, but there are intentional choices that leaders must make. Read these seven tips before you head off.

How a Florida Teacher Was Called to Mission in Africa

Lisa Gustinelli may seem like an ordinary Floridian. She is a mother; she teaches middle school; she goes to church with her family. But recently, Lisa returned from a life changing trip to South Africa. Life changing for her, and also for the students of St. Camillus School in Mandela Village.

Here at Building Faith, we know that mission always involves formation. We caught up with Lisa to ask about her work and her faith.

Mission Trip vs Pilgrimage: What’s the Difference and Why it Matters

Planning a church youth trip this summer? Defining the purpose and character of the journey is key. Mission Trip or Pilgrimage? Each has unique benefits.