At Journey, one of our core beliefs is the importance of global impact, because we believe we are called to make a difference in the world. (Mt. 28:19-20) Because of this, we also believe everyone should go on at least one mission trip in their lifetime. Not only will you help transform the lives of people in developing countries, but we pray that you come away transformed as well. Our Global Impact trips are a great way to serve those in need, while growing in your walk with Christ.
We have several different trip categories to help you find the best fit with what you’re looking for and how you want to serve. These categories reflect our church’s overall discipleship strategy, which we call the four Es: Experience, Engage, Embrace, and Equip. Whether you’re brand-new to missions or you have specific skills you’ve been using in a global capacity for years, we have trips that will expand your horizons (literally!) as well as your heart for other nations. Check out some of the upcoming trips we have planned!
These Global Impact trips are great for anyone who has never been on a mission trip before. They are designed to give you exposure to multiple different ministry opportunities and outreach strategies on the mission field, as well as teach you about another culture and God’s heart for all nations and people groups in the world. The goal of these trips is to help you better understand how God has shaped you with specific skills and giftings to serve Him in His global Church.
Engage trips are designed for people who want to put their specific gifts and skills to work. We have trips that focus on things such as construction, medical assistance, kids ministry, sports training, youth ministry, and more. These trips are organized to offer opportunities for you to use your God-given gifts to serve those in another culture and context. We want you to use your skills to engage with the community you are in and serve others in a practical way, with the end goal of sharing the Gospel and getting those in the community connected with the local church we are partnered with.
Embrace trips are centered around visiting and encouraging one of our missionary partners. These trips are comprised of smaller groups so as not to burden our missionaries, and our main goal on these trips is to help lift them up and be a refreshing source of encouragement for them. These trips may also have serving opportunities to help the missionary with specific projects they may have. For a lot of our missionaries, it is a huge blessing to have community from their home church come visit them and for us to bring a little bit of home with us, especially for our partners who live in countries that are not predominantly Christian.
Equip trips primarily focused on equipping local people groups to make disciples and lead others spiritually. This can look different depending on the trip; on some trips this may look like teaching discipleship classes for local church members, while other trips might entail teaching classes with more specific focuses like apologetics. Other Equip trips may have a heavier emphasis on pastoral training for the local pastors. While these trips can look quite different, they are all driven by the same goals of equipping the local community with tools that will help them grow in their walk with God, establish a firm foundation in their local churches, and lead others well spiritually.