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Faith Formation: Mission Trips

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Rethinking Mission Trips

Are We Doing Vacations Wrong?

by Bani Amor

Swap "mission trips" for "vacations" and this article is well worth the read.

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Civil Rights Tours Draw in New Generations

The current political landscape is inspiring more people from the U.S. and abroad to visit the sites where the civil rights movement made history.

See The Ministry Lab's Virtual Co-Mission Trips Great Idea for intentions, reasons to interrupt the traditional mission trip narrative, and links to articles that might support a conversation for planners or potential mission trip participants.

Virtual Mission Trips

St Paul Area Synod highlighted King of Kings Lutheran's (Woodbury) Virtual Mission Trip.

Judicatory Resources

Creating a Mission Trip

Walk, Love, Serve: A Service Learning Trip for Youth

Victoria Hoppes of Building Faith outlines a traveling-and-returning mission trip for youth.

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