Devotions for Short-Term Mission/Service Trips


A daily time of reflection is an essential spiritual component of a God-focused mission trip. To help you make the most of your short-term service team experience, ServiceLink is pleased to offer the following devotions and discussion starters, as well as an extensive list of ideas from past teams and leaders. These documents are free to download and share. Among the files below are 10- and 11-day devotions; feel free to omit or combine to accommodate the number of days your team requires. Also, team leaders are encouraged to approach team members to prepare their own devotions. Remember, the purpose of the devotion is to stimulate thought and discussion, and to act as a stimulus as you explore and learn about the exciting journey God has given you.

Here is a summary of the documents that are available to download.

Especially geared toward short-term service team leaders, this extensive list of tried and tested ideas can help build a stronger team, deepen your learning experience, and can help your team grow closer to God as you serve.

Daily team devotions and discussion questions spanning 11 days.

A 10-day series of devotions and questions for short-term teams.

A single-day devotion exploring critical questions concerning riches and poverty.

A single-day devotion that examines our attitudes and obligations toward the poor.

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