Leading a Youth Mission Trip?


Hi! I am hoping to lead my youth group on a mission trip this summer in our city of Seattle (our church is in Shoreline which is 20 minutes outside the city). I have never lead a mission trip before, so I am starting to feel a bit overwhelmed with all the componants.

1) Does anyone have a good checklist of things that I should be taking care of and a timeline in which they should be done by?

2) What about ideas for getting the teens excited about doing a mission trip in their own city?

3) I am also putting this trip together from scratch, so if someone knows that Seattle area, I could use help.

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"Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence" by David A. Livermore
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