Despite the short notice, we had a great time last night debriefing about the Online Missions Trip! Thanks to everyone who participated! We shared some cool stories, discussed how it worked in our youth groups, vented some frustrations, and gave suggestions for how to improve it.
Mark Matlock recommended that we continue to build momentum by doing the Online Missions Trip every month or two, both individually and with our youth groups.
Questions I have about that:
- Would doing the Online Missions Trip every month or two remove some of the significance of such an event?
- Would doing it annually fit better into your youth ministry schedules?
- Should we leave the scheduling and dates up to individual groups?
- Would you and your youth group commit to the Online Missions Trip on an on-going basis?
If the Online Missions Trip experience moves from an annual basis to something more frequent, I would definitely appreciate some help with promotion, answering questions, collecting data, keeping the site updated with new resources and ideas, and finding ways to help kids take this seriously for an ongoing basis.
I’d love to hear your input in the comments below.