Jesus used both teaching and short expeditions to train his disciples. On one trip, twelve of them were sent for a few weeks to visit the villages of Galilee. When they returned, they shared with Jesus — and probably each other — all about what happened on the trip. This model Jesus used for sending out his disciples is what we envision for Ten Days participants.
Your team is provided with specific guidelines as to where to go, what to do, and how to serve. We’ve found that participants also return overjoyed by how God used them to serve other and by how He changed them in the process.
We also work with a nation’s host organization to ensure each Ten Days mission experience fits the needs there. One trip may be organized around a single focus, while another may see to accomplish a number of simultaneous goals. We even examine team members’ skills and experiences to determine what type of ministry is possible, but all aspects of a trip’s goals are discussed and coordinated with the host organization.
Ten Days teams…
Increase and add value by helping establish contacts toward discipleship.
“We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” – Colossians 1:28
To generate numeric growth resulting from engaging and establishing contacts.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19
To impart a heart and attitude of service.
“..just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:28
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.” – Philippians 2:5-7
To refresh and build up the church.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. – Ephesians 4:29
Our teams reach out to:
- College & University Students
- Youth & High School Students
- Business Professionals
- Prayer, Intercession, and Prophetic Ministry
- Medical Missions
- Humanitarian Aid and Community Service
- Families and Children
- The Performing Arts
- Orphanage Support and AIDS Relief