As an organisation we take the time to provide team members with the training and tools that they will need to get the most out of each trip. This training is also available to churches who are planning a mission trip, and want to prepare their teams for what they will encounter on their trip.
There are 3 main types of mission, short, medium and long term. We see short term mission as anything up to 2 years and therefore most of the people that we send out are on short term trips. Those that we send out for longer term missions usually focus on discipleship or community transformation.
Regardless of which type of mission you are going on, pre-departure training and support is an essential part of any mission trip. It provides a space for team members to learn more about themselves, and their fellow team members. It gives support in preparing to serve in missions – both serving their team to help it function and serving the poor they meet in country.
A key focus for the team preparation is to ensure that team members are aware of how to stay healthy – physically, mentally and spiritually – as they go and come back from their trip.