Why is Pre-Trip Training Necessary?

If you've found yourself here, you probably already agree that short-term teams serving cross-culturally without training is a recipe for disaster. Here's just a few reasons why training is so essential...

  • Good intentions don't always yield healthy results. Training will guide you in helping others without bringing harm to them or yourselves in the process.

  • In order to see long-term change, it is essential to be trained to work in partnership with others. Dialogue creates a symbiotic relationship where everyone benefits.

  • Missions training significantly increases the possibility of long-term, lasting change in the life of both the go-ers and receivers as a part of God's mission.

What is the focus of our training?


    Who are you? Explore who you are in Christ, what gifts and talents God has given you and how to use those to live out the mission of God every day and everywhere.


    Who are we? No matter who you are or where you are from, there is a culture around you that has influence. Deepen your understanding of culture and how to more effectively engage with those from different cultural perspectives.


    How should you live? When you understand yourself as a "sent one" by God, you realize that each day you have an opportunity to live for him. Uncover God's mission and how you can be a part of it.


    How should you respond? Poverty stems from brokenness in relationship and there are forms of poverty all around us. Identity your own brokenness and learn how to effectively help those in need without causing harm in the process.


    How do I lead well? Whether you are leading a team of students or you want to learn how to lead on mission, equip yourself with tools and mindsets that will make you an effective and compassionate leader that others will be inspired to follow.


Courses Available September 2021

Built to mirror Touch the World's dynamic in-person training, the Mission Essentials Course Bundle is a carefully curated selection of courses that we believe no short-term missions trip participant should serve without first learning.

Missions Trip Resources

This 3-book set includes a missions-focused 30-day devotional that can be used on a trip, a Field Guide that will guide participants through the TMA Essential Courses and spur on continued learning during a trip, and includes a Re-Entry Journal that will help participants make sense of their experience and apply the lessons learned to make missions not just a one-time experience but a part of their every day life.

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