The purpose of this event is to introduce your group to the work crews they’ll experience while on a Group Mission Trip –and to give them a taste for serving others. You are invited to modify this experience to fit your setting–the sky (and your church budget and time constraints) is the limit!




Crew Roles

ON THIS SUMMER’S MISSION TRIP: Crews are typically made up of six people; four or five teenagers and one or two adults. You will most likely be on a crew with people from different churches‑it’s a great chance to make new friends! Each crew member fills one of these roles: 

FOR TODAY’S PROJECT: Here are the assignments for each crew role: 

Devotion Leader Questions After the Service Project 

Describe what thought or feeling you had while serving today. 

During our mission trip, we’ll be serving for several days in a row. What is one thing you look forward to in the daily service? What is one thing that worries you about that? 

How did today help experience help (or not help) to get you ready for our mission trip? 

Ask someone to read aloud this verse: “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” -Romans 12:9-13 

What does it mean for us to “hold tightly to what is good?” 

Are there any parts of this verse that seem difficult or challenging to carry out consistently? 

How are loving others and serving others similar? 

How does this connect to our love and service to God?