P-2-A Mission Trip

A Mission TriP

Every Purpose Bound experience is also part mission trip. In fulfilling God's purposes for your life, you know that we are all called to serve others and to share the good news of Jesus with non-believers. We are to do this on an everyday basis with everyone around us, while at the same time considering needs beyond our own neighborhoods. Because short term mission trips are an important way that we can accomplish this, Purpose Bound gives special attention to missions by providing a sampling of serving and sharing opportunities on the islands we visit. Our program will benefit both those experienced in missions, as well as those who've always wondered what they were all about.

If you've never been on a mission trip, the term may invoke a sense of mystery or of stereotype. And if you've ever considered one, you may have faced a confusing array of options and had many questions. Should I go on a mission trip? Where should I go? How long of a trip should I take? What type of trip should I pursue? Should I help build something, assist in relief efforts, or give love and attention to orphans? How do I pay for it? And why am I even paying to go serve? Are the results really worth the expense in light of the many needs in my own neighborhood and country?

For those new to missions, Purpose Bound will explain the nuts and bolts of mission trips. We will dispel any myths about mission trips by clarifying their purpose and confirming their biblical mandate. We will also help you determine the type of mission trip that is most consistent with your S.H.A.P.E. We do this both through formal assessment and by providing you a real life and hands on sampling of different types of mission trip service projects that one typically experiences in underdeveloped nations. In essence, Purpose bound offers multiple mission trips rolled into one voyage, giving you a taste of the different options.

For those of you who already have short term mission trip experience, our program will provide you invaluable insight. We dig deep into the spiritual basis for mission trips, and take you behind the scenes so that you can see what makes for an effective trip. You will work with a variety of partners on the islands, giving you experience in dealing with different cultures and personalities. We will also help you solidify exactly how and where you are called to use your time and resources. You'll depart from your Purpose Bound experience fully prepared to actually organize and lead your own mission trips, or to use the transferable skills and experiences for serving and evangelizing in your own neighborhood.

The Caribbean provides the perfect setting for the missions part of our experiences. The beautiful shorelines experienced by tourists mask the fact that most of these islands are third world countries suffering the many human needs associated with poverty. In this one relatively small area, participants can experience all of the issues faced in underdeveloped areas around the world: spiritual darkness, orphan issues, homelessness, food and clothing needs, educational deficiencies, medical issues, and the like. With each island having its own unique heritage, a variety of cultures are experienced. We partner with local churches and other organizations so that we can immediately dig into the heart of the issues (learn about some of our missions partners here). Participants actually learn about missions at the same time that they actually serve and make a difference.

At some point in their faith journey, most Christians feel a tug in their heart to participate in a short term mission trip. After your Purpose Bound experience, when you feel that tug, you will know exactly what to do.

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20a (NIV)

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)