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LYL #046 – It’s Not About You – The Truth About Mission Trips

People do not take trips, trips take people. On this episode of The Live Your List Show your hosts Jerrod and Ryan share the truth about missions trips, talk to a consultant from BAM – Business as Missions, and we give you the greatest synonym for missions of all time. 

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Business as Missions



The Business as Mission Resource Team was founded 2001 in response to the increasing interest in the business as mission movement globally.  The team started with a mandate from Global Leadership of Youth With A Mission to lead a consultation process on business as mission for our organization. 

BAM quickly developed into a team that would develop resources and training, not only for YWAM, but the growing number of individuals, companies, churches, organizations and networks interested in business as mission.  Our aim is to serve the business as mission movement broadly.

You can find Business as Missions on their website here

The Truth About Mission Trips

1. It’s part missions and it is part trip. Part of the intentionality of missions is taking the time and money to visit a different part of the world

2. Great moments teach life-long lessons. Being away from home can create memories that last forever and be a formative part of your life.

3. Missions are a great way to learn about new cultures. It is almost impossible to travel on a missions trip and not just learn about other cultures, but about yourself.   

4. Mission trips make great memories. These trips provide you and your team with opportunities to make memories that last a lifetime. 

5. Mission trips help you get over yourself. This trip is not about you. Mission trips are a great way to get over your entitlement. 

Nick Collison Pick of The Day

1. You may have been raised charismatic if… by Tim Schraeder – A great list of items that will help you know if grew up in a charismatic church. 

2. Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne – Many of us find ourselves caught somewhere between unbelieving activists and inactive believers. We can write a check to feed starving children or hold signs in the streets and feel like we’ve made a difference without ever encountering the faces of the suffering masses. In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world. 

This Episode’s Fired Up Quotes

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck (Tweet That)

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