Devotions for Short-term Missions

How do you carry the closeness you feel to God during your mission trip back home with you?

These mission trip devotions are designed to help you and your team experience lasting growth in your relationship with God through your short-term mission trip. Feel free to adapt the devotions to work for your context. 

Related article from our blog: How to Foster Lasting Spiritual Spiritual Growth on Mission Trips


 

Engaging the Psalms Devotional Series

 

 


This set of 10 daily devotions for mission trips invites you to engage with God through the psalms. Some psalms invite us to rejoice in God’s blessings. Some psalms invite us to join others in places of suffering. Jesus did both of these things during his time on earth, and as his disciples, we follow his example by engaging the psalms.

 

Each devotion includes one psalm, questions for reflection, and a prompt to prayer.  Read a sample devotion.

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Character of Christ Devotional Series

 

 

 

This 10-day devotion series for short-term mission trips invites you to walk through the Gospel of Matthew, reflecting on ten character traits of Jesus. You’ll consider these traits in light of your mission trip. How is God calling you to be like Jesus as you serve?

Each devotion includes one character trait and its definition, a passage of Scripture that shows Jesus embodying that trait, and a few questions for reflection. View a sample devotion.

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Biblical Acts of Service Devotional Series

 

 

 

This 10-day devotional series invites you to enter into several biblical stories of service. You’ll reflect on how well your service on this mission trip—and at home—aligns with the biblical models of service. How is God calling you to serve?

Each devotion includes one story of a biblical act of service, a short devotional reading, and questions for reflection. View a sample devotion.

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  • 10 days of devotions
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