Thrive Pathway Activity 51

Participate In Southcliff Mission Trips

This activity is one that has you make a commitment to go on a mission trip that requires travel out of the state or country. This can be a huge commitment to God in time, effort, and money and especially overcoming potential fear. In making this commitment, you place God as a priority in your life and see what He is up to in the world around you.


Matthew 28: 19-20
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Luke 10:2
"He told them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.' ”


  • Be aware of the many opportunities that Southcliff provides for overseas and domestic mission trips. Get information at the Share Engagement Center in the church concourse.
  • Take some time in prayer to ask God on which trip He is leading you to go. Pray for Him to equip you mentally, spiritually, and physically for your upcoming trip.
  • Read scripture. Before setting out to help others grow closer to God, it is vital to remain deeply rooted in your own relationship with Christ. Seek out scripture that will keep you focused and prepare you for what God has in store for your trip.
  • Learn about the culture and language. It is important to remember that you will be entering a community that likely has a completely different culture. There will be unique customs, languages, and food with which you are unfamiliar. If you are traveling internationally, it is possible that the group you are serving may not know more than a word or two of English, Spanish, Chinese, etc, so it is best to know at least a few common phrases and words in the local dialect and language.
  • Have a current passport. Be ready to go on a mission trip at God’s prompting.
  • Complete a Spiritual Gifts Inventory to determine your giftedness and how God can use you in sharing the Good News on mission trips.
  • You will most likely be doing a lot of physical activity while on your mission trip. Whether you are building houses or a church, creating a well for clean water, serving underprivileged people/groups, or canvassing neighborhoods, there is sure to be a lot of walking and some manual labor. It is important to make sure you are able to take on tasks that are physically demanding if they arise. You will be preparing and strengthening your body for your mission even if you begin by simply taking walks around your neighborhood every morning and evening,

For more Thrive Pathway activities on this topic:

#18 Pray for Share Directory ministries
#20 Understand Southcliff strategies
#25 Memorize and understand Matthew 28:18-20
#47 Share your faith Story
#50 Learn ‘one verse’ evangelism

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