71. Tips for Your First Trip

71. Tips for Your First Trip

Show notes

As spring approaches your youth ministry may be making preparations for some big trips. Spring break trips, retreats, summer camps and mission trips are all on the horizon and you may have an opportunity to jump on board. It's an exciting time but going on your first trip can also be a little nerve-racking. In this episode we offer some tips to help you prepare for your first or your five hundredth trip.


  • 00:00... Intro
  • 00:42... Insider tips from veteran leaders
  • 01:06... Preparing for the trip
    • 01:19... Preparing yourself physically
    • 03:31... Preparing yourself spiritually
    • 04:23... Preparing your stuff
  • 08:26... What to expect on the trip
    • 08:38... Be all in
    • 09:39... Look for opportunities to engage in conversations
    • 10:14... Keep your eyes open for what else is going on
    • 11:04... See a need, meet a need
    • 11:29... Take care of yourself
  • 12:31... Facebook question: What tips do you have to offer for leaders going on their first trip?


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Brian Biedenbach

Brian Biedenbach

Brian is the Director of Leader Development for Youth For Christ of Northern Indiana. He is a 20 year youth ministry veteran who is passionate about developing leaders for greater Kingdom impact.

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