The Do-Nothing Mission Trip

A guest post from Morgan Schmidt – the amazing youth leader on our most recent “Immigrant’s Journey” Learning Lab – which was featured on World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine blog… Conventional youth ministry wisdom says you probably shouldn’t walk a group of high school students through the red light district of Tijuana. You also shouldn’t make…

Not Just Numbers

A post-“Immigrant’s Journey” Learning Lab reflection from Alex Kramer. Read Alex’s pre-trip blog post here… Oh man. I’ve been looking for an adjective to describe our mission trip, and I honestly don’t think there is one word to capture everything that happened. So I might as well launch into the stories, and you tell me…

Exposure Phase: Enter the Conflict

In a matter of hours, after three months of formational learning in the Understanding Phase, our current Learning Community will immerse into the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict in the Holy Land.  This second phase of our Learning Lab will take us off the beaten trails of tourism and into the lives and stories of the Israeli &…

Breakfast in Bethlehem

Two driving values inform The Global Immersion Project’s Exposure Phase: (1) to create space for the spontaneous to occur and (2) to walk the neighborhood streets rather than the manicured paths of tourism.  We recognize that the spontaneous moments are rich with potential for relationships to develop and that the neighborhood streets are the spaces…