We all struggle at times with a sense of worth or significance. Am I worthy of what I receive? This can be both positive – “Do I deserve the gifts I’ve been given?” Or negative – “Why did this bad thing happen to me?” This summer at Group Mission Trips your group will experience a fresh look at the idea of worth through the parable of the prodigal son.
Many people know the basics of the story. The son who ran off with his inheritance and lost it all. The father who welcomed him back with open arms. The older son who stayed home, helped run the family business, and kept his nose clean is now shocked at the outpouring of love for his rogue brother. We will look deeper into each person that is part of the story. And discover a new idea. They were “Worth It.” Each day we will explore the story of the prodigal son from the perspective of the three main characters in the story – the father, the older son, and the younger son.
Each person will discover how they are Worth It to Jesus as a result. Through each powerful, transformational mission trip experience, your group will see how Jesus wants each of us to know we are also valuable, loved, accepted, and worth it to him. No matter what we’ve thought in the past. No matter what choices we’ve made. We are all Worth It to Jesus!
Every year, the Group Mission Trips team dedicates extensive time and energy to create a new Jesus-centered program experience through morning and evening programs, crew devotions, and youth group devotions (included in participant handbooks). Programs are designed so that you don't just look to a stage, but look to Jesus.
Our well-trained staff leads programs daily. Plus, you and your youth have the opportunity to serve by leading parts of each worship program through music, drama, Scripture reading, and other hands-on experiences. Feel free to bring guitars, drums, harmonicas, banjos, and great voices!