Adventures Youth

Youth Group Program
 
 
Launch into a faith adventure with your youth group; do things you've never done before as you explore places you've never been. Adventures Youth takes Junior and Senior High students on a journey of development by placing them in Urban, Rural and International communities. Through ministry with Kids, Sports outreach and Serving local ministries, these students will see the value of their presence and observe first hand the move of God through their contribution. God is speaking...will you listen?
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About the Adventures Youth Program


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We Listen

We Listen for the voice of God and respond. We believe that God is living, active, and has something to say to us. Listening and responding to the voice of God and are the goals that drive us.

John 10:27 (ESV) 'My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.'


We Proclaim

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We Proclaim God’s love through our story and actions. We are passionate about sharing Jesus’ story with those we encounter. As you serve in communities, proclaiming your faith by telling others how God has transformed your life will make an impact for the Kingdom.

Luke 4:18-19 (NIV) 'The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.'


We Partner

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We Partner with intention and use innovative ways to meet needs. We strive to effectively meet felt needs in a creative and efficient way. Ministries with which you will be partnering have been chosen with purpose.

Philemon 1:6 (NIV) 'I pray that your partnership with us is in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.'


We Disciple

We Disciple and build relationships to see God transform lives. We empower and equip those with a desire to do Kingdom work, believing that communities and relationships will be transformed with the love of Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV) 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, even until the end of age.'


We Challenge

We Challenge expectations to allow God to work through us. The mission field is abundant with unique experiences that may challenge your definition of normal. We embrace difference to allow God to meet needs as they arise.

James 5:11 (NKJV) 'Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord – that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.'


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FAQ for Adventures Youth




What does the cost of the trip include?
The cost of your trip covers:
  • Food
  • Lodging
  • Training materials
  • AIM t-shirt
  • Journal
  • Ministry expenses
  • Other associated costs

Effective August 1, 2013, you will be required to purchase a MissionSafe International Insurance policy in addition to your trip costs. The cost of the policy varies based on the length of your trip ($3.44 per day). You can read more about the policy here.

Do we provide our own transportation?
For projects within the U.S., you are responsible for round trip airfare/transportation to and from the project location and transportation while on the project. It is recommended that you bring several smaller vehicles for transportation from your project base to ministry locations.
For international trips, you are responsible for your round trip travel/transportation to the city that corresponds to your location. Adventures will provide ground transportation upon your arrival and while in country.

What types of ministry will we get involved with?
Adventures is a very relational ministry so you will spend your time building relationships with the people you are ministering to and a sharing God's love through those relationships. Some of the ministries you may participate in include children's ministries, feeding programs, community outreach events, door-to-door evangelism, sports ministry, light construction, and prayer walks. We try to meet the needs of the community while also joining in with ministries already in existence through our ministry partners.

How many adult leaders should we bring?
Adventures requires your group to provide a minimum of 1 adult leader for every 5-7 participants. You must have at least one male and one female leader for groups of mixed genders.

What will my students be taught?
Each Adventures trip will be unique in ministry opportunities but there are five ministry skills your students will always be taught:
  1. We Listen for the voice of God and respond. We believe that God is living, active, and has something to say to us. Listening and responding to the voice of God and are the goals that drive us.

    John 10:27 (ESV) 'My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.'
  2. We Proclaim God’s love through our story and actions. We are passionate about sharing Jesus’ story with those we encounter. As you serve in communities, proclaiming your faith by telling others how God has transformed your life will make an impact for the Kingdom.

    Luke 4:18-19 (NIV) 'The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.'
  3. We Partner with intention and use innovative ways to meet needs. We strive to effectively meet felt needs in a creative and efficient way. Ministries with which you will be partnering have been chosen with purpose.

    Philemon 1:6 (NIV) 'I pray that your partnership with us is in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.'
  4. We Disciple and build relationships to see God transform lives. We empower and equip those with a desire to do Kingdom work, believing that communities and relationships will be transformed with the love of Christ.

    Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV) 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, even until the end of age.'
  5. We Challenge expectations to allow God to work through us. The mission field is abundant with unique experiences that may challenge your definition of normal. We embrace difference to allow God to meet needs as they arise.

    James 5:11 (NKJV) 'Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord - that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.'

Where will we sleep?
On the field, you will probably sleep on the floor. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and twin air mattress (if applicable). Males and females will lodge separately. Shower facilities will be available for all groups.

Can our youth bring their cell phone, iPod or other electronic devices?
Yes, but please evaluate your reasons for going on this trip; you are on the trip to minister and develop a deeper relationship with God. iPods or other electronic devices may distract participants from communicating with God. Your cell phone may or may not have reception in overseas locations. Adventures is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged electronic devices.

What is the dress code for our trip?
Remember when you're on the field in ministry, you represent God, AIM and local missionaries. Modesty is the key in guiding decisions of what clothes to pack; a good rule of thumb: when in doubt, don't bring it. A general packing list and dress code can be found in your online Profile. Depending on your location’s cultural norms, we may need to adjust the dress code. If this is necessary for your location, you will be sent a packing list applicable to your ministry location.

Be prepared to cover up tattoos or remove piercings if the host cultures/ministries find them offensive. If this is necessary, your leaders will let you know this when you get in country.

Who are the Project Leaders?
Generally, project leaders are adults who have lead or participated in previous AIM trips. We perform background checks on all leaders prior to their acceptance and they participate in our project leader training program. Your project leader will contact you 10 - 14 days prior to your trip.

How safe is the mission field? What security measures are taken?
Adventures stays aware of the political situations in and around our project locations. We also partner with local ministries to ensure the safety of our ministry locations in country. AIM would never send a team if we felt it put our participants lives at risk. We do not allow participants to go anywhere alone or without a leader while on the trip. We strive to ensure safety on all of our trips but we cannot control all situations. Please be in prayer for your team's safety while on the on the mission field.

When is our money due?
A deposit of $75.00 per person is required to secure each participant's slot on the mission project. The remaining trip balance will be due in two equal installments. The first payment is due approximately 75 days prior to your trip start date and the second payment is due approximately 45 days prior to your trip start date. Please refer to our financial policy in your online Group Profile, for specific financial deadlines and policies..

What shots do I need to get for the trip?
We are not doctors and have no medical training so we are not qualified from a medical perspective to advise you or your group if they should or should not get certain shots. We suggest that your participants determine which shots he or she may need by visiting the CDC website or consulting his or her local travel health specialist and reviewing their recommendations based on the country(ies) your group will be visiting.

Your participants may or may not choose to receive all the immunizations recommended by the CDC or his or her physician. It is his or her personal decision what immunizations they receive, but we recommend each participant seeks a medical professional?s advice concerning that decision. .
Many participants have successfully deferred student loan repayment while participating in mission trips with Adventures in Missions. For specific information relating to your student loan, please contact your loan provider. If your loan provider requests a letter regarding your participation in Passport Immersion, please let your Mobilization Representative know, and they can help facilitate that request.

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Info for Parents about Adventures Youth


Your son or daughter is considering missions and that either excites or worries you. We believe that their desire to serve God through missions means you've done well as a parent. We'd love to partner with you in guiding your children into adulthood.

As we prepare, teach and shepherd your children, we count your trust as sacred. We both want your young people to be strongly challenged, thoroughly trained, carefully watched over, and unconditionally loved. In the end, we both want the very best for them as they seek to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

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If you have any questions, please contact us at anytime!

Phone: 1-800-881-2461 (toll free) | 770-983-1060 (in Georgia)
Email: info@adventures.org

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To Register for a Missions Trip:

  1. Select a trip that interests you from our list.
  2. Register online by clicking "Apply Now" on the trip page and create your Profile.
  3. Complete and submit your application, which you will find in your Profile.
  4. Pay the non-refundable deposit to secure your group's spot on the trip. Projects fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important Things to Note:

  • Please read our financial policy.
  • The group must complete and submit all necessary paperwork before group members can participate.
  • Every AIM project must meet a minimum threshold of participants and will not exceed a maximum limit.
  • AIM reserves the right to cancel a trip if necessary.

Your teens are waiting for the opportunity to rise to the occasion. They want their faith to be challenged; they're eager to experience what complete dependence on God is like. We'll help you find the right one, and handle the bulk of the organization and planning of the details so that you can focus on ministering to them.

  • Click here to explore the possibilities.
  • Call us at 800-881-2461 for more information, to start the application process or begin customizing your group's adventure!
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Welcome to the Encounter Leadership Recruiting Page!



The Adventures Encounter program offers a variety of opportunities for individuals, families and groups to step out of their routine and into a life transformed while serving the needs of strangers. Participants move beyond the familiar comforts of home into remote foreign villages to care for and comfort the lonely and listen to the stories for a people who have never known a loving God.

Our desire is that God would use Adventures to raise up a generation of radically committed disciples of Jesus Christ.

Encounter Leadership Development aims to train well-qualified leaders to hear God's voice, facilitate quality ministry interactions, project professionalism, and provide the best logistical and spiritual leadership possible in each of our field locations. Each year, our volunteer Project Leaders serve in more than 40 locations around the world. They work with Adult Trips, Family Trips, Youth Trips, Ambassador Trips, Disaster Relief Trips, Adventures Treks and Custom Trip Requests.

Want to join our top-notch leadership team and help participants take the Gospel to the lost, hopeless and hurting around the world?

Apply Now

Project Leaders serve as point people, directing both the spiritual and logistical aspects of a mission project. They work in teams to facilitate groups of 15-50 participants or under the leadership of a Project Director to help even larger groups.

Qualifications
  • Age 21+
  • Integrity and spiritual maturity
  • High-level organizational, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Previous missions experience on an Adventures In Missions trip
  • Attendance at annual Candidate Camp in Gainesville, GA


  • Application Process
  • Fill out the Project Leader Application
  • Submit TWO References (One should be from a Pastor, small group leader or spiritual mentor).
  • Complete a Phone Interview
  • Attend Candidate Camp
  • Receive Certification as an Encounter Project Leader


  • Crew Leaders are trip participants who have the additional responsibility of cultivating relationships with a group of 5-7 same-gender participants. They also assist PLs with various tasks, including facilitating small group discussions, leading prayers and handling daily chores. CLs raise 100% of their support.

    Qualifications
  • Age 18+
  • Commitment to Serve the Team
  • Interest in Growing as a Leader


  • Application Process
  • Select and Adventures Encounter Trip
  • Submit a Participant Application
  • Submit ONE Spiritual Reference
  • Complete a Phone Interview
  • Receive Certification as a Crew Leader
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