Have phone, will travel

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Fresh ideas for a tried-and-true connection tool

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Destination: Israel

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For many church  leaders, the idea of a group trip to Israel is compelling. However, the logistics of planning such an excursion can strike fear in the heart of even the most adventurous pastor. To quell the hesitation, Noam Matas — general manager of the Calabasas, CA-based America Israel Travel (AIT) — walks you through […]

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2 quick tips for planning a disastrous mission trip

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A group of 12 teenagers from your church just convinced the senior pastor they can raise the money for an evangelistic outreach.

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Faith-Based Travel 101

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Despite the recent recession, religious travel remains a priority among church groups.

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In the trenches

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Key Travel church partner imb (International Mission Board) runs a sophisticated risk management service.

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The restorative power of the Holy Land

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With special attention to the nuances of sacred sites, visitors to Israel will experience the intersection of history, geography and archeology.

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Clean water gives Liberians a chance for a healthy life

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Short-term missionaries to Africa provide for physical and spiritual needs through water and medical ministries.

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‘Volunteer Vacations’ mix enjoyment with purpose

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Christian mission trip opportunities abound in areas that take into account unique skills and attributes.

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Don’t let your missions trip become a nightmare

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Rodger Murchison, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of Augusta in Georgia, faced a missions pastor’s worst fear — the death of a team member while on a mission trip. When the enthusiastic group of nine assembled in the church parking lot to head for earthquake-ravaged Chile, no one could have guessed one of their group members would not return with them.

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Adventure mission

The Orange River Challenge was the adventure of Brian Gray’s lifetime. The rafting excursion down South Africa’s longest river, in which Gray and his group of 17 encountered 90 kilometers of white water over the course of five days, was something he had never experienced before. In fact, before the 2005 trip Gray never hoped to, because he is a paraplegic. Even more amazing, Gray was not the only unique member of the group; it also contained five visually impaired members and a quadriplegic.

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