Our team will be visiting one of our Summit missionaries involved with starting a church planting network with local German pastors. We will learn the history of Christianity in the area, go on prayer walks, visit key historical sites, and learn about urban ministry from German church planters and leaders. The trips we are offering, are much different than a classic missions trip that involves going on the street and evangelizing. It would be very hard in our context and culture to do that because of the language barrier and it would actually probably do more damage than good being on the streets trying to talk with people in a language they do not speak. Therefore, there is always a question about how to use a team most effectively.
We have come up with a hybrid trip where it will join a Church Plant for a weekend to encourage them and partner with them in prayer and fellowship, but also using the time as a discipleship/leadership trip for our church by looking at the Reformation, WW2, and Cold War sites to talk about leadership and conviction as a Christian in the midst of adversity. It is a tool to inform and teach about the church in Germany and calling people to missions locally and globally. This trip would not be for the individual who wants to be on the street daily passing out tracts, but it could be for anyone, even whole families, or father / sons or husband / wife who want to partner with a Church Plant and to challenge their faith.