Trip Prep: Before You Go

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Spiritual Preparation

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

This is the Great Commission for those who believe. That’s you!

You have been given the authority to go out into all the world and make disciples… simply because you believe! One of the greatest gifts you can give to another person is the gift of Jesus Christ. Armed with the Word, your faith and your story of what God has done in your life, you have the power to help change the trajectory of someone’s life… forever! Let that soak in.

“He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

For this, you’ll need to be spiritually prepared. And remember, you won’t be walking alone. You have the Holy Spirit and your fellow team members with you, of course. Here’s how you can stay pumped and spiritually suited up to do the Great Commission:


Simply talk to God. You have an open line of communication between you and your Heavenly Father. Be sure to ask for His guidance during this time so that His Holy Spirit will lead you in preparing for your mission and while you are in the thick of it.

Ask others to pray for you, as well. Be specific in your need so that they may properly support you.

Scripture Reading

Read your Bible regularly and meditate on the Word listening for God’s voice in those intimate moments. Reference these scriptures to empower you for your mission:

  • Send Me God! Isaiah- 6:1-12
  • Serve with a Joyful Spirit- Psalm 100
  • Serve with Common Purpose- 1Cor. 1:23-31, 2:1