Pre-Trip Resources

We’re excited you’re embarking on an Expedition with Young Life. Expeditions manages all the details of your trip with Managed Missions. If you need help finding particular documents take a look in your Trips Details Page under Documents.  If you can't locate what you need please contact your trip leader or your Expeditions staff. 

Highlighted in blue below is information regarding our Travel Protection and Trip Cancellation
>>Expeditions also offers  Travelex Pre-Trip Cancellation Coverage in case of illness, death or other unforseen life events.  You can read the Description of coverage > here​ and contact our office to get a quote for this coverage ( or 888.963.4443.)

Lean In and Learn...

At Expeditions, we’re always asking the vital question "Why Go?" There are several books we recommend reading on this topic. ​Below are several articles addressing the topic of short-term missions, providing a great starting point for robust conversations.                                                                                                                                                                               
"The Good Missionary" – Leadership Journal May 2014
Letter to a Short-Term Missionary from Bob Lupton, Author of ToxicCharity   
"Why Loving the Poor Changes You" by Kelly Minter 
"Experiencing Life at the Margins" by Andy Couch 
Field Study – CrossRoad Church – Short-Term Missions Results ​
​​​David Platt, author of Radical
speaks to our heart in Expeditions: 
"This kind of movement involves all of us. Every single follower of Christ fishing for men. Every single disciple making disciples. No more spectators. Instead, ordinary people spreading the gospel in extraordinary ways all over the world.” 
We're starting to compile a film list for discussions within teams prior to travel.  Below are a few films offering good discussion points regarding engaging and connecting within unfamilar cultures. Send us your recommendations...and some popcorn!
  • Million Dollar Arm
  • McFarland USA
  • The Mission
  • The Good Lie
  • Slum Dog Millionaire
  • Blood Diamond (Rated R for violence)

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