Every youth worker realizes the necessity of developing teens for ministry. Tom, as a youth leader, saw the opportunity to meet the need of both his young people and their peers in rural communities at the same time. Thus, Rural Missions Trip came into being.
Partnerships between larger youth ministries and rural churches are a practical way to address the youth ministry needs of the rural church. There are not likely to be any other youth ministry outreach in the rural community without an outside group's involvement. This is a truly win-win strategy for both groups.
TWO-FOLD MINISTRY STRATEGY
The significant value of this rural mission ministry is that the spiritual impact to both the sending and the hosting churches is remarkable and ongoing.