GOD TRANSFORMS ALL OF US IN MISSION
When you go on a Global Urban Trek and are outside your comfort zone, you often listen to God more intentionally and have the opportunity to change, take action, and follow a call in ways that have not been visible to you previously. When teams understand that God is already at work, they are open to the ways God would transform them and call them to action through their experience.
We have seen this happen with InterVarsity students on Treks to India. In seeking to share the gospel in word and deed in their sites, students learned ways that Indian Christians see the gospel as shaping how they interact with their country’s systems, and Indian Christians received encouragement in the face of persecution, as well as a new understanding of how the gospel shapes interactions with power and wealth.
On the Global Urban Trek, the value of communal living and resource sharing, which students see in their host families, has moved Trek students to live differently upon returning to the United States.
The participants have had their vision widened and are living lives more closely aligned with the Kingdom of God because of their experiences.
Hear about Jorel's experience as he shares in the suffering and joy of his neighbors on a Global Urban Trek.
Discipleship in Mission: Encountering Suffering from InterVarsity twentyonehundred on Vimeo
How have you experienced transformation while serving others?
- Urbana Blog: The Call An Urbana student blogger writes about how a mission experience changed her perspective on how she will serve God.
- IVP Book: Go and Do: Becoming a Missional Christian Don Everts writes about how to live your life as mission - whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you go. Read an excerpt here.
- IVP Book: Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good Amy Sherman tells inspiring stories of ordinary Christians who use their unique gifts and interests to engage God's mission. Be inspired to apply your mission experience to daily life!
Consider applying for a Trek to learn more about being transformed by God in mission.