Start here before you go there…..
Most recently, churches that sponsor mission trips have come to realize how important it is to have teamwork established before heading off to a foreign country to go work as a community helping others. Can you imagine taking a group of people on a mission trip and finding out that they are dysfunctional AFTER you arrive? We hear about these kinds of stories more often than you can imagine. Challenge Discovery is the perfect experience for a mission team to go through before they leave, so they can really learn to work together, appreciate each other’s differences, and be able to leverage one another’s talents.
Challenge Discovery offers two types of programs: Recreational Programs and Transformational Learning Programs. Most groups heading out on a mission trip will participate in our Transformational Learning programs because they know they have a lot of work to do and they want to ensure the success of the trip. These programs are outcome-based, meaning we take the time to learn specifically about your group and the goals for the program. We work intentionally to help build relationships that are meaningful, productive and are based on understanding that everyone is not the same. We learn to appreciate each other for who they are and what they bring to the team.
We help teams learn to deal with difficult situations from both a personal and group perspective. Our process focuses on creating and building a support network within the team. The activities we conduct push the group to solve problems creatively and help develop critical thinking skills that will be put to the test during their trip.
One of our most important jobs is to help build a community of people that will demonstrate teamwork and thrive in a challenging environment while developing an attitude and skill set around servant leadership.
The programs are universal in nature and we do not subscribe to any particular faith or denomination. Our work is intended to be a “back to basics” approach that focuses on the human condition and is appropriate for people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all beliefs.
If your church is planning a mission trip this year, please give us a call and find out how we can help your group.