Since 1986, Global Expeditions has taken young people to more than 79 locations both in America and around the world. These nearly 80 thousand young people have been in villages, jungles, refugee camps, the streets of inner-cities, they have slept on floors, in hammocks, and presented the Gospel before literally millions and millions of people around the world. We’ve seen young people just like you minister to millions, resulting in more than 1.3 million coming to Christ.
The young missionaries, the youth groups, the parents that have sent them, and those that have supported have all been a part of the experience that has made a lifelong change in these thousands of young teenage world changers and the multitudes of people they have ministered.
As we plan for the future we look forward to thousands more young people changing the world through Global Expeditions and being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Click here to see just a couple of stories of how God has changed the world through young people similar to yourself. We applaud you for praying about and listening to the Lord’s voice as you consider making a difference on the mission field.
In 1984 Ron and Katie Luce were newly married and had a desire to inspire teenagers to live for God in a radical way.
The next year they went on a 6 month mission trip around the world where they saw spiritual poverty and the need for the Gospel to be preached in un-reached places. It was on this mission trip that a longing to be missionaries began to grow in their hearts.
When they got back to the United States they struggled trying to decide how they would focus their ministry. Would they give their lives to reaching the nations or commit to stirring up a generation to follow Christ?
The answer became both: God called them to build an army of young people who would change the world, and so Global Expeditions was born.
They began to focus even more on gathering large groups of teens together for events that would motivate kids to live fully for Christ and give them an opportunity to recruit those same kids for missions.
The mission of Global Expeditions is to provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ and to take His life-giving message to the ends of the earth and We are dedicated to that mission and are effective and unique for several reasons:
- 1. Our focus is to preach Christ, so even though we have lots of opportunities for practical work and service on our short-term mission trips, every teenager is taught how and given a chance to actually share their faith.
- 2. The leadership we recruit to serve on the field is committed to ministering to the teenagers themselves. The teens come to reach the nations, while our leaders know that mentoring young people will be a priority.
- 3. Our training and debriefing is absolutely world-class. Everything is designed to properly equip participants for effective outreach in a memorable and life-changing way.
- 4. The Global Partners we work with around the world share our vision and understand the importance of proper follow up, so that we are not an “in-and-out” ministry. Instead, the impact the missionaries have at each trip location is built on throughout the year!
Stats: Since 1986, Global Expeditions has given more than 70,000 missionaries the opportunity to share their faith on short-term mission trips in over 79 countries around the globe. These missionaries have made their mark on eternity with over 1.3 million reported decisions for Christ.
Today we welcome you to our Global Expeditions website and invite you to explore and join us in our dream of changing the world!