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4 Things to be Doing Before Your Next Mission Trip

Preparing your group for a mission trip requires significant planning and attention to detail. From fundraising to airfare to packing lists, there are a lot of boxes that must be checked off before you can mobilize your team to serve in a different context. It’s easy to get so caught up in what has to… Read more »

5 Ways to Not Waste Your Summer

My first college summer, after finishing my Freshman Year, I went home. I sat on the couch. I babysat. I slept in. Then I babysat some more. Honestly, I can’t recall anything memorable from that summer other than doing a great Bible study with my friends who were also home. I can also tell you… Read more »

Partner Spotlight: El Salvador

One of the greatest joys our team at Servant Life gets to experience is building relationships with new partners who are actively making disciples in their local contexts. Last week, we flew out to meet our friends from the Mision Bautista de El Salvador to spend time with them and learn more about their ministry… Read more »

Your giving furthers the spread of the Gospel

As we approach the holiday season and look toward 2018, it’s appropriate to pause and praise God for His faithfulness. Servant Life is celebrating an incredible year of ministry that included our largest number of short-term trip participants ever with almost 900 students and adults mobilized to proclaim the gospel of Christ. Praise God for… Read more »

Mid-Summer Update From the Field

Changed Lives Near and Far It seems like just last week we sent out the first Servant Life team of the summer to Guatemala, but before long we will have sent out more than 50 teams to serve around the world in 2017! We wanted to take time to pause and reflect on what the Lord has… Read more »

The Dangers Of Returning From A Mission Trip

Going on a mission trip can be dangerous, but so can coming back home. We live in a culture that has a 24-hour news cycle that seems to be filled with nothing but negative elements and danger around the world.  These images and elements alone often keep people from going and making disciples around the… Read more »

Introducing the 2017 A1eight Project Summer Missionaries!

Recently we welcomed 12 college students to our Birmingham office to prepare, equip, and pray as they are sent out to proclaim Christ among the nations this summer. As we enter the third summer of the A1eight Project, we are thrilled to see growth and welcome the awesome students who make up this year’s teams! As you may know… Read more »


Gospel-Centered Ministry   Last week I experienced a dreadful moment when the transmission in my car went out. If you know anything about cars, you probably understand why this is bad news. Not only did my car drive about as well as my pillow, but it would also require around $2,000 to get the transmission… Read more »


Long Term Strategies   Christ followers are commanded in the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) to make disciples of all nations. This command to make disciples goes beyond evangelism and encourages sanctification and growth of other believers in the Church. One way that we as Servant Life seek to follow this command within short-term missions is… Read more »

A Look Back at 2016

A Letter from our Executive Director As we get into the holidays and the year closes, there is much to be thankful for related to the impact we saw on Servant Life trips. What immediately comes to my mind is the joy shared from one of our first groups to serve in Cuba; they saw… Read more »