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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 »

What does it look like to serve in Cuba?

This past summer, Dennis Johnsey brought his group to serve in Cuba, and we had a little Q&A session to hear all about it. Over the course of one week, their team saw over 125 professions of faith! Read below to hear about their experience. Servant Life teams in Cuba will be serving with the Eastern… Read more »

8 Tips for your Upcoming Mission Trip

  8 Tips for your Upcoming Mission Trip And of course all good lists are alliterated.  1. Prayer. Set up a prayer network with friends and family. Send out prayer cards with your picture and bullets of how people can pray. Be committed to prayer yourself. Commit the work you do and conversations you will… Read more »

Guatemala Vision Trip – November 2016

(*The base cost for this trip is covered by Servant Life and Clubhouse Guatemala. You are only responsible for airfare and a few meals.*) In the Fall of 2015, Servant Life took a group of youth leaders down to Guatemala for a vision trip. It was a great opportunity to learn more about short-term trips in… Read more »

Top Ten Missional Recommendations

Whether you are going on a mission trip or are simply eager to learn more about Christian missions, there are an abundance of great resources available. From missionary biographies to textbooks on the theology of missions, it can be a little overwhelming to try to find the right book for you. We have put together… Read more »