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Western Europe Mission Trip
Reign Ministries | Royal Servants
Multiple Countries, Western Europe
June 16 to August 1, 2018
Lasts between 1 month to 2 months
Art, Drama, Music & Puppets
Discipleship, Evangelism: Open Air/Street, Leadership Training, and Literature Distribution
*see notes below or inquire for details
Journey across Europe by coach bus and camp in exciting locales throughout nine different countries, making a difference in the lives of the people across this continent.Inquire About The Trip
What the Mission Trip Will Be Like
With your gear, tents, and team, you will haul across the beautiful European continent and engage in ministry in some of Europe’s largest and most unique cities. Traveling by coach (which is really a huge deluxe bus), you will begin your adventurous summer in London before moving on to Belgium, Germany, and a peaceful lakeside village in Austria.
Next stop on the adventure: the former communist Bloc countries of Slovenia and Croatia. You’ll then head west again, and after visiting several cities throughout northern Italy, you and your teammates will have a chance to catch your breath and relax in the beautiful mountain valley of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.
Desire a little culture? Your final destination will be Paris, France, where you’ll mix street ministry with cultural immersion; sample a crêpe in the Saint-Michel district, enjoy a view from the Eiffel Tower, or maybe say hello to the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Experience the adventure that is Europe as you impact the crowds for Christ!
Ministry—Many are surprised to learn that while Europe boasts some of the most amazing and beautiful churches in the world, only 2% of the population attend church on a regular basis. Perhaps even more surprising, Europe is actually considered to be one of the least evangelized continents in the world. Religion was something for the past and there’s little room for it now in modernity. It is because of this that we partner with local and established churches and organizations to ensure there is a place for follow-up and maximized impact in the little time we spend in each country. On the Western Europe Trip you will use dance, drama, puppets, community service, and intentional question surveys to engage people of all different faith backgrounds (i.e. atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, and everything in between) in conversations about Christ, who He is, and what He has to offer the world. You’ll find that most Europeans love engaging in conversation and are quite open to asking hard questions and exploring new thoughts.
Adventure—The Western Europe mission trip is the very definition of adventure. You will travel, explore, discover, take risks, and engage. Imagine, in a few short months, you could be on a ferry crossing the English Channel with the White Cliffs of Dover behind you and France emerging on the horizon, all while enjoying a delicious cappuccino from the ferry’s onboard café. Just a few days later, you could be climbing in the Swiss Alps, filling up your Nalgene from a waterfall, and stopping for a lunch of Swiss chocolate and fresh bread. As you camp throughout Europe you’ll have the opportunity to make friends with people from all over the world. Experience the thrill of traveling on the Autobahn in Germany, stroll past historic cafes in Paris, and take a spin on the London Eye (a giant ferris wheel situated right on the famed Thames River). Imagine sharing Christ in not one but many of your dream destinations. Make sure you have a memory card big enough to capture the adventure Europe has for you.
Experience Culture—If you haven’t already read all the other descriptions above, go back! You will find that this mission trip is unique. Your adventure across multiple countries, your stories of ministry, and the food you’ll eat will create a mosaic of experience that will live in you far beyond the summer. Just to name a few, zigzagging across Western Europe you will encounter things like:
Buckingham Palace in London
The coliseum in Pula, Croatia (an ancient Roman port)
A small village in the Swiss/German Alps of Switzerland and their majestic mountains
Crêpes at the Eiffel Tower (nutella is my personal favorite!)
The beauty of Notre Dame (minus the cool, but slightly creepy, hunchback)
Winston Churchhill’s Cabinet Rooms (he’s the British guy with the cigar from WW2)
Tea and biscuits in London
Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals
Your ministry on EuroQuest will be defined and organized by the local pastors, church members, ministry directors, and missionaries who are our ministry partners.
Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements
Jr. High, Sr. High, and College
Eligible to Go
There is no special training, education, or experience required to participate on this mission trip. We provide everything you need.
Participant Ages—Students (ages 13 to 18) and staff disciplers (ages 19 and older).
We train college age students (staff disciplers) to become effective disciplers and small group leaders.
Mission Trip Offered By Reign Ministries | Royal Servants
Reign Ministries runs Christian summer mission trips, discipleship training schools, and youth ministry training for students ages 13 to 18, college-age students, and youth workers.
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Mission Trip Details
- United Kingdom
- Western Europe
- England and Western Europe
- June 16 to August 1, 2018
- 1 month to 2 months
Demographics of People Being Ministered To
- A wide variety of people and ages
- People Group(s)
- Australians, Belgians, Croatians, the French, Germans, Italians, Slovenians, the Swiss, and the English.
- Most Europeans will be secular/non-religious. Only about 3% regularly attend a Christian church. In England you will encounter Muslims and Hindus.
- Funds needed
- *see notes below or inquire for details
- Official costs will be released in a few weeks, but you can still register today!
Included in Cost —Support raising materials, Training Camp, food, accommodations, international travel, and spending money.
Additional Expenses NOT included —Travel to Training Camp, returning home from Chicago after the mission trip, a passport (if needed), and visa.
Traveling to Western Europe does not require a visa to go into the country.
For more information go to http://reignministries.org/royalservants/western-europe/
Training and Debriefing
- Pre-field Training
- Post-field Debrief
- Pre-Mission Trip Training—
All student participants (jr. and sr. high ages) begin their mission trip with a week of training at our Training Camp in central Wisconsin. Visit http://reignministries.org/royal-servants/students/ for more details.
Staff disciplers (college-age students who lead small groups of students) come for an additional week of discipler training, before students arrive the next week.
Debriefing —The team will finish their trip together with five days of debriefing (usually in a different, if not a completely different country) before flying home to Chicago. Visit site for more details.
- How to apply
- Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
- Application Deadline
- June 8, 2018