WHAT IS TEN DAYS?
Ten Days Mission Experiences is the short-term missions program of Every Nation Churches & Ministries, a Christian organization dedicated to church planting, campus ministry, and world missions. Named after the average length of these short-term mission trips, Ten Days was created to help foster a culture of missions within people and within local churches. We believe that when people experience travel and service to the people of another nation, the experience itself is powerful and permanent as the trip's actual accomplishments. We believe ten days can change your life, your church, and the world.
Honor God by Making Disciples
It is a response (obedience) to Jesus words:
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
This is the GREAT COMMISSION, not the GREAT SUGGESTION.
Jesus used both teaching and short expeditions to train his disciples. On one trip, twelve of them were sent (Luke 9) for a few weeks to visit the villages of Galilee. Also, he sent out 72 more in Luke 10. When they returned, they shared with Jesus -- and probably each other -- all about what happened on the trip. This model Jesus used for sending out his disciples is what we envision for Ten Days participants. Your team is provided with specific guidelines as to where to go, what to do, and how to serve. We've found that participants also return overjoyed by how God used them to serve others and by how He changed them in the process.
Ten Days Mission's focus on new Every Nation Church Plants by engaging and establishing new believers in their faith.
What if I never have done this before?
We've got good news: Each Ten Days mission experience assumes that it's your first. Our training program, "Ten Steps to Ten Days," will help you easily prepare for every aspect of the trip, including...
Goals and practical expectations
Fundraising using our online systems
Communication with ministry partners
Schedules and team contact info
Emergencies and contingencies
Debriefing when you return