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Missional U   Missional Too

Life As a Mission Trip          The Trip of a Lifetime

By Dr. Jacob Youmans

Publication Date:  May, 2013      Length:  216 / 206 pages

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8).

These familiar words of Jesus are often misunderstood. Many questions and reactions come to mind: What is this “power?” What does it mean to be a “witness?” I don’t want to go to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth! But in our quest to be missional, do we really need to hop in a van or get on a plane in order to leave an imprint of the Gospel on someone’s life? What if we could learn to see mission not as an event to take part in, but as a lifestyle to embrace?

In two brand-new, exciting volumes – Missional U: Life As a Mission Trip, and Missional Too: The Trip of a Lifetime – Dr. Jacob Youmans shows us, through Scripture and by personal example, that missional living is about viewing the entire world – home, near, far, and everywhere – as the mission field. It is seeing every human encounter and every relationship as an opportunity to share the Gospel. In doing so, we soon discover that when we walk in the footsteps of Jesus, the imprint we leave behind is His, not our own – and that makes all the difference.

Dr. Youmans, a self-proclaimed mission trip “junkie” who’s been blessed to serve in missions on every continent but Antarctica, uses real-life stories from his own personal adventures in mission work to show us how to tune into the everyday mission trip opportunities all around us. He explores metaphors for what Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Ends of the Earth mean in our daily lives, and challenges us to be on mission in each of these areas. This new series expands our understanding of the “mission field” to be anywhere we happen to be – whether halfway around the world or right in our own neighborhood!

Interspersed throughout both books are personal mission perspectives written by individuals who have served in the mission field in some capacity – from full-time missionaries to participants in short-term mission trips. Also featured is the author’s “Top Ten Ways to Ruin a Mission Trip” – guaranteed to provide you with new insights as you prepare for your next adventure! And for the reluctant among us, the “Top Ten Excuses for Why I Can’t Go on a Mission Trip” will challenge readers to face their hesitations and overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of missional living.

If you’re looking for a new way to travel, then come along! Missional U and Missional Too are your ticket to an exciting and fulfilling spiritual adventure – one that’s sure to last a lifetime! Each book contains 16 devotions and includes questions for reflection and discussion. Both volumes are perfect for individual or group Bible study.

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Missional U: Life As a Mission Trip (216 pages, released May 2013)
-- 16 inspirational devotions with questions
-- “Top Ten Ways to Ruin a Mission Trip”
-- 6 personal mission perspectives written by: Andrea Bolognini, Ken Chitwood, Cary Hoff, Nicole Seals, Amanda White, and Maile & Leilani Youmans
-- Foreword written by Rev. Paul Stark
Missional Too: The Trip of a Lifetime (206 pages, released May 2013)
-- 16 inspirational devotions with questions
-- “Top Ten Excuses for Why I Can’t Go on a Mission Trip”
-- 6 personal mission perspectives written by: Emily Eltiste, Lydia Humphries, Nick Miner, Rev. Paul Stark, Dave Talmage, and Matt Wingert
-- Foreword written by Ken Chitwood
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