It’s important that all participating team members, and perhaps parents (if it’s a youth team) attend each meeting, so they are given time to connect as a team, get comfortable with each other, and hear the important information. Preparation often requires training and planning for the trip - make it clear to your team that these meetings are incredibly important.
What meetings are great for:
Creating a Team Covenant:
Team building activities:
After your initial informational meeting, you’ll want to schedule meetings that all team members can make it to (with of course, appropriate exceptions).You want your meetings to be frequent enough so people are able to come together to prepare, but not so often that it seems like “just another time commitment”. Plan on meeting roughly once per month, and more often closer to the trip date if necessary.
When is best for a meeting?
(Don’t forget to have a meeting following your return! Use this time to share stories, pictures, memories, and debrief. As well, to discuss the potential return to your partner community!)
Where is best?
Why have meetings?
And remember, if you are parting with Praying Pelican for your missoin trip and need additional help thinking through team meetings, speak with your trip consultant! They’ll be more than happy to help you plan and prepare your team!
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