Pre-trip meetings are crucial to preparing for a mission trip. These meetings will provide important information about your trip, so you will want to strongly encourage (or even require) your team members to attend. But these meetings should also be fun and build community. Team-building games and activities are a great way to do both at once.
Don’t try to fit too many things into one meeting. Instead, space the information out over monthly meetings, beginning three to six months before your trip. Plan for each meeting to last between an hour and 90 minutes. Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring new spiritual growth to your team at every meeting, and remember to pray for your mission partner and their community as well.