Beyond Mission Trips: Postcolonial mission experiences with youth

Fri 5 PM | Convo Hall 4
Sat 2 PM | Convo Hall 4

Bill Buchanan

What are we teaching our young people when we take them on “mission trips”? What are the most helpful ways of engaging youth in the brokenness of the world and God’s call to justice and compassion? We will discuss recent critiques of traditional mission trips and look at some evolving models of mission experiences with youth that are designed to go beyond colonial mission mentality.

Bill Buchanan

Bill Buchanan is the Executive Director of the non-profit ministry Youth Mission Co, which includes the programs Asheville Youth Mission (in Asheville, NC), Raleigh Youth Mission (in Raleigh, NC), and Memphis Youth Mission (in Memphis, TN). His passions are to engage young people in issues of social justice through mission immersion experiences and to lead youth toward hearing God’s call to action in their own lives and contexts. He is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a husband, father, stepfather, and co-owner of several pets. He lives in Asheville, NC.

89 Beyond Mission Trips

Session #89