Summer is over – now what?

mlab Behind The Scenes, Jamie, Missions, Staff

After the suitcases are unpacked, the laundry is done, and you’ve found just the right spot to hang your feathered mask and the pictures of the kids you met at the playgrounds, you might think you’re done with the week you spent at MissionLab this summer. But as we’ve learned here, it’s really just the beginning. It can take a little work to really unpack all that you experienced here in New Orleans, and that’s where debrief, “a series of questions about a completed mission or undertaking,” comes in. To me, debrief is just as important as training. It allows a time for reflection. Most people only think of training when they consider completing a mission, preparing themselves to do a …

Getting Ready for Dream Team 2014

mlab Behind The Scenes, Jamie, Staff

This is a guest post from Jamie Stacy, our MLab Summer Missionary Coordinator. We’ll post the application for our 2014 summer staff TOMORROW at missionlab.com, so make sure you download it and apply!   Opportunity, growth, challenge, ministry, Jesus – these are just a few words that come to my mind as I reminisce on this past summer. It was my first summer working for MissionLab as the Summer Missionary Coordinator. Though I had experience working with college students in the past through Bible studies, evangelism and discipleship, I never had the opportunity to handpick a team, train them, and walk alongside them as they journey through an exciting and challenging summer.   As the pieces started coming together and …