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Organizing a Youth Trip to GA? Here's Your Expert Advice!

By Deborah Neisel-Sanders

Bringing a group of youth to GA this year and just don't know where to start? Or do you wish your annual GA trip was easier? Check out our video series starring some real experts at bringing youth groups to GA. You asked, and we've answered!

We produced these nine 15-minute videos before GA 2019- and what a difference they made! That's why we're republishing them now. Bookmark the web page and go to it time and again (certainly at least 9 times) and get yerself to GA 2020, June 24-28, in Providence, RI..

Part 1: Let's All Go to GA!

Video recording, 14 minutes, 36 seconds

What is GA like for youth? Why should youth from your congregation go? Are there leadership roles for youth at GA? How can I get the congregation (let alone the parents, the board, the youth themselves!) motivated and eager to support us? And what kind of strategic pre-planning should I be doing now? We answer these and other vital questions in our first installment.

This video series is hosted by: Deborah Neisel-Sanders, Jessica Laikeman, Mary Carter-Vail, and Scott Stewart.

Links to the programs and opportunities mentioned in this video are available at For GA Trip Organizers.