Trip Leader Resources

Thank you for your willingness to step into this leadership position to help trip goers have the best Vision Trip experience! As a Trip Leader, your role is to serve as a Logistics Engineer, Cultural Ambassador, and Spiritual Guide. Listed below are a few resources that you will find helpful in clarifying these roles.

  • Accompaniment [downloadable pdf]
    “Accompaniment” is an elastic term. It has a basic, everyday meaning. To accompany someone is to go somewhere with him or her, to break bread together, to be present on a journey with a beginning and an end…There’s an element of mystery, of openness, of trust, in accompaniment.
  •  EXAMEN [downloadable pdf]
    The Examen is a popular way of praying and was developed by St. Ignatius Loyola(1491-1556), founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). He suggested that his brothers undertook a daily way of praying by examining their lives so they could better serve God.
  • The Word regarding orphans [downloadable pdf]
    James 1:27 | “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
  • Learning to Listen [downloadable pdf]
    When we engage in 3-way listening, we are a part of creating an environment that is conducive for the speaker ot have an encounter with God through the Holy Spirit.