THE VISION //
Upon seeing the excess number of years that young people took to decide upon a major and to finally graduate, Trinity's President, Dr. Paul Alexander, envisioned this program to fulfill the need to cut the time it took to make a decision.
We desire to see young adults take a year off to seek God's will for their lives. PYB is designed to help students graduate and be successful in any college or career.
We sense the calling of students to long- and short-term ministry and we desire to provide opportunities for young adults to grow towards their future plans in a safe, yet challenging environment. Students can excel in life by having an early experience that will shape their worldview and direct their life decisions.
HISTORY // Est. 2013
PackYourBags has been dedicated to student growth for the last 6 years. In that time we have seen 99+ students join our PackYourBags family. We believe that each of these students are on their way to healthy, successful, Christian lives.
We have seen growth both in the lives of our students and in the PackYourBags programs. We have had a variety of students, leaders, trips, experiences, classes, and adventures in PYB. However, the one thing that has stayed the same is God’s presence. Since 2013 we have had young people come through our program and we believe that each one has encountered a Godly atmosphere, caring mentors, amazing experiences, and solid biblical learning.
You don't have to take our word for it; our best recruiters are our own students and we believe this is a testament to the health of the experience. See what our students have said about their experience in PackYourBags on our MY PYB STORY page.
“There was a time when I craved adventure and needed change. I wanted a mission experience without four years attached. I never thought I’d have the opportunity to go to these new places, meet these people, and become the person I am today. If you have the chance to do PYB - do it. It’ll be the best time of your life!”
- Emily // ‘14 Grad