THE VISION //

Dr. Paul Alexander President of Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

Dr. Paul Alexander
President of Trinity Bible College & Graduate School

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 //

PackYourBags has been dedicated to student growth for the last 4 years. In that time we have seen 50+ students join our PackYourBags family. We believe that each of these students are on their way to healthy, successful, Christian lives. 

Our best recruiters are our own students and we believe this is a testament to the health of the experience. We believe the students that have gone through PackYourBags are better prepared for life, college, and a healthy Christian life. You don't have to take our word for it; see what our students have said about their experience in PackYourBags.

“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 (PYB 2013-14)

“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 (PYB 2013-14)

“In PackYourBags I’m preparing for my future life. I’m building my character, learning more about God, and realizing the closer I get to God, the more I want of him.” -Jonathan (PYB 2013-14)

“In PackYourBags I’m preparing for my future life. I’m building my character, learning more about God, and realizing the closer I get to God, the more I want of him.” -Jonathan (PYB 2013-14)

“Everything was worth growing with my team, doing good works, and transforming myself. I feel challenged to make a difference in Billings – my hometown. God has done a lot to me throughout this trip. I would recommend this experience to anyone that has the opportunity." -Chandler (PYB 2015-16)

“Everything was worth growing with my team, doing good works, and transforming myself. I feel challenged to make a difference in Billings – my hometown. God has done a lot to me throughout this trip. I would recommend this experience to anyone that has the opportunity." -Chandler (PYB 2015-16)

“MANY have asked how to explore like I have been able to...Well, the secret is Pack Your Bags! It’s an amazing 8 month ministry training/academic/travel experience and it is a large reason I am who I am today. You find God, yourself, experience the world AND get some college credits while doing so. You will not regret it!” -April (PYB 2013-14)

“MANY have asked how to explore like I have been able to...Well, the secret is Pack Your Bags! It’s an amazing 8 month ministry training/academic/travel experience and it is a large reason I am who I am today. You find God, yourself, experience the world AND get some college credits while doing so. You will not regret it!” -April (PYB 2013-14)