Christian Travelers’ Network
CTN 116:  The Benefit of Overcoming Your Fears and Traveling the World

CTN 116: The Benefit of Overcoming Your Fears and Traveling the World

July 14, 2021

What fears are stopping your from traveling? Is it the fear of traveling solo? Is it the fear of going overseas? Is it the fear of loosing your passport and wallet? 

Satan loves to make our fears bigger than they actually are and stop us from going - right when we begin to dream!

But when we step out in faith - we remind Satan that God has already defeated him, and as such he can't stop us from being the travelers that God calls us to be! 

In this weeks episode we are exploring why travel is important, how overcoming our fears builds our courage, and how we can begin the process of stepping out in faith - not only in our travels, but in all parts of our lives.

If you are looking for assistance in beginning your next adventure, Christian Travelers' Network is here to assist you. We are a faith based travel agency and we are here to help you book your trips and take you on adventures with other travelers.  We have two big retreats coming up - one in Florida & one in Punta Cana. To learn more about these and other faith + travel services, please visit: www.christiantravelers.net 

CTN 115: Why Traveling With A Christian Community Is A Great Idea

CTN 115: Why Traveling With A Christian Community Is A Great Idea

July 7, 2021

What is the definition of community?

Oxford Languages defines it as: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

So is there any benefit in traveling with others who share you attitudes, interests, and goals? Or does their similar characteristics limit your travel experience? How can you be proactive in find a Christian community to travel with? If you can't find a Christian community - what should you be aware of? And if you get to travel with other Christians, how you can you help them along the journey?

All this and more in this weeks episode!

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If you are wanting to learn more about our exciting community opportunities in Florida & Punta Cana - then please check out our website! Earlybird deadline is fast approaching (July 20th) for our Florida adventure. When you visit our website you will learn more about the food, adventures, delicacies, venue, and community experience you will get to share in - so check it out!

For help planning your next group vacation or for Christian resources - please head to www.christiantravelers.net or message us on Facebook & Instagram!

CTN 114: Rewarding Yourself With Scheduled Rest

CTN 114: Rewarding Yourself With Scheduled Rest

June 30, 2021

Been busy lately? Feeling overwhelmed? Despite how much we love to travel and how rewarding we know that it is - we often find ourselves neglecting rest in our daily lives. While we can easily answer why rest is important, we often get to the end of the day wondering why we feel so exhausted and have no idea how to begin to address that exhaustion. In this episode will explore why rest is important, why we forget to take breaks, how to rest, and why a reward mentality gives you permission to rest!

 

If this topic is something that you want to improve in, then consider joining us for:

  • This week's mindful rest challenge! Join us on Facebook & Instagram to tackle how we can be more intentional about resting! We will be holding each other accountable over the next week.
  • Virtual Meetup July 9th at 1:00 pm central time - gather with Christian Travelers' from around the world as we unpack this topic further. Subscribe to our mailing list for more details!
  • If you want some help with this topic, join us in Florida as we put these skills into practice - as we unpack spiritual truths about resting in the Lord! Learn ore about the adventures, delicacies, venue, and dates at www.christiantravelers.net/florida
CTN 113: 6 Tips To Be A Financially Wise Christian Traveler

CTN 113: 6 Tips To Be A Financially Wise Christian Traveler

June 23, 2021

We’re all familiar with financial wisdom. It’s something we’ve heard before and it’s something we’ve told ourselves before. “Save money.” “Don’t spend too much.”
What if you’re a Christian who loves to travel or wishes to travel more? What’s the best way for a Christian to be financially wise as you travel? In this weeks episode we will explore six ways to be a good steward in your travels.

1. Take it to God

2. Check your motibes

3. Plan & Prepare

4. Research the Best Deals

5. Gibe generously and wisely

6. Keep track of your budget

In this episode we also mentioned that we recently redid our website and you can head there to learn more about our retreats to Punta Cana and Florida! If you want to connect with other travelers and learn more about resources, please head to our website: www.christiantravelers.net 

If you're looking for related episodes, you might want to check out episode 11: How To Budget for Your Travels.

Until next time, safe travels and God Bless!

CTN 112: Come On A Retreat With Us

CTN 112: Come On A Retreat With Us

June 16, 2021

Lovers of Jesus, world travelers, Bible lovers, and adventurers! Are you excited to be traveling again? Are you looking to connect with other Christians when you travel? Are you wanting a weekend away to be rejuvenated in your relationship with the Lord? If you answered yes to two or more of those questions - then we want to personally invite you to attend one of our upcoming retreats. In this episode we are revealing our two upcoming retreats to Sandpiper Bay Florida in November and Punta Cana in January. We don't want you to miss out - so grab a friend, tune in, reach out, and travel with us! 

More details can be found on our website at www.christiantravelers.net/upcoming-retreats! You can find links there to our social media, podcasts, group travel resources, and more!

Until next time, safe travels and God bless!

CTN 111: Planning A Family Vacation

CTN 111: Planning A Family Vacation

June 9, 2021

"How do we organize a trip that fits everyone's interests?" "How do we afford a trip that includes the whole family?" "How do we plan a family trip?" These are all great questions - and ones we will be answering in this weeks episode. From budgeting to booking - we cover it all! We pray this inspires your next family trip!

 

To learn more about how we can help you plan your next faith focus family getaway or support your next Christian group trip - please reach out to us at www.christiantravelers.net

CTN 110: How To Boost Your Confidence To Solo Travel

CTN 110: How To Boost Your Confidence To Solo Travel

June 2, 2021

"I could never travel on my own." "I'd lobe to do that, but what if I lost my passport?" "You're super brave. I wouldn't know how to navigate a city when they don't speak my language." These are some of the automatic negative thoughts that Satan has placed in the minds of dreaming travelers. People just like you who want to travel on their own, but somehow get stuck thinking it isn't possible. While God gave us fear to make cautious and wise decisions, Satan uses fear to stop us from exploring the incredible world God has given us. In this weeks episode we take a look at how we can boost our confidence and overcome our fear of travel. 

If you liked todays episode please leave a review and share this episode with a friend who could benefit from a confidence boost. 

To join us on our Christian group travel retreats in Florida & the Dominican Republic, you can learn more on our website www.christiantravelers.net/upcoming-retreats.

For additional faith & travel resources and to book your next adventure, message us on social media or on our website!

Until next time - safe travels and God bless!

CTN 109: What Makes Faith Based Travel Unique with Stephen Liggins

CTN 109: What Makes Faith Based Travel Unique with Stephen Liggins

May 26, 2021

They can tell that we are Christians by our love, but how can they tell that we are Christians by our travel? It's not that we go to the Holy Lands, it's not how we are preaching the Gospel from every street corner, and it's not that we wear big Jesus t-shirts. There are other defining characteristics that begin long before we travel to long after we return home that reveal our Christ-centered intentionality. In this episode, Stephen Liggins dives into what that faith based intentionality can look like in your next travels.

You can check out his book "Traveling the World as Citizens of Heaven" and connect with Stephen at Mathias Media. 

If you enjoyed todays episode you may also enjoy episode three "Why God Calls Us To Travel" or episode four "What is Christian Travel with Peter Grier." We also have resources on our website including an article called "Why Travel?" which dives into the Biblical points of travel. 

To learn more about our upcoming group Christian travel trips to Florida and Punta Cana, and to connect with other Christian travelers on our social media - please head to www.christiantravelers.net/upcoming-retreats

God's Blessings & Safe Travels!

CTN 108: Traveling to Hilton Head Island

CTN 108: Traveling to Hilton Head Island

May 19, 2021

Have you ever heard of Hilton Head Island or what makes it a great travel destination? I recently discovered it while researching different options for CTN's upcoming retreats, and I wanted to share this with you! It's a beautiful little getaway for your family or your ministry with opportunities for everyone who loves to be active or relax. We will dig into HIlton Head's history and some of the destination favorites.

If you are looking for HIlton Head Island destination ideas, you can check out my wanderlust here. You can also use our Ultimate Travel Kit, a faith based curriculum that works alongside your trip for engaging discussion.

To book your next faith based adventure, learn about our upcoming retreats to Florida & Punta Cana, or find other faith & travel resources, please visit us at www.christiantravelers.net!

Safe Travels & God Bless!

CTN 107: How To Cope With Travel Fears Post Pandemic

CTN 107: How To Cope With Travel Fears Post Pandemic

May 12, 2021

Are you dealing with anxiety, nervousness, and fear when it comes to travel post pandemic? You are not alone! To some extent everyone is assessing how cautious to be when they travel. In this episode, we will be looking at some recent studies that revealed how ones mental health is playing a role in post pandemic travel decisions. We will also look at different emotional and problem solving ideas to help you cope with reentry anxiety. In all of this, we turn back to the Lord - thanking Him for creating fear that helps us assess risk in situations and acknowledging that part of healthy risk assessment means putting our trust in Him. 

It is important to note, that Christian Travelers' Network is not legally endorsing or advising any specific decisions about when and how to travel. 

We also announced in this episode that we have a couple of trips coming up with the theme "Recline At The Table." These will be opportunities for you to connect with other travelers who share your faith and your love for travel. We will be in Florida (Nov 8-12) and Punta Cana (January - dates TBD) To learn more and reserve your spot, please visit our website. You can also visit our website to be added to our newsletter, connect with us on social media, and gain other faith and travel resources.

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Until next time - safe travels and God Bless!

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