THE DAYS OF MANNING A BOOTH AT A CONFERENCE ARE OVER.
Imagine marketing to thousands of Christians students at every major university in the U.S.
Imagine saving time by following up with hand-selected students who fit your target audience.
Imagine saving money bypassing the conference approach to get more leads with better return.
WHAT DO WE DO?
The Traveling Team has a track record of mobilizing university students over the past 16 years of ministry. With a mature staff team, great relationships with campus ministries nation-wide, and speaking engagements that include the largest venues of Urbana, Cru, Navigators, Dallas Theological Seminary and Baptist State Conferences, we have spoken to over 360,000 college students with the message of God’s heart for the world.
WE FOCUS ON
We focus on 4-year universities with Christian student groups (Cru, InterVarsity, Navigators, etc.) as our target audience because they have the careers that are strategic but sometimes have little knowledge of or contact with traditional mission agencies.
A BIBLICAL MISSIONS CHALLENGE
God's heart is for all nations and every believer has a part to play in being a goer or a sender. We recruit primarily to that vision, not to any organization, and that non-bias transparency resonates with this generation.
We do more than speak but gather students that are interested by meeting with them in a breakout time that night or the following day.
We take one more step and personally call every student and use that time to match them with the appropriate mission agencies that can send them.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
1. LARGE GROUP Message
Our three teams speak to approximately 30,000 students on half of the universities in America every year.
By partnering with The Traveling Team you are not only reaping the fruit that is immediate but helping us plant the next generation of potential goers and senders.
2. FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS
Following each of our campus visits, our staff will gather students who are interested as a group or set up time to meet with students who have expressed interest and during that time we gather their contact information.
We put your brochure in the hands of these self-selected students and ask their permission to follow up and guide them toward the right agency for them.
Each team meets with seven-hundred to a thousand students per year, about 20% of our total audience.
3. PAIRED LEADS
Since our staff have the relationship and credibility to follow up with these students, we are able to text and set up a phone call with them to find out more of their interest. We then do our best to “pair them” with the mission orgs that might be a good fit. Students love the personal interest we take and we have seen about 60% of students go on to be paired with an agency.
By the time we pass off their information to connect you and the student, they have responded to 1) second breakout time, 2) a text, 3) a 30 minute phone call and 4) said yes to being put in touch with you with our recommendation. They are proven responders! With our immediate handoff, we believe they will follow through with you as well. Let us generate new qualified leads from state universities all across the U.S. for you at a fraction of what it would cost to send recruiters.
WHERE WILL WE BE?
The Traveling Team has divided up the United States into 12 "zones." Each zone can be covered in a semester. We have repeatedly visited campuses in 49 of the 50 states. Look at our current tour to see where we are now and where we are going.
Between these three teams The Traveling Team will speak at approximately 250 campus ministry meetings, covering half of the major universities in America every year!
WHAT DOES THE TRAVELING TEAM PROVIDE?
Our goal is to provide 40-50 qualified leads per team that you are partnered with. Depending on the focus and breadth of options you have, this number may be higher. You will have an online report that gives you the detailed contact info and notes on a student that we pair you with. We will email you and the student to make the initial introduction and expect our partners to have a dedicated staff to follow up urgently. You may treat these students as you would any other contact but we ask our agencies to be low-pressure and respect our relationship with the campus ministries and students. There should be enough communication that students are excited for your call and ready to take the next step with your group.
WHAT DOES OUR PARTNERSHIP COST?
We want to put your agency material in the hands of every college student that we meet with. We limit our partnerships to 9-10 agency options per team to keep the choices narrowed down for students.
The partnership cost to be on one or two teams for one year is $4,000 per team. To partner with all three teams is $10,000.
You can partner with specific teams as spots are available. For new partnerships we have a consecutive two-year contract so that you have time to see the fruit and our staff benefit in learning about your ministry. Many of our agencies keep partnering year after year because they have seen the fruit of sowing pay off in years to follow.
There is great potential of these university students for missions and The Traveling Team can help you gain access to them.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Let us know you are interested and we can start the conversation.