Travel Map Theme Ideas

Road Trip
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted August 08, 2012

Spiritual Application

This theme uses traveling as a premise. 

There are lots of directions to go with this one. (no pun intended) 

You could focus on God's will and direction for your life, following His leading, the roadblocks we travel through, or the journey itself of living the Christian life. 

You could even focus on journeys in the Bible such as the Israelites in the wilderness, Ruth traveling with her mother, or make it mission focused and study the journeys of Paul.

Theme Verse Suggestions

Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.  Psalms 25:4

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.  Psalms 31:3

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.  Proverbs 16:9

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.  Psalms 37:23

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:6 

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Road Ready by Julia

Time Travelers by Julia

Dealing with Traffic Signs Handout

Dealing with Traffic Signs Handout Printable

Pick up in a PDF File

Make a study of Paul's Missionary Journeys

Make a study of Joshua chapter 1 (Key verse 1:9)

Make a study of Ruth (Key verse 1:16)

Make a study of the Israelites Journey through the wilderness.

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Road Trip

In the Right Direction

Directions for Life

Passport to Christian Living

Life's a Journey

Journey to Happiness (could be changed to anything such as Faith, Joy, Forgiveness, etc.)

Journey Forward

He Leadeth Me

Desination: God's Will

Desination: Christian Living

Detours of Life

Travel Plans

Traffic Jam

Heaven Bound!

Oh the Places You'll Go!


Color:  blues and greens (to bring out map colors)




Travel Post Cards

Street Signs (Make out of posterboard - stop, go, yeild, etc.)

Arrow Signs

Stop Lights (Make out of posterboard)

Travel posters - Check with travel agencies to see if they have old or "retired" posters you could use.

Flags from various countries or states. (check in Back to School supplies)


Use maps as table runners to place centerpieces on.

Use post cards to scatter on tables. (I found a package of monument flashcards in the Target $1.00 bin that would be perfect to use for this)

Use travel guides and brochures to scatter on tables.

Check your town's visitor center for brochures or maps of the area.

Check with travel agencies for brochures.


Oh, the Places You've Been!

Give a prize for the highest and lowest totals.

Places You've Been Printable Icebreaker

Download in a PDF File

Discussions Starters:

Find out who has traveled the farthest.  Give out a small prize for the most distance traveled.

Ask, "Who has gotten lost on a trip before?"  Have everyone share their experiences

Icebreaker Index


Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet skit

Download in a PDF File.

I wrote this skit especially for this travel theme.  It is about a group of ladies and a pastor's wife traveling to a ladies retreat together.  They encounter some obstacles along the way.


Guide Me O Tou Great Jehovah

God Leads us Along

Follow On

I Feel Like Traveling On

He Leadeth Me 


Luggage tag with a Bible verses inserted

Any travel size item such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush holder, etc.

Travel mug

Local map

Tire gage

Key chain

Wrap favors in map paper

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Pilgrim's Progress Book

Map book (your state or local area)

Travel Basket

Put in travel size toiletries, magazines, small size tissues, map, keychain, hand sanitizer, sun visor, bathroom seat covers.

Key chain

CD travel case


Sunglass holder (for car)

Windshield sun Shield

Travel mug 

Jumper cables

Emergency roadside kit  (flares or reflecters, flashlight, etc.)

Small piece of luggage such as a make-up bag or tote. 

Wrap up a doorprize with map paper.

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Ask a missionary to be your special speaker.

Do a Map craft. If you are having various sessions, make passports to have stamped at each.

Make up an "itinerary" as your schedule for your event to hand out.

Kid's Attending (as for a Mother-Daughter banquet)?

Make up "travel kits" for the kids.  Some coloring pages, crayons, snacks such as individually wrapped goldfish crackers, etc.

Trip Photo Sharing:

Ask everyone ahead of time to bring in a photo from a trip they've taken. 

If you have a small group have them pass it around and share something memorable about that particular trip. 

If you have a large group, have them out on a table for everyone to see.

Food and Serving

Travel Snacks - Combos, pretzils, chips, etc.

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2012Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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Credit:  Artwork for printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.

See my Map and Travel Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Map Travel Pinterest Board

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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