Short-Term Trips

Taking the Gospel to the Nations

Gospel-Centered Multiplication

We exist to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication. This is our mission and process for discipleship. Out of this, gospel-centered multiplication is the result of discipleship, replicating Christ in others. One of the ways we pursue and live out this discipleship trait is through our Short-Term Trips. Every year we have the opportunity to go on a number of short-term mission trips through the church. Whether you go by yourself, with your family or with your Home Group, these trips are a great opportunity to bring the good news of the gospel to the nations.

For those interested in going on a short-term trip, we ask that you follow the guidelines below:

United States

Throughout the United States, we partner with and support several churches: City on a Hill Church in Boston, Epiphany Fellowship Church in Philadelphia and Apostles Church in New York City. Our partnerships have a simple goal—to make disciples. We also get to visit these churches and encourage them in ministry, as well as be encouraged by their work.

Boston

Boston I

July 11-18, 2015 | $750 

We will assist our partner church, City on a Hill, through moving day outreach.
Skills Needed: Desire to teach and minister to children
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Trip Contact Apply

Boston II - Moving Day Outreach

Fall 2015 | $750 

We will assist our partner church, City on a Hill, s they lead their popular annual outreach, Kids Art Adventure.
Application Deadline: March 19, 2015

Trip Contact Apply

Brooklyn

Brooklyn I

May 8-11, 2015 | $400 + airfare

We will visit with and encourage our partner church, Apostles Church.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

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England

Our lead teaching pastor, Matt Chandler, is president of Acts 29, a global network of churches that trains and supports church planters. We are building a relationship with an Acts 29 church called Crowded House Church in Sheffield. One of our missionaries, Stephanie Mabe, also serves with Acts 29 Europe in England. She works in administration at Cornerstone Church in Liverpool and ministers to women there.

England I

July 23-31, 2015 | $2,000

We will join our partner church, Crowded House, in evangelizing the local community of Sheffield
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

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Ghana

In Yendi, Ghana, we work alongside Videre, a non-profit organization, to equip the poor with entrepreneurial skills and build gospel-centered businesses. On these trips we teach the three phases of Videre’s Business Training Curriculum to the local communities.

Ghana I

July 31 – August 9, 2015 | $3,200

In Phase I of the Business Training Curriculum (Videre), team members will introduce basic business principles to the participants and local community.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Trip Contact Apply

Ghana II

September 11-20, 2015 | $3,200

In Phase II of the Business Training Curriculum (Videre), team members will work with local entrepreneurs to assist in the creation of a business plan.
Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Trip Contact Apply

Ghana III

October 16-25, 2015 | $3,200

In Phase III of the Business Training Curriculum (Videre), team members will apply more strategy and advanced principles to the business plans.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Trip Contact Apply


Guatemala

We partner with Casa de Libertad, an Acts 29 church in Guatemala City. Through this partnership, we help this body of believers minister to orphans, train teachers and local firefighters and meet the needs of the surrounding community. Two of our missionary families, the Herringtons and the Dolans, also live in Guatemala, ministering to children in need.

Guatemala I - Orphan Care

April 9-19, 2015 | $1,500

We will serve alongside Fundaninos, a home for children who have been placed there as orphans or by Child Protective Services.
Skills Needed: A heart for children
Application Deadline: November 15, 2014

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Guatemala II - Teacher Training

July 2-12, 2015 | $1,500

We will join our partner church, Casa de Libertad, in Guatemala City, helping train and instruct teachers by using various teaching skills and styles.
Skills Needed: Teaching and educational, as well as anyone with a heart to serve and encourage
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

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Guatemala III - Medical

July 16-26, 2015 | $1,500

We will join our partner church, Casa de Libertad, in Guatemala City, to serve in rural communities, as well as a clinic located at Fundaninos.
Skills Needed: : Medical—doctors, nurses and anyone with a heart for children and orphans
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

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India

In India, we work with Vision Nationals to minister to Hindus and Muslims in the city of Visakhapatnam, focusing on orphan care and pastor training. We also help run a Vacation Bible School, as well as provide theological training for their pastoral network.

India I - Orphan & Widow Care

July 16-26, 2015 | $3000 

We will partner with Vision Nationals to minister to Hindus and Muslims in Visakhapatnam, India. We will lead a weeklong VBS, and a small portion of the team will lead a training conference for pastors, as well.
Skills Needed: : Desire to teach and minister to children; theological training (for those assigned to pastoral training)
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Trip Contact Apply

India II - Orphan & Widow Care

October 29-November 8, 2015 | $3000 

We will partner with Vision Nationals to minister to Hindus and Muslims in Visakhapatnam, India. We will lead a weeklong VBS, and a small portion of the team will lead a training conference for pastors, as well.
Skills Needed: : Desire to teach and minister to children; theological training (for those assigned to pastoral training)
Application Deadline: April 19, 2015

Trip Contact Apply


Japan

Two of our missionary families, the Elkins and the Farmers, work and serve with Christ Bible Institute (CBI) Japan in Nagoya. CBI Japan was born out of a desire to launch a seminary where young people could be trained for gospel ministry in Japan. They also run an outreach ministry downtown called Heart & Soul Cafe, where worship events and teaching happen on a quarterly basis.

Japan I

October 1-11, 2015 | $3,000

We will assist the work of The Village missionaries, Chad and Hiroko Farmer.
Application Deadline: April 19, 2015

Trip Contact Apply

Japan II

November 19-29, 2015 | $3,000

We will focus on outreach through gospel music, which is very popular in Japan. This team will need both musicians who are skilled in gospel music, as well as any believer who is confident and prepared to share the gospel. 
Application Deadline: May 25, 2015

Trip Contact Apply

Kenya

Our partner church, Rift Valley Fellowship, is located in Mai Mahiu. We help them to train pastors and leaders in the church and meet the needs of the people in their community. A few of our missionaries also live and work in the country. Bob and Julie Mendonsa started and run an orphanage called Naomi’s Village. Shane and Allyson Smith serve with SIM/Sports Friends and Rift Valley Academy. Stephanie Cox works at a hospital as an audiologist.

Kenya III

October 7-17, 2015 | $3,000

Through our partner church, Rift Valley Fellowship, we will help teach and equip their leaders as they serve their community
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

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