Global Missions


Global Disciple Making

We are excited to be mobilizing teams from our church to engage in spreading the Gospel in a cross-cultural contexts around the world. Our strategy is simple – to come alongside partners serving in unreached contexts and support the work they’re doing to spread the fame of Jesus. Through this model, we have a unique opportunity to make a lasting and sustainable impact in the areas we serve.


2018 Trips

Haiti March 24th – April 1st | $2000-$2400


Description

The people of Haiti have endured several natural disasters over the last decade that have left an already impoverished country with significant challenges. As often is the case, the most vulnerable in a society experience the worst in these events. For this trip we will be partnering with Children of the Nations (http://cotni.org) to serve alongside their staff by participating in a team project that focuses on evangelism, discipleship, youth ministry, and children’s ministry.

We will help run a “Road to Easter” program where we will engage a group of 80-100 children ranging in ages from 3-20 years of age. This programming will include interactive games, skits, Bible lessons, crafts, and sports! It will culminate in a community celebration on Saturday with a showing of the Jesus Film.

Who is the Trip For

This trip will focus on working with some of the most amazing children you will ever meet. If you are passionate about loving children and get excited about being a part of a traditional summer camp environment, this trip is for you! You will also have meaningful opportunities to form relationships with the high school and college age students and volunteers who will be a part of the programming. Without a doubt, this experience will be a highlight of your year.

What you need to Know

On January 12, 2010, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the country. More than 230,000 people were killed. A year later, more than one million people remained displaced within the capital, Port-au-Prince, living under tents and tarps in terrible conditions that fostered a cholera outbreak. Even before the earthquake took the lives of so many, Haiti was estimated to have 380,000 orphaned children. That number today is even higher. Before the 2010 earthquake, 80 percent of Haitians were living in poverty. There’s no doubt that number has increased.

Horn of Africa Refugees June 20th – 30th | $2800-$3000


Description

In what cannot be mistaken for anything other than a clear act of God’s providence, a people group formerly surrounded by a seemingly impenetrable wall of Islam has been transplanted to a country open to the Gospel. In an age where this migration in the form of refugees has become startlingly more and more common, we have the unique opportunity on this trip to share the Gospel with refugees from the Horn of Africa who are now living in the UK. In partnership with missionaries in the UK, we will participate in relationship building with these refugees through English language classes, hanging out at parks and other social spaces, and doing other types of relationship building activities. Our priority on this trip will be to help our partners on the ground cultivate connections with the refugees living in this community, with the hope of one day inviting them into the family of God!

This trip will be highly relationship focused. In order to provide the necessary space to allow that to happen, the trip will intentionally be far less time-oriented than other types of mission trips. This is intended to allow for maximum flexibility as the Spirit of God leads and directs the contacts we will make with the refugees. If hanging out in parks or coffee shops, or going out to meals with Horn of Africa refugees sounds life giving and rewarding to you than we would highly recommend this trip! There will be times of structure, for example when participating in the English language classes, but much of this trip will involve prayer, pursuing people, and allowing your heart to be changed as you witness God drawing Horn of Africa refugees to Himself.

Who is the Trip For

This trip will focus on working with some of the most amazing children you will ever meet. If you are passionate about loving children and get excited about being a part of a traditional summer camp environment, this trip is for you! You will also have meaningful opportunities to form relationships with the high school and college age students and volunteers who will be a part of the programming. Without a doubt, this experience will be a highlight of your year.

What you need to Know

Twenty years of conflict and waves of drought have uprooted a quarter of the area’s 7.5 million people. As the region faces its most severe drought in 60 years, the Horn of Africa exodus is growing fast. With 98.6% of these refugees being Muslim, we have an extraordinary opportunity to engage with an unreached people group in a location that is safe for travel.