Short-term trips are a vital piece of our overall missions strategy and serve at least one of the three essential purposes below.

ENCOURAGE

Encourage

  • Encourage and sustain our cross-cultural workers
  • Bless them with fellowship, resources, and camaraderie
  • Advocate for specific support and strategic prayer on the worker’s behalf

EXPLORE

Explore

  • Explore new partnerships
  • Observe and evaluate potential ministry partners
  • Identify skills and resources necessary for sustainable relationships

EXPERIENCE

Experience

  • Experience God’s heart for the nations
  • Participate in cross-cultural ministry and worship
  • Encourage our church toward strategic prayer

 

Upcoming Trips 2019

Click on a trip below to learn how you can partner in prayer

may

14mayalldayAlbaniaMay 14 - 25 | Encouragement

14mayalldayCentral AsiaMay 14 - Aug 1 | Exploration

31mayalldayJapanMay 31 - June 10 | Encouragement & Exploration

june

14mayalldayCentral AsiaMay 14 - Aug 1 | Exploration

31mayalldayJapanMay 31 - June 10 | Encouragement & Exploration

08junalldayGuatemalaJune 8 - 16 | Exploration

24junalldayAtlantaJune 24 - 28 | Exploration & Experience

july

14mayalldayCentral AsiaMay 14 - Aug 1 | Exploration

24julalldayEl SalvadorJuly 24 -28 | Exploration

august

14mayalldayCentral AsiaMay 14 - Aug 1 | Exploration

18augalldayGuatemalaAug 18 - 31 | Exploration

september

04sepalldayCentral AsiaSep 4 - Nov 5 | Exploration

october

04sepalldayCentral AsiaSep 4 - Nov 5 | Exploration

04octalldayPapua New GuineaOct 4 -18 | Encouragement

november

04sepalldayCentral AsiaSep 4 - Nov 5 | Exploration

 

 

Post-Trip Updates

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South East Asia

“The relationships being developed by our workers in South East Asia will have a lasting impact…”

PG6

“God will use this city and our church to launch… disciple makers into the hardest and darkest corners…”

Middle East

“Their hope is to create… healthy, biblical church life that can be replicated in the various cultures surrounding Iraq.”

Japan

God is doing amazing work in the men and women of Sakae Bible Church!

Germany

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Albania

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Guatemala

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Japan

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Atlanta

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El Salvador

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Central Asia

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Guatemala

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Encourage

Who should Encourage?

The people we are most excited to send on an encouragement trip are the ones who are already practicing encouragement at home! They are committed to a Community Group where the other members are blessed by their fellowship, prayer, and giftings. Ideally, a member of an encouragement trip team would also belong to a Missionary Care Team and have a growing friendship with the cross-cultural worker they want to visit.

The Scripture that best describes an encouragement trip is Paul’s letter to the Philippians where he describes the messenger, Epaphroditus, as “my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need.” Epaphroditus was sent to visit Paul in prison and carried “a gift, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God” which left Paul encouraged and “well supplied” despite his chains.

Key questions for encouragement trip applicants:

• Are you involved in a Community Group?
• Are you participating on a Missionary Care Team?
• Are you practicing encouragement now?

Explore

Who should Explore?

The people we are most excited to send on an exploration trip are the ones who are already practicing disciple making at home! They are committed to a Community Group where the other members are blessed by their fellowship, prayer, and giftings. Ideally, exploration trip team members are actively sharing their faith, praying for others, and using their gifts to serve our church family. Exploration trips are also excellent for people who are aiming their lives toward long-term, cross-cultural ministry.

The Scripture that best describes an exploration trip is in Numbers 13 where Moses sends men to investigate the Promised Land. Both Joshua and Caleb returned with an accurate, faith-filled report that pleased God and should have encouraged the whole nation of Israel.

Key questions for exploration trip applicants:

• Are you involved in a Community Group?
• Where are you actively sharing your faith?
• Who are you currently praying for?
• What are your long-term, cross-cultural ministry plans?

Experience

Who should Experience?

The people we are most excited about sending on an experience trip are the ones who are currently participating in what God is doing around the world through prayer, finances, and time! Experience trips are not designed to ignite a passion for the nations, but fuel and clarify an existing desire to see God worshiped around the world.

The Scripture that best describes an experience trip is Luke 24 where two men who loved Jesus saw the Scriptures in a new way while on a short journey. After Jesus Himself unpacked the Scriptures for these men, their passion grew and their testimony spread.

Key questions for experience trip applicants:

• How has God stirred your heart for the nations already?
• Where are you actively sharing your faith?
• Who will you share your experience with after the trip?
• What information do you need in order to clarify your role in cross-cultural ministry?

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