Short Term Missions

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Short Term Missions

Mission is ordinary: no Cape Required

We often glamorize mission, especially international mission, perhaps rightly so. But then we feel intimidated and tell ourselves we aren’t extraordinary enough to participate in it ourselves.

One objection you may have is that only super-Christians take international mission trips. And let’s face it you’re no super hero. You don’t even own a cape.

The call to mission is a call to give God the ordinary to do something extraordinary. Meeting people, encouraging others, sharing the gospel, and listening to people sharing their struggles should actually be the norm. 

"I don't Feel Equipped or ready for mission."

Your faith in Christ equips you for mission. In 2 Peter 1:3, the apostle reminds his readers that they have been given “all things that pertain to life and godliness.” Knowing the forgiveness and grace of God in Christ is the foundation of your equipped-ness to pass along to others. 

On the other hand you’ll definitely need to know some things. You’ll have a role on the team and be expected to contribute as a part of that team (Rom. 12:3-8). This means you’ll have some preparation to do and that’s where you’ll be more equipped. This will help you prepare for language and cultural barriers in addition to gaining biblical knowledge and experience in sharing your faith with others.

"I can't take that much time off."

Yes. Time and money are realities. You cannot leave the country for a week or two without also asking off from work. Not only does it cost to go on a short-term trip it also means you are taken away from the job through which your income flows.

I cannot argue this. Plane tickets are costly and your vacation time is probably limited.

Yet, I would tell you that every time I speak with someone who has gone on a short-term trip they were glad they did. In fact, people normally tell me how they want to do it again. I can also say with confidence that God can sufficiently provide for you in many ways (Phil 4:19).

Below are the dates for our upcoming short-term mission trips. For more information, refer to the forms below or contact Dustin Walker at

South Asia:

June 14-26, 2018

Fall 2018 (Dates TBD)

PerU:

July 19-26, 2018

August 29-September 5, 2018

Portland:

February 16-19, 2018

Summer 2018 (Dates TBD)

Guidelines

Application

Participant Responsibility Form