Welcome to Missions at WL

Great Commission Partners

The Great Commission Partner is the designated link between the church and the missionary for communication and prayer.  Though the missionaries have several prayer partners in the church with whom they communicate, the Great Commission Partner is commissioned by the church to coordinate this communication and report the needs of the missionary to the Missionary Care team, which will ensure that these needs are known and followed-up by those responsible in the church.  These needs include prayer and support needs, as well as coordinating missionary visits to the church.

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Short Term Missions Trips

Do you realize that the Apostle Paul's ministry consisted of many short-term mission trips? It's been calculated that Paul went on nineteen such trips!

One example is Philippi. In several days he cast out a demon from a slave girl, got arrested, beaten, and put in prison, baptized two families and then was asked to leave the city. The result? The Church of the Philippians. Paul spent three weeks in Thessalonica until he was thrown out of the city. The result? The Church of the Thessalonians. As you can see, the Holy Spirit can do much in a short time.

Short Term Mission Trips give you the opportunity to plant yourself into the nations of the world, locally and globally, and see what God will do!

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Steps to Long Term Missions

In light of the mandate of the Great Commission to reach out to “all nations” (Matthew 28:19), with a desire to join the movement of the Holy Spirit among the worldwide Body of Christ in targeting the “least reached”, and after much prayer and discussion, the Pastoral Leadership Team has developed a Mission Action Plan for those who wish to join Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church's mission staff.

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Short-Term Cross-Cultural On Mission Experiences 2019

Global Missions Begins with Our Neighbors and Extends Around the WORLD


Complete the ST Experience application to express interest:  https://wlgbc.com/stm-application


A Day in Devon - Chicago, IL
Southeast Asia Friends Center

DATE:  Thursday, April 4 - day trip over Spring Break

PURPOSE:  Global exposure, see how the gospel is shared in an Asian/Hindu cultural context

FOR:  Middle School Students

COST:  $15

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  March 27th

 

Encounter Columbus - Students; Columbus, OH

DATE:  May 17 - 19

PURPOSE:  Global exposure, service, evangelism, discerning "Am I called to go?"

FOR:  High School & Young Adults

COST:  $200 (transportation not included)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  April 17

Sponsored and program by Encompass World Partners

 

Encounter Columbus - Adults; Columbus, OH

DATE:  August 2 - 4

PURPOSE:  Global exposure, service, evangelism, discerning "Am I called to go?"

FOR:  Adults

COST:  $200 (transportation not included)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  July 1

Sponsored and program by Encompass World Partners 

 

City Life - Philadelphia or Los Angeles

DATE:  June 1 - 8; Philadelphia, PA

DATE:  June 11 - 18; Los Angeles, CA

PURPOSE:  Service, evangelism; includes homeless ministries, day camps, and work projects

FOR:  Students who have completed 8th - 12th grades

COST:  $610 (transportation not included)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  April 1 (both teams)

Sponsored by CE National

 

Toronto, Ontario - Church Planting in Canada

DATE:  October 11 - 14; Grace College Fall Break

DATE:  October 23 - 27; Area Schools Fall Break

PURPOSE:  Global exposure, service, evangelism, discerning "Am I called to go?"  Exposure to and assist with ministry in a post-modern, urban context

FOR:  Adults and families

COST:  $100; Oct. 11 - 14

COST:  $125; Oct 23 - 27

(transportation and daily lunch/dinner not included)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  September 10 (both teams)

Sponsored by Renew Church Greater Toronto Area, Canada 

 

Crisis Response

Sponsored by Encompass World Partners Crisis Response.
If you are able to do manual labor, have some construction skills, and can take time from work, we want to have a group ready to respond when called upon. These teams are deployed to meet needs after domestic and international natural disasters. Costs depend on the project location and duration.

 

To participate in any of the 2019 opportunities, participants will:

  • Complete the ST Experience application to express interest:  https://wlgbc.com/stm-application
  • Take part in team training before and after the trip
  • Fund at least 1/3 of trip costs out of pocket
  • Apply for a passport, if needed
  • By the end of your experience, be partnered with at least one of our Global Teammates (prayer and giving) and partnered with one of our community ministry partners (prayer and volunteering).