2020 Short Term Ministry Opportunities

 

A Day in Devon – Chicago, IL

Southeast Asia Friends Center

DATES:  day trip on April 6, June 5, and October 22

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

FOR: those who have are in grades 5-8, and their parents (parents are welcome, but not required to participate with their student)

COST: $15

REGISTER BY: no later than 10 days before your preferred date

LEADER CONTACT: Pastor Nick Deck, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Urban Hope Training Center – Philadelphia, PA

DATES: April 4-9, 2020 (spring break)

PURPOSE: Training in evangelism and urban ministry. Urban Hope exists to reach the urban family through youth and children (Urban Hope Community Church) and to train believers in cross-cultural urban ministry (Urban Hope Training Center).

FOR: anyone age 10 and older, families, students

COST: $120-$200

REGISTER BY: March 2, 2020

LEADER CONTACT: Pastor Bruce Barlow, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

Encounter Columbus

DATES: May 1-3, 2020

PURPOSE: global exposure, service, evangelism training, discerning your calling

FOR: students, adults, families

COST: $150

REGISTER BY: April 17

LEADER CONTACT: Pastor Tim Wright, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored and program by Encompass World Partners

  

Operation Barnabas

DATES: June 13 – July 6 or June 20 - July 13

PURPOSE: a three-week high school summer ministry training program equipping students to live on mission through evangelism training, character development, and servant-leadership

FOR: High school students

COST: $2325

APPLY: Extended deadline February 29, 2020; complete application at www.operationbarnabas.net; Apply by 11/20/2020 for summer of 2021

LEADER CONTACT: Pastor Nick Deck, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored and program by CE National

  

Encounter Atlanta

DATES: June 22-26, 2020

PURPOSE: global exposure, service, evangelism training, discerning your calling

FOR: students, adults, families

COST: $350-$450

REGISTER BY: March 20, 2020

LEADER CONTACT: Pastor Bruce Barlow, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored and program by Encompass World Partners

 

Great Canadian Adventure

DATES: June 15-21, 2020

PURPOSE: equipping in seed planting and evangelism, multi-cultural exposure, and church planting basics

FOR: students, adults, families

COST: $450-$850 (depending on accommodations)

REGISTER BY: April 15, 2020

LEADER CONTACT: Pastor Nick Deck, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored and program by Team Canada

  

Northern Exposure – Renew Churches, Toronto, Canada

DATES: October 21-25, 2020 (schools’ fall break)

PURPOSE: equipping in seed planting and evangelism, multi-cultural exposure, and church planting basics

FOR: students, adults, families

COST: $400 (estimated, depending on travel & accommodations)

REGISTER BY: September 1, 2020

LEADER CONTACT: Pastor Dave Rank, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored by Renew Church, Toronto, Canada

  

Crisis Response Team

Sponsored by Encompass World Partners or World Compassion Network. These teams are deployed to meet needs after domestic and international natural disasters. Costs depend on the project location and duration.  If you are able to do manual labor, have some construction skills, and can take time off work, please be sure your name is on our list of potential volunteers.

Complete Survey www.surveymonkey.com/r/WLCrisisResponseTeam

LEADER CONTACT: Pastor Dave Rank, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

To participate in any of the 2020 opportunities:

1. Complete the ST Experience inquiry to express interest. wlgbc.com/stm-inquiry

2. Take part in team training before and after the trip

3. Fund at least 1/3 of trip costs out of pocket

4. Apply for a passport, if needed

5. 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)