Short-Term Missions 2019

We are so excited to unveil our 2019 Missions Opportunities, and we invite you to make plans to be a part of a team! Maybe you've never been on a missions trip or even considered being a part of team, that's okay! Everyone 6+ is welcome to apply.

This year, we are opening up two opportunities for you to be a part of world missions in 2019. We invite you to make your 2019 matter! We're taking teams to both Haiti and Israel to take the love of Christ and take stories to new heights around the Globe.

HAITI with One Child Matters

You’re invited to come to Haiti with Pastors Tyler and Crystal Tullos as we meet all of the children sponsored by StoryHeights Church and StoryHeights Montessori as well as serve and minister to those children and families in partnership with One Child Matters in their mission centers serving hundreds of children and families every day. There will also be a day of excursions and site-seeing.

Trip Dates: September 19th-25th

*Includes travel days

Age Limit: Persons 6+ (All Children Under 16 Must Travel with Guardians)

Trip Costs: $1950

*This includes round-trip airfare, all in-country expenses including accommodations, meals, bottled water, translators, excursions, transportation, trip leadership, emergency and travel insurance. It does not include any personal expenses or souvenirs.

Team Size: 8-14

*By approved application only.

Application Due: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

ISRAEL with Map1040

You’re invited to meet Pastors Tyler and Crystal Tullos in Israel to tour the Holy Land and serve two local churches, International Christian Fellowship in Tel Aviv and King of Kings in Jerusalem. The tours will be led by our overseer and veteran missionary, Luke Walters of Map1040. This will be a trip that will inspire your faith, increase your Biblical understanding and give you memories for a lifetime!

Trip Dates: May 31st-June 8th

*Includes travel days

Trip Costs: $3800

*This includes round-trip airfare, all in-country expenses including accommodations, meals, bottled water, translators, excursions, transportation, trip leadership, emergency and travel insurance. It does not include any personal expenses or souvenirs.

Team Size: 3-6

*By approved application only.

Application Due: Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Sample Itinerary:

Friday, May 31 - Fly out from Boston Logan for a late night flight

Saturday, June 1 - Arrive to Ben Gurion airport, Transportation to pick up team

Sunday, June 2 - Attend King of Kings in Jerusalem Sunday Service, Capernaum, Magdala, Fish lunch, Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee Galilee

Monday, June 3 - Mt. of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Overlook into Syria and Jordan, Mt. Bental, Golan Heights

Tuesday, June 4 - Mt. Carmel, Carmel Assembly, Haifa, Evening in Tiberias

Wednesday, June 5 - Nazareth, Jordan Valley, Qasr El Yahud Baptism, Dead Sea Swim, Ascend to Jerusalem

Thursday, June 6 - Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Path, Garden of Gethsemane, Lion’s Gate, Old City of Jerusalem, Evening trip to Western Wall Jerusalem

Friday, June 7 - St. Peter in Gallicantu/ Caiphas’ House, Zion Gate, Southern Steps, Temple Mount, Western Wall Jerusalem, Attend ICF Tel Aviv, Pastor Tyler preaching, Garden Tomb with communion, Farewell Dinner

Saturday, June 8 - Fly out of Ben Gurion airport


WHY SHOULD YOU GO?

Perhaps you're unsure why you would take time off work, dig into savings or raise funds in order to go on a missions trip when you could just save up your money and time off for your next vacation. Let us present three reasons that might compel you to apply:

1) YOU HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONED

God’s Word is clear when it states,

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20)

While this passage was written for the disciples, it still applies to modern-day disciples. Someone needs to go and share the Gospel so the whole world hears it. There are still some people who have never heard of Jesus Christ and his message of hope. It's an honor for someone like you to go and spread the Good News! To do this, we must be willing and able to leave our comfort zone, pack our bags, and depart from home for an extended period of time to advance the gospel and help build his church.

Going on a mission trip means that you will sacrifice your time, talents, and money to serve others and do so in the name of Jesus Christ. This is arguably one of the highest honors a believer can receive—to be the mouth, hands and feet of the Lord—to be his co-laborer in the Gospel.

2) THE NATIONS WILL SHAPE YOUR PERSPECTIVE

God loves and cares about all nations. All people matter to God. This is never more evident than when you step off the plane in another country and see the great need for the Gospel in the eyes of its people. God’s heart is one of compassion, and He sends out his missionaries to be his ambassadors of grace, mercy, and love to the entire world.

Of course, God wants to gather a vast family that represents “every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9-10). When you travel abroad, you will see God’s love for the people, and you will see him as the Lord of the Church (capital C).

3) THERE'S A BLESSING WAITING ON YOU

Scripture states in Acts 20:35 that, “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

The people you are going to visit are individuals who might need the gospel message. They might need some practical help, some encouragement, or some training to effectively care for their people. They could use some blessings from you.

You'll also realize, though, through your work that there is a blessing waiting on you in the distant land you'll travel to. God always gives more than we do, and you're in for a real treat as you receive ministry from the Holy Spirit as you minister to others.

I WANT TO GO, BUT I FEEL LIMITED.

If you feel limited by money, we encourage you to put together a plan to raise your funds. The Internet is full of ideas to help you put a plan together. Don't be afraid to ask for money or to offer extra work or services. Some people may say "no," but others may say "yes." You should also look at your finances and see where you can cut your frivolous spending so that you can fund at least 10% of the costs. Then we encourage you to step out in faith. Tell the Lord about your heart to go, make a plan to fund raise and cut your spending so you can save, and then trust God to provide for you. He wants you to go more than you want to go!

If you feel limited by work, consider using your vacation days in 2019 so that you can participate. If you don't feel like your work will allow you time off, many companies have volunteer matching hours you may be able to tap into in order to keep your job secure. If you are taking unpaid time off, you should consider this cost and add it to the cost of the trip that you need to raise.

If you feel limited by time, we encourage you to MAKE TIME. You only get to live once, and today and eternity are what matter most. Don't let the fear of missing out on extracurricular activities keep you from participating. If you're a student and are concerned about studies, you will have time during the long flights and in the mornings and nights at the hotel rooms to take advantage of and complete your course work.

If you feel limited by your children, we encourage you to make a plan for their care. If they're 6 or older, consider bringing them with you! There's nothing like a missions trip with Mom or Dad to build a love for other cultures and adventure in your child. If you need to leave your children at home, there are plenty of people in the Church who may agree to watching your children while you're gone. You could get a few people to take a couple days each, or you can ask grandparents or other family to be a part of God's work by helping you watch your children while you're gone.

Whatever your reason, we encourage you to take the following action steps:

  • Trust the Lord by doing something that stretches you.
  • Encounter Christ afresh by seeing what God is doing in the four corners of the world.
  • Pray for the nations.
  • Sign up for a Missions Trip!

APPLY FOR A TRIP