We believe our church has been given the joyous responsibility to engage our world with the gospel. One way we seek to reach our world is through short-term mission trips. Our goal is to plan strategic short-term mission trips that result in sustainable gospel impact in specific locations. It’s our hope to lock arms with missionaries and ministry partners around the globe who could use our teams in propelling the gospel forward.

Our Missions Team is excited to release the 2024 mission trips on Missions Sunday, October 15.

Oneida

Dates: April 2–5
Leader: Larry Buchanan
Team Size: 20
Cost: $175
Informational Meeting: Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 12:00 in Room 100 (15-minute meeting)
Application Deadline: December 11, 2022
Payment Schedule: December 11:  $100; March 12: $75
Trip Description: We will serve the students and staff of Oneida Baptist Institute by doing projects around the school, working on the farm, and interacting with the students.

Ducktown (College Mission Trip)

Dates: May 25–29
Leader: Philip Brown
Team Size: 50
Cost: $400 (October 29: $100, total cost $300; Jan 1: $100, total cost $350; all money due by March 31, if no deposit total cost $400)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
Trip Description: This College trip is a combined Mission Trip and Retreat. We will work with a local church to serve people in the area. We will also enjoy fun activities like white water rafting. In the evenings we will be challenged as we hear from missionaries speak on the Great Commission.

St. Louis

Dates: June 26–30
Leader: Tim Amyx
Team Size: 20
Cost: $400
Informational Meeting: Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 12:00 in Room 100 (15-minute meeting)
Application Deadline: February 26
Payment Schedule: February 26: $100; March 26: $150; May 21: $150
Trip Description: We will be serving Storyline Church in helping run their Vacation Bible School. This trip will be great for families.

Turkey

Dates: July 9–15
Leader: Blake Ring
Team Size: 4–5
Cost: $2,900
Informational Meeting: Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 12:00 in Room 116 (15-minute meeting)
Application Deadline: March 19
Payment Schedule: March 19:  $100; April 16: $1,400; June 11: $1,400
Trip Description: This vision trip is to our missionary friends, Ryan and Morgan Pickwick. The purpose of this trip is to encourage the Pickwicks while determining how we can best support them in the future. This trip is not open to general registration.

St. Louis (Youth Mission Trip)

Dates: July 11–15
Leader: Adam Cole
Team Size: 20-30
Cost: $400
Informational Meeting: Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 12:00 in Room 231 (15-minute meeting)
Application Deadline: March 12
Payment Schedule: March 12: $100; April 16: $150; June 11: $150
Trip Description: The purpose of this youth trip is to help with an outreach event that Storyline Church is organizing. The focus of the week will be promoting and running the event.

Uganda

Dates: July 14–22
Leader: Ryan Anderson
Team Size: 6–10
Cost: $2,700
Informational Meeting: Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 12:00 in Room 100 (15-minute meeting)
Application Deadline: March 26
Payment Schedule: March 26: $100; April 23: $1,400; June 18: $1,200
Trip Description: Partnering with SOS ministries in Uganda. We will engage in local evangelism, help with light construction, serve local children, as well as administer medical aid. We will be serving alongside our missionaries, Anthony and Mary Basaba.

Ecuador

Dates: September 29–October 7
Leader: Lindsey Wate
Team Size: 6–11
Cost: $2,400
Informational Meeting: Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 12:00 in Room 100 (15-minute meeting)
Application Deadline: May 21
Payment Schedule: May 21: $100; July 2: $1,300; September 3: $1,000
Trip Description: Our team will partner with Chris and Carol Sills of Reaching and Teaching as we help serve their local church in Cuenca, Ecuador. We will help with their Women’s Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and participate in Pastoral Training.