Short-Term Missions Initiatives



So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.

Ministry Philosophy
We believe that those who participate in a cross-cultural or domestic ministry experience--adults and youth alike--begin to develop a great Christian maturity and become not only more committed to ministry and global missions but also more effective church members who actively engage in praying, going and/or sending. 

How you can be involved with our 2017 teams:

  • Pray for our leaders, team members and ministry partners in the coming months as they all prepare to serve across the globe.
  • Consider how God would lead you to give toward the expenses of these trips. Contact for more information.
  • Do you have a special skill that would help these teams with culture, language learning or overseas experiences in their destination countries? Contact Marilyn in the missions office to volunteer your services.

STAMP Arizona (March 25-April 1) 
This team will assist with a new roof and will assist with general facility projects! Years of weather and general deterioration of the station’s building poses critical problems—structural and financial—for the ministry to continue broadcasting to listeners in the surrounding cities and across the border. Hosts: Marcos & Mariana Romero, KNOG Radio

Vietnam Culture (May 28-June 26)
A pilot program with ELIC, Engage Culture is a rich opportunity to grow in a deeper understanding of Vietnam as a country and a people as well as to learn about the young national church. Personal discipleship and growth lay the foundation for this experience. The team will participate in peer-to-peer evangelism through cultural exchange and engage with Vietnam’s culture though training, basic language acquisition and practical and educational excursions. The team will serve the national church through English clubs as guest teachers and run a one-week English camp, an unprecedented opportunity for expansion of the Vietnamese Church, in a remote mountainous region of central Vietnam. Come, see and learn! Host: English Language Institute China (ELIC)

STAMP Dominican Republic (June 10-17)
This team will coordinate fun and gospel-centered activities for at-risk children during the three- to four-day half-day staff training. Requirements for this team require a heart for positive, loving interaction with kids of all ages and lots of energy. The team will also assist with the construction of a security wall and fence needed to increase the facility’s security levels. Hosts: VanDerMolens and Trautweins, Kids Alive International

STAMP Greece (July 11-22) 
These individuals will team together to serve the vulnerable who have arrived to the island of Lesbos and the city of Athens to face a potential of 12-18 months in a refugee camp. This team will practically live out the gospel as they serve the “least of these” in the holding facilities that have become home to so many seeking refuge. Opportunities to share God's news of salvation with those who’ve never heard will be abundant while assisting with the practical needs of food, clothing and housing. Host: Greater Europe Mission

STAMP Romania (July 19-July 30)
Imagine a rustic and nature-filled setting in the Fagaras Mountains of Romania as a backdrop for building relationships and for opening evangelistic and discipleship opportunities with believing and unbelieving university students. Hosted by Cru’s student ministries in Romania, this team will boost the visibility of this ministry by providing English speakers, a much-desired “commodity” in today’s global landscape. Hosts: Dave & Shari Ginn, Cru

Justice & Compassion Englewood (July 9-15)
(High school students)
Host: Daniel Bair, Urban Youth Outreach
Engaging in relational activities with Englewood youth served by Urban Youth Outreach. Students will hear their stories and learn about the challenges they face on a daily basis.