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SERVING OUR WORLD

Each year we provide various opportunities to serve on impact trips, as well as all-church global outreach initiatives to make a difference around the world for Christ.

2022 Trips

We send teams on short-term trips to impact both the participants and the host communities in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Prayerfully consider where you’ll go. New trips will be added year-round, so please check back frequently. Details will be updated as they become available.

CANAAN LAND – LAKE TOXAWAY, NC

May 15-21, 2022  |  Ages 10+

(Families with children are encouraged to apply if
children are able to work with minimal supervision.
Must have parent present if under age 16.)

Canaan Land – Lake Toxaway, a retreat center for Christian Ministry workers, is situated on 3,000 beautiful acres in the North Carolina mountains. The Center is operated by a wonderful couple who offer weeklong getaways at no charge to ministry workers in need of downtime and refreshment. In partnership with The Shepherd’s Church’s Carpenters for Christ, this Impact Team will be painting, landscaping, and getting a newly renovated cabin ready for the summer season. There is a task for every skill set!  Application is now closed for this trip.

COST PER PERSON: $250

DETROIT, MI

May 25-30, 2022  |  Ages 18+

(Must be a maturing believer and eager to learn.)

Learn from our partner church as the team reaches out to the local immigrant community. The team will learn Marketplace Ministry as they volunteer in a thrift store, meet with refugees, host an outreach event in the city park, and work closely with our partner church handing out Bibles. The skills you learn in Detroit will equip you to apply the same outreach methods right where you live. Application is now closed for this trip.

COST PER PERSON: $1,100

CHARLOTTE, NC

June 26-July 1, 2022  |  Ages 11-18

(Must have parent present if under age 14.)

Experience the joy of meeting new people and bringing hope to them through prayer and outreach. This team will continue the work of previous Impact Teams as you reach out to the vibrant South End neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. You will arrive early Sunday morning, worship with Life Church, and prepare for an exhilarating week of training and sharing your faith. The team will round out the trip on Friday with a day at The Whitewater Center. Application is now closed for this trip.

COST PER PERSON: $475

TIRANA, ALBANIA

July 7-17, 2022  |  Ages 16+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

This team will build life-long relationships at an orphanage and a school in Albania’s beautiful capital city of Tirana. You will be assisting The Shepherd’s Church’s local Global Workers and their associates as you play summer-camp-style games and teach ESL (English as a Second Language). No teaching experience is necessary. You must be eager to learn and ready to have a life-changing experience. Application is now closed for this trip.

COST PER PERSON: $2,950

FAYETTEVILLE, NC

July 17-22, 2022  |  Open to Ages 8+

(Must have parent present if under age 14.)

You will be an encouragement to our church plant, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Fayetteville, as you host a HUGE VBS for the community and work with the Carpenters for Christ to renovate the loft area of their gym. The team members will lodge in Red Springs, where you will gather nightly for dinner and debriefing. No construction experience is needed, just a joyful servant’s heart! The trip application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $325

CHEYENNE, WY

July 30-August 7, 2022  |   Open to All Ages

(Must have parent present if under age 15.)

This team will be a blessing to our church plant, Capital City Church of Cheyenne as we assist with VBS and local outreach. In addition, the team will serve alongside our Carpenters for Christ as they build a Youth Center at the church. No construction experience is necessary! The seasoned team members of Carpenters for Christ are eager to teach and disciple all who will join them!  The application for this trip is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $1,400

EL SALVADOR

November 12-20, 2022  |  Ages 13+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

Be prepared to see God changing lives (perhaps yours!) as you serve alongside our ministry partner, Hannah’s Hands, in and around San Salvador.  The team will host a VBS-style event in a nearby village and assist Shepherd’s Global Workers in outreach projects in the heart of San Salvador. If any team members have medical training, this trip will possibly also include a medical clinic outreach in partnership with local medical personnel. The application for this trip is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $1,600

SOUTH AFRICA

December 10-21, 2022  

South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful topography in the world, as well as some of the most devastating cultural divisions that have lasting impacts to this day. In response to a request from Shepherd’s South Africa Global Workers, this team will be working with several churches in the cities of George and Knysna to host two community outreach events. One targets young professionals who are struggling to gain relevant technical skills in our current economic downturn with an intensive hands-on coding workshop. The other event targets youth with a gaming focused event, emphasizing family bonding and the sharing of testimonies from members of our team who work in the gaming industry. In addition, the team will be hosting fellowship events for the churches in our network as this trip coincides with their summer break.

COST PER PERSON: $2,900

LIBERIA

December 17-24, 2022  |  Ages 16+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

The Liberia Impact Team will partner with Shepherd’s Global Staff, the Kittredges, to set up a commercial kitchen and sustainable garden on their new property. The team, headed up by a Shepherd’s member and trained chef, will train local Liberians to make treats using honey, coconuts, and fish — ingredients all available and plentiful in this region. The treats will be distributed and sold for profit in local markets. If you love working with your hands, this is a great trip to serve on! The application for this trip is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $2,700

*For more information about the Carpenters for Christ, visit their webpage, or email Andy Bryan.

GLOBAL INITIATIVES

Check out these annual opportunities that are open to the whole church to make a difference around the world for Christ.

CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER

Gift Request Pickup Dates: August 21-September 25, 2022
Gift Drop-off Dates: October 2 & 9, 2022

Help make the holidays extra special for our Global Staff and Partners who are serving all around the world by donating toward this annual collection. Look for the table set up in our lobby starting in late August through late September where you can pick out a card for a global worker that shares where they are serving and their gift request. Gift drop-off dates are in early October.  This is a great opportunity to participate as a family, with your ABF, or individually.  You can also conveniently give online by selecting “Christmas in September” from the fund drop-down on the giving page. 

IMMANUEL’S CHILD

Help a child in Russia see the light of Christ at Christmas by donating toward this annual outreach ministry. Your gift of $25 provides a Bible, an outfit of clothing, candy, fruit and a toy for children in Russian-speaking countries. This collection typically takes place in October. 

IMMANUEL’S CHILD

Help a child in Russia see the light of Christ at Christmas by donating toward this annual outreach ministry. Your gift of $25 provides a Bible, an outfit of clothing, candy, fruit and a toy for children in Russian-speaking countries. This collection typically takes place in October.