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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.

2024/2025 Trips & Prayer Teams

We send teams on short-term trips to impact both the participants and the host communities in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. But we also invite individuals to join our quarterly prayer teams to pray about upcoming trips, participants, logistics, etc.  Prayerfully consider where you’ll go and how you’d like participate! New trips will be added year-round, so please check back frequently. Details will be updated as they become available.

CARY, NC – Prayer Team Q1

January – March, 2024  |  Ages 15+

This team of people from Shepherd’s will commit to meet weekly to pray for the specific needs and praises of each Impact Team. This team will maintain direct contact with the Trip Directors, trip participants, and Mobilization for three months of dedicated prayer, Jan-March. Application is now closed.

NO COST

BUSIA, UGANDA

January 11-21, 2024  |  Ages 21+

Join the Carpenters for Christ as they travel to Uganda at the request of Shepherd’s Global Partner, 7 Billion Reasons, to rebuild a roof on the assembly hall of Global Leadership School. Application is now closed for this trip.

COST PER PERSON: $2,900

MIDDLE EAST – Conference

February 2024  |  Ages 21+

This team will be hosting a conference for a church in the Middle East. No additional information will be published as a matter of security. Please pray for them!

BANGLADESH

February 15-25, 2024  |  Ages 18+

(Must be maturing believer, seeking to be trained and to explore living cross-culturally.
Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations are required to enter the country.)

Join this small team of men as they travel to Bangladesh to partner with Global Staff to encourage Bengali Christians, many of whom are first generation believers. Additionally, this group will partner with the local church to host a soccer tournament with the “goal” of sharing the gospel and impacting the community. The application for this trip is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $2,900

CARY, NC – Prayer Team Q2

April – June, 2024  |  Ages 15+

This team of people from Shepherd’s will commit to meet weekly to pray for the specific needs and praises of each Impact Team. This team will maintain direct contact with the Trip Directors, trip participants, and Mobilization for three months of dedicated prayer, April-June.  Application is now closed.

NO COST

CANAAN LAND – LAKE TOXAWAY, NC

May 12-18, 2024  |  Ages 16+

Canaan Land Camp, a retreat center for Christian Ministry workers, is situated on 3,000 beautiful acres of the North Carolina mountains. The team will work alongside The Shepherd’s Church’s Carpenters for Christ to renovate cabins and help get the center ready for the upcoming season. Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $285

BRYAN, TEXAS

June 15-21, 2024  |  Ages 14-18
(plus adult chaperones)

Join this team of high schoolers and Carpenters for Christ as they assist a Shepherd’s church partner in Bryan, Texas. The team will build a Children’s area, distribute flyers, and host an outreach-block party. Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $1,490

FAYETTEVILLE, NC

July 14-19, 2024  |  Open to All Ages

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

You will be an encouragement to our church plant, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Fayetteville, as you plan and run a VBS outreach effort to this densely populated area of Fayetteville. In addition, this team will work alongside Shepherd’s Carpenters for Christ to continue renovations on the church and school buildings. No construction experience is needed! The team will lodge in an indoor “Tent City” in the Cornerstone gym. Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $325

BALKANS

September 20-30, 2024 |  Ages 19+

(Must be a maturing believer.)

Join Shepherd’s Balkans Global Workers as they reach their community with three projects. The team will assist with a conversational English class, help with tutoring at a local K-12 school, and do manual labor at a community center for people of all ages with special needs. Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $2,970

CARY, NC – Prayer Team Q3

July – September, 2024  |  Ages 15+

This team of people from Shepherd’s will commit to meet weekly to pray for the specific needs and praises of each Impact Team. This team will maintain direct contact with the Trip Directors, trip participants, and Mobilization for three months of dedicated prayer, July-Sept. 

NO COST

EL SALVADOR

November 9-17, 2024  |  Ages 13+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

The El Salvador team will be assisting Lorraine McNeill with Hannah’s Hands Ministry.  Lorraine ministers to the poor in and around San Salvador with Bible clubs for children, Bible studies, and medical clinics.  The agenda for this trip will be finalized based on the talents and gifts of the team members God calls.  We will be doing a VBS program in a local community. There is also a possibility of doing a medical clinic if we have team members with a medical background. If team members have carpenter skills, the team will assist with some projects at the mission house.  There is lots to do in El Salvador! The application for this trip is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $1,850

LIBERIA 

December 3-13, 2024  |  Ages 18+

Bring encouragement to our Global Staff, the Kittredges and Maya Clark, as the team works alongside Shepherd’s Carpenters for Christ to build a cottage on the new campus of Coram Deo Liberia.  The team will be blessed to interact with Liberian workers, and learn from the American families serving the Lord cross-culturally.

COST PER PERSON: $2,990

DETROIT, MI

December TBD, 2024  |  Women Only, Ages 18+

(Must be a maturing believer.)

This team of women will work alongside our Detroit partner church to engage with the international women now living in that area. The team will host two large Christmas parties, and help a church-member advance the goals of her local business outreach to the community.  It will be an amazing time of training and serving! 

COST PER PERSON: $1,200

CARY, NC – Prayer Team Q4

October – December, 2024  |  Ages 15+

This team of people from Shepherd’s will commit to meet weekly to pray for the specific needs and praises of each Impact Team. This team will maintain direct contact with the Trip Directors, trip participants, and Mobilization for three months of dedicated prayer, Oct-Dec. 

NO COST

LONDON – Basketball Intern

Customized Trip Dates  |  Ages 18+

Are you wondering how to use your love of basketball to serve The Lord? Contact the Mobilization Office for a basketball internship based in London. The time-commitment can be 3-12 months. Let us know how God is nudging you!

COST PER PERSON: Varies depending on duration

MIDDLE EAST – Archaeology

January TBD, 2025  |  Ages 18+

(Must be physically able to endure harsh working conditions.)

Pending permit approval, The Shepherd’s Church will be sending a team of volunteers to a new archaeological site in the Middle East. Don’t worry about archaeology credentials. We will have 8-10 training meetings prior to departure where you will be taught all you need to know. We will update this information as we receive confirmation on our paperwork and permits.

COST PER PERSON:  TBD

*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

Every year we try to make the holidays extra special for our Global Staff and Partners who are serving all around the world by donating toward this annual collection. A table will be set up in our lobby starting in late-August through September, where you can pick out a card for a global worker that shares where they are serving and their gift request. This is a great opportunity to participate as a family, with your ABF, or individually.  

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.