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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.

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

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 in September. In 2020, our church’s generous givers enabled us to provide gifts for 35 global workers and their families!

During the month of September, stop by our lobby table to pick out a card for a global worker that shares where they are serving and their gift request. All gifts are due by October 3, 2021.  This is a great opportunity to participate as a family, with your ABF, or individually. You can also donate online!  Just click the button below and choose from the Fund drop-down menu: “Christmas in September”.  Thanks for making a difference!

IMMANUEL’S CHILD

Help a child in Russia see the light of Christ at Christmas by donating toward this annual outreach ministry. In 2020 we were able to provide gift bags (with a Bible, an outfit of clothing, candy, fruit and a toy) for 246 children in Russian-speaking countries. We are excited to see what the Lord does for our 2021 collection!

IMMANUEL’S CHILD

In 2020 we were able to provide gift bags (with a Bible, an outfit of clothing, candy, fruit and a toy) for 246 children in Russian-speaking countries. We are excited to see what the Lord does for our 2021 collection!

IMPACT 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. 

2021-2022 Trips

New trips will be added year-round, so please check back frequently. Details will be updated as they become available.

LUMBERTON, NC

May 17-21, 2021  |  Ages 15+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

Over the last several years, the Lumberton area has been hit especially hard during hurricane season. Our Carpenters for Christ* have been a blessing as they have intervened with prayer, the gospel, and construction help. Come serve alongside the Carpenters this year as they continue their Lumberton disaster-rebuild efforts in the matchless name of Jesus. No construction experience is needed!

There will be two training meetings prior to the trip. All meals and lodging are included in the cost. You must provide your own transportation to Lumberton. Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $300/person

CHARLOTTE, NC

June 13-18, 2021  |  Open to All Ages

(Must have parent present if under age 13.
Age 15+ can use construction tools.)

The goal of this trip is to supply labor and encouragement to our church plant, Life Church, located in the vibrant South End neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. We’re planning to leave early Sunday morning so we can arrive in time to worship with them in their morning serviceMonday-Thursday we’ll spend the morning and afternoons laboring alongside our Carpenters for Christ* on light construction projects. In the evenings, we’ll be working with the Life Church family to host a VBS (Monday-Wednesday) and Block Party (Thursday) for families in the community. After a week of service, we’ll conclude the trip on Friday with a day at Carowinds! Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $460/person

FAYETTEVILLE/
RED SPRINGS

July 12-17, 2021  |  Ages 15+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

Our Carpenters for Christ* team is looking for 8 people to serve alongside them for two unique projects. No construction experience is needed!

You will be an encouragement to our church plant, Cornerstone Baptist Church of Fayetteville, as you work with the carpenters to renovate several areas of the church building. From there, you and the carpenters will bless the community of Red Springs in the matchless name of Christ, as you work on a disaster rebuild project caused by Hurricanes Dorian and Matthew.

You must provide your own transportation to Fayetteville, where you will then have all lodging and food provided for the rest of the week. There will be two training meetings prior to the trip.  Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $300/per person

DETROIT, MI

August 4-9, 2021  |  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 young professionals who are discipling 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.

COST PER PERSON: $825

CHEYENNE, WY

August 28-September 4, 2021  |   Ages 15+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

Come serve alongside The Shepherd’s Church’s Carpenters for Christ as the team blesses Cheyenne, WY, with prayer, the gospel, and construction help.  No construction experience is necessary! The seasoned team members of Carpenters for Christ are eager to teach and disciple all who will join them as they undertake several construction projects at our church plant, First Baptist Church of Cheyenne, WY.  The team will be remodeling the main entrance, sound-proofing the gym, and renovating the bathrooms.  The cost includes airfare, lodging (2/room at the Red Lion Hotel), and meals. Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $1,175

EURASIA

September 24-October 4, 2021  |  Ages 13+

(Ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent. Must be able to travel independently.)

This is a ministry and educational vision trip to Istanbul & Tirana. Participants will have a ministry and life-shaping experience visiting a few key cities in the Neo-Ottoman world. This trip will combine a historical overview of the region with engagement with modern-day gospel witnesses and church leaders. Significant emphasis will be placed on learning from marketplace ministers. Participants will hear and observe various approaches and ministry strategies. Participants must self-fund and make their own travel arrangements with recommendations from the Trip Director. There will be three training meetings prior to departure. Application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $2,500-$3,500 depending on the accommodations you choose

EL SALVADOR

November 27-December 5, 2021  |  Ages 13+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

Serve alongside our ministry partner, Hannah’s Hands, as the team hosts VBS in two impoverished villages, and participates in outreach in and around San Salvador.  You will be blessed as you interact with the local children and bring encouragement to the community! Trip application is now closed.

COST PER PERSON: $1,450

ST. GEORGE, UTAH

December 17-23, 2021  |  Ages 16-25

Working alongside our church partner, Red Mesa Fellowship, this team of high school upperclassmen and young adults will host a nightly musical outreach event in the central town plaza. Several training meetings will be provided as the team prepares to tell the glorious story of Christ’s birth and the gift of redemption that is now available to all whom call on the name of Jesus.

In addition, the team will assist Red Mesa Fellowship with landscaping and other repair projects at the church.

The skills you learn in Utah will equip you to apply the same outreach methods right where you live.

COST PER PERSON: $1,100

ARCHAEOLOGY VOLUNTEER/STUDY TRIP

2022 Dates TBD  |  Ages 16+

(Must have parent present if under age 18.)

The Shepherd’s Church will be sending a team of volunteers, perhaps you included, 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.  Details will be announced soon, so start praying now about whether you should be part of this history-making trip!

COST PER PERSON:  $4,000

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