“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (NLT) – Matthew 28:19-20
Upcoming Short-Term Mission Trips
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JUNIOR HIGH SPRING BREAK OUTREACH
March 22-29, 2013
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The week just before Easter, the Junior High ministry heads down to Mexicali, Mexico to partner with a local church, El Tiemplo Jireh, pastored by Abraham and Carolina Placeres, to encourage and supplement their local ministry. While our main focus is to stay local and be missional primarily in the Fresno/Clovis area, this trip is a great opportunity for anyone to get exposure to the larger body of Christ and do kingdom work in a different environment.
We stay in a base camp in the Mexicali Valley with anywhere from 900-1,500 other people from churches and groups from around the nation, even including Canada. At the camp we have chapel in the morning and evening, all our food is taken care of and our provisions are watched over.
During the day we are on our own to serve at our local church. We do construction as well a vacation bible school program for the elementary-aged kids. The construction project continues each year, working off of building plans that they have drawn up in years past.
It is a value of ours to have a relational ministry that invests in people and not programs, which is why there has been a long-term partnership with this particular local church for the past decade.
If any of these things have tickled your fancy or nudged your soul, please do not hesitate to email at email@example.com. The Information Meeting is typically held late November, early December to brief for the trip and Team Meetings begin mid-January.
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HIGH SCHOOL SPRING BREAK OUTREACH
New London, California
March 25-29, 2013
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If you would like more information about this Short-Term Mission Opportunity, please contact Pastor Matt Cook ASAP.
Frequently Asked Questions
Campus Bible Church wants to help you make a significant contribution to what God is doing around the world. When you go, you’ll be prepared and led into a ministry that will teach you to depend on God and grow closer to Him.
Top 4 Questions about Short-Term Missions
1. What is involved?
- Pre-Field Training – These sessions are crammed with spiritual preparation, practical training and team-building experiences.
- Field Ministry – In-country orientation on arrival, followed by significant ministry.
- Debriefing – We’ll help you evaluate and process your ministry experience and train you to share your experience with others.
2. What dates should I be aware of?
- Application Deadlines – Vary according to the trip.
- Pre-field Training – Varies according to the trip. You will be informed of the PFT schedule once your application has been accepted.
- CBC Short-Term Support Application Deadline – To apply for missionary support from the church, support applications must be submitted to the church office no later than 6 weeks prior to the departure date for your trip. Support applications can be downloaded here or are available from the church office.
3. What does it cost?
Expenses vary by country. In all cases, the total cost listed with each opportunity includes round-trip airfare, pre-field training, debriefing, food and housing expenses, on-field transportation costs, overseas health insurance, and an administrative fee.
4. How can I get involved?
Contact Pastor Matt Cook at the church office to find out more information about various short-term trips or contact the team leader or church office to request an application.
Find an application here!Download the STM Participant Application [PDF]
This form is to be filled out by those applying for a Campus Bible Church Short-Term Mission Team.
This form is to be filled out by Campus Bible Church attenders interested in applying for financial support for a short-term mission trip. Please keep in mind that the form must be turned in to the church office at least 6 weeks prior to trip departure to be considered. Contact the church office with questions.
Need a Passport?
As early as January 1, 2008, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda by land or sea (including ferries), may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. While recent legislative changes permit a later deadline, the Departments of State and Homeland Security are working to meet all requirements as soon as possible. Ample advance notice will be provided to enable the public to obtain passports or passport cards for land/sea entries.
If you are considering participating in a short-term mission trip this next year to Mexico or anywhere else, we recommend you consider applying for a passport as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about obtaining a passport, please contact Pastor Matt Cook at the church office (559) 291-9116.
Visit the U.S. State Department website for detailed information on how to obtain a passport.