Summer 2013 GO Trip Opportunities
(Dates are subject to change)
South Asia. Team of 6 students. May 20 - June 30.Participants will have evangelism and discipleship opportunities. Team members need to be relational, self-motivated and committed to obeying God. There are also opportunities for conversational English, sports outreach, and learning the local language and culture. But mostly the team will immerse themselves in the local community looking for persons of peace, sharing, teaching, discipling, and prayer walking.
Basque Region, Spain. Team of 6-8 students.Participants will assist in an English-based inter-cultural exchange program working with a local school, teaching an ESL-focused workshop based on Bible stories. The team would also prayer walk, develop relationships and seek to sow seeds of The story with the goal of exposing Basques to God through relationships, testimonies, activities and life lived together.
South Asia. Team of 6-8 students. May 20 - June 30Female students will work with American locals in ministry to women involved in human trafficking. This will involve evangelism & discipleship in a couple of different ongoing venues. Student applicants that have psychology or medical backgrounds could use their skill in educating these ladies, many of whom have HIV. Male students will work with several men on the local team in evangelism, training local pastors, or planting a church among the Kai.
Horn of Africa. Team of 6-8 students. May 20 - June 20Students will come alongside those serving in ministry to orphans. Lead VBS classes and activities. Assist with Sunday meetings and classes for children. Work with local leaders in developing a new school program.
East Africa. Team of 6-8 students. June 3-28.Students will spend a significant amount of time camping and hiking as they share their faith in remote villages, where in some cases the Gospel has never been heard. There will be many opportunities for students to share their testimonies, participate in Bible-storying and teach children. In another area, students will have the opportunity to live and minister at an orphanage where they will put on a soccer camp, teach elective classes and minister in the surrounding villages.
Southern Africa. Team of 6-8 students. May 20-June 20Students will work with an orphanage by providing Bible stories, sports activities, games, and showing love to those who rarely feel loved. The team will also have opportunities for sharing their faith in the community. Teaching classes for children and adults.
Southeast Asia. Team of 8-10 students. June 10-27.The first part of the trip will be spent leading a camp for children of regional workers attending an annual retreat/training. The second half of the trip students will come alongside local workers in ministry through outreach, prayer walking, and witnessing.
East Asia. Team of 6-8 students. May 27 - June 21.Students will participate in a “cultural exchange” program living on a university campus and interacting with local students through: studying the local language, teaching English, playing sports etc. As relationships are formed team members will have opportunities to share their faith and study the Word one on one.
North Africa. Team of 4-6 students. May 20 - June 30Details of this trip are still being developed
Hawaii. Team of 6-8 students. July 22 - August 5.Activities include: welcoming arriving international exchange students; participating in island tour activities with internationals; befriending students and being a Christian witness; cleaning and maintenance of the International Baptist Centre.Participants will also increase their cross-cultural ministry experience; participate in a cultural awareness seminar; visit Mormon Temple and other religious sites; eat food from differnt countries; and interview internationals.
Church Planting Opportunities: Teams of 6-8 students.
J-Term 2014 GO Trip Opportunities
East Asia. Team of 6-8 students. December 27 – January 23.Students will participate in a “cultural exchange” program living on a university campus and interacting with local students through: studying the local language, teaching English, playing sports etc. As relationships are formed team members will have opportunities to share their faith and study the Word one on one.
East Asia (Taiwan). Team of 8 students. January 2 – January 23.
Cross-cultural exchange, relationship evangelism, discipling with Taiwanese students:
Student volunteers will partner with Taiwanese churches and high school & university students to build relationships around cultural interchange that will lead to relational evangelism as well as relational discipling of young Chinese Christian believers. We will use praise & worship songs, sports, games, English teaching, Creation 2 Christ Bible-storying, drama, and/or whatever other talents God provides the Team to assist in starting new work among Taiwan churches.
North Africa. Team of 4-6 students. December 27 – January 23.
Students will be building relationships, teaching English, and prayer walking while working among college students.
South America (Peru). Team of 6-8 students. December 27 – January 23.
Students will travel to the Amazon Basin to work in river communities where they will have opportunity to form relationships with the people, share biblical narratives, and demonstrate the love of Jesus. The primary means of interaction will be playing soccer and volleyball, offering some basic first aid care, working, fishing, and hunting with the people in the community. This is a very physically demanding trip with the potential of being far removed from modern society (i.e., hospitals, electricity, clean water), but it is one of the most rewarding Go-trips you could ever experience.
Sochi. Team of 8 – 12 students. December 27 – January 23.
Pre-Olympic preparation for outreach. Promotion of spiritual activities during Winter Olympics.
South Asia (India/Kai). *Trip full
This trip is currently full.
South Korea. Team of 4-6 students. December 27-January 23.
Cultural exchange: Students will work with local believers in outreach and ministry building relationships and seeking opportunities to share their faith.