What is Short-Term Missions?

Short-Term is up to 2 weeks of serving on a team in another context. Our goal as a faith family is to pour ourselves out for the sake of the lost, the poor, and the global church. At The Church at Brook Hills our approach is two-fold: strengthen the church in “reached” contexts, and establish the church in “unreached” contexts.

Short-Term Requirements

  1. Be a Christ-follower
  2. Be a Member of The Church at Brook Hills or a regular attendee who is registered for Membership Class.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the gospel and biblical mandate for global missions.
  4. Have expressed agreement with The Church at Brook Hills Vision, Mission, Goal, Values, Strategy, Statement of Beliefs and Community Covenant.
  5. Fill out an application and submit a $100 deposit.

Our desire is to also see more Brook Hills small groups go together on trips. We want to encourage you to consider leading a trip or mobilizing your small group or a smaller group of friends to go together. Therefore, we are willing to make adjustments if needed to make these trips work best for your group. Let us know your needs and we will work to strategically match you with one of our field partners and customize the trip for both the benefit of your group and God’s kingdom.

For more information on joining any of these teams, contact Fox in the Global Disciple-Making office.

The Short-Term Process

Step 1 - Pick a Trip

Look through the list of trips we have available through our field partners and pick one you wish to join. If you have questions about the specifics about the trip, feel free to email the team leader listed for the trip to inquire. Our desire is to also see more Brook Hills small groups go together on trips. We want to encourage you to consider leading a trip or mobilizing your small group or a smaller group of friends to go together. Therefore, we are willing to make adjustments if needed to make these trips work best for your group. Let us know your needs and we will work to strategically match you with one of our field partners and customize the trip for both the benefit of your group and God’s kingdom.

Step 2 - Application

Fill out the online application listed for the specific trip you choose then turn in your $100 deposit to the Global Disciple Making Team. After your application is submitted and received, you will be notified by our office as to the next steps for your trip.

Step 3 - Fund Raising

A payment schedule will be given to each team member with the specific totals due. The payment schedule is 50% due 90 days out, an additional 25% due 60 days out, remaining balance due 30 days out. Personal fun raising for the trip should begin immediately after registration. Please see details for how to Raise Money for Short-Term Trips or how you can Make a Contribution to Support a Team Member.

Step 4 - Training

Each team will receive training and equipping from their team leader. Team members should prepare to commit to be at every team meeting.

Step 5 - Go

Our prayer is as our faith family goes to serve the church on short-term trips God will use these teams to make his name known, strengthen the local church where it exists and be part of establishing it where it doesn’t. We also pray that as many go and are exposed to different contexts that God will prompt many to serve in longer capacities.