What is Short-Term Missions?
Our goal is to equip and empower The Church at Brook Hills to make disciples of all nations by sending sound laborers into the harvest in Short-Term, Mid-Term, Long-Term, or Marketplace pathways. Short-Term is serving up to 2 weeks on a team in another context. At The Church at Brook Hills, our approach is two-fold: strengthen the church in “reached” contexts, and establish the church in “unreached” contexts.
- Be a Christ-follower and Member of The Church at Brook Hills (or registered for our Membership Class.)
- Demonstrate an understanding of the gospel and biblical mandate for global missions.
- Have expressed agreement with The Church at Brook Hills Statement of Beliefs, our Priority, Purpose, and Pursuit, and Church Covenant.
- Fill out an application and submit a $100 deposit.
Two Avenues for 2020
This year, there are two avenues for going Short-Term at The Church at Brook Hills:
JOIN A CORE TRIP
Our Global team has identified five core places in the world where we will engage with Short-Term teams this year. These five core areas were chosen because there is significant gospel movement among least reached people groups, and we want to both fuel and be a part of God’s movement there.
There are multiple trip opportunities to each of these five core areas and are available to every Brook Hills member. Simply click on STEP 1 below in our Short-Term Process to find a trip in these core areas.
We have many strategic partners to whom we would prioritize sending a Short-Term team. Our Global Team is happy to help develop a trip for small groups, families, or groups of friends who want to serve in any of these locations based on the needs of our partners.
For this avenue, we request a minimum of four people committed to go and a five-month advance notification to begin trip planning.
Contact Fox in the Global Disciple-Making office to begin this process.
The Short-Term Process
Step 1 - Pick a Trip and Apply
View our available list of core trips and submit a trip application through the Managed Missions portal. If you have questions about trip details, feel free to email the team leader listed for the trip. If you are interested in the build-a-trip option, begin the process by emailing our Short-Term Director, Fox. He can also answer questions regarding more information on joining any of the core trip teams.
Step 2 - Pay For Your Trip
All payments will be submitted through the Managed Mission Portal. A payment schedule will be given to every member signed up for a trip. Typically, team members should expect to pay 50% of the total trip due 90 days out, an additional 25% due 60 days out, and the remaining balance due 30 days out.
Step 3 - Get Equipped to Go
Each team will receive training and equipping from their team leader that includes Spiritual Preparation, Cultural Preparation, and Logistical Preparation. Team members should prepare to commit to be at every team meeting.
Step 4 - Go
Our prayer is as our faith family goes to serve the church on Short-Term mission, God will use these teams to make His name known. We also pray that as many go and are exposed to different contexts, God will prompt many to serve in longer capacities.