2014 Mission Trips


Dates of Trip:  February 15 - 22, 2014
Cost Range: $1,200
Trip Category: Evangelism, Construction

Trip DescriptionThis is a construction and evangelism trip.  The team will be working on a school building for a Christian school. Please contact Charles Cranford if you have interest in this trip.

Contact Trip Leader: Charles Cranford -

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Application Deadline Date:  December 31, 2013
Dates for Trip:  February 13 - 23, 2014
Cost$2,580 - $2,930
Trip Category: Evangelism, English Teaching, Student Friendly

Trip DescriptionThe team will briefly tour several cities on route to their destination. There, the team will meet in public places and homes and use conversational English as a way to develop relationships. They will also prayer walk in the city. No teaching experience needed, only a desire to share Christ! 

Contact Trip Leader: Jay Hancock -

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Application Deadline Date:  January 15, 2014
Dates of Trips:  March 8 - 15, 2014 (1 spot open) and March 22 - 29 (8 spots open)
Cost Range:  $1,175 (all inclusive)
Trip Category: Evangelism, Construction

Trip Description:  Finish The Wall will lead this construction mission trip.  The trip is open to men and women and all skill levels are needed. Team members will complete a Christian Community medical center in rural Honduras. Completion of this facility will increase the availability of quality healthcare and provide spiritual direction to 58 mountain communities and villages within a fifty mile radius.  

Contact Trip Leader:  For additional information go to www.finishthewall.com or contact trip leaders,  Tom Powell or Chad Bryant at 704-405-3815 or

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Application Deadline Date:  January 12, 2014
Dates for Trip:  April 12 - 19, 2014
Cost: $1,600
Trip Category: Family & Student Friendly, Construction

Trip Description:  The team will partner with Mission Housing Ministries over the week of Spring Break.  Service opportunities will include building a home for a widow, working with the local church to visit remote villages and teach Vacation Bible School, providing material needs to impoverished children and orphans in the area, and assisting in some small projects.  All skill levels are welcome. This is a great opportunity for family mission work together for all ages. Students who have completed eighth grade or less must be accompanied by one parent.

Contact Trip Leader:  Wendy Marus - 

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UKRAINE - Ukraine Baptist Theological Seminary 

Application Deadline Date:  March 31, 2014 (Spring Trip); May 31, 2014 (Summer Trip)
Dates of Trip:
Spring (April-May) and Summer (June-August)
Cost Range:  Approx $2,100

Trip Category:  
Evangelism, Teaching (Seminary/Bible college-level subjects such as Church Planting, Women's Ministry, Strategic Planning), Student Friendly, Construction

Trip Description:  This trip is offered in partnership with the Ukraine Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS) and Irpen Bible Church located in Lviv (western) and Kiev (central) Ukraine respectively. The spring trip will focus on teaching opportunities at the UBTS as well as teaching Strategic Planning to local pastors and church leaders in various venues throughout Ukraine. The summer trip will focus on the UBTS campus and will include the same teaching opportunities cited for the spring trip as well as support for Worship Leader/Team Training. UBTS recently added a training program for Worship Leaders and Instrumentalists. The team will also do renovation work at the UBTS campus.

Contact Trip Leader:  Pete Mullowney -  

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Application Deadline Date:  March 12, 2014
Dates of Trip:  June 12 - 20, 2014
Cost Range:  $1,600
Trip Category: Evangelism, Construction

Trip Description:  Team members will do light construction of a medical intensive care unit at the retirement facility for pastors.  They will also assist several churches in outreach ministry in the greater Santiago de Cuba area and help in the early stages of developing a farm ministry.  There are no specific skills required for this trip.  Individuals with agribusiness background are needed.  This trip is offered through the North Carolina Baptists on Mission.

Contact Trip Leader:  Peter Cordero -  

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Application Deadline Date: March 1, 2014
Dates of Trip:  June 12 - 24, 2014
Cost Range:  $2,500
Trip Category: Medical, Family Friendly, Evangelism, Men's & Women's Ministries, Sports Outreach

Trip Description:  The team will work at New Day Foster Home.  Team members will work alongside the New Day staff and volunteers, ministering to medically fragile infants and children.  Medically trained volunteers will have opportunities for occupational, speech, and physical therapy as well as conducting physical exams on infants and children.  Non-medical volunteers will assist in preschool, conversational English classes for high school and college age (no ESL required), ministering to the elderly in the village, teaching parenting and English classes to village children and adults, preparing and conducting a VBS program for the foreign staff’s children and so much more!!

Contact Trip Leaders:  Marilyn McBride -  or contact Karen Hefferman - 

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Dates of Trip:  June 13 - 21, 2014
Cost of Trip:  

Trip Description:  The team will travel to Tirana, Albania and work alongside the staff at Bethany Social Services, an organization that provides social, psychological, educational, training and medical services to women, children and families in the name of Jesus Christ. The team is looking for trained counselors, nurses, educators and nurturing caregivers that will educate and train those who work with the orphans and women. Specifically the team will conduct training seminars, assist caregivers with daily activities, and minister to the needs of local foster families and counseling center staff. 

Contact Trip Leader:  Arion Skenderi at .

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Application Deadline Date:  December 18, 2013
Dates of Trip:  June 14 - 21, 2014
Cost:  $850
Trip Category: Student Friendly, High School only, Construction, Sports Outreach 

Trip DescriptionCarmel Student Ministry will be taking a team of high school students and adults to Big Heart Orphanage in Reynosa, Mexico, June 14-21. Students will have the opportunity to support the local orphanage through construction and spending time with children. The team will also serve in the community distributing food and clothing while partnering with the local church for outreach events. For detailed information please visit www.carmelbaptist.org/fuel-event/mexico-mission-trip/

Contact Trip Leader: Ryan Jackson at 

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UKRAINE - Irpen Bible Church

Application Deadline Date: January 19, 2014
Dates of Trip:  June 19 - 30, 2014
Cost:  Approx $2,100
Trip Category: Evangelism, English Teaching, Construction, Sports Outreach, Family Friendly, Student Friendly, Men's/Women's Ministry.  This is a very family friendly, inter-generational trip and is ideal for college and high school students but all ages are welcome! Numerous families have participated in the past. There are team assignments for any age and skill levels from teaching, outreach, arts/crafts, music, construction, medical, etc. 

Trip Description: Join us in Ukraine next summer for an incredible missions experience for any age!  Our work at Irpen Bible Church (IBC) has several team ministry opportunities including leading a week long sports camp in a VBS format, working closely with the IBC Youth Leadership team to conduct nightly sports outreach events, helping with church construction projects, medical outreach opportunities, visiting the needy in their homes, and conducting other Bible Studies/training with adults.  This inter-generational trip has multiple service opportunities to utilize your specific skills and gifts.

Contact Trip Leader: Rev. Bill Smith - 

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Application Deadline Date: February 2, 2014
Dates of Trip:  
July 5 - 12, 2014
Cost Range:  $1,750
Trip Category: Student Friendly

Trip Description:  The team will conduct a Vacation Bible School at Deliverance Baptist Church for children in that community.  VBS teachers, music leaders, sports and recreation leaders are all needed for this 12 – 15 person team.  Students who have completed eighth grade or less must be accompanied by one parent.

Contact Trip Leader: Audrey Scurfield - 


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Application Deadline Date: March 15, 2014
Dates of Trip: 
July 12 - 19 and/or July 19 - 26
Cost:  $2,000 one week or $2,600 both weeks

Trip Category: Evangelism, Family Friendly, Student Friendly, Men's/Women's Ministry, Prison Ministry

Trip Description: The team will do shoe distributions in villages and/or prisons and wash feet as they share the gospel.  The team will also establish Christian libraries wherever they go.  There will be evening Celebration Crusades at the villages where music, testimonies and the gospel message will be shared.

Contact Trip Leader:  Beth Puckett - 

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Application Deadline Date: February 1, 2014
Dates of Trips:
July 30 - August 9, 2014
Cost:  $3,300

Trip Category: Student Ministry, for those who have completed 11th or 12th grade

Trip Description: Carmel defines a disciple as, "A follower of Christ in Learning and Living." Our goal for the student ministry trip to Kenya in 2014 is for students to experience "learning and living" in the cross cultural context of Tenwek Community Health and Development. This will be accomplished through training and hands on experience in areas of evangelism, holistic ministry, leader development, and chaplaincy. An experience unlike any other awaits students in the summer of 2014! 

Contact Trip Leader:  Joseph McMurry -  

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Application Dates: February 1 - June 1, 2014 at www.joniandfriends.org/charlotte
Dates of Trips: 
Week 1 (August 3-8); Week 2 (August 10-15)
Cost:  $400 (includes room and board, activities, and training)

Trip Category: Evangelism, Disability Ministry, Family

Trip Description: Team members will be paired with a buddy with special needs for five days. Activities include age-appropriate Biblical teaching and worship, talent show, swimming, zip-lining, spa, etc. all based on this year’s encouraging theme. To get a taste, watch the fun video at www.joniandfriends.org/charlotte!

Contact Family Retreat Director:  Andra Eason –  or call 704-841-1177.

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Application Deadline Date: ASAP
Dates of Trips: 
February 28 – March 8, 2014
Cost:  $2,300

Trip Category: Wheelchair Outreach, Evangelism

Trip Description: This team is comprised of Physical or Occupational Therapists, Mechanics and Support Personnel that work with national translators and church members to hand-fit wheelchairs to individuals who need them but could never afford them. We are still in need of another PT or OT to hand-fit wheelchairs along with a mechanic. The team is almost complete – please contact Andra with any interest as soon as possible.

Contact Trip Leader:  Andra Eason –  or call 704-841-1177.

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