Short-term trips involve up to two weeks of serving on a team in another context with a goal to pour ourselves out for the sake of the lost, the poor and the global Church. At Prestonwood, our approach is two-fold: to strengthen the church in “reached” contexts and to establish the Church in “unreached” contexts.
SHORT-TERM MISSION REQUIREMENTS
- Be a Christ-follower
- Be a member or a regular attendee of Prestonwood
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Gospel and biblical mandate for the nations
- Be in agreement with the core beliefs of Prestonwood
- Complete a trip application and submit a deposit before the final registration date
THE SHORT-TERM PROCESS
STEP 1 – Pick a Trip
Below is schedule of 2018 short-term trip offerings at Prestonwood. If you have questions about a specific offering, please feel free to e-mail the trip leader listed in the short-term trip detail.
STEP 2 – Application
When you are ready to join the team, the trip leader will provide you a link to the appropriate trip system, where you will set up a trip account and provide the required information. Please note that you will not be added to the official trip roster until all of the required information is provided and reviewed by Prestonwood. This includes completing the applicable, non-refundable trip deposit of $150, which is paid at the creation of the trip account.
STEP 3 – Fundraising
A payment schedule will be provided to each team member with specific percentage due dates. Basically, you should expect a payment schedule similar to: one-third of trip costs due on days 90 and 60, with final balance due on or before day 30.
Personal fundraising for the trip should begin immediately after acceptance to the official trip roster.
STEP 4 – Training
Required training is outlined in a separate communication from your trip leader. Team members should commit to attending every team meeting.
STEP 5 – Go
Our prayer is that as we go to serve the Church on short-term mission trips, God will use the teams to make His name known, strengthen the local church where it exists, and be part of establishing it where it does not exist. We also pray that as many people as possible will go and be exposed to different contexts and cultures, and that God will prompt them to serve Him elsewhere, more frequently, and in some cases, in longer capacities.
For more information on any of the 2018 short-term trip opportunities, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-820-5030.