SHORT TERM MISSIONS

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." 
Acts 1:8

Want to learn more about the places we send our teams? Click the trips below! 

NORTH AMERICA
CENTRAL AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST

APPALACHIA

EARLY DECEMBER (Gifts For Children) - Leader TBD

Fill out an Interest Card to express interest in our 2024 teams! To JOIN this team, click the black "Go To Appalachia" button below. We are not sending a team this summer.

SUMMER TEAM
Serve children in elementary and middle school alongside our partner organization, the Wade Center. You and your team will host Vacation Bible School, help with fun learning activities, play games, lead worship and bless families in Bluefield, WV. The children at the Wade Center love seeing Bay Area teams show up to share God's love with them!

WINTER TEAM
Serve families in Bluefield, WV through Bay Area’s annual Gifts for Children program. The team will deliver and distribute gifts to families, participate in various improvement projects around the Wade Center and serve in the Wade Center’s after-school program for elementary students. This winter trip is a great way to take a first step into serving our global partners.

SUPPORT GOAL 
$600 per person (winter)


This team is now full. Fill out the interest card at the link above to express an interest in a future Appalachia team.

BELIZE

MARCH 22-29, 2024 (BELIZE 1) - Led by April Holden
JULY 23-30, 2024 (BELIZE 2) - Led by Jake and Sarah Wieduwilt, Keara Mahan, Sean Anderson

BELIZE 1: (Construction Team)
This spring in Belize we will begin another house building project for a young widow and her three children ages 1, 7 and 9 who lost their husband and father to cancer. Additionally, you will worship alongside Belizean Christians as you meet practical needs for families living in poverty and share the love of Jesus.  This team may also distribute food to those in need and pray with local families. If you’re considering your first international mission trip, enjoy construction and making relationships with the local community, Belize is a great opportunity to serve! This trip is open to men, women and teens who are interested in serving thru construction.

BELIZE 2: (BASM Missions)
This summer in Belize we will join with the local ministry that provides sponsorships and support for children to attend school.  We will be organizing a VBS for the students. On this team you will also distribute food to those in need and pray with local families.  Worship alongside Belizean Christians as you meet practical needs for families living in poverty and share the love of Jesus.  If you’re considering your first international mission trip, enjoy painting and building relationships with the local community or are passionate about education, Belize is a great opportunity to serve! This team is open to Bay Area Student Ministry Students only. If you are in college or are an adult or family wanting to serve together, please consider either the March Belize team or consider serving in another location. (*Teens for this team need to be in BASM and be approved by Michelle.)

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$2,500 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dates are to be determined, but will be one of the options listed below:
APRIL 30 - MAY 5 - Led by Joe and Thandi Stern

In the Dominican Republic, you will serve alongside Dominican missionaries Miguel and Rosy to support the work of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Some serving options for your team include: building a home, running a basketball camp, organizing a Vacation Bible School, and/or building a fence around a baseball field. The specific ministry will be determined by the giftings of those called to be on the team. Join our first-ever team to serve the people of the Dominican Republic this spring; you won’t regret it!

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$2,200 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase and ministry costs.

GHANA

We are not planning to send a team here this year. Fill out an Interest Card to express interest in a future team.

Scripture Union Ghana General Director, Derek Koomson, is ready to partner with you to share the gospel with high school students throughout Ghana. You will visit students at their boarding schools to help them understand how to live out their faith and what a vibrant relationship with Jesus looks like. In this role, you will connect with students in both small and large group settings. You and your team will share your testimonies, teach from the Bible and have meaningful conversations. Love students, teaching, leadership or laughter? This trip might be for you!

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$3,700 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.

INDIA

MAY 31 - JUNE 10, 2024 - Led by Keith Riniker

Experience firsthand the three P’s of India: plurality of religion, poverty, and population. While in India, you will have many different ministry opportunities and roles of service. You will serve children and youth within the community, encourage local believers, and help to teach pastors. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside the longstanding ministry now led by Pastor Joseph and see what the Lord is doing in India.

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$3,700 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.

KENYA

JUNE 29 - JULY 11 (KENYA 1) - Led by Reid and Ginger Norris
JULY 20 - AUGUST 1 (KENYA 2 - BASM) - Led by Michelle Wright

Applications for the Kenya teams will be open soon. To let us know you're interested pleased scroll up and click the STM Interest button so we can notify you when applications for Kenya are open.

KENYA 1:
While in Kenya you’ll be spending your time on the ground working with the Church plants our partner Gideon is leading. With Gideon’s help and God’s wisdom, your spiritual gifts will be matched up with skills and talents to help empower the pastors who are ministering in their communities full time. This will include light construction, outreach to men, women and teens and a Vacation Bible School for children.

KENYA 2: (BASM Missions)
This team will serve alongside our global partners, Gideon and Joy Banda. Students can expect to be involved in a service project requiring physical labor, teach and run a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program, and share their personal testimony. Other opportunities may involve prayer walking a community and some evangelism and outreach. Kenya is a beautiful place with wonderful people, and Gideon’s team on the ground is full of passionate people who love Jesus. It will be a transformative time as we step out in faith to serve the Lord together. If you are a student and would like to be considered for this team, please contact Michelle Wright before applying. Due to limited space, we will not be able to accept everyone. (If you are in college or are an adult or family wanting to serve together, please consider either the June team or consider serving in another location.)

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$3,500 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.

LEBANON

Due to current world events we are not currently sending teams to Lebanon. Fill out the interest card at the link above to express an interest in a future Lebanon team.

While in Lebanon, you will serve families in Syrian refugee camps by sharing meals and stories, engaging with women and children using your spiritual gifts, teaching from the Bible and encouraging local believers. Experience Middle Eastern culture (and food!) as you get a broader glimpse of God’s heart for all peoples. PAST MISSIONS EXPERIENCE IS RECOMMENDED.

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$2,200 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.

POLAND

JULY 17-29 - Led by Tom & Janet Hogan and Bill & Diane Smith

FAMILY ENGLISH CAMP
Come and serve at our Family English Camp in Poland. We share God's love and the gospel with the local families by building personal relationships through Bible studies, English classes, testimonies, games, sports, crafts, and activities. You will lead Bible study discussion groups and teach English both in conversational classes and in pre-set English lesson formats. We make it really easy to get to know the campers' hearts so you can introduce them to Jesus and the gospel. Qualifications: Do you love Jesus? Do you have a heart for the lost? Can you speak English? Yes? Then you are qualified to go and serve with us!
SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE 
$3,600 per adult

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.

SOUTHEAST ASIA

We are not planning to send a team here this year. Fill out an Interest Card to express interest in a future team. 

You will travel to a Muslim country with many Middle Eastern immigrants. This is a unique opportunity to serve those who are unreached. While there, you will work with our partners to build relationships with the locals over meals and late night coffee. You will also have the opportunity to help teach immigrant children how to read and write in English. PAST MISSIONS EXPERIENCE IS RECOMMENDED.

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$2,200 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.

SOUTH SUDAN

Our team to South Sudan has already returned this year. We are not planning to send another team here this year. Fill out an Interest Card to express interest in a future team.

Working alongside Pastor Stephen, the team will be involved in outreach to children, pastors and church leaders. We will learn the faith and resilience of the Sudanese Christians and support the ongoing ministries of the Mission Gardens of Christ. PAST MISSIONS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$3,200 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.

UGANDA

JULY 19-29 - Led by Angela Essamuah

In Uganda, you will spend two weeks coming alongside our ministry partner, Manafwa Family Support Initiative, which champions the Precious Souls Ministry. This is a ministry that supports community volunteers in rural Uganda to visit close to 300 homes every year to assess the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of orphans, children, widows and families affected by HIV. Despite global success in reducing deaths due to HIV/AIDS, HIV persists, and many innocent children continue to be born with or are exposed to the HIV virus. The Uganda ministry focuses on these innocent precious souls - babies, children and youth, many single or double orphans having lost one or both parents over the past two decades. They are hopeful and resilient, encouraged by short term mission partners who come every summer to run a Children's Bible Camp over a three day weekend. They sing songs, act out plays, read bible stories, memorize bible verses, they laugh and they will make you cry, sharing searing testimonies about how this ministry has literally saved their lives.

SUPPORT GOAL ESTIMATE
$3,800 per person

This amount may vary slightly based on flight costs at time of purchase.