So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.
All who are sent on a short-term trip by Bethlehem must complete our Short-Term Ministry Trip Application. This includes both individual short-term trips through agencies (such as Converge, Campus Outreach, etc.) as well as Bethlehem-sponsored short-term trips.
If you are interested in being considered to lead future Bethlehem Short-Term Ministry Trips, contact the Global Outreach Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bethlehem Short-Term Ministry Trips
Each year, Bethlehem takes a number of short-term ministry trips to bless and support our global partners and other ministry connections.
Availability for trips is limited, so applying does not guarantee a spot on the trip. You will be contacted by the Global Outreach Department once your application has been processed. All trips are ranked on a scale from one to three based upon the level of spiritual maturity needed for each trip.
Ohio: June 10–17, 2016 (Level 1)
We will partner with our Global Partners encouraging those who are and will be serving behind the scenes in missionary aviation. As the adults are in the plenary session for the spiritual life conference we will be working with the children.
This short-term service & vision trip is for those interested in loving Japan and is meant to allow us to experience life as a Christians in Japan, to encounter different ministries , and to build connections with Christian leaders in Japan in hope of future partnership and ministry.
San Diego: July 16–23, 2016 (Level 1)
We will partner with one of our TCT church planters in San Diego for a project called “Serve the City.” They gather the local kids every year for a basketball camp and also do other service projects around the city.
Haiti & Dominican Republic: July 15–30, 2016 (Level 1) TEAM FULL
We will support a local church in the Dominican Republic with community development, children's Bible school, evangelism, and community outreach.
SE Asia: July 7–24 and July 7– August 5, 2016 (Level 3)
We will directly assist our Global Partner’s efforts to see the gospel transform this almost 100% Islamic group. We will experience the Sea Tribe culture up-close and in-person with the assistance of the national guides. In the villages we will participate in community development programs, traditional Sea Tribe cultural events, and local sports.
Cost: ~$3,300 and $3,700
Zambia: July 30-August 23, 2016 (Level 2)
We will support our Global Partners and their Action Zambia C.R.O.S.S. Project team by delivering healthcare training workshops and evening sessions on suffering and Biblical perseverance to various church pastors and members, who are then able to minister for those impacted by HIV / AIDS. The team will also provide a three day relaxation and encouragement retreat for the Action Zambia team and their families.
Santisuk (Individual Trip): Self-Scheduled, 1–12 months (Level 1)
Fact Sheet | Application
Teaching one or more of the 4 levels of evangelistic English classes to Thai students. Build relationships with them to share the gospel.
Cost: ~$ 2400
Club 4th Trips
These trips minister specifically to global partner children by providing childcare and biblical teaching for them at missions conferences. To learn more, visit club4th.org.
South Asia: June 10–16 (Level 2)
Europe: June 26–July 1 (Level 2)
SE Asia: July 27–August 5 (Level 2)
Europe: September 10–16 (Level 2)
Ideal trip for men who enjoy Jr/Sr High ministry)