Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
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 (shortterm@hopeinGod.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.
We will be partnering with a Bethlehem global partner to help put on a snowboarding camp and reach out to students with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We will be providing the programming for children and youth (ages birth-16) at a family spiritual life conference.
Cost: ~ $2800
We will join with a national ministry to help put on an ESL camp for Senegalese college students during a week-long camp.
A soul care trip for servants abroad within the organization, ELIC. We will host a prayer room at their Annual conference and be available to minister to the needs of the 600 ELIC personnel there.
Cost: ~$ 1700
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
Team will assist in project activities designed to create learning opportunities where local health and community people are equipped and empowered to build healthy and developing communities.
Cost: ~$ 3300
We will be helping Reach All Nations with their annual convention for local pastors.
Our goal will be to visit and encourage our Global Partners, to serve them, and most importantly, to better understand their vision for using creation care as a means of fulfilling the Great Commission.
We will be providing the programming for children and youth (ages birth–11) at a family spiritual life conference.
We will partner with our Global Partners Mark and Gretchen Potma doing a variety of things to help their church planting ministry with their one church on three campuses.
We will focus on prayer and helping local churches, church planters, missionaries and Cru ministries in Sweden by listening, learning, helping, encouraging and then praying and helping more with the insight they give us.
Cost: ~$ 3100
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.
We will partner with our Global Partners by helping build an extra classroom for a rural school.
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.
We will support a local church in the Dominican Republic with community development, children's Bible school, evangelism, and community outreach.
We will be partnering with two churches in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland to minister to the Catholic communities in the area. We will reach out in love by having teas for the ladies, kids programs, sports for the youth, and evening activities for all ages.
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: ~$3700 and $4300
We will be working in Cass Lake, MN building relationships with native people from the housing development on Tract 33. This will include Back Yard Bible Clubs, Basketball tournament, and home visits.
We will be providing the programming for children and youth (ages 4–11) at a family spiritual life conference.
CLUB 4th is an organization developed around the unique needs of Third Culture Kids (TCK's) with the desire and purpose to help them connect with and grow in their understanding and practical living of the 4th Culture (God's Kingdom culture).
Since no one is able to schedule crises, our goal is to have a network of volunteers who can gather on short notice to deploy to a crisis area and provide critical supplies, spiritual, and emotional care. We are also providing training for volunteers (and others interested) to be equipped to minister both to those affected by large-scale disasters as well as personal crises.
Contact the Global Outreach Dept (shortterm@hopeinGod.org) for more information about our Crisis Response Team.