Eastern Europe

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Trip Information

Vision

Join us this July as we serve alongside long-term workers in Eastern Europe! This short-term trip will be strategically focused on prayer, demonstrating the gospel through service, and personal evangelism. On this trip, you can expect to engage with locals, learn about their culture, serve them, offer to pray with them, and seek to share the gospel with them!

The team you will be partnering with engage in making disciples in their part of the country, a small, predominately Muslim country located in south-eastern Europe, or the Balkans. They are engaged in their community through the local churches as well as our own NGO/nonprofit, through which they run English camps and classes, and seek to equip the church with simple, effective tools for evangelism and sharing the gospel. Additionally, through prayer walking in their day to day lives, they seek to use the same tools to find People of Peace (or POPs) and start Discovery Bible Studies or discovery groups.

Note from the Team There:

"This country is one of the most beautiful, unique, and complicated places on the planet, and our team is so grateful to call it home."

What's Expected

As team members are learning from and engaging with others, they should have a heart posture of humility and remember that culture does not make people, people make the culture.

Typical Daily Activities

The schedule may change, so it's important to be flexible.

  1. Morning training times where you will worship and train for effective outreach.
  2. Often, you'll break up into smaller groups to go into the community together. Other times, you will host events as a team to gather people and provide space for spiritual conversations.
  3. For meals, it's encouraged that groups eat in the restaurants of the people groups the ministry partner works with and utilize the meal time to make new friends and share the gospel with restaurant workers.
  4. You will debrief each day's activities the next day at the large group meeting. Teams will also meet together in the evening to pray for people met during the day and celebrate the work God did through their team.
  5. The last day will be an off day to rest, process, and see a bit of the city.

Trip Leaders

Being a short-term mission trip leader is a rewarding experience. It makes you a part of the Great Commission, letting you respond to God’s call to the nations in a sacrificial way while also shepherding a group of people. Check out the benefits and expectations here.

COVID-19

In planning this year’s short-term trips, For the Nations leadership has carefully assessed the ongoing pandemic. They will continue to monitor the current situation regarding COVID-19 and will make any necessary changes to ensure the safety of our short-term trip team members.

Budget

Everything you need for your trip is included in the trip cost, which can be viewed here. These amounts are based on preparation costs and costs given to us by the field partner.

Meetings

Prayer Training

February 20, 2022 from 3-5:30pm

  • Location: St. John Campus
  • We want prayer to be the foundation of everything that happens on short-term trips. This is why we begin the short-term trips process with a training that walks through what Scripture has to say about prayer as well as some practical tools to engage in prayer as individuals and as a team.
  • Childcare will not be provided.
  • Required

Team Building Meeting #1

March 1 - March 31, 2022

  • This training date, time, and location will be set and communicated by the trip leader.
  • This training will be a time for the team to get to know each other, spend time reading God’s Word together, praying for the trip, and going through some trip expectations.
  • Required

Support Raising Training

March 6, 2022 at 3pm

  • Location: St. John Campus
  • In this training, we will train you on why we engage in support raising, how to raise support, and how to support each other throughout the support raising process. We encourage you that even if you have the financial means to pay for this trip to enter into support raising as it brings opportunity for those who aren’t going to be a part of what God is doing as well as getting to see God’s provision and faithfulness.
  • Required

Team Building Meeting #2

April 1 - April 30, 2022

  • This training date, time, and location will be set and communicated by the trip leader.
  • This training will be a time for the team to get to know each other, spend time reading God’s Word together, praying for the trip, and going through some trip expectations.
  • Required

Trip Logistics Meeting

May 1 - May 22, 2022

  • This training date, time, and location will be set and communicated by the trip leader. This will be a time for the team to go over important trip logistics. The trip logistics training is usually scheduled for roughly two weeks out from your trip.
  • Required

Evangelism Training

May 15, 2022 from 3-5:30pm

  • Location: St. John Campus
  • The purpose of this training is to help equip participants to do the work of the Great Commission. The goal is to help every believer grow in their confidence and competence to share the gospel in Austin and overseas.
  • This training is not exhaustive. We are continually learning.
  • Jesus is our Lord and Strategist. The Bible is His plan for telling the world who He is and what He has done.
  • Required

Requirements

Responsibilities

  1. Have a listener's heart posture.
  2. Engage with people from other cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  3. Pray for people.
  4. Prayer walk around key ministry areas.
  5. Host event(s) as a team to gather people and provide space for spiritual conversations
  6. Share the gospel.

Restrictions

  1. 18 years or older
  2. In addition to any vaccinations required by the government, each participant must have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. Each individual needs to be able to walk about to average 20,000 steps per day.

Preparation

  1. Invite a friend!
  2. Begin praying for your trip!
  3. Check out your task list on your profile.
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