England (Northwest)

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Trip Information

Vision

Join us this fall as we serve alongside long-term workers in England! 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! You’ll help the long-term team there share the gospel and seek out people who are interested in learning more about Jesus. The team lives in a densely populated predominantly Muslim area of their city which allows for building relationships and sharing the good news of the gospel in a small radius of the city. Those people will be followed up with those who are a part of the team’s house church. Receiving a short-term trip allows for the long-term team to focus on those who are showing interest in Jesus while the short-term team goes out and builds relationships with new people.

Potential Opportunities

There might also be an opportunity to join the team in their work of training people who work in the financial district. This would look like helping train those people in having gospel conversations in their workplace. So if you are passionate about faith in the workplace, this could be a great opportunity. The long-term team’s house church has five little girls. If anyone is passionate about Kids Ministry, they could help serve the house church by helping with Christ centered activities for them.  

What's Expected

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

Typical Day Includes

  • The team will receive a whole day of orientation and gospel sharing modeling individually (paired up 1:1 with an existing team member).
  • Personal/ small team prayer and devotion
  • Meet together with the long-term team — This is a time for debriefing experiences, prayer, reading the Word, etc. It’s also a chance for teams to be exposed to the life and experiences of the long-term workers to catch a glimpse of what life overseas would look like.
  • Eat meals with members of the long-term team, their ministry partners, and/or people who are interested in hearing about Jesus
  • Prayer walk through communities asking God to open the hearts of those they see to the gospel, including sending dreams and visions

Logistics

  • Team members will walk a lot as well as take public transportation (metro or taxi) to get around the city.
  • The team will stay in an Airbnb or hotel near where the ministry partner lives.
  • Rooms will be same gendered.

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. If you are interested in being a trip leader, you apply through the application and complete the "Trip Leader" question section.

Meetings

Abiding Training (Required)

August 11, 2024 | Northwest

We go on short-term trips because we want to see God’s kingdom furthered. While most short-term trip participants are blessed by the experience, we do not primarily go to be filled up, but to pour out to others. Scripture consistently paints a correlation between spiritual health and our ability to be effective in ministry to the world, so we believe consistently seeking to abide in Christ is crucial to effectiveness for short-term trips.

Support Raising Training (Required)

August 25, 2024 | Northwest

The Lord can teach trip participants a lot through the opportunity to support raise. During the training, we will go over the biblical basis of support raising as well as practically train trip participants to go through the support raising process.

Evangelism Training (Required)

September 8, 2024 | Northwest

“Evangelism is the proclamation of the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit with the aim of persuading people to repent and believe in Christ.” - David Platt (Luke 24:47, John 16:8–11, Acts 1:8, 2 Corinthians 5:11)

The purpose of this training is to offer a guide for equipping participants to do the work of the Great Commission, that is, declaring the gospel. The goal is to help every believer grow in their confidence and competence to make disciples both here in Austin and overseas.

This training is not exhaustive. We are continually learning. We listen to God through prayer, move as He directs, and set an example for other believers. As the Holy Spirit teaches us from the Word of God, we continue to seek His wisdom, asking, “What did Jesus do? What did He tell His disciples to do? What did they do?”

Jesus is our Lord and Strategist. The Bible is His plan for telling the world who He is and what He has done.

Culture Training and Evangelism Training (Required)

September 22, 2024 | Northwest

We want to see the gospel go forth while also going into the host culture as learners. Ministry Partners provide resources for us that will help teams share the gospel effectively in their specific context.

It’s important to have an understanding of the culture that the team is about to enter. We want to prepare teams well to mitigate issues caused by cultural differences and to respect the host culture.

Logistics Training (Required)

October 10, 2024 | Northwest

It’s important to be confident in the logistics of your trip. We will spend extended time going through all the logistical details of your trip, such as packing list, airport information, lodging address, etc.

Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Must have a valid passport through the end of March 2025 – If yours is expired, you’ll have to get it renewed.

Responsibilities

  • Have a listener's heart posture
  • Engage with people from other cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Pray for people
  • Prayer-walk around key ministry areas
  • Search for opportunities to share the gospel

Restrictions

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be able to walk roughly 15,000 steps a day
  • If you have any food allergies, reach out to us and we can talk through what’s available.

Preparation

  • Complete the application
  • Invite a friend to join
  • Begin praying for the trip

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