Global Teams

We are passionate about the call to go out into the world and make disciples of all nations. We have many opportunities locally and globally to make a difference in the world and to share the love and the message of Jesus Christ. Please take a look below on how you can serve on a local or global mission trip:

Florida (Tampa)

October 14-21, 2017

Mission: Common Ground Church is people “sharing the love of Christ” to everyone. CGC believes everyone should experience the love of God, that people should have the basic needs of their life provided for, and that the local church is here to help with that. Their zip code, 33603, has the projected demographics for America in the next 20 to 30 years. As a community, they are predominantly Latino, then African American, and then finally Caucasian. CGC is a ministry to every tribe, tongue, and nation in Tampa Bay. They wrestle with urban issues such as diversity, homelessness, poverty, and education.

MPCC will be partnering with Common Ground Church in two very important capacities; first, we will work alongside CGC and their local partnering groups to restore homes, paint disadvantaged schools and also work on minor construction projects; secondly, we will have some opportunities for servant evangelism and acts of kindness projects. This may include partnering with local schools to tutor students, working with partners in neighborhoods to serve through backyard VBS, and connecting with local parks and recreation groups through sports and arts camps. This trip would be a great family trip, with a minimum suggested age of 12 years old.

Trip Details
Cost: $200
Full payment due by September 10, 2017
Cost will include:
• Lodging and some meals
• T-shirt

You are responsible for
• Travel to and from Tampa *NOTE: There will be an option to ride on the church van.
• All souvenirs
• Some meals

Important Dates
• Info meeting March 5, 2017
• Team meetings: June 4, July 9, August 6, Sept 10
• All meetings will be held in room C304 at 10am

    Mexico

    October 15-21, 2017

    Mission: Casas por Cristo relies on the labor and resources of full time staff missionaries, a board of over 100 pastors and community leaders from Mexico, Guatemala and Dominican Republic, and nearly 7,000 annual volunteers from across North America. Through these cross-cultural partnerships, volunteer teams are presented with an amazing opportunity to build a home for a family in need.

    Come & join us in showing God’s love and faithfulness to a family in need. During this one-week experience you will transform an otherwise empty lot into a safe and secure home – complete with cement foundation, electricity, windows and doors. Each family receives a tangible symbol of the faithfulness and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. As a volunteer, you will gain perspective on the extreme poverty that exists in our world. You will also be blessed to see how you’ve changed the world for this family. As a result, these families better understand God’s plan for their lives and His deep desire to take care of their needs.

    Trip Details
    Cost: $600 plus airfare to/from San Antonio
    Full payment due by September 17, 2017
    Cost will include:
    • Travel to and from San Antonio airport
    • All activity in Mexico
    • Lodging and meals
    • T-shirt

    You are responsible for
    • All meals in transit
    • All souvenirs
    • Passport
    • Applicable vaccinations
    • Airfare to/from San Antonio

    Important Dates
    • Info meeting: April 23, 2017
    • Team meetings June 11, July 16, August 20, Sept 17
    • All meetings will be held in room C101 at 10am

      Cuba

      November 4-11, 2017

      Mission: Overseas Council facilitates our relationship with Los Pinos Nuevos (New Pines Seminary) in Cuba. NPS has a main campus in Santa Clara & 7 other extension campuses across the country. Their mission is to help train church leaders & plant churches across the country.

      Come and join us in helping train and equip the students of NPS and the converse with church leaders on how to reach their community. Our team will facilitate conversation about ministry and seek to walk alongside the church leaders to reach more people. The team will also participate in some community service in Havana. In addition, the team will be working on a classroom project on the main campus in Santa Clara. Our goal is to assist NPS in whatever our group can provide, and to help further the Kingdom through significant conversation.

      Cost Details
      Cost: $1500
      Full payment due by October 1, 2017

      Cost will include:

      • Travel to and from Cuba
      • All sightseeing and travel within Cuba
      • Lodging and meals
      • T-shirts

       

      You are responsible for

      • All meals in transit
      • All souvenirs
      • Passport
      • Applicable vaccinations

       

      Important dates

      • Info meeting April 9, 2017
      • Team meetings: July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1
      • All meetings will be held in room C101 at 10am.
        Guatemala

        December 27, 2017-January 2, 2018

        Mission: Casas por Cristo relies on the labor and resources of
        full time staff missionaries, a board of over 100 pastors
        and community leaders from Mexico, Guatemala
        and Dominican Republic, and nearly 7,000 annual
        volunteers from across North America. Through these
        cross-cultural partnerships, volunteer teams are
        presented with an amazing opportunity to build a
        home for a family in need.

        Come & join us in showing God’s love and faithfulness
        to a family in need. During this one-week experience
        you will transform an otherwise empty lot into a safe
        and secure home – complete with cement foundation,
        electricity, windows and doors. Each family receives a
        tangible symbol of the faithfulness and unconditional
        love of Jesus Christ. As a volunteer, you will gain
        perspective on the extreme poverty that exists in
        our world. You will also be blessed to see how you’ve
        changed the world for this family. As a result, these
        families better understand God’s plan for their lives an
        His deep desire to take care of their needs.

        Trip Details
        Cost: $250 plus airfare (approximately $1200-$1400)
        Full payment due by November 5, 2017
        Cost will include:
        • Travel to and from Guatemala
        • All sightseeing and travel within Guatemala
        • Lodging and meals
        • T-shirts

        You are responsible for
        • All meals in transit
        • All souvenirs
        • Passport
        • Applicable vaccinations

        Important Dates
        • Info meeting: September 10, 2017
        • Team meetings: October 8, November 5, December 3
        • All meetings will be held in room C303 at 11:30am

          Burma

          January 26 - February 11, 2018

          Mission: We will serve alongside our mission partners Simon
          Thaung with Asia Christian Services, Josiah Aung with
          Asian Children’s Mission and Lincoln Bill with Restoration
          Bible Institute. Our team will consist of those traveling
          on the trip with FAME and our partners in Myanmar.

          Together we will form a medical brigade with the
          purpose of treating the physical and spiritual needs of
          patients living in and around selected communities.
          Our in-country hosts have found it beneficial for us
          to offer medical care in communities where they,
          themselves, are ministering. Medical brigades have
          been used to “open doors” for our Myanmar evangelists
          to either enter a community for the very first time or
          are used to strengthen already existing relationships
          between the Christian evangelists and people living in
          that community.

          We need medical professionals such as Physicians,
          Nurses, Pas, NPs, Physical Therapists, and others. We are
          also in need of non-medical trip participants who will be
          taught how to serve in a variety of areas.

          Trip Details

          Cost: $3600
          *Full payment due by November 26, 2017
          Cost will include:
          • Travel to and from Myanmar
          • All travel and activities while in country
          • All lodging and meals while in country
          • T-shirts

          You are responsible for
          • All meals in transit
          • All souvenirs
          • Passport
          • Applicable vaccinations

          Important Dates
          • Info Meeting July 30, 2017
          • Team meetings (2017): Sept 24, Oct 29,
          *Nov 26, Dec 31
          • All meetings will be held in room C202 at 10am

            Egypt

            February 7-16, 2018

            Mission: Christian Arabic Services (CAS) exists to provide
            education, benevolence, and evangelism to the people
            of Egypt. In recent years, the position of Christians
            in Egypt has become increasingly under pressure.
            Many Christians face severe limitations within their
            homes, extended families, and societies. CAS works
            to develop Christian leaders in the Arab world, while
            supporting and encouraging those who have already
            accepted Christ at their savior.

            We will be joining with CAS to run a children’s camp in
            Luxor. Additionally, we will be facilitating a Marriage
            Conference.

            In addition to reaching out to the local people of
            Luxor, we will be spending time in the Sudanese
            refugee camps. Alexandria is the home of large
            Sudanese refugee camps filled with men, women, and
            children who have fled conflict in their home country.
            We will work to distribute humanitarian supplies and
            the love of Jesus to everyone we encounter.

            Trip Details:
            Cost: $2100
            *Full Payment due by December 3, 2017

            Cost will include:
            • Travel to and from Egypt
            • T-shirts
            • All travel and activity in country
            • Lodging and meals
            • Travel Insurance

            You are responsible for:
            • Passport
            • Money for souvenirs
            • Meals in transit
            • Any associated vaccinations

            Important Dates:
            • Info meeting Aug 6, 2017, NOTE: Room C103 at 10am
            • Team meetings: Oct 8, Nov 5, *Dec 3 (2017), Jan 7, 2018
            • All meetings held in room C202 at 10am

              Kenya

              February 16 - 25, 2018

              Mission: Silas and Rahab Waweru have been assigned the task of supervising Village Church Planting in Kenya. They are also involved in theological training of indigenous national leaders and empowering local communities through compassionate ministries. They also founded Providence Training Center, a school for marginalized pastors, and later co-founded Care to Learn International, a not-for-profit organization to support pastoral training and community outreach.

              We are thrilled to partner with Silas and Rahab as we work together to spread the Gospel through various ministry opportunities. We will be facilitating a Marriage Conference and Pastoral Training, as well as a variety of service projects at a boy’s home. The trip will culminate with a safari where we get to sleep outside with the ‘big cats’.

              Trip Details
              Cost: $2500
              Full payment due by December 17, 2017

              Cost will include:
              • Travel to and from Nairobi
              • All travel in Kenya
              • Lodging and meals
              • T-shirts
              • Safari

              You are responsible for
              • All meals in transit
              • All souvenirs
              • Passport
              • Applicable vaccinations

              Important Dates
              • Info meeting: August 20, 2017
              • Team meetings: Oct 22, Nov 19, *Dec 17 (2017),
              Jan 21, 2018
              • All meetings will be held in room C202 at 10am

                Dominican Republic - House Build

                March 25-31, 2018

                Mission: Casas por Cristo relies on the labor and resources of full time staff missionaries, a board of over 100 pastors and community leaders from Mexico, Guatemala and Dominican Republic, and nearly 7,000 annual volunteers from across North America. Through these cross-cultural partnerships, volunteer teams are presented with an amazing opportunity to build a home for a family in need.

                Come join us and play your part in showing Gods love and faithfulness to a family in need. During this one-week experience you will transform an otherwise empty lot into a safe and secure home – complete with cement foundation, electricity, windows and doors. As a result of this experience, each family receives a tangible symbol of the faithfulness and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. As a volunteer, you will gain perspective on the extreme poverty that exists in our world. You will also be blessed by this experience and see how you have changed the world for this family. As a result, these families better understand God’s plan for their lives and His deep desire to take care of their needs.

                Trip Details
                Cost: $1200
                Full payment due by *January 21, 2018

                Cost will include:
                • Travel to and from Dominican Republic
                • All travel and activity in Dominican Republic
                • Lodging and meals
                • T-shirts

                You are responsible for
                • All meals in transit
                • All souvenirs
                • Passport
                • Applicable vaccinations

                Important Dates
                • Info meeting: Sept 17, 2017 in room C303 at 10am
                • Team meetings: Nov 19, 2017; *Jan 21, Feb 18 (2018)will be held in room C303 at 10am
                • Team meeting: Dec 17, 2017 will be held in room C102 at 10am

                  Kentucky

                  March 18-25, 2018

                  Mission: We will be partnering with Cross Roads Missions. Cross Roads Missions provides a doorway for churches and individuals seeking ministry opportunities in places they may otherwise have difficulty serving. They accomplish this goal by bringing people of all ages into missions in the United States and foreign fields. These experiences greatly challenge those who participate to consider deeper involvement in ministry in both the world and their own communities.

                  Our mission will begin on Sunday evening with an orientation from our partner. On Wednesday, we will take the day to experience a day hiking, swimming, tubing and/or boating at a local state park. Our team will be assisting Northridge Christian Church with planning and participating in community outreach activities, a local construction project, as well as working in teams to accomplish daily chores and meals together. Our days will begin with a devotional time and conclude with a team gathering to worship and pray together and provide an opportunity to talk about the day. Evening feature activities can include community dinners, game nights and local music performances.

                  Trip Details
                  Cost: $300
                  Full payment due by *January 21, 2018

                  Cost will include:
                  • Travel to and from Kentucky
                  • Lodging and meals
                  • T-shirts

                  You are responsible for
                  • All meals in transit
                  • All souvenirs
                  • Applicable vaccinations

                  Important Dates
                  • Info meeting: September 17, 2017
                  • Team meetings: Nov 19, Dec 17 (2017),
                  *Jan 21, Feb 18 (2018)
                  • All meetings will be held in room Preschool 120
                  at 10am

                    Haiti

                    March 23-30, 2018

                    Mission: Nehemiah Vision Ministries is committed to
                    seeing Haitians move from darkness to light; from
                    hopelessness to eternal life. Their vision is to see
                    Haitians living productive lives and rebuilding
                    Haiti. A vital part of this vision is Short Term Mission
                    Teams. Teams are helping build toward this vision
                    through their four pillars of Leadership Development,
                    Education, Healthcare, and Economic Empowerment.
                    Supporting all of the pillars, and ultimately the vision, is
                    a foundation of Spiritual Development.

                    The activities that our team from Mount Pleasant will
                    undertake will specifically support the mission of
                    Healthcare. Our team will focus on medical care for those
                    living in the outer impoverished villages and tent cities.

                    Trip Details
                    Cost: $1600
                    Full payment due by *January 21, 2018
                    Cost will include:
                    • Travel to and from Haiti
                    • All travel in Haiti
                    • Lodging and meals
                    • T-shirts


                    You are responsible for
                    • All meals in transit
                    • All souvenirs
                    • Passport
                    • Applicable vaccinations


                    Important Dates
                    • Info meeting: September 10, 2017
                    • Team meetings: Nov 19, Dec 17 (2017),
                    *Jan 21, Feb 18 (2018)
                    • All meetings will be held in room P121 at 10am

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