Short-Term Global & Regional Trips

Looking ahead to 2018

Global Opportunities

Myanmar                                                                              Spring & Fall

The purpose of Business as Mission [BAM] is to release the power of business to transform people, communities and nations for the glory of God. An effective way to have influence in a country is to invest in Christian entrepreneurs, who can become successful and influential for the kingdom. Small micro-loans allow for the starting or expansion of a small businesses. Trips occur throughout the year in three phases, a new team traveling for each phase. Teams work with potential entrepreneurs on various aspects of developing running and maintaining a successful business. Those with business knowledge and backgrounds, especially those who even wondered if your giftedness would ever be beneficial on a mission trip, are encouraged to seek this opportunity.

Who should consider going? Business leaders looking to use their skills to train others to succeed. The small teams(1-3) will go for one week. Spring Phases 1-3 are each a week in January, March and April. Fall Phases 1-3 are each a week in August, September & October.

contact  Joe Bantz
passport required
Approximate cost: $2500-$2950

South Asia Prayer Trek                                                   May 31-June 17

Valley Church is partnering with First Federated Church for a prayer trek in the Himalayan Mountains of South Asia. This trip requires a great deal of physical stamina and energy. The prayer aspect supports individuals strategically located in the area with a Kingdom focus.

Contact Amy Powell 
Passport & Visa required
Cost: $4300

La Paz, Mexico                                                                           June 2-10

The focus of this trip is to work alongside those who have ongoing ministries in the region, specifically The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM), Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, and Care for Kids La Paz. If you have medical/dental/optometrist/neurologist experience, a heart for children, or general handiness, there is a place for you to serve. (Spanish speakers a bonus.)

CONTACT Alex Buentello
Passport Required
Cost: $1800

Latvia                                                                                  June 24-july 2

The focus is showing the love of Christ at a camp for kids with special needs who are accompanied by some moms and siblings. The campers and their “Guardian Angels” buddies hear and see of the love of Jesus! We also hope to provide activities to connect with the moms, and we desire to educate on different OT they can do to assist their child.

Contact Beth Castile
Passport Required
Approximate cost: $2500

Brussels, Belgium                                                                June 26-July 7

Serve the Church in Brussels’ is a connection with two of our Global Partner families. We join Brussels believers and other U.S. teams to serve through construction, leadership training, children’s ministry, and flier distribution opportunities. The ultimate goal of this trip is to strengthen and encourage believers in this strategic international city. Please be prepared for a large amount of walking.

Contact Don Long
Passport Required
Approximate cost: $2700

Alaska                                                                                      July 14-22

Valley Church has come alongside the leaders at Echo Ranch Bible Camp for 16 years to repair and build facilities as the camp impacts Alaskan youth during the short, summer season. The diverse construction and mechanical skills our team offers cause a significant effect on the ministries being able to continue. This year we’re focusing on the chapel during two separate trips.

Who should consider going? Servants, various levels of construction and mechanical skills are welcome.

Contact Brad McClure
Approximate cost: $1800
No passport required


If interested in discussing a 2018 opportunity, please contact the appropriate leader or information site. If you are interested in another opportunity that is not listed, and for all other inquiries, please contact Pastor Don.