Short-Term Global & Regional Opportunities

Looking ahead to Fall 2018-2019

Use your gifts, abilities, and experiences to serve God!

Business                                                                          Myanmar & Kenya

Business As Mission releases the power of business to transform people, communities, and nations for the glory of God. Small microloans enable the start or expansion of small businesses. Teams work with a local missions organization to train potential entrepreneurs from local churches on how to develop, run, and maintain a successful business. Trips occur in three phases which occur in both the fall and spring.

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

Fall 2018
                                                             Spring 2019
Phase 1:  September                                            Phase 1:  Late January
Phase 2:  October                                               Phase 2:  Late March
Phase 3:  November                                             Phase 3:  Late April
 

Medical Examinations & Compassion                                             Liberia

November 1-8, 2018

Dr. David Stilley from Valley Church is also the Chief Medical Officer for the Evangelical Free Church. He will lead a team that will do medical examinations for children. A heart for loving children is a necessity for this trip.

Contact david stilley
Passport & Visa required
Cost: $2500
 

Bible teaching, Women’s & Children’s Ministry                               India

January 1-10, 2019

Would you like to serve and bless some of the poorest of the poor? Join us in India as we partner with over 500 Indian men, women and children in pastoral/leadership training, Bible teaching, women’s ministries, children’s outreach, young adult ministry, and compassion. The multiplication impact of this long-term Valley partnership is immense! 

CONTACT Steve Pugh
Passport Required
Cost: $2950
 

Encouraging Missionary Women                                                      Kenya

May 19-28

The primary focus of the team is to assist with an AIM Women’s Retreat, an event specifically designed to refresh and encourage women ministering in remote regions of Africa. Team members also have the opportunities to connect with two families from Valley Church currently serving in Kenya.

CONTACT Debi Lydic
Passport Required
Cost: $2950
 

Developing a Special Needs Ministry                                               Latvia

June 21-July 1

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: $2850
 

Medical clinics, Evangelism & Construction                          Honduras

June 21-July 1

Medical brigades are a tremendous way to enter a community, meet a real need alongside a local church, and share the Good News at the same time. Medical skills (general medicine, dental, optical, and other medical arts) are useful but not essential. In addition to medical outreach, we also utilize small repair projects and children's ministry to come alongside the community and share the gospel. WGO provides any additional medical staff to supplement the team. You also have the opportunity to visit your sponsored child through Compassion.

Contact Warren Erickson
Passport Required
Approximate cost: $1950
Ages 14+
Spanish is a bonus!
 

Leadership Development, Construction & Encouragement      Brussels

July 2-13

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: $2650
 

Construction                                                                                    Alaska

July 13-21

Valley Church has come alongside the leaders at Echo Ranch Bible Camp for 17 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.

Contact Brad McClure
Approximate cost: $1800
No passport required

 

Worship                                                                                              Estonia

July 21-26

ReachGlobal is the international mission of the Evangelical Free Church. Every two years ReachGlobal Europe gathers its missionaries together to teach, encourage, refresh, and inspire them to press ahead in their Kingdom impact. A joint team from Valley and Ankeny has been invited to lead the worship at the 2019 Europe Conference. If you desire to be considered for the team that will lead this, please contact Ben Lors.

Contact Ben Lors
Approximate cost: $2400
Passport required
 
If interested in discussing a 2019 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.

 

Local Opportunities

Perspectives                                                                    January 13 – May 5

This one evening a week course is for everyone who wants a closer walk with the Lord and is serious about gaining deeper insight into God’s ultimate purpose in the world—and your life!
The 2019 class is hosted at Westchester Church on Sundays from 5-8 pm

Register Today
Cost: $250 (Early Bird Discounts Available)
 

Scatter Global                                                                          February 11

Don't miss this one-time event in the Des Moines area for business leader!. This conference mobilizes Jesus followers from many professions to intentionally pursue their vocation in the least-reached marketplaces of the world. It reveals ways professions hold the key to potentially fulfilling God’s purposes in restricted access areas of the world.

Interested? Email Don.

 

Secret Church                                                                                  April 26

PRAYER, FASTING, AND THE PURSUIT OF GOD

Secret Church is a unique, one-night event. Encouraged by our persecuted brothers and sisters’ example, we meet for over 6 hours for intense study of God's Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted.

Interested? Email Don.

 

Be a host family for a Drake International Student

Contact Dan & Amy Stout