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Short-Term Mission Trips

Please contact the Missions Office if you are interested in going on a mission trip. We can help find a suitable trip for you, your family, or your Sunday School class. Many of our ministry partners would also welcome vision and exposure trips. These trips will need to be self-funded.

Short-term mission trips are designed to give people in our congregation exposure to what God is doing elsewhere, and experience in evangelizing and discipling the people of the world. On a regular basis, First Evangelical Church (FEC) seeks to provide short-term mission trip opportunities in a strategic manner that coincide with the FEC missions purpose statement: FEC Missions Ministry exists to motivate, develop, and equip FEC members to go, send, give, and pray for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, and planting and strengthening churches, especially among the large, unreached populations of the world. 

Why go on a mission trip?

  • To glorify God.

  • To exercise your faith and grow deeper in your personal relationship with God.

  • To increase your vision for the world and your burden for the lost.

  • To receive training and exposure in cross-cultural ministry.

  • To mobilize the congregation in missions by partnering with them for prayer and financial support.

  • To provide service and encouragement to missionaries and national Christians.

  • To engage in making disciples through personal evangelism, teaching, preaching, and serving. 

2018 Mission Trips

Queens, New York
July 21–28, 2018
Partner: Jon Storck, Grace Fellowship Church
Leader: Jill Hopkins
We will help host a week of VBS for mostly unchurched kids from international and immigrant families from the neighborhood. 

Queens, NY Silent Art Auction, Sunday, June 24–Sunday, July 15, Fellowship Hall
Calling All Artists! Please make an art donation for auction to benefit the Queens, NY missions team where we will be conducting Vacation Bible School/Art Camp for the international community at Grace Fellowship Church from July 21–28. We have had such a success with the silent auction each year we wanted to do it again. We are open to any type of artwork. Whatever you are inspired to do! Please drop it off at the Receptionist Desk or Children’s Ministry Office by Friday, June 22. Contact Jill Hopkins with questions at 682-8452.

Dearborn, Michigan
July 22–28, 2018
Partner: Jonathan and Jayne Frazier Cost: ~$300
Leader: Josh Hudson, 901-647-9854
Participants: College students and older.
This trip will expose participants to Islam and Muslims in America with the hope of better understanding how to engage and share the gospel with them. We hope to be ambassadors on behalf of Jonathan and Jayne Frazier’s ministry in Dearborn, and to be conversation partners for the students in their ESL program. We’ll have conversations with practicing Muslims, Christian converts from Islam, Arabic Christians, and first-hand exposure to Muslim culture in the United States. 

Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp, Uganda
August 2–21, 2018
Partner: Ruth and Joyce Lomo
Cost: ~$3,000
Leader: Sam and Suzie Davis, 901-493-2167
Participants: Adults
This team will be involved in a variety of ministry opportunities, including trauma healing, medical care, and equipping South Sudanese refugees to evangelize and disciple within the refugee camp of over 270,000 people. Most of the refugees in Bidi Bidi are nominal Christians; some are Muslim.

Other Opportunities

We can help find and facilitate other trips with our partner organizations for individuals, families and groups. Exciting opportunities exist with:

Operation Mobilization
Camino Global
Campus Crusade

If you have any questions about these trips, please email the Missions Office by clicking here