Why Short-Term Missions
If you’re passionate about God’s work on a global scale, short-term missions may be in God’s plans for you! To live an All In life is to devote your time and gifts to the nations. Pray and ask if the Holy Spirit is giving you the urge to travel short-term and care for God’s people. Acts 13:47 says, “The Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” Serve the nations with us and be the light of Christ!
Learn about the 2024 Short-Term Mission Trips
PORT ALSWORTH | JULY 6-16
Estimated Cost: $2,250
Rural Alaska living has enormous challenges with its geographic remoteness. But the deeper issues relate to spiritual darkness, mixed with a high level of alcohol abuse and other addictions. The result: dysfunction in families and society in general.
We will be serving during the primary camp week which includes 3rd and 4th-grade children, sharing and showing them the love of God through our actions and words that point to Jesus Christ. Tanalian Bible Camp’s vision is to equip and see hope-filled Alaskans glorifying God by leading healthy families and communities. Tanalian Bible Camp exists to build up the Body of Christ in rural Alaska by providing evangelism, discipleship, fellowship & leadership development through camps, conferences, and Biblical mentoring.
PIEDRAS NEGRAS | JULY 12-19
Estimated Cost: $1,500
CrossRoads Missions Mexico intends to transform the city of Piedras Negras, Mexico, with the love and compassion of Christ through working alongside and empowering already-existing ministries by providing encouragement, homeownership opportunities, Christian education, medical clinics, and youth programming.
In the last several years, CrossRoads has begun to work with The Ranch – a local ministry caring for the immigrant populations passing through their border town. We will partner with them as they minister to and encourage the local people and as they care for displaced people.
Near Warsaw | JULY 11-23
Estimated Cost: $2,800
Fewer than 1% of Polish people are Evangelical Christians, which is a smaller percentage than in many Muslim countries. Most Polish people will say they are Catholic, but in reality they are confused about their standing with God. One of their greatest felt needs is to learn English. Teaching English is a way of opening the door to forming relationships and sharing the Gospel. We will be going to help our missionaries, Bruce and Linda Thomas, to run an English immersion camp for Polish families. This is an overnight camp, being held in a different location this year!
SOUTHWEST UGANDA | MARCH 8-17 & JULY 1-19
Estimated Cost for March Trip: $4,000
Estimated Cost for July Trip: $4,500
VBC has experienced the joy of partnering with Living Hope for Children (formerly known as Juna Amagara) for many years, caring for orphaned children in practical ways and encouraging them to also grow in a life of faith. We want to continue investing in and deepening relationships with children who are sponsored by VBC families.
Spiritual encouragement and discipleship are the key focus of the trip -- so we also spend time encouraging the local teachers and staff, as well as care-givers. Plus: a special visit to connect with Lisa (O'Brien) Lubulwa, a missionary sent out from our midst to serve in Uganda.