Short-Term Missions is up to 2 weeks of serving on a team in another context with a goal to pour ourselves out for the sake of the lost, the poor, and the global church. At Prestonwood, our approach is two-fold: strengthen the church in “reached” contexts, and establish the church in “unreached” contexts.
SHORT-TERM MISSION REQUIREMENTS
- Be a Christ-follower
- Be a member of the Prestonwood community
- Demonstrate an understanding of the gospel and biblical mandate for the nations
- Be in agreement with Prestonwood’s Core Beliefs
- Complete a trip application and submit a deposit before the final registration date
THE SHORT-TERM PROCESS
Step 1 – Pick a Trip
Step 2 – Application
Complete the required trip application and submit the applicable trip deposit. You will be notified as to the next steps in your trip application process.
Step 3 – Fundraising
A payment schedule will be provided to each team member with specific percentage due dates. Basically, one-third of trip amounts are due on Day 90 and 60, and with final balances due before Day 30.
Personal fundraising for the trip should begin immediately after acceptance of your trip application. Please see details on trip fundraising in the “Short Term Missions Team Member Guide.”
Step 4 – Training
Required training is outlined in the “Short Term Missions Team Member Guide,” along with separate communications from your Trip Leader. Team members should prepare to commit to be at every team meeting.
Step 5 – Go
Our prayer is as we go to serve the church on short-term mission trips, God will use the teams to make His name known, strengthen the local church where it exists, and be part of establishing it where it does not exist. We also pray that as many people as possible will go and be exposed to different contexts and cultures, and that God will prompt them to serve Him elsewhere, more frequently, and in some cases, in longer capacities.