2018 Short Term Missions Trips

In 2018 the Global Missions Team is providing opportunities for students and adults to reach beyond themselves and impact the world. Trips of varying exposure and intensity will allow you to use the gifts God’s given you and to connect your heart with His.

Quest Trip Levels


  • 101 Level

    Local to USA. Relief trips or local missions.

  • 201 Level

    Requires passport, possibly immunizations. Under $2,000

  • 301 Level

    Requires passport, possibly immunizations. $2,000 or more. May present challenging physical accommodations.

  • 401 Level

    Similar to 301 and Christians in the area may face persecution.

Cuba Partnership Exploration Trip 2018

Cuba Demographics:

  • 11 million people in the country of Cuba
  • Primary language of Cuba is Spanish with Haitian Creole as the second most spoken language
  • Roman Catholicism is the largest religion
  • The Republic of Cuba is one of the world’s last remaining socialist countries
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Trip Information:

  • Classification: 201 Level: Requires passport, possible immunizations, trip cost is $2,000 or less.
  • Where: Havana, Cuba
  • Team Leader: Dave Griffith
  • Dates: April 23-28, 2018
  • Cost: $1,600
  • Ages: 18 and up
  • Team Size: 2
  • Ministry Sponsor: Global Missions
  • Trip Purpose:
    • Partnership Exploration for future engagement from our church through prayer, financial support, and short term teams.
    • In conjunction with other C&MA churches and the Denominational Partnership enacted in 2017
    • We have been invited by Christ Community Church, Omaha NE, to explore how US C&MA churches can help the church planting efforts in Cuba now that the country is open to US visitors.

Uganda Construction Trip 2018

Trip Information:

  • Classification: 301 Level – Requires passport, immunizations, trip cost is $2,000 or more, challenging physical accommodations
  • Where: Uganda, Africa
  • Dates: June 28 – July 12, 2018
  • Cost: $3,000
  • Ages: 14 and up
  • Team Size: 10 – 20 people
  • Ministry Sponsor: Global Missions
  • Trip Purpose:
    • Invest spiritually in the next generation of both African and American men to strengthen their lives and the church.
    • Help fathers and male mentors in Africa and America learn how to invest in the next generation
    • Construct a building for a new church plant in Eastern Uganda and increase male involvement in the church in Uganda.

Uganda Demographics:

  • 38 million people in the country of Uganda
  • Primary languages are English and Swahili
  • Christianity and Islam are the most widely professed religions
  • Widespread poverty and under resourced urban and rural areas
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Jordan Outreach Trip 2018

Jordan Demographics:

  • 9.5 million people in Jordan
  • 1.4 million people of the Jordan population are refugees
  • 97.2% Muslim
  • Jordan is bordered by Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia
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Trip Information:

  • Classification: 401 level: Requires passport, immunizations, trip cost is $2,000 or more, challenging physical accommodations, level of persecution in the area may be high
  • Where: Amman, Jordan
  • Team Leader: TBD
  • Dates: August 3 – 11, 2018
  • Cost: $2,600
  • Ages: 20 and up
  • Team Size: 6
  • Ministry Sponsor: Global Missions
  • Trip Purpose:
    • This week will conclude the ministries summer programs of outreach to kids and adults in Amman.
    • We will be teaching english as a second language outreach classes to adults.
    • Distributing donated materials to Syrian refugee families in need
    • Partnering with the C&MA refugee crisis ministries already in place

India / Nepal 2018 Vocational Training Trip 2018

Trip Information:

  • Classification: 401 Level – Requires passport, possible immunizations, trip cost is over $2,000, may present challenging physical accommodations, and Christians in the area may face persecution.
  • Where: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Team Leader: TBD
  • Dates: October 19 – November 3, 2018
  • Cost: $3,400
  • Ages: 18 and up
  • Team Size: 6 – 8
  • Ministry Sponsor: Global Missions
  • Trip Purpose:
    • Conduct vocational training for key and upcoming leaders to help them become self sufficient in a local trade.
    • Job skills include:  plumbing, electrical, sewing, beautician, & business management
    • Invest in local church planters and leaders in their ministry context.
    • Explore possibilities of ongoing vocational training for future students and church leaders.

West Bengal, India Demographics:

  • 94 million people in West Bengal alone
  • West Bengal is 85% the size of Kentucky
  • <1% of population is Christian
  • Christians are persecuted for their faith and have to rebuild their lives vocationaly and socially through the church.  

Nepal Demographics:

  • 28.7 million people
  • <1% of the population is Christian
  • At one time was the world’s only declared Hindu nation. Now is classified as a secular nation.
  • 343 of the 352 people groups are unreached with the gospel
  • In the most recent years responsiveness to the Gospel and church growth is extremely high
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Green Mountains Partnership Exploration Trip 2018

Area Demographics:

  • Eurasia is a geographical location denoting the area where Europe and Asia come together.  This area of the world is a blend of both, and has deep ancient religious and nationalist roots.
  • This area of the world has a vast variety of religions represented.  
  • For many their religious experience is mostly as expression of nationalism and cultural identity, not one of a living spiritual faith.
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Trip Information:

  • Classification: 401 Level- Requires passport, possible immunizations, trip cost is over $2,000, may present challenging physical accommodations, and Christians in the area may face persecution.
  • Where: Closed access country in Eurasia
  • Team Leader: Dave Griffith
  • Dates: Mid-November
  • Cost: $1,900
  • Ages: 18 and up
  • Team Size: 2-4
  • Ministry Sponsor: Global Missions
  • Trip Purpose:
    • Partnership Exploration for future engagement from our church through prayer, financial support, and short term teams.
    • We have been invited by our C&MA missionaries in this closed access country to come and see the work happening there and to pray about how we can partner with them.

Guatemala 2019
Compassion International Partnership Trip

Trip Information:

  • Classification: 201 Level- Requires passport, immunizations, trip cost is $2,000 or less
  • Where: Santa Cruz del Quiche, Guatemala
  • Team Leader: Brian Classen
  • Dates: June 2019
  • Cost: TBD
  • Ages: All ages welcome with accompanying adult.
  • Team Size: 30
  • Ministry Sponsor: Global Missions
  • Trip Purpose:
    • Visit Compassion sponsored kids in the partnering village of Quiche, Guatemala.
    • Expose Questers to God’s heart for the world and missions outreach.
    • Build relationships and partner with local churches in Guatemala.
    • This trip is a perfect onramp to missions for an individual or a family.

Guatemala Demographics:

  • 16 million people in the country of Guatemala
  • Primary language is Spanish
  • Christianity is the most widely professed religion
  • Guatemala has among the worst health outcomes in Latin America with some of the highest infant mortality rates, and one of the lowest life expectancies for kids in the region.
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