Why go on a short-term mission trip?
Since 1998, CedarCreek Church has been engaging in mission trips as a key component of the mission God has given us, “to introduce people to Jesus and the life-changing adventure with Him.” We make a difference in our local communities, but the people God calls us to impact aren’t just in our local communities; Jesus told us to go to the ends of the earth telling people about him. When we do this, we’re positively impacted in the process.
Do I have to be a CedarCreek Church attender and share the same beliefs?
No, if CedarCreek Church is not your home, and you’re not sure where you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you. We simply ask that you join a Mission Group and participate in all of the required steps.
What is required to participate in a short-term mission trip?
- A teachable heart. Our goal is to go as learners, not experts; as partners, not dictators; as encouragers, not critics.
- Funds to cover your trip costs. We will help you develop ways to raise support.
- Participation in a Mission Trip Group. This group experience will help prepare you for your trip and provide opportunities for your team to develop relationships with one another before the trip begins.
- Flexibility. Plans change often on trips. Learning to adapt to each other and the people we serve alongside will only enrich your experience.
What do we do on short-term mission trips?
Each trip is unique. In general, they include three components: serving, building relationships, and sharing how trusting Jesus changes everything. These activities take place through anything from educational programs for children to building homes for families. Review the trip descriptions for details.