Contact us if we can give you more information about Missions Door Short-Term Ministry Teams, specific dates and projects, or how you can get involved.
The Short-Term Ministry Coordinator Team exists to serve local churches, helping them to mobilize more of their members to GO and serve personally in the global mission of the Gospel. Serving in locations both here in the United States and internationally, all of our teams come alongside to support Missions Door missionaries, all of whom are indigenous leaders serving the least and the lost with the help and hope that comes from the Gospel. Short-Term Ministry Teams may focus on Medical Ministry, Construction Projects, Disaster Relief, Leadership Training, Youth Ministry, and more.
Our Short-Term Ministry Coordinators ensure that the churches and individuals who travel to serve are prepared and resourced for cross-cultural ministry, the rigors of international travel, support for indigenous leadership, healthy teamwork, and a basic understanding of biblical mission and Christian ministry.
The benefits of serving as a part of a Short-Term Ministry Team are found in a deeper understanding and enduring passion for global mission cultivated in the hearts of all who GO to serve. There is also the encouragement that is given to the indigenous leaders who continually minister in these often-forgotten locations, and the friendships that are built and the hope that is offered to some of the very least and last among God’s children.
Los Gatos’ Calvary Church *FULL | June 18-29, 2018 | Team Coordinator: Otto & Rosa De la Cruz
The Los Gatos’ Church team will join the ministry of Otto and Rosa de la Cruz in the region of Peten, Guatemala. This team will complete a construction project and Vacation Bible School in two churches in the villages of San Francisco and La Libertad.
Valley Community Church *FULL | July 1-11, 2018 | Team Coordinator: Rick Myers & Victoria de Pierce
This team will work with Missions Door missionaries Otto and Rosa de la Cruz on a construction project as well as offering children’s ministry for a local church near Guatemala city. They hope to develop relationships by sharing meals with church leaders and others in the community.
Journey of Faith Team *FULL | July 13-22, 2018 | Team Coordinator: Rick Myers & Victoria de Pierce
Working alongside Missions Door missionaries Otto and Rosa de la Cruz. This team will take the love of Christ to Guatemala. They will complete a construction project and lead some children’s programs for a local church community.
Manahawkin Baptist Team *FULL | July 22 – August 2, 2018 | Team Coordinator: Rick Myers
This team will work with Marvin and Viélka Cabrera in Costa Rica. They will complete a construction project and lead a VBS program for children in the community. The team will also visit a Guaymí village to lead a second VBS for the community there.
El Salvador Construction Team| August 11-20, 2018 | Team Coordinator: Rick Odess
Serving alongside Missions Door missionary Nelson Juarez, this team from The Dalles, Oregon will be working on construction for a recent church plant and for a building that will house Christian education and offer a neighborhood food resource in Chalchapa, El Salvador. In addition to construction, the team will also lead a soccer camp and Vacation Bible School for children.
El Salvador Soccer VBS | August 11-20, 2018 | Team Coordinator: Nelson Juarez
Calvary Baptist Church of The Dalles, Oregon will be working with Nelson Juarez to conduct a soccer camp and vacation Bible school. They will also be continuing the construction of a building for various ministries including Sunday school classes and a neighborhood feeding ministry.
Home-Building Trip | August 23 – September 1, 2018 | Team Coordinator: Rick Odess
Rick Odess and possibly, Patrick O’Connor, will be leading a team comprised of multiple churches to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to build a home for Pastor Arnold Linares and his family. Depending on the team make-up, they may also conduct a VBS and other ministries in the surrounding community. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Rick Odess!
Main Street Baptist + Campus Ambassadors | December 28, 2018 – January 9, 2018 | Team Coordinator: Rick Myers & Victoria de Pierce
This will be a northeast regional Campus Ambassador’s team with students from New York to Massachusetts. The team will serve with Otto and Rosa De la Cruz on a construction project, meet with local families and lead children’s programs for a local church community.