Have you ever wondered about joining an Impact short-term trip team? Maybe you’ve wondered about the value of the trip given all you would give up—money, vacation time, leisure. Perhaps you’re afraid to step into situations that will stretch you and push your comfort zones. It’s important to pray and ask God to lead you. If you want to explore the idea behind the trip value and your motives, please click HERE to read an article by Paul Borthwick. It will challenge your vision and direction.
If you have questions or would like to know more about short-term trips, contact Vonn Dornbush, Impact Ministry Pastor.
Short-term Mission Trips
Being the hands and feet of Jesus is one way to show God’s love. Young and old have invested their time and talents in short-term service trips, and each and every person has said their faith grew more than they thought possible. If you’re curious about serving at home or abroad, start praying about future opportunities. If you’re ready to take a leap of faith, here’s what’s next:
Calvary Church offers modest financial assistance, prayer, and counsel for members and regular attenders considering short-term trips.
Haiti or Nepal
Team will go to Haiti to work with our partners, Miradieu & Dula Estinvil, and serve with area churches, schools, a demonstration farm, medical clinics, and a guest house in Haiti. Or if travel is not allowed in Haiti in spring of 2021, the team will go to Nepal to work with The Timothy Initiative (TTI), also Impact partners.
TRIP March 13-20, 2021
CONTACT Vonn Dornbush
Open to college-age and older. The team will work with our Jerusalem Evangelistic Outreach (JEO) partner Rami Fellimon. Tucker Anderson, Discipleship Pastor, will be leading the team on this trip.
TRIP June 7-16, 2021
CONTACT Tucker Anderson
Pelican Rapids, MN
Grade 9-12 students work with Camp Joy, Pelican Rapids Baptist Church, and Impact partner Juan Jose Felipe, and minister at Castaway Young Life Camp, Fergus Falls community, and the Latino and Somali population.
TRIP June 12-19, 2021
DEADLINE March 1, 2021
CONTACT Sam Townsend
This team will serve alongside our long-time Converge partner church in Guadalajara. The team will stay in host homes, participate in worship, learn about the community, serve in several neighborhoods, and build lasting relationships with our friends in Guadalajara.
TRIP July 9-19, 2021
DEADLINE January 17, 2021
CONTACT Sam Townsend
Teams help guide summer camps as leadership is gradually transferred to our Ukrainian Partners. Each camp brings the message of God’s love to students through sports, music, or teaching English.
TRIP POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE & JULY 2021
SPORTS CAMP Zolotonosha
CONTACT Kyle Krecklow
ENGLISH MUSIC CAMP Cherkasy & Zolotonosha
CONTACT Bev Solberg
ELL CAMP Cherkasy
CONTACT Karen Larson
Lead VBS and do home visits in Los Caños and work with Food for the Hungry staff.
TRIP Fall 2021 or February 2022
CONTACT Amy Ottaviani
Impact Ministry Pastor