Our teams work in a holistic manner, serving the people we visit with assistance in areas including construction, computer work, medical clinics, school and university programs, feeding programs, social action, and partnering in the spiritual work of the local churches.
To start the process of learning more about a team, please contact the team leader for the trip that you are interested in joining. Download our short-term mission support request.
2014 Short-term Mission Trips:
Here is a partial listing of trips that will be offered in 2014; additional trips and dates will be posted as they are confirmed. Additional trips will most likely include: Philippines, India, and Haiti among others.
A one-time, Short-Term Mission Training is required for anyone traveling with Northshore Baptist Church. Please contact Stephanie Tom for more information.
January 8–25: India/Nepal
This team will visit with our ministry partners and participate in a variety of their ministries ranging from children’s programs to medical care in leprosy colonies to church plants.
January 18–27: Nicaragua: Women’s Conference Team
Join this team of women as they travel to Los Cedros, Nicaragua for their 6th annual women’s conference. Worship alongside and serve the women of Los Cedros.
For more information, contact team leader Katie Day.
March 2–12: Central Asia: Women’s Ministry Team *closed*
This group will be working with Christian women from several closed countries in the region, joining in a conference meant to encourage and train these women before they return home.
March 3–12: Nicaragua: Sponsor a Student Team, Nicaragua
Join in helping with the beginning of the school year at Havila Christian School in Los Cedros. Team members will help with the many tasks needed for the students to connect with their sponsors here in America and will try to bless the teachers in appreciation for all their hard work. To hear more about this trip, contact team leader Kerri Fredrickson.
April 19–28: Nicaragua: Men’s Conference Team
This is the men’s turn to bless the community of Los Cedros. The team brings the 5th annual men’s conference to a bunch of men who are waiting for them to return! The team also blesses the community through various “fixer-upper” projects. Let team leader Jack Day know if you’re interested.
May: Nepal—Pastors Training
This team’s aim is to help train, equip, and encourage church planters in Nepal. Due to the nature of the work, this team is invite only, but please contact Hilario Pardo if you are interested in joining.
June: Peru—Construction Crew
Get your hands dirty and put your building, painting, and other construction skills to work. We will be tackling a number of building projects ranging from the Guest House to the Oasis Centers. You will get to work alongside locals as you watch the ministry grow. If you are interested in more information, please contact Andrew Field.
July 5–25: Bohol, Philippines—Sr. High and College, VBS/Construction
Continuing the many years of ministry there, this team serves students in the deaf schools as well as outreach activities in the villages. This team will also hold evangelistic outreaches in public schools, serve in various construction projects, and continue encouraging our Filipino brothers and sisters. For more information on this trip, contact Joshua Freed.
July 26–August 4: Nicaragua—Sr. High
Each year for the past 8 years, this team has had a great time ministering to the youth from the Eben Ezer Church, local church plants, and the community. Whether it’s hosting a youth camp or prayer walking through the community or loving on the students of La Escuela Havila, this is always a joyful time with our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters. Get in touch with Eric Spiker for more information.
September: Peru—Adults: “See the Vision”
Come see and experience what Helping Hands is doing in Peru! You will have the opportunity to experience the culture and the ministry as you engage with the leaders and participants of the programs. Various work projects will take place along the trip. Ask team leader Andrew Field any questions you might have regarding this trip.
November/December: Family Team—Year End Team to Nicaragua
Celebrate “school’s out!” at the Escuela Havila in Los Cedros. Team members get to close out the school year with VBS programs held for the kids from the community and outlying areas, as well as a special outing for the 6th grade students who are moving on to different schools the next year. Get in touch with team leader Stephanie Tom if you’d like to learn more.
December: Peru—Summertime Christmas
While you prepare for the hectic Christmas season, come see how another part of the world lives. This team will help provide Christmas outreach and VBS programs. Contact Andrew Field for more information.
Haiti Team Trips: Medical/Youth/Families
For more information on teams going to Haiti and specific dates, contact Jeff Clark
January 21st–February 3, 2015: India
Visit our partners who are working in a variety of ministries ranging from church planting to children’s homes to leprosy colonies. Connect with Friedbert Wall to join this team.