Short Term Trips

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.

Icon_keyOur short-term mission trips are centered around our three focus areas: Church Planting & Development, Mercy & Justice, and Urban & Professionals. Each trip has a colored icon that represents the area of focus, with many falling under multiple areas.

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churchplant_thumbnail mercy__thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  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.

churchplant_thumbnail mercy__thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  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.

churchplant_thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  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.

mercy__thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  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.

churchplant_thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  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.

churchplant_thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  June: PeruConstruction 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.

mercy__thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  June 19-July 3: Bohol, PhilippinesSr. 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.

churchplant_thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  July 9-17: Nicaragua: Music Missions & Marriage:

This team will be reaching out to the community of Los Cedros through music and a marriage conference.
Get in touch with team leader Hilario Pardo if you’d like to learn more.

churchplant_thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  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.

churchplant_thumbnail mercy__thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  August 7th-17th: Haiti: Young Adults/Professionals

This team of young adults will be visiting and working with our partners in Haiti at an elementary school and children’s home.
Get in touch with Jeff Clark for more information.

mercy__thumbnail  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.

churchplant_thumbnail  End of September: Nepal—Pastors Training

This team will be helping to 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.

churchplant_thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  November: Ethiopia: Women’s Team

This team is focused on helping train, equip, and encourage women in Ethiopia.
Due to the nature of the work, this team is invite only, but please contact Katie Day if you are interested in joining.

churchplant_thumbnail mercy__thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  November/December: Family Team—Year End Team to Nicaragua

Celebrate “school’s out!” at the Escuela Havila in Los Cedros and help host a Vision Clinic. Team members get to close out the school year with our sponsored students, which includes a special outing for the 6th grade students who are moving on to different schools the next year, as well as help the surrounding community with their vision needs.
Get in touch with team leader Stephanie Tom if you’d like to learn more.

Urban_thumbnail  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.

mercy__thumbnail  Haiti Team Trips: Medical/Youth/Families

For more information on teams going to Haiti and specific dates, contact Jeff Clark

 

churchplant_thumbnail mercy__thumbnail Urban_thumbnail  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.