Short Term Teams
Temple is committed to supporting both long-term mission work and sending our own short-term teams to participate in hands-on missions. These short-term teams show and share the message of Christ, support long-term missionaries, and provide team members the opportunity to grow in their own walk with Christ in the process.
Calgary, Alberta Family Mission Team
July 30 - August 6, 2017
Types of ministry: Sports Camp, Community Ministry
Description: Temple will spend a week in Calgary working alongside South Winds Church doing sports camp and community ministry. South Winds church is a recent church plant that has launched different churches in the city of Calgary. Our team will be helping them meet people and sharing the gospel in two new communities in Calgary.
Ideal Candidates: Because of the nature of this ministry, and because of who South Winds wants to engage, families will be a great asset to this project. Moms, dads, and children are welcome to apply for this trip as well as other adults and students. Team members must have a personal relationship with Christ and have a desire to serve Him.
Approximate cost: $1500
Heart of South Asia Teams
October 6-15, 2017
Types of ministry: Discipleship, Pastor Training, Personal Evangelism
Description: Temple will send teams to our partner region in South Asia to support our long-term missionaries there and expand their ministry. Participants will train national believers in evangelism and discipleship in our focus region. They will partner with our national brothers and sisters for evangelism in urban and rural settings.
Ideal candidates: Must be mature disciples who are currently leading and teaching at Temple. Must be in good physical condition (able to walk 3-5 miles a day), very flexible (willing to adapt diet, schedule, and comfort level to meet the situation), and culturally sensitive.
Team size: 3-5 Adults
Approximate cost: $2500
Nicaragua Construction and Children's Ministry Team
January 20-27, 2018
Types of ministry: Construction, Children's ministry
Description: Temple will send a team of men and women to build simple houses for families living in extreme poverty. Another team will lead Backyard Bible Club type ministry among children in the same neighborhood.
Ideal candidates: Must be willing to work hard in spite of long, hot days with high humidity and no air conditioning. Must be willing to adapt to, and befriend, members of the host culture.
Team size: 10 – 20
Approximate cost: $1000 (pending airfare)
Interest Meeting: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 6:45 p.m. | RM 76
Montana Missions Team
May 20-26, 2017
Types of ministry: Construction
Description: Temple will send a team of adults to do maintain, repair, and construction work at the Canadian Southern Baptist College and Seminary in Cochrane, Canada.
Ideal candidates: Most do not need to be expert tradesman, so long as they willing to work and take instructions. Must be culturally sensitive and willing to befriend local people.
Team size: 10 – 20
Approximate cost: $1000-$1100
South Louisiana Mission Team
July 10-14, 2017
Types of ministry: Vacation Bible School, Community ministry, Construction
Description: Temple will send a team along with other churches from the Concord Union Baptist Association to work with churches in the Bayou Baptist Association. Team members will be able to choose from ministry areas including: construction and renovation, Vacation Bible School, block parties, and backyard Bible club. These teams will have opportunities to reach out in largely unchurched communities from Houma to Grand Isle.
Ideal candidates: Must be a committed follower of Christ ready to befriend people of different cultures and show them the love of Christ. Physical requirements vary from team to team.
Team Size: 2-20 people (All ages)
Approximate cost: $75-400 (depending on accommodations)
Young Adult Mission Trip
June 23-28, 2017 (with optional days before or after)
Types of ministry: Community Outreach, Evangelism, Family ministry
Ideal Candidates: Families and individuals of all ages, who are willing to serve and love people who, though American, are culturally very different from them.
Team Size: 6-30 people
Approximate Cost: Widely varies based on lodging, transportation and optional extra days
Nicaragua Medical Mission Team
August 19-25, 2017
Types of ministry: Medical Clinic, Children’s Ministry, Evangelism
Description: Temple will take a team to Diriamba, Nicaragua, to continue our Medical Clinic Ministry there. They will administer four days of medical clinics to provide medical care in different parts of the greater Diriamba area. During the clinics, team members will also meet spiritual needs through children’s ministry activities and Gospel presentations for the adults.
Ideal Candidates: Because of the nature of the trip, preference is given to medical professionals. All participants must be followers of Christ, with a willingness to show His love to people of other cultures.
Approximate cost: $1100
Senior Adult New York Mission Trip
September 20-29, 2017
Interest Meeting: Sunday, March 12 | 4 p.m. | RM 76