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.

Portugal Mission Team

March 22 - March 31, 2018
Types of ministry: VBS, Community Ministry, Evangelism
Description: Easter Outreach - This mission trip will be centered around the best holiday on earth - Resurrection Day! The primary focus of our team will be Easter outreach. As you see in the preliminary itinerary, there are various ways we will carry out that task. We will have the opportunity to work with children, families, as well as college students. We will be working with IMB missionaries Jonathan and Bethany Sharp who serve in Lisbon, Portugal. They focus on evangelism, church planting and training the next generation of church leaders in Portugal.

Ideal Candidates: Do you love to work with children and families? This is the opportunity for you! There will also be opportunities to work with college students as well. Team members must have a personal relationship with Christ and have a desire to serve Him.   
Approximate cost: $2200

Heart of South Asia Teams

March 16 - 25, 2018
October 12-21, 2018

 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 growing in their walk with Christ. Good physical condition (able to walk 3-5 miles a day) is a plus! This team needs to be flexible (willing to adapt diet, schedule, and comfort level to meet the situation), and culturally sensitive.
Team size: 3-5 Adults
Approximate cost: $2500
Interest Meeting: Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 4:15 p.m. | RM 76

Nicaragua Construction and Children's Ministry Team

January 20-27, 2018
June 2 -9, 2018

Types of ministry: Construction, Personal evangelism, Children’s ministry.
Description: Temple will send a team of men and women to share the hope of Christ through a verbal witness and by building simple houses for families living in extreme poverty. There will also be organic opportunities to minister to children in the communities we will serve in.

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

Calgary, Alberta Family Mission Team

July 28 - August 14, 2018
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
Interest Meeting: Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 4:15 p.m. | RM 76

East Asia Team

October 5 - 14, 2018
Types of ministry: Personal Evangelism, Discipleship, Teaching English.
Description: This team will engage peoples from all walks of life including people in the urban settings, rural as well as college students.
Ideal candidates: Must be mature disciples who are growing in their walk with Christ. Good physical condition (able to walk 3-5 miles a day) is a plus! This team needs to be flexible (willing to adapt diet, schedule, and comfort level to meet the situation), and culturally sensitive.
Team size: 3-5 Adults
Approximate cost: $2500

South Louisiana Mission Team

July 16-20, 2018
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) 
Interest Meeting: Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 4:15 p.m. | RM 76

Nicaragua Medical Mission Team

August 18-24, 2018
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: $1300
Interest Meeting: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 6:45 p.m. | RM 76