All Christians, no matter what their career or personal vocation, are on mission. Whether you are a full-time teacher, a full-time parent, or a full-time missionary, God has called all of us to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20), to be salt and light in the world (Matthew 5:13-16), and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31).
Short-term missions, far from having short-term effects, are one way of intentionally engaging in cross-cultural mission by helping long-term missionaries to reach a people with the gospel in cooperation with the local church, or by planting a new church. The effects of engaging in this kind of mission for the missionary and for their sending church are also tangible: building of community and relationships, greater cultural understanding and sensitivity, and more.
Every spring, we normally advertise a missions opportunity for the coming summer. This year, the trip is to Moldova, and you can read more about the trip below. If you feel like God is calling you to join, please read on and sign up!
When: July 16-29
Cost: Approximately €450+flights. As many would likely join if money were not an obstacle, you can donate to UCC's account with the reference 2228 to support scholarships for the trip.
How can I join? Click here to sign up, even if you're only interested.
Here are the kind of trips you will be able join.
Partner with local churches in reaching out in their communities by sharing God's love through construction, practical work, and children’s programs. You will be serving alongside a cross-cultural team in partnership with local village churches to serve within the community by utilizing your hands through practical work.
River Adventure Outreach
Reaching out to the villages along the Nistru River with the Gospel, encouraging the local churches, reaching children and youth with the love of Jesus, and worshiping God in the splendor of nature.
The purpose of this outreach is to help the local churches in their ministries by reaching out to children, youth, and elderly in villages. This outreach will involve organizing a day camp for children, visiting elderly people in their homes, and possibly helping practically where needed.
Mission by Faith Outreach
Sharing the Gospel through a Mission by Faith to the least reached villages in Moldova. You won’t want to miss this new type of amazing race of going ona Mission by Faith to the most unreached villages in Moldova!
Sharing the Gospel by cycling from village to village through the countryside of Moldova. The cycling team will set off from a central location and cycle every second day to a different village where your cross-cultural team will meet with children, youth and elderly people to share the Gospel.