Short-Term Mission Trips

Short term mission trips are a means of participating in the purpose of Calvary Church to spread God’s Word throughout the world. They provide an opportunity to express love and support to long term global partners as well as learn how to better pray for them. Short term mission trips are also very valuable for the participants. To request more information, contact the trip leader. If you are unable to join one of the Calvary sponsored teams, there are still opportunities for you to go. See Short Term Experiences below.


To give to the Short-Term Mission Trips, click the button below and choose "other" fund. Type the trip name in the memo line.



ADULT TEAM   |   India

NOVEMBER 9-19, 2017

Leader: Jon Nitta (

Team members: John Bryant, Derek & Dannette Gora, Jon & Kay Nitta, Duane Walter, Jeff Walsworth, Janine Weber, and Jennie Wellsand

We had the exciting opportunity of sending a team to work with our partner Abraham Thomas in India. The purpose of the trip was to encourage the faculty, staff, and students at Logos College. The team prepared a faculty retreat as well as provided ministry to the students. 


MEN'S TEAM   |   South Africa

April 5-16 2018

Contact: Scott Rice (

Leaders: Scott Rice & Dave Rodgers

Team members: Tim Carey, Erik Martakis, Jeff Merrell, Joe Redmon, Scott Rice, Dave Rodgers, Ethan Rodgers-Gates, Mark Weber, and Chris Wehner

We will be sending a group of men to our partner organization, Bethesda Outreach Ministries in South Africa. Bethesda exists to provide long term care for children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Our men's team will be performing light construction tasks, interacting with children, and encouraging the staff at Bethesda. For more information, please contact Scott Rice or Dave Rodgers.


STUDENTS' TEAM   |   Haiti

June 23-30 2018

Contact: Mark Lackey (, Mel Parker (

Leaders: Mark Lackey & Becky Gualandi

Trip filled

High school students have the opportunity to participate in our first service team with our new partners at the Kids Alive Children's Village in Haiti. There will be opportunities for various service projects as well as lots of interaction with the kids. For more information, please contact Mark Lackey, Becky Gualandi or Mel Parker


ADULT TEAM   |   Kenya

July 6-16 2018

Contact: Bryan Donley (

Leader: Bryan Donley

Approximate cost: $2700 per person

Applications Due: February 18, 2018

This team is open to all adults who would like the opportunity to serve and interact with our partner ministries in Kenya. A week will be spent at the Kids Alive Mitaboni Children's Home, conducting a program for the kids and performing service projects as needed. The weekend will be spent in Nairobi with our partner church, Nairobi Chapel.

WOMEN'S TEAM   |   Guatemala

October 6-13 2018

Contact: Cindy Hicks (

Leaders: Cindy Hicks, Lyndsye Felsman

Approximate cost: $1900 per person

Trip filled

The women of Calvary have been asked to return to the Kids Alive Oasis Girl's Home in Guatemala to conduct a staff retreat for the women there. This ministry has been well received by the staff, and they find it to be a very refreshing break from the
difficult work they do on a daily basis. Women are needed to teach, lead prayer groups, take care of babies, and help with craft projects. For more information, please contact Cindy Hicks, Lyndsye Felsman or Lynette Green.

MEDICAL TEAM   |   Haiti

September 28-October 6 2018

Contact: Josie Oxendale (

Leader: Josie Oxendale

Approximate cost: $1900 per person

Applications Due: February 28, 2018

If you are a medical professional who is eager to serve the poor and needy, this trip is for you! We will be partnering with a ministry clinic in Haiti that is set up for medical mission teams to come and serve for a week at a time. We will also spend a
couple of days at Kids Alive Haiti to provide medical care for their staff. For more information, please contact Josie Oxendale or Stacy Young.

Short term Experiences

Opportunities to Serve

If you love kids and have a passion for the poor and needy, Kids Alive has some great opportunities for serving. They have internship opportunities available for summer terms or longer.

There are various opportunities available for service with our partners at Nairobi Chapel and their daughter churches. Their Kinara Leadership Development program is just one of the possibilities.

If you are gifted at teaching English, music, Bible, or counseling, India could be a great place to serve.  A 2-week to 3-month term would be ideal, and working with our partner Abraham Thomas would be a delightful opportunity!


Check out the Edge or Venture programs with Pioneers if you are looking to spend a summer or longer working with our partners overseas.

Every Child Ministries is changing lives in Uganda with their outreach to children with albinism and their families. Check out their opportunities to get involved.

Calvary has been gifted with many people in the medical field. If you are in this category and are looking for an opportunity to serve the poor and needy, check out these possibilities.

If you would like additional information on any of these opportunities, you may either contact the agency directly or you can contact Calvary's Global Outreach Director, Stacy Young, to see how Calvary may be able to support you in your endeavor.