Short-Term Mission Trips

We affirm the value and strategic importance of short-term, cross-cultural ministry. We coordinate trips to serve and work alongside our long-term mission partners, as well as with ministries of mercy around the world that work strategically with indigenous church planting movements.

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in central Asia of 6 million people. Travelers to Kyrgyzstan often report enjoying the great hospitality and local cuisine, not to mention Kyrgyzstan’s beautiful lakes and mountainous terrain, perfect for camping and hiking. Close to 90% of Kyrgyz identify as Muslim and less than 1% identify as evangelical Christian. The hope is that the country will be 2% Christian by the year 2022, through efforts by ministries throughout the country.

Pacific Crossroads Church is a committed, long-term supporter of a Christian family in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Our partner and his family spend their time ministering to students, families and married couples, as well as church planting. In 2018, as in years past, our church has the opportunity to send several teams to Kyrgyzstan to support and strengthen our partner in the work of the Gospel.

There will be several short-term trips to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan throughout the summer and fall of 2018.

Consider how your time and gifting can be used by God to serve across the world. Anyone interested in working with families, children, single women are encouraged to apply. There is also a need for a variety of skill sets, including business people, musicians, artists, therapists and teachers. Families with youth age children are welcome. Your skills will be put to good use in a place that doesn’t have accessibility to the resources and skills we have here at home.  Below are descriptions of this year’s trips.

 

Kyrgyzstan Team 1: June 7 – Jun 17

Focus: Youth Conference, Men’s Camp

Team 1 will lead a three-day youth conference for 16-25 year olds, focused on worship and leadership training (in partnership with Team 2 below). This will be followed by a three-day men’s retreat focused on the biblical picture of men’s character.

Kyrgyzstan Team 2: June 7 – Jun 17

Focus: Youth Conference, Single Women’s Seminar

Team 2 will lead a three-day youth conference for 16-25 year olds, focused on worship and leadership training (in partnership with Team 1 above). This will be followed by a three-day seminar for single women (ages 30+) in the church community, focusing on revealing the value of being a daughter of God. Women only are welcome.

Kyrgyzstan Team 3: June 28-July 8, 2017

Focus: Kids’ Camp

Team 3 will kick-off a four-week kids’ camp in Bishkek for the local community, many of which are not regularly involved in church events. No prior experience with children’s ministry is required, but energy, flexibility, and creativity will make this a memorable week! Everyone is welcome to join this trip.

Kyrgyzstan Team 4: July 5-15, 2017

Focus: Kids’ Camp

Team 4 will continue the four-week kids’ camp in Bishkek. A week of swimming, crafts, and stories will provide a memorable backdrop to meaningful relationships, particularly for the children. Again, all are welcome for this portion of the trip.

Kyrgyzstan Team 5: July 12-22, 2017

Focus: Kids’ Camp

Team 5 will continue the four-week kids’ camp in Bishkek. A week of swimming, crafts, and stories will provide a memorable backdrop to meaningful relationships, particularly for the children. Again, all are welcome for this portion of the trip.

Kyrgyzstan Team 6: July 19-29, 2017

Focus: Kids’ Camp

Team 6 will conclude the kids’ camp in Bishkek, ending with an intentional invitation and outreach to the families of the kids attending the camp. All are welcome to join.

Kyrgyzstan Team 7: Early August

Focus: Family Retreat

Married couples (including those with youth-age children) will lead a marriage retreat and help love and counsel married families in Bishkek.  Final dates are being confirmed with our partner in Bishkek.

Applications & Resources

If you are interested in going on a short-term mission trip, please fill out an application and background check form. Applicants will not be considered for a team until all parts of the application have been received.

If you have any questions, please contact missions@pacificcrossroads.org. Please don’t hesitate, as trips fill up fast, and the team members for each trip begin meeting anywhere from two months to five months before the actual departure.

Fill out the forms online, or download PDFs to print and then email or mail the completed, signed copy back to us.

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