In Our Nation and World

We believe our neighbors live not only beyond the doors of our church, but beyond the boundaries of our community.

God calls us to build lasting relationships around the world. In the faces of the people we serve, we will find our faith strengthened, our horizons broadened and our lives changed. How can you help our global mission?

Go on a Mission Trip in 2019

If you have questions about any of the trips or would like more information, contact Lucy Crain or call 704-804-7578.

Avery County, North Carolina
Trip Leader: Kim Barnhardt and Kay Wheeler
Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 5
Cost: $350 
Group: 20 participants
Trip is full!

Love to work on Habitat builds? Enjoy the North Carolina mountains? Join a mission team to discover the needs of a community just hours from Charlotte. We will build a home alongside our Avery County neighbors, work with the staff at Crossnore Elementary and get to know fellow North Carolinians. We'll stay in a community center with bunk beds. This is a great "starter" trip for first-timers of all ages and skill sets.

Kim says: It feels a world away from the big city. You experience the feel of people in a small community caring for each other. Unlike a global experience, there is little language barrier. Volunteering close to home can be just as impactful and rewarding as traveling far.<>

Recent Trips

Kenya, Africa -
Trip Leader: Mary Parrish Coley
Dates: September 2018
As our presence in Kenya broadens relationally, join participants in learning about both deep poverty and deep joy. We will serve children at the Renguti School, a small, rural school outside Nairobi, as well as New Life Home orphanage and Mathare slum.

Yucatan, Mexico
Trip Leader: Stephanie Guffin, Nik Van Nort
Dates: June 24-30 $790 Applications due Feb. 10
Building both churches and relationships, we will work with Accion Ministries to support their work to strengthen Mayan communities. Join us for a week of living in another culture and learning in this beautiful land.

Kenya, Africa - Registration closed
Trip Leaders: Tricia Smith and Nancy Greene
Dates: June 15 - 25
Cost: $1,900
Application Deadline: Feb. 1 
Group: 8 participants; first come with waiting list
Serve at Renguti School, a small, rural school outside Nairobi, to support teachers and work with children. Because of our Christmas Eve offering, we'll take the Renguti children on a field trip to experience life outside the village.

Nancy says: After a successful trip to the animal orphanage last year, we are thrilled to take another trip this year. Many of these children have never left their community. Our focus will continue to be on education and working with the teachers at Renguti to help expand their curriculum.

Reynosa, Mexico - Registration closed
Trip Leader: LeAnne Stipp Dates: March 26 – April 1 Cost: $675 Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Group: 15 participants
We'll work on two homes; build raised garden beds in El Naranjito; teach nutrition and cooking; and sponsor a woodworking project involving tables and benches.

LeAnne says: My first mission trip was to Reynosa. I worked in a garden and served nutritious breakfasts to children at the medical clinic. But the week was really about building friendships and living in communion. It was about oneness in God, who so carefully choreographed a powerful and transformative experience.