Short-Term Teams

Crossing Cultures to Serve and to Grow

Serge’s long-term mission teams serve in a wide variety of locations around the world. Throughout the year, missionaries request assistance from individuals and teams who serve with them in their local communities from one to two weeks. These opportunities serve as cultural exchanges, widen global perspectives, and give real help to the people in communities where Serge works.

 Types of team service include: 

  • construction,
  • English language camps,
  • sports camps,
  • evangelistic camps and other activities,
  • prayer weeks.

To learn more about any of the below opportunities, please contact Brad Wallace (bwallace@serge.org).

Current Opportunities

AFRICA

School Construction :: Bundibugyo, Uganda

Dates: May to June 2018
To address the critical need for secondary education in this under-resourced area of Uganda, in 1999 Serge opened Christ School. The growing student population is taxing current facilities. Teams are needed for school facility construction—both for new buildings and repair of older facilities.
Max team size: 6 -12 (mature teenagers and adults; teens must be with guardians)
Approx. trip cost: $1,650 + airfare (dependent upon project)
Trip length: 2 weeks
Number of teams needed: 4

EUROPE

Irish Prayer Summit :: Ireland

Dates: July 21 to 28, 2018
The primary work of Serge in Ireland consists of walking alongside local Irish church leaders and supporting them as they lead local congregations. We invite you to come meet Irish pastors and Christian leaders and spend time praying with them for the broadening and deepening of the church in Ireland. See what God is doing in and through the Irish church as you intercede and encourage.
Max team size: 6 -12 (post-college-age and above)
Trip cost: $1,150 + airfare
Trip length: 7 days
Number of teams needed: 1

LEAP: London Evangelism and Prayer :: U.K.

Dates: July 2 to 9, 2018
LEAP is a time to leap out of your comfort zone and into a different world. You will partner with Serge’s church-planting work in London’s South Asian communities and engage in prayer and ministry to London’s Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs. Learn more.
Max team size: 50 (college-age and above)
Approx. trip cost: $925 + airfare ($100 deposit due by March 2, 2018)
Trip length: 7 days
Number of teams needed: 1

Spring Break Evangelism Trip :: London, U.K.

Dates: March 3 – 10, 2018. (Other Spring Break dates available for college groups)
This trip will be similar to the LEAP conference (see above). It is geared toward college students, but all are welcome.
Max team size: 50 (college-age and above)
Approx. trip cost: $750 + airfare
Trip length: 1 week

Summer Kids Camp :: London, U.K.

Dates: July 21 to 29, 2018
This trip is especially suited for a youth group to lead a VBS-type Kid’s Club for one week. It will also include evangelism training and practice, as well as learning about Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism and visiting their religious sites.
Max participants: 20 people (high school age and above)
Approx. trip cost: $850+ airfare

Construction/Renovation :: London, U.K.

Dates: Any time in 2018 aside from June and July
After several years of ministry in West London, the Serge team was able to purchase property for housing for church members in need, team meetings, hospitality, and to serve as a music production studio. The house currently needs renovation and improvements.
Max participants: 12 people (high school age and above)
Approx. trip cost: $1,550+ airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks

Children’s English Camp :: Málaga, Spain

Dates: July 6 to 15, 2018
Serge’s team in Malaga serves with Iglesia Cristiana Evangélica de Añoreta Church, which holds a free summer English camp. The camp is a sweet time to serve the children and families of the community. It’s a high-quality, rich experience for children that is enjoyed by all.
Max team size: 12 (age 18+, passion to serve children, Spanish language not necessary, teaching skills helpful)
Approx. trip cost: $950 + airfare
Trip length: 10 days
Number of teams needed: 1

Teen English Camp :: Málaga, Spain

Dates: July 20 to 29, 2018
Similar to the above English camp, this camp will be held for local teenagers who would like to grow in English speaking skills.
Max team size: 12 (age 18+, passion to serve children, Spanish language not necessary, teaching skills helpful)
Approx. trip cost: $950 + airfare
Trip length: 10 days
Number of teams needed: 1

LATIN AMERICA

Outreach Center Construction :: Temuco, Chile

Dates: Any time other than June through August 2018
In partnership with a local ministry leader, Serge missionaries in Chile started a holistic outreach to
the Mapuche (a largely unreached people group). There is a need for construction help for a small pavilion on the site of an outreach center in order to host gatherings, training, and retreats. This will be a Build a rustic “Ruca- style” pavilion and will include concrete, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing work.
Max team size: 10 people (age 13 and above, skills to be taught on site)
Approx. trip cost: $1,300 + airfare
Trip length: 2 weeks
Number of teams needed: 2

Church Renovation :: Chillán, Chile

Dates: Any time in 2018
The Serge team in Chile has partnered with Cristo Rey Church in Chillán, Chile. The church needs a work team to dry-in the church building and stop a mold problem.
Max team size: 10 people (age 13 and above, skills to be taught on site)
Approx. trip cost: $1,300+ airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks
Number of teams needed: 1

Ministry Facility Construction :: Temuco, Chile

Dates: March 23 to April 2, 2018
Serge has been invited to co-minister in southern Chile with a three-fold focus: to bring the gospel to the Mapuche (a largely unreached people group), train and send missionaries, and to offer rest and retreat to pastors and church leaders. This is a very rural part of Chile so phase one of the ministry facility construction will include a building a cabin to be used to house short-term teams during the larger construction efforts. This cabin will eventually be used for staff housing for the ministry center.
Max team size: 10 people (age 13 and above, skills to be taught on site)
Approx. trip cost: $1,250 + airfare
Number of teams needed: 1

School Construction :: Granada, Nicaragua (Urgent)

Dates: Throughout the year in 2018
In 2014, Serge missionaries broke ground on a school that provides education for children that live in one of the poorest barrios on the outskirts of Granada. Thanks to the help of students from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, this one-of-a-kind facility now has four classrooms. The school needs to continue with new construction so rising classes can continue. In 2018, we hope to construct at least one new building for the school.
Max team size: 25 (youth and adults welcome)
Approx. trip cost: $1,475 + airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks (Tuesday to Tuesday)
Number of teams needed: No limit

Various Ministries :: Granada, Nicaragua

Dates: Throughout the year in 2018
Visiting teams are needed to work in several areas including: children’s ministry, outreach in local community, school educational programs, Young Life club, addiction recovery program, sports camps, and outreach at the city dump.
Max team size: 25 (youth and adults welcome)
Approx trip cost: $575 + airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks (Tuesday to Tuesday)
Number of teams needed: No limit

Construction :: Peru

More information on the Peru need is coming soon!

What Others Are Saying

Going on my first short-term mission trip was life changing. I unexpectedly fell in love with the country and its people and—anxious to be a part of what God is doing there—have participated in many follow-up trips. I couldn’t be more grateful to God for the opportunity to work with Serge.

<p>Tom, Chile Short-Term Team member</p>

Tom, Chile Short-Term Team member

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