Short Term Overseas Outreach


Short Term Trips- 2018 Schedule



CGS sends out short-term teams —groups of people from our congregation—each year to partner with our long-term missionaries and serve with them in the towns, cities, villages, and regions where they live and work. Sending these teams is a great way for CGS members church and our Global Outreach Team to see and experience, first-hand, this very critical extension of our ministry. Our short-term teams consist of small groups of adults and youth (sometimes entire families) participating in relationship building, medical clinics, teaching, construction and repair projects, and other ministries. 

2018 Trip Descriptions:

Musik Bruken: June 1-11, 2018, with additional travel days
English-speaking Christian musicians, visual artists, and dancers from around the world come together to share their God-given gifts to the communities, churches, and schools in the Austrian Tirol.

Team Leader: Matt Kiefer

Odessa, Ukraine: June 15-26, 2018, including travel days
GO to Ukraine with our CGS global partner, Robin Price. Robin’s team hosts a summer ESL Camp. This one-week camp consists of friendship ministry, focused on teaching English, leading Bible studies, and living side-by-side with Ukrainians on the shore of the Black Sea. CGS is again joining our sister church, Christ Community Church, to teach and support this ESL camp.

Team Leader: Julie McKeel


Rhodes, Greece: June 25-29, with additional travel days
GO to Greece to support a retreat for pastors from Israel and Palestine who are connected to the Jerusalem Gateway Partnership.  Team responsibilities will be to provide the music and childcare, so that the pastors and their wives have some uninterrupted time with each other for spiritual nourishment and to grow in their relationships together. (Relationships between the Palestinian and Israeli pastors is extremely difficult because of the political situation--this is the peacemaking part of the trip.)

Team Leader: Norman Acker

West Africa Medical Missions: July 13-22, 2018, including travel days
Details pending.

Team Leader: Oscar Aylor

Other MTW Short-Term Opportunities can be found here.

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Questions? Contact Julie McKeel.

Find out more about the MTW Intern Opportunity in Odessa, Ukraine

Other MTW Short-Term Opportunities can be found here.