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2017 Short Term Mission Trips

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I'm so excited about the doors God has opened this year for our church to participate in spreading the gospel in our country and around the world!

 

At this past Sunday's Missions Fair (February 5), 90 of you indicated an interest in a particular trip...I was blown away by your rapid response to the call be "sent" and your eagerness to learn more. I have no doubt that God is going to use your willing hearts and the sacrifice of your time and resources to further His kingdom as we are willing to go. 

If you weren't here on Sunday, or if you just didn't have a chance to indicate an interest, the 2017 short-term mission trip opportunities are now available and you can submit an interest form below. We'll be in touch with more details! 

 

2017 SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS

 

ATLANTA, GA  

TRIP 1: College Ministry
Team Leader:  Billy Judge
Trip Dates: May 14-20, 2017
Approximate Cost:  $440/person
Team Size:  15-20
Description:  The team will partner with the North American Mission Board in outreach efforts to the large and growing refugee population in Atlanta, GA.

 

TRIP 2: Adults
Team Leader:  TBA
Trip Dates: Fall 2017
Approximate Cost:  $440/person
Team Size:  10-15
Description:  The team will partner with the North American Mission Board in outreach efforts to the large and growing refugee population in Atlanta, GA.

 

BOSTON, MA

Team Leader:  Brandon Petersen
Trip Dates: June 8-11, 2017
Approximate Cost: $775/person
Team Size: 10-15 
Description:  The team will assist our church plant partner, Encounter Church, with community outreach efforts and events.

 

NICARAGUA

Team Leader:  Greg Abrams
Trip Dates: June 10-17, 2017
Approximate Cost: $1,540/person
Team Size: 10-15 
Description:  The team will assist our longtime missions partner, Chosen Children Ministries, with a Bible club for children and other evangelistic efforts. 

 

HAITI

TRIP 1
Team Leader:  Buster Whitlock
Trip Dates: July 22-29, 2017
Approximate Cost: $1,450/person
Team Size: 15 
Description:  We're partnering with Disciples' Village to take the  love and truth of Jesus to one of the poorest countries in the world. 

 

TRIP 2
Team Leader:  TBA
Trip Dates: Fall  2017
Approximate Cost: $1,450/person
Team Size: 10-15 
Description:  We're partnering with Disciples' Village to take the  love and truth of Jesus to one of the poorest countries in the world. 

 

GULF COAST, USA

Team Leader:  Scott Lee
Trip Dates: August 2017
Approximate Cost: $550/person
Team Size: 60
Description:  This is a "music and missions" trip. Our team will lead worship in a couple of churches and work alongside local missions organizations. Membership in the choir is not required; however participation  in rehearsals is  needed.

 

CUBA

Team Leader: Dennis Banks
Trip Dates:  November 2-9, 2017
Approximate Cost: $1,650/person
Team Size: 10-15
Description: With travel recently being reopened to Americans, we're excited to have this opportunity  to reach out to Cubans in partnership with Rob White Ministries.

 


APPALACHIA, USA

Team Leader:  David Taylor
Trip Dates: Fall 2017
Approximate Cost: $550/person
Team Size: 10-15
Description: The team will partner with the North American Mission Board to minister to communities that have been thrust into extreme poverty, both financially and spiritually.

 


READY TO LEARN MORE?

Let us know which trip(s) you're interested in, and we'll be in touch with more information!

 

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4 Reasons to Celebrate with Shandon College Ministry

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Last week was  a fun and fruitful  7 days of  reaching out to a new class of  freshmen at USC, Columbia College, Midlands Tech, and other area universities!  We want to celebrate with you four highlights of our week.

1. Over 1,300 students came to Blatt Block Party on Tuesday! 

Thank you so much to the many adult volunteers who drove shuttles, flipped burgers, and did the "heavy lifting" to make this possible.  You set us up for success beyond what you know or see.

2. Nearly at  capacity at our new building for our first ever worship service! 

Thank you so much to our incredible modern worship team and production  team for putting so much heart and effort into an incredible night. It was amazing to see students start their new school year by worshiping our great God.

 

Awesome night of students committing the year ahead to God's plan and purposes through worship at Lighthouse 2121, our new college building in Five Points! What a way to start the new school year and open the building for ministry. Can't wait to see what God has in store for our @shandoncollege students! Thanks to @andrewsmithcarr and the modern worship band for leading this powerful night of worship!

 

3. We connected with at least 5,000 students in 3 days of tabling on Greene Street!

Thank you so much to our incredible student team for not giving up and for putting in the hours to connect with students in that "famously hot" humidity.

4. Our on-campus Sunday School class in Russell House, doubled from last year!

In just 2 years, this class has grown from 15 to 52! One of the class  leaders, Billy Judge, told me he had to "leave the room" for a bit because he was moved to tears at the Lord's work and presence. God is so good!

 

 

What is so great about these statistics is that they are just a small indication of the depth and quality of the students in our college ministry.

As we start the semester, we will be launching several new Sunday School environments, a mid-week worship experience, and almost 20 community groups.

Spirits are high because we believe the Lord is at work in and through us. Shandon College Ministry has hosted 14 events in one week, but we are "abounding in the work of the Lord," as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15.

Please pray that we would be faithful to the gospel this semester my reaching and making disciples at our area universities this semester!!

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