"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28: 19-20
At JOY, our DNA is missions. We take the Great Commission as our commission and we're serious about the calling God has placed on each of us and on our church.
We support missionaries locally, nationally, and globally and it is our desire that you will join with us in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who need to hear about the hope found only in Jesus. We build relationships with partners in different nations and become like family. Some of the locations that we reach are India, Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Not everyone is called to long-term missions, but we are ALL called to make disciples of all nations, to know Him and to make Him known. We, who are in Christ, are called to be His witnesses. God invites us to be a part of His redemptive plan for the world. Short-term missions are a great way to encourage missionaries and participate in what God is doing throughout the nations.
But to follow God’s plan, it often requires us to overcome our fears and obstacles. Trust in God. Partake in His glory. JOY is a church that is transformed by the gospel, to transform the world. We are blessed to be a blessing to the world.
Pray! Go! See below for more information about our short-term trips this year.
2018 SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES
Dates: June 21-July 1
Details: Work alongside two former JOY members (and now Ethnos missionaries) to host a training conference for indigenous missionaries followed by a week of outreach and skills training.
Dates: July 10-24
Details: Spend corporate time of praise and worship as the team in the region around the Black Sea. Learn and network with mission-minded leaders from other churches. Can participate for just one week.
Dates: August 8-16
Details: Praise team members and children’s ministry volunteers are needed for Operation Mobilization’s Central Asia North field leaders retreat.
Dates: August 11-18
Details: The youth group will partner with Youth with a Mission to reach the people of the Twin Cities with the love of Christ through short-term outreaches and various ministries. Contact email@example.com for more details.
*Note: This trip is limited to the youth group & their families.
Dates: October 10-21
Details: Work with our local missionaries to love on and bless the children at the House of Union and the Lahu people in Chiang Rai.
Dates: October 26-November 4
Details: Work alongside Ethnos missionaries in various ministries (discipleship, farming, street kids, and preschool) to love the least, the last and the lost.
Dates: November 9-18
Details: Join our local missionaries to “bring back the lost smile.” Teach and love the children at Grace Home and also participate in other ministries of Grace Care.
Dates: December 7-16
Details: Encourage and partner with two former JOY members serving abroad to share the gospel through their English club and university evangelism.
Dates: January/February 2019
Details: Experience spirit-led living with our missionaries and serve alongside them in their ministries (refugee, English, soccer/prison, Sea-Tribes).
GENERAL TRIP INFORMATION
Trips are generally 9-12 days in length and costs include airfare, lodging, food, onsite expenses, and in-country transportation costs. All those who participate in a JOY-sponsored trip must complete an application and attend mandatory training sessions in preparation of the trip. Team meetings are an essential part of the short-term mission experience as the times of prayer, fellowship, and training help to build relationships and knit the team together.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All dates are subject to change.