"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.
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! Support! Go! See below for more information about our short-term trips this year.
2019 - 2020 SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES
Dates: July 17-31
Details: Spend corporate time of praise and worship as the team travels through cities that Apostle Paul loved. Learn and network with mission-minded leaders from other churches. Can participate for just one week.
Dates: July 31 - August 6
Details: Praise team members and children’s ministry volunteers are needed to encourage and to partner with Joy missionaries, Jimmy & Sarah, for their missionary conference.
dom rep (Youth)
Dates: August 4-11
Details: The youth group will partner with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) to reach the people of DR with the love of Christ through outreaches and various ministries. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Dates: August 13-19
Details: Praise team members and children’s ministry volunteers are needed for Operation Mobilization’s Central Asia North field leaders retreat.
Dates: September 18-29
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: October 18-27
Details: Work alongside Ethnos missionaries in various ministries (discipleship, farming, street kids, and preschool) to love the least, the last and the lost.
Dates: January 2020
Details: Experience spirit-led living with our missionaries and serve alongside them in their ministries (refugee, English, soccer/prison, Sea-Tribes).
Dates: February 1-8 2020
Details: Medical mission team will serve along with local surgeons to care and love the people of this West African nation. There may be opportunities for non-medical members to serve as well.
GENERAL TRIP INFORMATION
Trips are generally 7-12 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.