Short-Term Teams

Join with the work God is doing around the world. Short-term teams come alongside Serge missionaries to assist with and complete ministry projects, from constructing buildings to leading vacation Bible schools. These opportunities are ideal for North American churches looking to partner with Serge missionary teams. For more information on any of these Short-Term Team Opportunities, contact Brad Wallace: bwallace@serge.org.

 

URGENT NEED

School Construction :: Bundibugyo, Uganda
Dates: Throughout the year in 2017
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.
Max team size: 8
Approx. trip cost: $1,840 + airfare/immunizations
Trip length: 2 weeks Number of teams needed: 4

URGENT NEED

School Construction :: Granada, Nicaragua
Dates: Throughout the year in 2017
In 2014, Serge missionaries broke ground on a school that provides education for children in a poor community on the outskirts of Granada. This one-of-a-kind facility is gradually adding classrooms and needs to continue construction so rising classes can continue. In 2017, we hope to provide at least one new classroom for the school.
Max team size: 25 Approx trip cost: $1,450 + airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks (Saturday to Saturday)
Number of teams needed: No limit

 

 

 

SHORT-TERM LOCATIONS

 

There are a number of ways and places for your short-term team to serve. Check back often as we continue to update opportunities.

U.K.

Spring Break Evangelism Trip :: London :: March 5-12, 2017

This trip will be similar to the LEAP (London Evangelism and Prayer) conference. Geared toward college students, but all are welcome.
Max participants: 50
Approx trip cost: $750 + airfare
Trip length: 1 week

Youth Evangelism Week :: London :: June 24 – July 3, 2017

This trip is especially suited for a youth group to engage in outreach to young people, along with service opportunities among widows in the congregation. Teams will primarily work in South Asian communities in London. The time will include evangelism training and practice, as well as learning about Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism and visiting their religious sites. The week will culminate in a large 200+ person BBQ in the park to connect local people to the church.
Max participants: 20
Approx trip cost: $825 + airfare
Trip length: 1 week

Summer Kids Camp :: London :: July 22 – 30, 2017

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
Approx trip cost: $825 + airfare
Trip length: 1 week

Construction/Renovation :: London :: Spring/Summer 2017

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
Approx trip cost: $1,550 + airfare
Trip length: 1-2 weeks

London Evangelism and Prayer Conference (LEAP) :: July 3-10, 2017

Learn more here.

Spain

Church Building Renovation :: Barcelona :: January – July or September – December 2017

IConstruction and remodeling work on church building where Serge is working in the suburbs of Barcelona. The building is in dire need of a facelift and the renovation work will allow the building to be used for multi-purpose functions for greater outreach to the community. Team will also participate in evangelism in the town.
Max participants: 5
Approx trip cost: $1,400 (TBD by trip length) + airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks

Chile

Ministry Facility Construction :: Temuco :: January – April or October – December

Serge has been invited to co-minister in southern Chile with a three-fold focus: to bring the gospel to the Mapuche Indians (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: 5 (construction experience preferred but not required)
Approx trip cost: $1,250 + airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks
Number of teams needed: 2

VBS/Family Conference Childcare :: February 5-19, 2017

Serge missionaries in Chile will put on a Gospel-Centered Family Life conference for pastors and church leaders throughout the country. To make this an event that all can easily attend, as well as provide needed rest and mentoring for these overworked saints, we would like to bring a team to the conference to work with the attendees children. The team will lead a children’s program focused on worship, teaching, sports, and fun.
Max team size: 15
Approx trip cost: $1,050 + airfare
Trip length: Up to 2 weeks
Number of teams needed: 1

Nicaragua

Various Ministries :: Granada :: Throughout the year in 2017

Short-term teams can work in several areas including: children’s ministry, outreach in the barrios, evangelism and Bible study at the city dump, educational programs, recovery programs for addicts/alcoholics, Young Life ministry, and sports camps. Teams serving for one or two weeks are needed throughout the year.
Max team size: 25
Approx trip cost: $550 per week + airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks (Saturday to Saturday)
Number of teams needed: No limit

School Construction :: Granada, Nicaragua :: Throughout the year in 2017

In 2014, Serge missionaries broke ground on a school that provides education for children in a poor community on the outskirts of Granada. This one-of-a-kind facility is gradually adding classrooms and needs to continue construction so rising classes can continue. In 2017, we hope to provide at least one new classroom for the school.
Max team size: 25 Approx trip cost: $1,450 + airfare
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks (Saturday to Saturday)
Number of teams needed: No limit

Uganda

Soccer Camp :: Bundibugyo :: Throughout the year in 2017

Members of the Serge team in Bundibugyo have been ministering to boys in the community through soccer. They also work with the students at Christ School and have developed one of the best school teams in the area. Our hope is to put on a soccer camp in 2017 to continue to improve the skills of the players, provide needed equipment (many have to play without shoes), and share gospel truths with the youth.
Max team size: 8
Approx trip cost: $1,150 + airfare/immunizations
Trip length: 1 or 2 weeks
Number of teams needed: 1

School Construction :: Bundibugyo, Uganda :: Throughout the year in 2017

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.
Max team size: 8
Approx trip cost: $1,840 + airfare/immunizations
Trip length: 2 weeks Number of teams needed: 4

North Africa

English Camp :: North Africa :: Last week in June 2017

Serge is looking for a church team to put on an English camp in a non-English speaking location in North Africa.
Max team size: 10 Approx trip cost: $500 + airfare
Trip length: 10 days Number of teams needed: 1