Our aim is to put together purpose built teams to serve our partners in many parts of the world. Mission Trips are skill-focused, vision-enlarging trips where individuals and small teams come alongside our ministry partners. The service provided will vary depending on the specific needs on the field. In order to increase effectiveness and impact, team members are required to do pre-field cross-cultural orientation and preparation coordinated by our Nexus Missions Department.
For more information contact Josh Plumb.
Nexus Missions Trip Ethos
Our emphasis is on impact, how our members can connect with our outreach partners
worldwide in a way that maximizes the gifts, skills and abilities that have been entrusted to
us by God. We wantto see people from our congregation apply their skills and experience in
a way that goes beyond what people often expect to do on a mission trip.One thing we
strive for with all our team is, low maintenance, high impact. We want our partners to be
truly glad we came.
- What are the qualifications to go on a Mission Trip?
We are looking for people who are willing to share needed skills, abilities and experience and who desire to serve God by serving others. People who have a heart for God and the attitude of a learner are the kind of people we’re looking for.
- What does it cost to go on a Mission Trip?
The cost varies widely depending on the location and duration of the trip. A trip to Vanuatu could cost $800 while a trip to Tanzaniamay cost $3500. In addition, often teams will raise additional funds to support the project they are going to work on.
- Who pays for the cost of the trip?
Team members are responsible to pay for the cost of the trip. We will help you develop a plan and provide practical help to raise needed financial and prayer support. Support for the trips often comes from a variety of sources: friends, family, church members and personal funds as well as fund raising activities such as sausage sizzles, bake sales and so on.
- How long are the trips?
Mission Trips can be anywhere from less than one week to three weeks. The majority of trips are 7-14 days.
- What is the size of a team?
This depends upon the nature and location of the trip. Teams can range from two people to larger groups of 12 or more. We try to match the size of a team to the work that will be done. We also are very mindful of the amount of effort it takes our partners to host us. Our priority is – low maintenance, high impact.
- What skills are needed for Mission Teams?
This varies widely. The needed skills can be more general in nature or more specific depending on the mission. Computer, medical, construction, project management, music, sports, TESOL, leadership training, video, journalism, and many other skills can be useful. There are also opportunities for generalists who have a heart to serve in any way that is needed.
- What kind of preparation and training is required?
Nexus Missions will run orientation training for each trip. The frequency of these pre-trip team meetings varies. We want to do all we can to ensure that team members are wellprepared – emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. An important part of the preparation process is team members getting to know one another and learning about the culture they will be working in.
- Do I need to be a member of Nexus Church to go on a Mission Trip?
No, but we do give preference to Nexus Church members. Those who attend other churches and want to join will need to provide references from the fellowship to which they belong.
- Are Mission Trips dangerous?
We live in a dangerous world! We seek to be wise and use good judgment in determining where we go and when we go. As team members we step out in obedience to God’s leading recognizing that the safest place is to be where God wants us. We are very mindful of the safety concerns that might impact our teams. We seek to be very diligent when it comes to the health and safety of our teams.
- How do I apply to go on a Mission Trip?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested but can’t go on one of the currently scheduled trips, let us know and we’ll make sure you are kept informed of other opportunities.