Short-Term Ministries

About STM

Short-Term Ministries (STM) is a key component of Outreach Ministries at Grace Community Church. STM promotes, plans, and prepares local and international short-term ministry opportunities for the members of Grace Church. STM exists to promote worship by facilitating both individual and corporate ministry opportunities in order to establish Christ's church globally. STM accomplishes this by exposing participants to various cross-cultural ministries, missions, and modes of life.

The counties to which STM teams are sent are not chosen at random. The Short Term Ministry trips sent by Grace Community Church are initiated by our missionary families or ministry partners who serve in foreign countries. They saw a need in their church and asked that our church send a team to assist them in their long-term strategic outreach to that country.

STM teams have a long-term impact because they are linked with our missionaries around the world. By God’s grace, the combination of an energetic group of servants from Grace Community Church with the ongoing faithful ministry of our missionaries makes an effective witness for Christ around the world!

How to get involved

1. Pray! Pray that God would bless the ministry of these teams, opening the hearts of those who receive the message of the gospel. Without the Lord’s blessing on these trips, they will not have true spiritual success.

2. Give! Please partner with our teams financially. These trips do not happen without the support of specific giving. If you want to support a team, you can do so by writing a check to Grace Community Church and indicate on the memo line "For the team of _________." You can also give online to an STM team member.

3. Go! Consider joining an STM team! We need a couple hundred people every year willing to sacrifice their time and energy for gospel ministries around the world. Please consider serving the Lord in this way next year.

Support Short-Term Ministries

To partner financially, please prayerfully consider supporting one of our missionaries or missionary works.


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Upcoming Events

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Current STM Teams

Albania (2015)

Sometime between June 20 & July 31. This STM is geared toward neighborhood evangelism.

Crotia (2015)

June 20-July 5. Assistance with an English camp with opportunities to present the Gospel.

This STM is full and we are no longer accepting applications for this STM.

Czech Republic (2015)

July 22-August 5. Assistance with an English camp with opportunities to present the Gospel.

East Asia (2015)

June 30-July 14th. This STM will be involved in community outreach, discipleship and possible music ministry.

England 1 (2015)

June 13-27. VBS and other outreach events.

England 2 (2015)

Trip dates TBD. Creating Evangelistic Videos.

England 3 (2015)

May 27th-June 8th. Family & Biblical Counseling Conference. This STM is full and we are no longer accepting applications for this STM.

England 4 (2015)

Trip dates TBD. Music Team Training. This STM is full and we are no longer accepting applications for this STM.

Germany (2015)

July 10-August 3. ESL kids camp, Evangelism & Construction.

Hong Kong (2015)

Early October. VBS, translators and music for a pastors conference.

Japan 1 (2015)

End of May/beginning of June. Evangelism at local colleges.

Japan 2 (2015)

July 25-August 10. VBS.

Malawi 2014

This STM will be establishing and organizing a library for the Central African Preaching Academy (CAPA).

Mexico (2015)

Mid to end of July. VBS for children and Youth Retreat & Conference.

New Zealand (2015)

May 28-June 8. VBS during Bible Conference & Evangelism.

South Africa (2015)

Mid to late July. TMS students (and their wives) only. Multiple opportunities to teach in a cross-cultural setting.

Ukraine (2015)

June 14- June 28. Softball Outreach & Evangelism.