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 countries 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)

June 27th-July 11th. This STM is geared toward neighborhood evangelism.

Albert Wong Teaching Trip

April 30th-September 1st. Training & Teaching Men at a Local Church in East Asia.

Crotia (2015)

June 20th-July 5th. Assistance with an English camp with opportunities to present the Gospel.
This STM is full and no longer accepting applications.

Czech Republic (2015)

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

East Asia (2015)

June 30th-July 14th. This STM will be involved in community outreach, discipleship and possible music ministry. This STM is full and no longer accepting applications.

East Asia 2 (2015)

August-early September (approximately 3 weeks). This STM will be involved in assisting local church outreach, ministering in a local Christian school, and an editing project.

England 1 (2015)

May 25th-June 7th. Creating Evangelistic Videos.

England 2 (2015)

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

England 3 (2015)

June 13th-27th. VBS and other outreach events.

Germany (2015)

July 14th-August 2nd. ESL kids camp, Evangelism & Construction.

Grant Gates Teaching Trip (2015)

Teaching Trip for Grant Gates.

Hong Kong (2015)

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

Japan 1 (2015)

June 17th-July 8th. Evangelism at local colleges. This STM is full and no longer accepting applications.

Japan 2 (2015)

July 23rd-August 11th. VBS.

Jedi and Anne Johnson Teaching Trip

May 15th-May 29th. Teaching at a Bible Conference in India.

Jonathan Willoughby Teaching Trip

April 15th-April30th. Jonathan Willoughby is going to Argentina on an exploratory trip. This trip is designed to see if God would have Jonathan serve in Argentina in the future.

Malawi (2015)

August 23rd-September 4th. This STM will offer administrative assistance, website updates, and minor construction for CAPA (Central African Preaching Academy).

Mexico (2015)

July 11th-July 20th. VBS for children and Youth Retreat & Conference.

New Zealand (2015)

May 25th-June 5th. 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 19th-July 5th. Softball Outreach & Evangelism.