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!
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.
To partner financially, please prayerfully consider supporting one of our missionaries or missionary works.
STM trips are designed to bring God glory and assist our missionaries in any way that we can. This summer, twelve teams are planned to travel to ten countries.
Serving on a Short-Term Ministries team is a wonderful way to invest your time and talent to meet the needs of our missionaries and their ministries worldwide.