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Short-Term Trips

Short-term trips involve up to two weeks of serving on a team in another context with a goal to pour ourselves out for the sake of the lost, the poor and the global Church. At Prestonwood, our approach is two-fold: to strengthen the church in “reached” contexts and to establish the Church in “unreached” contexts.

SHORT-TERM MISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a Christ-follower
  • Be a member or a regular attendee of Prestonwood
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Gospel and biblical mandate for the nations
  • Be in agreement with the core beliefs of Prestonwood
  • Complete a trip application and submit a deposit before the final registration date

THE SHORT-TERM PROCESS

STEP 1 – Pick a Trip

Below is schedule of 2018 short-term trip offerings at Prestonwood. If you have questions about a specific offering, please feel free to e-mail the trip leader listed in the short-term trip detail.

STEP 2 – Application

When you are ready to join the team, the trip leader will provide you a link to the appropriate trip system, where you will set up a trip account and provide the required information. Please note that you will not be added to the official trip roster until all of the required information is provided and reviewed by Prestonwood. This includes completing the applicable, non-refundable trip deposit of $150, which is paid at the creation of the trip account.

STEP 3 – Fundraising

A payment schedule will be provided to each team member with specific percentage due dates. Basically, you should expect a payment schedule similar to: one-third of trip costs due on days 90 and 60, with final balance due on or before day 30. Personal fundraising for the trip should begin immediately after acceptance to the official trip roster.

STEP 4 – Training

Required training is outlined in a separate communication from your trip leader. Team members should commit to attending every team meeting.

STEP 5 – Go

Our prayer is that as we go to serve the Church on short-term mission trips, God will use the teams to make His name known, strengthen the local church where it exists, and be part of establishing it where it does not exist. We also pray that as many people as possible will go and be exposed to different contexts and cultures, and that God will prompt them to serve Him elsewhere, more frequently, and in some cases, in longer capacities.

For more information on any of the 2018 short-term trip opportunities, please e-mail missions@prestonwood.org or call 972-820-5030.

2018 SHORT-TERM TRIPS

DATES LOCATION COST TRIP LEADER CAMPUS/GROUP
Feb. 11–20 SOUTH ASIA $1000 (plus airfare) J. SHANNON OPEN/OPEN
March 2–12 SOUTH ASIA MIKE & KAREN BEESON PLANO/STUDENTS
March 2–13 UGANDA MARY CARL FINKELSTEIN PLANO/STUDENTS
March 3–9 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MIKE MAACK PLANO/STUDENTS
March 3–9 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC KATHY CRABB PLANO/STUDENTS
March 3–11 AMAZON MARC ROSE / AMY LUMLEY PLANO/STUDENTS
March 3–11 NORTHERN ENGLAND JODY GARCIA PLANO/STUDENTS
March 4–9 COSTA RICA MELODY GRAVETT / DAVID STEEN PLANO/STUDENTS
March 4–9 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DAVID CONRADY PLANO/STUDENTS
March 4–9 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOLLY MULLIGAN PLANO/STUDENTS
March 4–10 HAITI AMY SMITH PLANO/STUDENTS
March 4–11 CZECH REPUBLIC DANA SEDGASS / KIM STIDHAM PLANO/STUDENTS
March 4–11 CUBA MONICA NAVARRO PLANO/STUDENTS
March 5–9 MEXICO JAMIE GAINES / TOM BREWSTER PLANO/STUDENTS
March 5–9 LOS ANGELES MEG PARKER-WILSON PLANO/STUDENTS
March 5–9 CHICAGO LORI NAPPIER PLANO/STUDENTS
March 5–9 ATLANTA JESSICA HUBBARD PLANO/STUDENTS
March 5–9 OKLAHOMA CITY VALERIE PHILLIPS / LUCY TOWLE PLANO/STUDENTS
March 5–9 ABILENE PAM MERRYMAN PLANO/STUDENTS
March 12–16 CHICAGO CANAAN CHAPMAN PLANO/STUDENTS
March 10–20 SOUTH ASIA $2,350 LAUREN CARTER OPEN/WOMEN
April 4–12 AMAZON $3,650 CHRISSIE DUNHAM OPEN/WOMEN
April 27–29 HOUSTON ANDY PEARSON OPEN/STUDENTS
May 13–22 SOUTH ASIA $1000 (plus airfare) J. SHANNON NORTH/OPEN
May 14–23 SOUTH ASIA CHASE SIMS OPEN/YOUNG SINGLES
June 7–11 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC $1,775 BRAD FREEMAN OPEN/OPEN
June 9–17 AMAZON $3,325 DARREN ABRAMS PLANO/OPEN
June 14–23 UGANDA CARTER MORRIS PLANO/OPEN
July 1–10 SOUTH ASIA $1000 (plus airfare) JOHN KLINGSTEDT OPEN/OPEN
July 5–15 UGANDA CARTER MORRIS PLANO/OPEN
July 6–13 NEW YORK CITY ANDY PEARSON OPEN/STUDENTS
July 13–23 UGANDA $4,000 MARY CARL FINKELSTEIN OPEN/OPEN
July 14–21 BOSTON BRYAN GIBBS OPEN/YOUNG SINGLES
July 16–20 EL PASO JOE MARTIN ESPANOL/STUDENTS
July 16–20 LOS ANGELES CANAAN CHAPMAN PLANO/STUDENTS
July 20–26 LOS ANGELES JAMESON BARKER NORTH/STUDENTS
July 24–Aug. 2 SOUTH ASIA $2,950 MIKE & KAREN BEESON OPEN/COLLEGE
Aug. 3–7 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MIKE OSTROM OPEN/OPEN
Aug. 31–Sept. 5 WASHINGTON D.C. JONATHAN ADKINS OPEN/SINGLES
Sept. 1–9 AMAZON JOSH ROLF PLANO/OPEN
Sept. 26–30 PORTLAND CHRISSIE DUNHAM OPEN/WOMEN
Oct. 5–14 SOUTH ASIA SHAWN CALLENDAR OPEN/OPEN
Oct. 7–16 SOUTH ASIA J. SHANNON OPEN/OPEN
Oct. 7–19 SOUTH SUDAN JASON SNYDER OPEN/OPEN
Oct. 12–22 GREECE MIKE & KAREN BEESON OPEN/OPEN
Nov. 5–14 SOUTH ASIA J. SHANNON OPEN/OPEN
Nov. 16–25 AMAZON BRYAN GIBBS PLANO/YOUNG SINGLES