Mission team from Ridgeway Baptist Church ( Memphis, TN) in rural Ecuador near Quito, 2011.
where they have never heard about Jesus
Meeting and loving new people ...
Sharing God 's Word
Sharing God's love
through crusades and evangelistic meetings
yourself and your Lord with adults
yourself and your Lord with children
about other communities and ways of life
a different life style
Joining with nationals
to help them reach their goals
Preparing your heart
at vacation Bible school through a translator
Meeting needs ...
Teaching and training...
Giving joy ...
Making new friends
Building together for God's kingdom ...
Washing little feet
for new shoes to open hearts to the love of Jesus Christ ...
Ready, Set, GO!!!
GMF places Great Commission Christians in strategic opportunities to use their spiritual gifts in ministry endeavors to the unreached of the world. These partnerships are made possible through short term mission trips.
Our ultimate goal is to connect people's passion with a project. The end result can be nothing short of astonishing for those who participate on one of our trips.
Presently, we have ministry partnerships in over 30 different countries around the world. Mission trips flow out of our purpose to advance the saving gospel of Christ Jesus.
Through evangelism, church planting, pastoral/leadership training, discipleship, medical missions, education, economic empowerment, construction teams, as well as other venues, GMF continues to strategically navigate through doors that God opens for the propagation of the gospel around the world.
Since 2003, GMF has been privileged to sponsor, coordinate, and mobilize over 2,000 short term mission volunteers in over 125 field mission projects, these short term missionaries represent over 250 different local churches.
Through these strategic mission projects where we connect churches with gospel centered projects and national partners around the globe, GMF is able to support local churches and agencies in fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord.
Some of the effects of short-term trips and mission conferences include:
Encouragement. Short term mission teams bring encouragement to nationals, as well as missionaries who often feel isolated in their work. Through short term projects, volunteers develop a better understanding of what missionary work is all about. This equips them to minister to and encourage missionaries in the days ahead.
Effectiveness. In the closed countries of the 10/40 Window, short term mission trips can actually provide a more effective means of opening doors for witness than do some traditional missionary initiatives. Short term teams many times have professional skills in areas of healthcare, education, or business that are more likely to get them invited into closed countries like China, India, Indonesia, and parts of Africa.
Enlightenment. One of the significant aspects of short term mission trips and/or mission conferences is that they broaden the world-view of those who participate in the effort. In most cases, the churches who participate in frequent short term mission trips and/or mission conferences are more apt to be outward thinking and outward reaching.