Short Term Missions Director / James Massie (click to email)
"Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that." Ephesians 5:2 (msg.)
To view the Short Term Mission Brochure CLICK HERE. Note that we publish our STM trips for registration one year prior to departure. Please check back.
Register FOR A virtual stm TRIP in 2020:
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: Due to the current corona virus environment, we are evaluating each Short Term Mission trip scheduled for this year. To date, we have cancelled the following STM trips: Philippines Medical, Belize (Young Adults & Fall Medical), Guatemala (Medical Summer & Fall Dental), Haiti (Youth & Fall Medical), Ukraine, Colombia, and Natal. While we are in a season of pause, we encourage you to pray about joining a team later in 2021; in the meantime, we also encourage you to sign up and complete all your trip documents for when we are confident of travel. At this time, no trip payments or Ticket Purchase Authorization are being accepted. Check back periodically for updates on STM trip status.
NEW!!! VIRTUAL STM TRIPS IN 2020!
Have you always thought about joining a STM trip? Then this is the perfect time to set aside some time to join a virtual team!
OHC has a Virtual STM trip scheduled for Natal, Brazil on Thursday, August 20 at 7 p.m. Make plans to join James & Barbara Massie as they lead this virtual trip. Bryan & Jannet Carruth, OHC Missionaries to Brazil, will serve as our hosts. Register here.
Plans are currently underway for a Virtual STM trip to Guatemala as well as other global locations. Check back for time, date, and link information. The Guatemala Virtual STM trip will also be lead by James & Barbara Massie, and will be hosted by our local ministry partner, Missions Frontier.
2021 STM TRIPS
God willing, OHC will be begin leading STM teams to the beyond. Join us as we pray for God's leading and opening of doors in 2021. As we remain in a season of pause, we encourage you to pray about God's calling on you to go. We also encourage you to complete (or update) your OHC Volunteer Application. In September 2020, we will post our STM trips planned for 2021.
ARE YOU CALLED TO SERVE on a short term mission team in 2020?
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
One of the many ways we encourage the Body of Christ to reach out to others is through short term mission trips. These trips, ranging from one to two weeks in length, are intended to provide you with a glimpse of life outside of what you’re used to. They stretch and grow your faith, while sharing the love of Christ through service and health care initiatives in countries like El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Africa, and more. Through the generous donation of your time and skills, countless lives have been touched and seeds of faith planted around the globe.
Mission trips are offered throughout the year with emphases on areas including village outreach, medical and dental care trips, and more. Such trips are made possible due to strong relationships with long term missionaries in each country we serve and friendships with local village leadership. Regardless of your experience or language knowledge, professional background, your spiritual gifts, and God-given talents, YOU can be used on this trip. Remember . . . “God doesn’t call the equipped, God equips the called.”
We invite you to pray about the potential role you could play in an Oak Hills Church mission trip and ask for God’s guidance.