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Short Term Missions


Why We Go:

  • To obey Christ’s command in the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).
  • To aid and build up the ministry of the local Church and our missionaries.
  • To reach the unreached and the unengaged with the gospel.
  • To develop a deeper awareness of the breadth and depth of the body of Christ.
  • To be personal witnesses to the world of our life in Christ.

Where We Go:

  • To visit Scottsdale Bible missionaries and work alongside, encourage and assist them in accomplishing their ministry goals.
  • To serve and be a blessing to the Global Church.
  • To areas of natural disasters where practical and compassionate care is needed.

What We Do:

  • Because we go to serve long-term & existing ministries, we will serve as our partner Churches/missionaries have need. Some of these serving opportunities are: teaching, equipping, evangelism, and counseling; health care and education; men’s, women’s, and children’s ministries (VBS); music outreach, construction projects, & Bible distribution.

To fill out an application and sign up to be a team member, scroll down.

SBC has made a major commitment to minister to leaders throughout Europe by sending logistical support teams to the annual European Leadership Forum in Poland.


Tanzania: Education Committee

Description: Scottsdale Bible has established 2 primary schools in Tanzania—one in a Muslim city and one in a Maasai village. This team will spend time at the schools in Mairowa and Kondoa seeing what a typical school day is like, interacting with the teachers and presenting lessons. They will work on the laptop initiative, introduce robotics and focus on professional development.
Purpose: Instruction, growth and encouragement
Leader: Dr. Veronica Gatling
Approximate Cost: $3,500

Yucatan, Mexico

Description: In the lush tropical jungle of the Yucatan, a mission hospital has been established to serve the poorest of the poor. Thousands of people are helped each year and lives are changed. This team will provide medical/dental care, build a play area at a school, and do outreach in the nearby villages. This is a great trip for families.
Date:  June 4-11, 2022
Open to: Medical Professionals, Adults, Families
Cost: $2,250

Costa Rica: Men’s Construction Team

Description: Each year, this team of men from SBC work with Young Life to make improvements to existing buildings and structures in their camp facilities around the world. Young Life’s goal is to reach and build kingdom leaders in order to transform cultures around the world. Join us as we work together to make improvements at beautiful camps where kids can come and experience the love of Jesus!
Date: September 9-17, 2022
Open to: Men
Cost: $3100

Poland: European Leadership Forum (ELF)

Description: Most Christians don’t think of Europe as a spiritually needy continent, but just 3% of Europeans identify themselves as evangelicals. The European Leadership Forum is a strategic effort to train, encourage and strengthen Europe’s evangelical leaders who often serve in antagonistic and isolated environments. The members of SBCs volunteer team provide the support to make the Forum a success. It is an energizing, humbling and unforgettable experience!
Date: May 17-28, 2022
Open to: Adults (over 18)
Cost: $3,000* (Early bird discount available through December 15. Book your own flight option as well.)
Last Day to Apply: February 11, 2022

Czech Republic: Malenovice

Description: Each spring, American missionaries serving with Josiah Venture in Eastern Europe gather for their annual conference. This team provides childcare during the conference, allowing the parents to focus on much-needed training and fellowship. The children look forward to this event every year. You will be blessed as you get to know the kids, and encouraged as you meet these faithful missionaries bringing the Gospel to this dark part of Europe.
Date: April 29–May 10, 2022
Open to: Adults
Cost: $2,530*

Jordan: Timothy Leadership Training

Description: This team of men in SBC’s Timothy Leadership will ministering to the needs of refugee families and doing a work project to rebuild a damaged area of one of the local churches in Amman, Jordan.
Dates: June 3-12
Open to: Men in Timothy Leadership
Cost: $2,630

*Final trip costs will be determined by the price of airfare once purchased. This estimated cost may vary by several hundred dollars due to seasonal airfare fluctuations.


Each adult participating on a team must complete this application. If minor children will be traveling on an advertised family team, up to 4 may be registered on each parent’s application.

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