Short-Term Mission Teams

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 find out more or sign up for any of the 2017 teams, email or call 480.824.7230.

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

To see photos from past trips, go to our Outreach Facebook page here.

Slovakia English Camp

Description: Slovakia has a strong Christian heritage, but the years of Communism followed by materialism have left people searching for meaning and significance. This team will work with SBC missionaries Pavel and Jane Sinko to host an English camp for young people who are anxious to improve their language skills and interested in meeting Americans. They are also open to the message of hope and love in the gospel of Christ. The missionaries and local church follow up with these young people throughout the year. Join this team and be a part of life change in one of the most scenic countries in Europe!
Date: June 28–July 14
Open to: Adults (over 18)
Purpose: Relational Evangelism
Leaders: Tyler and Jennifer Hayes
Cost: $2,500
Last Day to Apply: May 1

Cactus Campus Wales Team – Holiday Club 2018

Description: This team will support the Highfields Church multisite at Pontprenneau by helping with their annual VBS outreach (Holiday Club) to their community. As Cactus Campus has much experience with reaching our community and being a multisite, we will offer encouragement and support to this church’s staff and volunteers as we lovingly teach God’s Word to the kids and families who attend. Additional outreaches will be taken to neighboring communities in the afternoons. Holiday Club training and set up will happen on Monday and Tuesday, and Club will run Wednesday through Saturday, with a closing celebration for families to attend.
Dates: July 20–August 2
Open to: Cactus adults over 18 (10 total)
Purpose: Share the gospel as we support Highfields Church, Pontprenneau
Leaders: Brooke and Kendyll Hellestrae
Cost: $2,200
Last Date to Apply: May 20

Men’s Construction Team—Scotland

Description: Young Life’s Cairn Brea Camp in Scotland reaches teenagers throughout the UK and surrounding countries. This camp is used to share the gospel with each new generation of adolescents as well as discipleship for those who become believers. Young Life’s goal is to reach and build kingdom leaders in order to transform cultures around the world. The SBC men’s construction team will be working on improvements to existing buildings and structures to help improve the experience that students have at that camp. Please join us as we work together to make improvements at this beautiful camp where kids can come and experience the love of Jesus!
Date: September 7-16
Open to: Men
Purpose: Construction
Leaders: Brad Boxberger and Tom Barr
Cost: $3,000
Last Day to Apply: July 7

Mexico: Valladolid

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, and do outreach in the nearby villages. This is a great trip for families.
Date:  July 14-21
Open to: Medical Professionals, Adults, Families
Purpose: Medical/Dental, Construction, Outreach
Leader: Drs. Greg and Lidieth Libby
Cost: $1,850
Last Day to Apply: May 14

Tanzania Teacher Enrichment

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 also visit a public school, teach a lesson and see the huge difference in educational practices and standards between the two. The team will finish with a safari at one of the game preserves in Tanzania.
Approximate Dates: Early July
Open to: Teachers and education majors
Purpose: Instruction, growth and encouragement
Leader: Frank Thomas
Approximate Cost: $4,100
Last Day to Apply: May 1

Egypt Festival

Description: Along the desert highway between Cairo and Alexandria, over 30,000 Egyptians will gather for the Count It Right Festival, an evangelistic outreach through several churches in the city of Cairo. At the festival they participate in a variety of presentations and activities – hearing about Jesus as the day progresses. In the evening, everyone gathers in the stadium to hear a message of hope in Christ that is being broadcast throughout the Arab world at the same time. Join this team to help plan and provide activities for hundreds of children who come to this amazing event be part of seeing thousands come to Christ. Side trips to the pyramids and the Nile are included.
Approximate Dates: October 2018
Open to: Anyone
Purpose: Outreach
Leader: Peter Baldwin
Approximate Cost: $2,129
Last Day to Apply: August 1

Tanzania Graduation

Description:  Help us celebrate with our graduating classes in Mairowa and Kondoa. This will be a proud moment for our students, their families, and their supporting U.S. families. If you sponsor a child currently in 7th grade, you will want to be part of this team. If you’d like to see first-hand the power of a good education in the lives of individuals as well as communities in a developing country, come along with us!
Date: early November, exact dates TBD
Open to: anyone, especially child sponsors and families
Purpose: Celebration!
Leader: Frank Thomas
Cost: $4,000
Last Day to Apply: September 3

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