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.

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 15–26, 2018
Open to: Adults (over 18)
Purpose: Outreach
Leader: Kathy Mersbach
Approximate Cost: $2975 (Early bird discount available through November 15. Book your own flight option as well.)
Last Day to Apply: January 15, 2018, All money due by January 30, 2018.

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

Turkey Street Evangelism and Prayer
Description: Turkey sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. Its location along the ancient Silk Road connected it deeply to Islam for centuries. Less than 1% of the population are Christians. This team will conduct prayer walks and conversations with people of peace to engage them with the gospel. They will also follow-up with people who are searching and serve the local churches. Our prayer is that Turkey might become a bridge between Europe and Asia for the transmission of a revitalized Christianity.
Approximate Dates: Mid-July
Open to: Anyone
Purpose: Evangelism
Leader: TBD
Approximate Cost: $2,700
Last Day to Apply: Mid-May

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 Sports Festival
Description: Along the desert highway between Cairo and Alexandria, over 30,000 Egyptians will gather for the Count It Right Sports Festival this year. Hosted by Kasr El Dobara Church, the festival is full of activities during the day, with a ropes course, basketball, soccer, other sports, and professional athletes giving demonstrations and their testimonies. During the evenings, the crowds gather for a gospel message, praise and worship. Each year thousands receive Christ and are followed up by the local churches. Be a part of this team to help with the various activities for adults and children at this amazing event. 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

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