2017 Mission Trips

A Rock Bridge mission trip is a week-long team-experience that strategically serves one of our international partners. Participants on each trip are typically part of a Team with 6-25 people.

We partner with Compassion International, Living Water, and Local Strategic Ministries around the world. We work in partnership with those we are serving, while providing opportunities that fit the skills, gifts, and talents of each team member. Specific goals of mission trips range from assisting church partnerships with camps, building wells, coaching leaders, and using English to help people discover the Gospel.

We have created a preparation process for every mission trip and team member. This process prepares the team members to represent Jesus to people whose cultures are different. Securing visas and raising trip support will be covered, and emphasis will be put on preparing for the journey and culture. Our hope is that each participant will have a trip that leads to a more profound connection with Christ and the people they encounter. The Team will meet together to prepare for the mission trip, pray, plan logistics, and facilitate fundraising.


CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A TRIP

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR ALL TRIPS IS DECEMBER 31

| Current Opportunities |

June 8-17 • ETHIOPIA

Leader: Carll Converse (Calhoun)

Email: Carll@rockbridge.cc

Partners: Awassa Messarete Church & Compassion International

Team: Adults

Estimated Expense: $4,400

We partner with Awassa Messarete Church together with Compassion International.  Along with the churches regular activities in reaching families, training local missionaries, and encouraging their congregation, they also house and facilitate a school, and a Child Survival Program in conjunction with Compassion International. This program is funded by Rock Bridge and here, mothers and their at-risk children get medical assistance, spiritual nurturing, equipping for how to become self-sustainable.

We serve our church partner in various ways, including leadership equipping, specific ministry training, ethnic people groups outreach, as well as interacting with and visiting the homes of our Compassion sponsored children.  We will eat, pray, and encourage the church staff, families, and children.  It will be amazing!

June 3-10 • HAITI (1)

Leader: TBD (Dalton)

Email: Carll@rockbridge.cc

Partners: Yellow School, Petit Goave / Ed Lockett, RB Missionary

Team: Adults

Estimated Expense: $1,700

We partner with our long-time Rock Bridge Missionary, Ed Lockett, who is operating his ministry and outreach program from his home, called the “Happy House,” in Petit Goave, Haiti (poorest country in the western hemisphere.)

We serve the Yellow School, their teachers, students, and needs in a diverse variety of ways.  This school was started and is still supported by Ed, so he has a great “finger on the pulse” of what the current situation and opportunities, and each trip is customized for what’s going on “right now.”  It’s always an adventure, with a constant focus on relationships, serving the local leaders, and engaging Haitians with the Gospel.

November 11-18 • HAITI (2)

Leader: Carll Converse (Calhoun)

Email: Carll@rockbridge.cc

Partners: Yellow School, Petit Goave / Ed Lockett, RB Missionary

Team: Adults

Estimated Expense: $1,700

We partner with our long-time Rock Bridge Missionary, Ed Lockett, who is operating his ministry and outreach program from his home, called the “Happy House” in Petit Goave, Haiti (poorest country in the western hemisphere.)

We serve the Yellow School, their teachers, students, and needs in a diverse variety of ways.  This school was started and is still supported by Ed, so he has a great “finger on the pulse” of what the current situation and opportunities, and each trip is customized for what’s going on “right now.”  It’s always an adventure, with a constant focus on relationships, serving the local leaders, and engaging Haitians with the Gospel.

June 24-July 1 • HONDURAS (1)

Leaders: Kevin King (Calhoun)/Greg Womack (Dalton)

Email: Greg@rockbridge.cc

Partner: Living Water International

Team: Adults

Estimated Expense: $2,300

We partner with Living Water International to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

We serve by drilling a well in a rural Honduran village, and teaching the community about water safety and health; all while building relationships and sharing the “living water” of Jesus.  It’s powerful to see how God can use clean water as a platform for the Gospel.

October 21-28 • HONDURAS (2)

Leaders: Davin Norton (Dalton)

Email: davinnorton@gmail.com

Partner: Living Water International

Team: Adults

Estimated Expense: $2,300

We partner with Living Water International to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

We serve by drilling a well in a rural Honduran village, and teaching the community about water safety and health; all while building relationships and sharing the “living water” of Jesus. It’s powerful to see how God can use clean water as a platform for the Gospel.

June 7-16 • MOLDOVA

Leaders: JC Groves (Ringgold)

Email: JC@rockbridge.cc

Partner: Metora Community Center

Team: Young Adults

Estimated Expense: $3,200

We partner with Meteora Community Center in Moldova (Europe’s poorest country), where they reach youth and young families through weekly events, English/foreign language classes, and summer day-camps. They use innovative ideas to connect vibrantly with a disconnected youth to bridge the gap between God and their culture.

We serve together with their team in producing and facilitating a one-week English day-camp for at-risk children in the capital city of Chisinau. English, the camp, and relationships built during the week serves a catalyst in a community that does not provide much for young people.

June 28-July 6 • UKRAINE

Leaders: Daniel Hopkins (Chatsworth)

Email: Daniel@rockbridge.cc

Partner: New Horizons Church

Team: Adults

Estimated Expense: $2,600

We partner with New Horizons Church reaching, students, young adults, and young families in creative ways in the progressive university-city of L’Viv in western Ukraine.

We serve, together with the local team, by executing an English conference on relevant topics for young people in today’s Ukraine.  We facilitate university students and young professionals broadening their English dialogue expertise, while pointing them towards an easy next step to keep networking in English at New Horizons or Campus Crusade.  Its amazing to see how God uses English and relationships as the first powerful step to an encounter with Jesus.

Summer (TBD) • USA – PANAMA CITY

Leader: Andrew Plisko (Ringgold)

Email: andrew@rockbridge.cc

Partner: Lighthouse Family Retreat

Team: Families

Estimated Expense: $1,200 (adults) / $750 (13-17) / $250 (12 and under)

We partner with Lighthouse Family Retreat, serving families living through childhood cancer by creating environments on seaside retreats where they can rest, restore relationships, experience joy and find hope in God.

We serve by facilitating fun, carefree, family-centered activities to help families “feel like a family” again. We laugh hard, play hard, and work hard together with the families, who impact us profoundly. Its impactful for everyone and a tremendous family experience!

June 18-25 • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Leader: Beth Evans/Zach Plumley

Email: Beth@rockbridge.cc

Partner: Compassion International

Team: Students

Estimated Expense: $1,900

We partner with Compassion International, and their local Child Survival Program.  This program is funded by Rock Bridge and here, mothers and their at-risk children get medical assistance, spiritual nurturing, equipping for how to become self-sustainable.

We serve the local staff, as well as interacting with and visiting the homes of our Compassion sponsored children.  Building relationships and doing a gospel-centered games, music, and games.  We will eat, pray, and encourage the staff, families, and children.  It will be amazing!

June 19-26 • NICARAGUA

Leader: Kelly Cohea

Email: Kelly@rockbridge.cc

Partner: Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Team: Students, Young Adults

Estimated Expense: $1,700

We partner with Mt. Zion Baptist Church and their sister church Ebenezer Baptist on Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, which is the poorest and least-reached parts of Nicaragua (2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere).

We serve students from the local communities of Bluefields and Haulover by facilitating a 4-day summer camp with fun activities, bible study, and new relationships that may last a life-time. The stories of laughter, friendship, and adventure are

July 17-22 • USA – NASHVILLE

Leaders: Beth Evans, Tim Williams

Email: Beth@rockbridge.cc

Partner: Local Outreach Ministries

Team: Students

Estimated Expense: $500

Our Rock Bridge students are venturing to Nashville this summer to serve local children through fun activities, Bible-study, and games.  We also do some light construction, clean-up, and build relationships with the kids, local leaders, and families. It’s a fantastic first step into the adventure of missions!