short term trips
2017 BCBC Short – Term Mission Trips
For more information on these trips, please contact Jeff King at email@example.com.
Big Summer Mexico Mission Trip – Last year’s trip was a success! We were able to host a VBS for the children, a sports outreach for the older kids, a woman’s Bible study for the women of the church who carry the torch of faith in the home, deliver school supplies to families in need, and hold a clinic covering general medicine, dentistry, and vision. This summer we want to do the same, as well as build a church in a new community! We would love for you to prayerfully consider how you can help with this year’s trip.
The planning is already underway, and whether through prayer, your presence, or financial support, we would love for you to be a part! The Big Summer Mexico Mission Trip will be the week of July 23-29, 2017 and the cost will be $385. If you are interested or have questions, please email Jeff King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mexico Pastors’ Conference Trips – Another awesome ministry to our southern neighbors and friends is our annual Pastors’ conference. This year, we will once again have conferences Uno and Dos! Conference Uno will be May 14-17, 2017 in Rio Bravo, and Conference Dos will be held in Reynosa in the fall (dates to be determined).
The call to make disciples by equipping pastors, their wives, and families is in line with our philosophy to “know Christ better, and make Him known.” Participants on this trip will assist with administration and food preparation for pastors and their wives. The cost of this trip is $150. If you are interested in more information on this opportunity, please email Jeff King at email@example.com.
Reynosa House Building Update – Every year we have the God-given opportunity to reach several families in need in the congregation of our sister church in Reynosa, Mexico by building cinder block houses for them. This past year, our house building teams constructed four houses—numbers 23, 24, 25, and 26!
This year we are building a House of God for all of the families in a newly founded community, Casa de Bendicion (The House of Blessing Church!). If you feel God calling you to be a part of this trip in any way (through volunteering, prayer, or financial support), please join with us! Email Jeff King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1999, we began sending teams to Reynosa during the summer for short term trips in conjunction with another organization. When this other group eventually decided to stop organizing trips to Reynosa, we had a decision to make: do we cut ties with the people and churches that we have had the opportunity to impact in city filled with need, or do we do the keep going back for the sake of the increasing impact that God might see fit to make through us? We chose the second option! All of our efforts in Reynosa are done in conjunction with our sister church, Prince of Peace Bible Church. Our efforts in Reynosa are typically broken into house building trips and summer trips.
house building trips
We send several teams at different parts of the year with the primary goal of sharing the good news of Christ through the efforts of building houses for pastors (to help further their ministries) as well as families in need. These trips have proven to be amazing opportunities for the growth of our people and for watching God change the lives of the people we go to minister to. So far, BCBC has built 16 houses in Reynosa.
Typically coinciding with our house building trips, we send teams several times per year with the goal of better equipping Mexican pastors. The majority of pastors have no prior formal training, must work full-time in addition shepherding their local church, and experience quite a bit of hardship. It is a joy to get to encourage and build into these faithful men.
To further strength those relationships previously built in Reynosa, we also do large trips each summer that involve ministry teams that focus on work projects, VBS, women’s ministry, sports evangelism, medical team and orphanage outreach team. Our Reynosa teams are typically multi-generational and have comprised of close to 40 people each trip.
In addition to our annual mission trips to Reynosa, Mexico, our students have also had the opportunity to do short term missions in Chicago, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, and Denton.
Kenya (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010)
We have had the opportunity to participate in several conferences in Kenya that annually equip Kenya’s police chaplains.