We are changing the way we do International Mission Trips. The focus (Gospel) is the same, but the model is different. Hope Missions is very excited to be teaming up with First Priority Global (www.firstpriority.net) to reach the world with the Gospel. In the past, Hope Missions has set the logistics (dates, locations, cost, etc.) and then asked that churches/individuals join us. This model has worked well for many years but has had some challenges/limitations. The biggest challenge being that churches had to fit into our schedule. With our new model, we have implemented some exciting changes:
- YOUR GROUP/CHURCH MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 12 PARTICIPANTS
- YOUR GROUP/CHURCH IS IN CONTROL (Hope Missions will fully customize a trip to your specifications)
- YOUR GROUP/CHURCH PICKS THE LOCATION (From our select list of partner countries)
- YOUR GROUP/CHURCH PICKS THE DATE (Must be coordinated with Hope Missions Staff)
- YOUR GROUP/CHURCH FORMS A PARTNERSHIP (Hope Missions facilitates a partnership with international churches)
- YOUR GROUP/CHURCH FACILITATES A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP (With coordination from Hope Missions)
This new Missions Model will allow churches to form incredible, long term relationships with international churches without having the strain and pressure of planning the details. Hope Missions will take care of all of the logistics (airfare, lodging, meals, translators, etc.) and First Priority Global will provide the Leadership Training to help teams train locals to begin weekly Campus/Community Outreaches. INTERESTED? Call the Hope Missions Office today (256.620.1788) for more details and get started today!
I'm an individual or a small church... How do I fit in to this new model? Hope Missions began to help small churches and individuals be On-Mission. Our previous model required NO Minimums on participation in an International Trip. This allowed anyone/everyone to participate. However, Hope Missions has always had a minimum in order to conduct mission trips. This minimum was made up be small groups and individuals from multiple churches. We will still work hard to accommodate these participants. Hope Missions plans to organize 2-3 trips each year to allow individuals and smaller groups an opportunity to serve. There may also be opportunities for smaller groups and individuals to join larger groups. Call the Hope Missions Office (256.620.1788) to discuss how you and your church can get involved.