As followers of Jesus, we are called to make disciples of every people group - a cause that goes far beyond our personal lives and even beyond the boundaries of Cedar Rapids. Explore the short-term mission trips. Planning is now underway. Even if you don't physically go on the trip, we cannot undervalue the importance of prayer and financial support. We can all be a part of short-term mission trips.

We can also help you connect with one of the great mission agencies that offer other options. To learn more or to indicate your interest, contact us at Coming up: Short-Term Mission Trip Info Meeting

Short-Term Mission Trips for 2023

Albania | March 21-31, 2023
Led by Tim & Erin Snodgrass
Prepare a retreat house and grounds for refreshment and training. Activities include painting, basic landscaping, electrical, laying bathroom tile, building benches/tables, etc. Cost of trip: $1,500 - $1,900. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, January 4. Contact Tim & Erin Snodgrass.

Rwanda with Gary & Barb Bennett
Led by Angie Miller

Work alongside Go Partners Gary & Barb Bennett to complete tasks such as maintenance of building/grounds; as well as assist in teaching a weekend seminar.

Spring TACO Tour Opportunities
Dave & Pam Wilson
Do you have a talent you would like to use for Jesus? Are you a musician, dancer, or an artist with unique abilities (fire arts, illusionists, extreme sports, circus arts, etc.)? We are also looking for evangelists, drivers, photographers/videographers, and more. Use the gifts He has given you to share the message of His love and His Kingdom on tours to Kyrgyzstan and Bulgaria. To begin the application process, email Dave Wilson at
   Kyrgyzstan - April 25 - May 9 | Cost: TBD
   Bulgaria - May 15-30 | Cost: TBD

Kenya with Craig & Abby Schultz  |  Summer/December 2023
Serve with the Schultz family. Be involved in ministry ranging from reading aloud to older kids to helping develop reading cultures. Families welcome.

Zambia Project  |  late June - September 2023
Follow in the footsteps of the 2022 Zambia Team. You could be a part of the following ministries: maintenance/builders; leadership training of local leaders; Jesus Film events around the campfire (villages/bush areas); Youth and Children's Ministry - help planning and running a VBS in Mongu (April or August 2023; school is out or could be done on a weekend); sport (soccer/basketball) outreaches for youth.

Valuable Specific Skills Include:
Videographer/photographer/media skills -- filming/editing videos; Solar fields need to be connected to electrical system; water systems restructured; set up gardens/crops; farming education, fish farming, chicken coops.

Samaritan's Purse or Eight Days of Hope
Be a part of various stateside disaster relief projects as needs arise.  

Contact Pat Rieck at