Short-term missions, eternal impact

Short-term trips, long-term relationships

The Bible Chapel exists to develop followers of Jesus Christ. We are compelled by Matthew 28:19-20 to enact this mission not only at home, but across the world.

In obeying Jesus' command to make disciples of all nations, we take a variety of short-term mission trips each year. Congregants of all ages, from junior high on up, have the opportunity to go on these trips and grow as disciples even as they help others around the world grow, too.

For many of our short-term trips, we travel to our long-term international partners - organizations we have come to know, and who have come to know us, over many years of serving together in the name of Christ.

Read on to learn more about short-term trips

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Short-term trip requirements

Taking a mission trip is a blessing and a privilege. It is also a commitment. As you prayerfully consider whether you are called to take a short-term mission trip, please note the following requirements:

Upcoming Trips

The Bible Chapel is bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people across the globe in 2017. We'd love for you to join us on a short-term mission trip! If you feel called to go, please complete the three application forms further down on this page. 





Panama Men's Trip

Date: March 18-26, 2017
Team Size: Up to 20 men
Cost: $1,400
Host Missionary: Mirko and Traci Delibasich
Organization: Word of Life
Trip Leaders: Tunch Ilkin and Earl Dean
Application Deadline: Trip is now closed

For many years The Bible Chapel has sent men's teams to the Word of Life Camp in Panama to help maintain and continually upgrade it. This year, the men will also minister to area children by running a two-day American football instructional camp.


Kenya Mathare Slum Trip

Date: May/June, 2017
Team Size: Up to 12 adults (18 years old minimum)
Cost: $3,200
Host Missionary: Rev. Johnson Wambua
Organization: AIC Zion
Trip Leader: Alan Booth
Application Deadline: TBD; currently accepting applications

This team will work with The Bible Chapel's longtime partner AIC Zion, which provides ministries for adults, teens, and children in Nairobi's Mathare Valley. The team will serve through evangelism, teaching, preaching, worship, and children's ministry.



Louisville, KY, Junior High Trip

Date: June 18-23, 2017
Cost: $450
Host Organization: Youth Works
Trip Leaders: Luke McClain and Lorraine Shipman
Application Deadline: Trip is now closed

This team of seventh and eighth graders will work with local organizations that meet ongoing needs in the Louisville community. They'll plan and lead Bible lessons, games, crafts, and reading activities for "Kids Club," which serves area children. They'll also spend all or part of their week at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, or elderly care facility.


Long Island, NY, Senior High Trip

Date: July 9-15, 2017
Cost: $645
Host Organization: Next Step Ministries
Trip Leader: Lorraine Shipman
Application Deadline: Trip is now closed

This team of high schoolers will do construction and home repair projects in the Freeport area, as well as build relationships with area families and the local organizations who assist them. The Bible Chapel's partnership with Next Step Ministries began with Hurricane Sandy disaster relief, and has evolved into a long-term, combined effort that focuses on developing people spiritually as well as improving their physical environment.


Honduras Mission Trip

Date: Fall 2017 (TBD)
Team Size: Approximately 15 adults
Cost: $1,700
Host Missionary: Keith Moore
Organization: Impacto Church
Trip Leaders: Dave DiDonato and Maria Stockman
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

This team will work with Impacto Church, which has been planting churches throughout Honduras for more than a decade, to support its growth. The team will providing teaching for adults on topics such as parenting, marriage, and discipleship; activities for children, including a vacation Bible school; and outreach in the community.


Panama Women's Trip

Date: October 2017
Team Size: Up to 12 women
Cost: $1,300
Host Missionary: Traci Delibasich
Organization: Word of Life
Trip Leader: TBD
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

Since 2008, women from The Bible Chapel have traveled to Panama to assist with a three-day conference specifically for Panamanian women. This team will help the conference leaders through setup, entertainment, crafts, and cleanup, as well as through discipleship and mentoring.


Apply for a Trip

 If you feel called to participate in a short-term mission trip, we ask that you complete the following three forms:


A Look Back on Our Past Mission Trips


Teams from The Bible Chapel served on several successful trips in 2016-2017! We brought practical help and critical services to men, women, and children in desperate circumstances, and more importantly, we brought them the hope of Jesus Christ.




How you can serve

You are a vital part of missions at The Bible Chapel. There are three key components of missions work where you can make an impact: