Disciples who make disciples
TREK is our most intense short term mission opportunity, designed to help you learn, grow and serve. Our vision is for "Disciples who make disciples." You will partner with our international missionary teams as they engage in holistic church planting that transforms communities among the least reached. This opportunity is for mature Christians who want to go further in their relationship with God, and broader in their understanding of the global church. If you desire to be real with God, inspired in the company of hard-core believers, serve in overseas missions, and be stretched in exciting and lasting ways, TREK may be the direction for you.
TREK is all about risk-taking obedience to Jesus, relinquishing our own rights, and learning to delight in him. We believe that mission is quite simply the outpouring of the great things God is doing in our own lives.
We should warn you that it can be a painful process being refined by God. He pinpoints areas of our lives that we are still holding on to, and waits patiently for us to let go, but as we surrender, he faithfully does more excellent things through us than we ever could have planned for ourselves!
Participant Requirements: TREK is open to young adults and families ages 20 and older. (Consideration can be given to 18 and 19 year old applicants in certain cases with strong pastoral referencing and significant ministry experience. Contact us for details.)
Program Structure: TREK is a ten month intense journey of cross-cultural mission. Paired with international church planters, TREK teams learn by example what it means to be servant missionaries.
Orientation (8 weeks): Our training centre is located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. These weeks will be filled with sessions taught by various speakers who share on their area of specialty. Topics include Hearing the Voice of God, the Church, Spiritual Authority, and the book of Mark, for example.
Assignment (7.5 months): This is your chance to digest what you've learned at orientation with more of a hands-on experience. Hosted by an established church or missionary, you will serve in children’s ministry, service projects, sports, creative witness, teaching English, and the list goes on...
Debrief (2 weeks): A time to rest, recover, and process your experience, as well as learn how to “re-enter” your home culture.