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Two Cities Church

Missions

IN WINSTON FOR THE WORLD

Why missions

Here, at Two Cities, we want every man, woman and child to have repeated opportunities to see, hear and respond to the gospel without having to go anywhere – that means we have to go to them. We believe that all Christians are called to live out the Great Commission, so we want to provide you with national and global opportunities to do just that, as we partner with church plants and mission partners around the world.

Mission Locations

Where will you go?

Brazil

  • May 11-18, 2024

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Canada

  • July 2-8, 2024

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Central Asia

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Cuba

  • April 20-26, 2024

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Guatemala (Medical)

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Kenya

  • July 19-27, 2024

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Panama

  • October 18-25, 2024

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South Asia

  • September 6-14, 2024

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Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia Urban

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Upcoming Trip

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Brazil

May 11-18, 2024

  • This team will:
    • Work with IMB missionaries and national church planters in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
    • Engage people in the community with spiritual conversations.
    • Help connect people in the community to healthy local churches.
  • Application due: March 1, 2024
  • Cost: $1,750
Canada

July 2-8, 2024

  • This team will:
    • Partner with the Port City Church to engage the city of Halifax with the gospel through assisting with their summer Kids Camp (VBS).
    • Learn how to do cross-cultural missions work
    • Engage the community in spiritual conversations
    • Help Port City Church with weekly worship gatherings
    • Spend time engaging university students on campus through gospel sharing and prayer walking
    • Help people take the next steps in their faith
  • Application due: April 15, 2024
  • Estimated Cost: $1,500
Central Asia

 

  • This team will:
    • Partner with long-term missionaries
    • Engage in spiritual conversations
    • Assist in teaching English as a second language to locals in informal contexts
    • Engage with locals through the cultural center near a major university
    • Creatively engage in outreach with locals in the community.
  • Cost: $2400
Cuba

April 20-26, 2024

  • This team will:
    • Partner with a local organization in the surrounding area of Havana.
    • Go to neighborhoods and villages within the country and provide water filters to give locals access to clean drinking water.
    • Meet the felt needs of the people to open up opportunities for the team to share about the living water that is only found in Christ.
  • Application due: February 20, 2024
  • Cost: $1,450
Guatemala

 

  • Teams will:
    • Provide care to locals in partnership with local missionaries and serve the established church
    • Go into local villages and communities to administer aid as part of an evangelistic strategy
    • Strengthen and encourage local believers

*There are a couple of open spots for non-medical personnel including those still in school.

  • Application Due:
  • Estimated Cost: $1700
Kenya

July 19-27, 2024

  • Teams will:
    • Partner alongside a new Summit Collaborative Church in Nairobi, Kenya.
    • Do evangelism on college campuses in the city.
    • Assist the church with VBS in their city in strategic locations.
    • Serve with the Mercy house which serves women and children who are impoverished in the city.
    • Help the church with various other projects and needs.

  • Application Due April 15, 2024
  • Estimated Cost: $2,700
Panama

October 18-25, 2024

  • This team will:
    • Partner alongside healthy local churches, national believers, and missionaries in rural contexts on the West side of Panama.
    • Share the love and truth of Jesus Christ through prayer walking, evangelism, and interacting with individuals within the cultural context.
    • The team will also get to see the Panama Canal one day.

  • Application due: August 1, 2024
  • Estimated Cost: $1,450
South Asia

September 6-14, 2024

  • This team will:
    • Partner with long-term missionaries
    • Engage in spiritual conversations with unreached people groups in rural areas
    • Participate in evangelism and community outreach with the aid of a translator
  • Application due: June 1, 2024
  • Estimated Cost: $2400
Southeast Asia

 

  • This team will:
    • Support long-term workers as they participate in their annual centralized conference
    • Provide childcare for the children of long-term workers.
    • Provide any additional help that is needed during the conference
    • Spend time with our partners in their local context
  • Application due: 
  • Estimated Cost: $2,600
Southeast Asia Urban

This team will:

    • Work with an international church in a large, diverse, global city.
    • Do evangelism with college students in the city.
    • Engage people spiritually in the city through sport and gyms.
    • Work with refugee children from other countries who are in the region.
  • Estimated Cost: $2,600

frequently asked

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What are the qualifications to go on a short-term trip?
  • A follower of Christ
  • Humility to learn from and serve others
  • Membership to Two Cities is not required, but we do ask that each participant has been
    through the Weekender
What does the trip cost cover?

The trip cost covers airfare, transportation, lodging, meals, ministry expenses, visas, and supplemental travel medical insurance. The trip cost does not cover passport application or renewal (if applicable), immunizations (if applicable), medications, phone plans, or fees from online fundraising.

The cost listed on the website is a general estimate for each trip location. The actual cost of your specific week may vary slightly depending on unique weekly expenses such as airfare and lodging. Two Cities Staff will communicate with you the exact cost during the onboarding process.

Generally speaking, personal funds are not necessary once you are on the trip. Participants may choose to bring money for souvenirs.

What is the application process like?

There are a few steps to go on a short-term mission trip.

First, each participant must fill out the form on the missions page of the website.

The next step will be a short (30 minute) phone call with our missions staff.

Thirdly, each participant will be sent a team member guide to review before being added to the trip roster.

Will I have to eat strange food?

One of the great opportunities of going to a new place is getting to taste foods of another culture, which can be fun and exciting. It can also endear you to the people you go to serve. So, you will be encouraged to eat as you see others eating. We do not want to offend our hosts by snubbing their food or disrespecting their table customs. At the same time, we don’t want to offend our tummies. Our field partners understand the American pallet and will help guide you on the appropriate way to decline something you just don’t think you can stomach. If you have dietary restrictions, be sure to note that in your team member application.

Do I need to know a different language?

The short answer is no. Learning basic greetings and phrases in your host’s native tongue communicates your interest and care. But you are not expected to speak their language. Interpreters will be assigned as necessary to overcome language barriers.

Where will we stay?

Accommodations vary for each trip. Our field partners strive to find accommodations that are clean and appealing, but don’t expect to stay at the Ritz. You will likely be without some of the amenities you’re accustomed to.

What should I wear?

Modesty is required for all team members. We want to honor the culture and the people we interact with by dressing in a way that communicates respect. The last thing we would want is our dress to hinder our witness. Specifics on appropriate apparel will be provided at the team meeting prior to the trip.

Can I afford to go?

Few Short-term Team Members fund the entirety of the trip themselves. You are encouraged to raise support because the process of support raising will better prepare you for your ministry in multiple ways. Upon acceptance to a team, you will be coached and equipped to successfully raise support to cover the cost of your trip.

All giving to the trip whether personally or through support raising is tax-deductible.

Is it safe?

Safety can never be guaranteed. That’s true when traveling abroad or on your daily commute. But we certainly do our best to keep our teams, partners and the locals we serve safe. We do purchase insurance for each participant for each day they are on the trip. Regardless of the country/location we enter, the risk of persecution is far greater for our field partners and local natives than for our teams. If applicable, care will be given to protect their identity and ministry. But ultimately, we go in the authority of Jesus and with the assurance of his promise to be with us always.

Will I need a passport?

All international locations require a valid passport. To be considered valid, many countries require that upon arrival, there be at least six months left until the passport expires, even if you plan on leaving before your passport’s expiration. To get a new passport or a renewal, please refer to the document linked here. Generally, it takes 2-3 months to get a new passport. Paying for an expedited one will generally get you a passport in 3-5 weeks.

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