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Mission Trips

Where in the World is God Calling You to GO?

Thank you for considering a short-term mission trip with Houston's First. This is more than a trip! You will be a part of fulfilling the Great Commission by going and making disciples to the ends of the earth.

    God will overwhelm your heart with compassion, open your eyes to spiritual needs, and leverage your calling and talents for the Kingdom of God in ways you never thought possible — all while making an eternal impact in the peoples of the world.

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    2024 Mission Trips

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    London Mission Trip

    Mar 8–16, 2024

    Partner with Redeemer Queens Park, where we will receive equipping to understand what God is doing in London, assist with community outreach, engage in prayer walking and gospel conversations, and help them prepare for an upcoming community event.

    Registration for this trip is now closed. You are invited to partner with the team through prayer and financial support.

    Team Leader: Peter Lee

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    Rushmore NYC/DC (HUB Loop)

    Mar 9–14, 2024

    10-12th Grade students are invited to join the team for Rushmore 2024! Students will go to either New York City or Washington DC to lean into their spiritual gifts and find new ways to show the love of Jesus. The city features partnerships with North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planters, experiences unique to Rushmore, new ways to share the Gospel, and deeper community with HUB Students & Staff!

    Team Leader: Tony Bianco

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    Rushmore NYC/DC (HUB Downtown)

    Mar 9–14, 2024

    10-12th Grade students are invited to join the team for Rushmore 2024! Students will go to either New York City or Washington DC to lean into their spiritual gifts and find new ways to show the love of Jesus. The city features partnerships with North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planters, experiences unique to Rushmore, new ways to share the Gospel, and deeper community with HUB Students & Staff!

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    Rushmore NYC/DC (HUB Sienna)

    Mar 9–14, 2024

    10-12th Grade students are invited to join the team for Rushmore 2024! Students will go to either New York City or Washington DC to lean into their spiritual gifts and find new ways to show the love of Jesus. The city features partnerships with North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planters, experiences unique to Rushmore, new ways to share the Gospel, and deeper community with HUB Students & Staff!

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    Rushmore NYC/DC (HUB Cypress)

    Mar 9–14, 2024

    10-12th Grade students are invited to join the team for Rushmore 2024! Students will go to either New York City or Washington DC to lean into their spiritual gifts and find new ways to show the love of Jesus. The city features partnerships with North American Mission Board (NAMB) church planters, experiences unique to Rushmore, new ways to share the Gospel, and deeper community with HUB Students & Staff!

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    Boston - Kings Hill Church (College)

    Mar 12–16, 2024

    Boston is home to more than 250,000 college students and a thriving international community. HFBC college students are partnering with Kings Hill Church to serve the Greater Boston area in Jesus’ name. This particular trip is closed. You are invited to partner with the college ministry team through prayer and sending.

    Team Leader: Hunter Mullennix

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    Maine Baptist Convention Church Renewal Summit (Adult II)

    Apr 3–7, 2024

    Adult II members are supporting Maine pastors through the Church Renewal Summit. The conference focuses on encouraging and equipping pastors as they face the unique challenges of pastoring in New England. Adult II members will focus on serving pastors throughout the weekend.

    This particular trip is closed. You are invited to partner with the Adult II team through prayer and sending.

    Team Leader: Don Munton

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    NYC Queens Church – Women's Ministry Conference

    Apr 11–13, 2024

    Join a women’s team helping our church partner, Queens Church with their sixth annual women’s conference. Queens Church is a church plant ministering to people in Woodside, a residential neighborhood near Astoria. All team members must be Safeguarding screened prior to joining the team.

    Team Leader: Candice Corley

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    Guatemala Vida Real (Legacy 68:5)

    April 2024

    Legacy 68:5— the adoption, foster care, and kinship care ministry of Houston’s First is partnering with Vida Real Church to strengthen and equip foster families in Guatemala. This particular trip is closed. You are invited to partner through prayer and sending.

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    Oakham, England (HUB International - Grades 11-12)

    June 4–14, 2024

    Ever wonder what Christianity looks like around the world? Do you want to see how other cultures worship and share Jesus? HUB International is the best way to experience overseas missions and how God's Kingdom is growing around the world. 11th & 12th Grade students have the opportunity to partner with Oakham Baptist Church in Oakham, Rutland (2 hours north of London) in June! Students will learn what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus in a post-Christian culture, share their faith in different environments and locations, and experience church in very different ways!

    Team Leader: Tony Bianco

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    Italy Mission Trip

    July 5–12, 2024

    This team will work alongside a Global Worker Family and Centro Agape, a local church in Palermo, Italy. The team will lead a three-day VBS, host two community outreach events, and evangelize at the University of Palermo. Their mission is part of a long-term partnership between HFBC Cypress Campus and the global workers in Palermo, aimed at making disciples, church planting, and strengthening local churches. All team members must be Safeguarding screened prior to joining the team.

    This particular trip is closed. You are invited to partner with the team through prayer and sending.

    Team Leader: Lonnie Hamilton

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    Costa Rica Mission Trip (HUB Cypress)

    June 7–14, 2024

    This group of 11-12th graders will work alongside InStep International and Yellow River Church, a local church in Jaco, Costa Rica. This team will partner with Yellow River Church to host community outreach events, partner with local schools for evangelistic teaching lessons, and do local work projects in Jaco. Their mission is part of a long-term partnership between HFBC-Cypress and InStep-International Costa Rica, aimed at strengthening local pastors, churches, and families.

    Team Leader: Tommy Kersten

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    Costa Rica Family Mission Trip

    June 8th-15th, 2024

    The trip is designed for families and first-time international trip participants. Team members will participate in a variety of ministry opportunities including community outreach, mercy ministries, evangelism, and work projects. Come join God with your family in His work in Costa Rica. All team members must be Safeguarding screened prior to joining the team.

    Team Leader: Kevin Spivey

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    South Asia #1 (The5)

    June 29–July 7, 2024

    Be part of the South Asia disciple-making movement on this evangelism focused trip. Be ready to engage people who are eager to have spiritual conversations while exploring a challenging cross-cultural context. Team preparation, meetings, and trainings are mandatory. Applications will be reviewed, and notifications will be sent upon approval.

    Team Leader: Hunter Mullennix

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    South Asia #2 (The5)

    July 2–11, 2024

    Be part of the South Asia disciple-making movement on this evangelism focused trip. Be ready to engage people who are eager to have spiritual conversations while exploring a challenging cross-cultural context. Team preparation, meetings, and trainings are mandatory. Applications will be reviewed, and notifications will be sent upon approval.

    Team Leader: Reilly McCleskey

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    PDX Multi-Gen Mission Trip

    July 3–8, 2024

    This multi-generational team will partner with Remedy City Church, a local church in the Portland, OR area. The team will be assisting with Remedy City’s community partners, prayer walking various neighborhoods, and throwing a 4th of July block party. Remedy City’s mission and vision is to guide others into extraordinary life in the Kingdom of God, and we want to join them in their work.

    Team Leader: Daniel Champagne

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    Alaska Mission Trip

    July 23–30, 2024

    Be part of a team focusing on service projects for Alaskan residents who camp on the Cook Inlet beaches at the Kenai River during the height of salmon fishing season. This ministry approach is gentle servanthood and meeting needs through various methods including kids club, prayer walking, traffic control, trash pick-up, and serving food. Engage the community through servant evangelism. Think “beach reach” Alaskan style! All team members must be Safeguarding screened prior to joining the team.

    Team Leader: Tim Young

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    Europe Connect Mission Trip

    July 13–20, 2024

    We are honored to partner with the International Mission Board’s Asia Member Care Team at their Asia affinity’s general meeting, as they strive to provide proactive wellness checks for their global worker units. On this trip, our primary tasks are to encourage the global workers and to assist the Member Care Team in conducting 30 minute, 3 times a day wellness checks for Asia global workers, the result of which will be providing the IMB Member Care Team with feedback from the wellness checks resulting in an opportunity for both proactive and reactive follow up. We will be given a basic template for how to best conduct wellness checks, but we will also provide a great deal of training to equip the team in how to relate to and care for these workers throughout and beyond the wellness checks.

    This particular trip is closed. You are invited to partner with the team through prayer and sending.

    Team Leader: Abby Treece

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    Albania Mission Trip

    July 2024

    Partner with Cru - Momentum Europe - as they reach and disciple young professionals and business leaders. We will also see the work of church ministry, and come alongside a local church plant.

    Team Leader: Peter Lee

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    San Diego Mission Trip

    Aug 8–12, 2024

    The team will be serving with a new church called, The Hills Community Church. We will help them serve and love their city in San Diego County. The trip will consist in prayer walking the neighborhoods and distributing door hangers, and hosting a back-to-school weekend where families from the community can connect with the church. All team members must be Safeguarding screened prior to joining the team.

    Team Leader: Ron Barkley

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    YWAM Montana Mission Trip

    Aug 27–Sep 1, 2024

    While in Montana we will provide some much-needed Missionary Care to the full-time staff at YWAM Lakeside during their annual staff retreat. Our group will be divided into two teams: Kitchen/Hospitality Team – this team will serve the YWAM staff by running the kitchen each day. Childcare/VBS Team – this team will provide childcare to the YWAM staff during the retreat for ages birth thru 5th grade. VBS curriculum, playing game, making arts and crafts, etc. will be provided to the staff children. All team members must be Safeguarding screened prior to joining the team.

    Team Leader: Tyler Scott

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    Las Vegas Favor City Church

    Oct 3–6, 2024

    Favor City Church is turning 3 years old! Join a small team traveling to Las Vegas to support the kids ministry and other ministries at their birthday celebration. Come learn about church planting and the work of Favor City Church to reach the city of Las Vegas. All team members must be Safeguarding screened prior to joining the team.

    Team Leader: Laura Trotta

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    South Asia #3 – Mountain Team

    Oct 11–23, 2024

    What do you get when you combine hiking, backpacking, and evangelism? The Mountain Team! The Gospel has reached some of the most remote places in South Asia through our partnership with global workers and the local team. Evangelism proficiency, the ability to carry a backpack for days, and a willingness to “rough it” are a must. Team meetings and trainings are mandatory.

    Team Leader: Justin Seale

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    Puerto Rico Send Relief

    Nov 9–15, 2024

    Puerto Rico is a beautiful island but also an island in need—physically, economically, and spiritually. Send Relief began responding to the needs in Puerto Rico after a series of natural disasters. Our mission team will mainly engage in light construction repair, community outreach, prayer walking, meal distribution, and more.

    Team Leader: Marcus Rodriguez

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    South Asia #4 – New Ground Team

    Nov 22–Dec 1

    There is a disciple-making movement occurring in this region of South Asia. The team will go to strengthen that effort by proclaiming the Gospel and training local believers to make disciples. The work is in partnership with local leaders who will care for those ministered to and continue long-term discipleship and church formation. Team meetings and trainings are mandatory.

    Team Leader: Tiffany Seale

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    Why do we go on Mission Trips?

    • To share the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world
    • To serve others in Jesus Name
    • To strengthen and encourage local churches and ministry partners by joining them on the mission field.
    • To disciple trip participants with a perspective of God’s heart for the nations
    • To develop followers of Christ called to explore long-term involvement in missions

    Mission Trip Interest Form

    Sign up below to be the first to receive mission trip updates and registration information.

    Mission Trip Interest Form

    How to Join a Mission Team

    1. Complete the interest form above or click on open trip applications. Check with team leader for interest meeting dates.
    2. Fill out the trip application.
    3. Trip applications will be reviewed by each team leader. The team leader will notify you regarding the status of your application. In some instances, other requirements may need to be met before approval.
    4. Upon approval, submit trip deposit and join the trip group online platform called, GO Method.
    5. Complete GO Method video training and begin fulfilling trip requirements.

    NOTE: Applicants are required to complete Safeguarding screening prior to joining trips that require Safeguarding screening. Click here to learn more about Safeguarding.

    Mission trip questions? Email Laura.Trotta@houstonsfirst.org