• Ministry Locations & Short-Term Team Trip Opportunities

Belém, Brazil-Total Trip Cost: $2100- Those who participate in our trip to Belém in 2014 will have the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural trips to establish the ministry. The core ministry of these trips will be to establish the pastoral training center in this location. Belém is a large city in the north of the country and sits at the mouth of the Amazon River. Those who come to this center will be from throughout the northern region of Brazil. Please review the dates below and complete our trip application if you are interested in serving on one of the teams.

> July 12-20, 2014- $1500 completed application, deposit, and passport due by April 1, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by June 21, 2014.

> Oct. 18-26, 2014- $1500 completed application, deposit, and passport due by July 1, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by Sept. 28, 2014.

São Paulo, Brazil-Total Trip Cost: $2300- Those who participate in our trip to São Paulo in 2014 will have the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural trips to establish the ministry. The core ministry of these trips will be to establish the pastoral training center in this location. São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, as well as the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and the seventh largest in the world. It holds a position of tremendous influence throughout Brazil and the Americas. Those who serve through this ministry location will have the opportunity to influence the influencers of an entire hemisphere. Please review the dates below and complete our trip application if you are interested in serving on one of the teams.

> Aug. 9-17, 2014- $1700 completed application, deposit, and passport due by May 1, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by July 18, 2014.

> Nov. 15-23, 2014- $1700 completed application, deposit, and passport due by Aug. 1, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by Oct. 25, 2014.

El Cercado, Dominican Republic/Haiti- Trip Cost: $2200- Reaching & Teaching established our training center in El Cercado, Dominican Republic in the May of 2013 in partnership with leadership from believers at partner churches in the Dominican Republic. El Cercado is a small agricultural community on the western side of the Dominican Republic. With our 2014 trips, we will also travel across the border into Haiti to serve as part of the trips to El Cercado. Please review the dates below and complete our trip application if you are interested in serving on one of the teams.

> July 26-August 2, 2014- $1300 completed application and deposit due by Mar. 27, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by Jul. 5, 2014.

Tambo, Ecuador- Trip Cost: $1800- Reaching & Teaching's first pastoral training center was established in Tambo, Ecuador. Tambo is a rural community a few hours from the port city of Guayaquil. Pastors come from all over the country to participate in Reaching & Teaching's training program, which will enter it's third year in 2014. Learn more about our Tambo training center by reading about some of our past trips on the Reaching & Teaching blog. Please review the dates below and complete our trip application if you are interested in serving on one of the teams.

> June 28-July 6, 2014- $1200 completed application and deposit due by April 28, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by June 7, 2014.

> October 4-12, 2014- $1200 completed application and deposit due by August 4, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by September 13, 2014.

Panama City, Panama- Trip Cost: $1700- Reaching & Teaching established our training center in Panama City, Panama in the summer of 2013. First Baptist Church, Balboa Heights, a historically significant church, is the base for our ministry. This training center is strategic for all of those who travel out from this region to other areas of service throughout Central and South America. Please review the dates below and complete our trip application if you are interested in serving on one of the teams.

> Aug. 2-10, 2014- $1100 completed application and deposit due by June 2, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by July 11, 2014.

Chazuta, Peru- Trip Cost: $1900- Reaching & Teaching established our training center in Chazuta, Peru in the summer of 2013. Chazuta is a small community at what is referred to as "the eyebrow of the jungle," where pastors from as far away as a week's journey via trail and boat are able to come for training through Reaching & Teaching. The men divided themselves into basic and advanced classes, so all material at this center is taught twice each day. Those who participate in the trip to Chazuta have the option of participating in a two week trip, also traveling to serve at our Nauta, Peru training location (total cost for both weeks is $2400). Learn more about our Peru training centers by reaching about some of our past trips on the Reaching & Teaching blog. Please review the dates below and complete our trip application if you are interested in serving on one of the teams.

> April 19-27, 2014- $1300 completed application and deposit due by Feb. 19, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by Mar. 28, 2014.

> Aug. 23-30, 2014- $1300 completed application and deposit due by June 30, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by Aug. 9, 2014.

> Oct. 11-18, 2014- $1300 completed application and deposit due by Aug. 11, 2014. Remaining $600 payment due by Sept. 20, 2014.

Short-Term Missions with Reaching & Teaching

Those who participate in a Reaching & Teaching trip will be involved in a variety of ministries. Additional details are as follows, please contact us with additional questions:

  • > Specific trip costs listed with trip information are all inclusive. (transportation, meals, housing, & insurance- departure from Houston included)
  • > Those serving do not need to be Spanish speakers, as translators will be available.
  • > Our trips are open to all evangelicals who have the recommendation of their pastor and/or local church
  • > Specific ministry assignments, course offerings, and teaching assignments will be coordinated with trip participants' desires and areas of expertise in consultation with our leadership and field partners. Please contact us if you have questions about the potential teaching assignments for trips offering teaching as a ministry component.
  • > We continue to update our short-term missions opportunities. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our mailing list to ensure you receive news on future trips.

Application Process

  • Those interested in one of our trips should download and complete the Reaching & Teaching Trip Application, pastoral recommendation form, and participant covenant, all of which must be completed and saved electronically, then submitted via email to trips@reachingandteaching.org.*

Reaching & Teaching Short-Term Trip Application
Reaching & Teaching Church Recommendation Form
Reaching & Teaching Participant Covenant

Should you be interested in reports and testimonies from previous short-term mission trips, please review the posts on short-term missions on Dr. Sills' blog.

"It was so encouraging and instructive for us to be able to work with such a mature team of Christians who were interested in sharing the love of Christ and in building up His body, the church. God's grace to us this summer was often overwhelming."
-Tony Hernandez, Reaching & Teaching Short-term Mission Trip Participant, 2012

"I had the privilege of participating with Reaching & Teaching Ministries on a short-term trip to Quito, Ecuador. The experience was priceless and I will carry the memories from this trip for the rest of my life. Reaching & Teaching Ministries is a gospel-centered, God-glorifying, Christ-proclaiming missions organization that rightly emphasizes evangelism and discipleship. I trust that our labor in Ecuador done through Reaching & Teaching will bear lasting fruit."
-Matthew Emadi, Reaching & Teaching Short-term Mission Trip Participant, 2011

"and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

*Due to the realities of international travel, political instability, weather, and other unforeseen circumstances, Reaching & Teaching reserves the right to cancel trips.