At Faith Bible Church we do short-term teams for several reasons. First of all, we want to partner with our Global Partners in their efforts to obey the Great Commission. So, we will send members of FBC who are being faithful in making disciples here in Spokane to help our global partners to make disciples where they are. Sometimes this will be through helping with training leaders and equipping believers. Often it will be through some type of outreach event where the gospel is being proclaimed.
A second goal of short-term teams is to help FBC’s members to develop a greater heart for the nations and to strengthen our convictions about participating in the Great Commission globally through sending, praying, giving and being sent. We pray that God will continue to raise up many faithful global partners whom we can send to take the gospel to new places and to train new leaders for new churches, as well as many faithful brothers and sisters who can “hold the rope” for those being sent.
Because of our two-fold goal, the selection of short-term team members revolves around the evaluation of our members’ suitability for partnership with the global partner they will be working with (because of our first goal) and their potential interest in pursuing being sent long-term (because of the second goal). We will normally have written applications and an interview process for the selection of each team.
These are the requirements for participating in an FBC short-term team:
These are the teams and dates for this year:
We will send about 4 people with Christ Our Hope, Indian Trail Church and Cornerstone Bible Church to put on an English camp with Marcus and Amie Denny and their church in Kladno. The focus of the trip is evangelism with Czech English students and encouragement of the believers from the Czech churches at the camp. The approximate dates of the trip will be June 28 through July 12. Team members do not need to have experience teaching English; they only need to be able to speak English and have a heart to reach out to unbelievers. There will be an information meeting at Christ Our Hope on December 5 at 12:30pm.
Southeast Asia Team
We will be sending a team of about 6 to 10 people to the “Orchid Islands” to do evangelism with some local workers in a predominately Muslim area. These workers are focused on sharing the gospel broadly among 10 people groups that are mostly unengaged with the gospel and then following up with those who are interested for the sake of starting churches. The approximate dates of the trip are June 25 through July 9. Participants need to be able to do strenuous outdoor activities and sleep on the ground potentially. We will be doing “eco-tourism” and English teaching as a way to connect with these Muslim, unreached communities. This team is a great way for you to grow your understanding of global outreach and your heart for reaching the least reached!
We are praying about sending a couple of people who have some Spanish speaking ability or who have a particular area of expertise that they could teach while in Spain. They would partner with the churches in Santa Ursula, Adeje and Torre del Campo to do outreach to the community. The dates would be approximately August 3 through 21.
Applications are due by January 23, 2022. Contact Nathan Thiry via email email@example.com or text (509) 981-3221 if you have questions.