SHORT-TERM MISSIONS

We want the people of Good Shepherd to have life-changing impacts while serving others...and this includes serving in a short-term missions capacity. We have many opportunities each year, both domestically and internationally, to spread the love of Jesus Christ and the good news of the Gospel message while helping meet people's needs. 

Domestic Trips

JONI & FRIENDS

Family Retreat 1

August 1-6, 2021

Volunteers help to care for, encourage and rejuvenate families affected by disability. The Joni & Friends Family Retreat provides fun and accessible activities in a camp-like setting at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. No experience required as multiple areas to serve and training are available. Open to anyone 15 years old and older. Please let kristiphillips@gsumc.org know if you are interested or for questions and register on the Joni & Friends website.Good Shepherd pays ½ so the cost is $237.50

More information on Joni & Friends

JONI & FRIENDS

Family Retreat 2

August 8-13, 2021

Volunteers help to care for, encourage and rejuvenate families affected by disability. The Joni & Friends Family Retreat provides fun and accessible activities in a camp-like setting at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. No experience required as multiple areas to serve and training are available. Open to anyone 15 years old and older.  Please let kristiphillips@gsumc.org know if you are interested or for questions and register on the Joni & Friends website.Good Shepherd pays ½ so the cost is $237.50

More information on Joni & Friends

JONI & FRIENDS

Family Retreat 3

October 17-22, 2021

Volunteers help to care for, encourage and rejuvenate families affected by disability. The Joni & Friends Family Retreat provides fun and accessible activities in a camp-like setting at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. No experience required as multiple areas to serve and training are available. Open to anyone 15 years old and older. Please let kristiphillips@gsumc.org know if you are interested or for questions and register on the Joni & Friends website.Good Shepherd pays ½ so the cost is $237.50

More information on Joni & Friends

MFUGE LIFEWAY

Student Trip

July 12 - July 17, 2021

Students currently in grades 9 – 12 will travel to North Greenville University (SC) to be immersed into Bible study and ministry during the day. The evenings will be spent with dinner, worship, devotions and fellowship. Several ministry tracks are available to meet the specific needs and interests of the student. MFuge is designed to give students a mission experience that opens their eyes to similar opportunities they may have to serve in their own communities, learning to live life each day on mission! Cost is $200 per student. Contact mathewhargett@gsumc.org for details.

More information on MFuge Camp.

SAMARITAN'S FEET

Gary, West Virginia

June 21 - June 25

Join in on a Good Shepherd only trip to Gary, West Virginia to serve in one of the poorest towns in the nation. We will partner with School for Life and Samaritan’s Feet to work on local small homes (minor construction) and host several shoe distributions. Food and Lodging is on site at School for Life in men’s and women’s bunk rooms. Transportation from Charlotte to Gary is provided and included in the cost. Open to adults and anyone 14 and older with a guardian. Trip cost is estimated at $425.

Email kristiphillips@gsumc.org for further details.

International Trips

GUATEMALA

Student Trip - CANCELLED

June 19 - June 26

Students in Grades 10-12th grade will travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala to serve with Give & Teach Ministries. Students will assist with building houses, chicken coops and facilitate a local Vacation Bible Experience. Housing will be in a Mission Home with the team.

More information on our Guatemala Partner.

GUATEMALA

Adult Trip - CANCELLED

July 17 - July 24

Adults 18 and older will travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala to serve with Give & Teach Ministries. Adults will assist with building houses, chicken coops and facilitate a local Vacation Bible Experience. Housing will be in a Mission Home with the team.

More information on our Guatemala Partner.

GUATEMALA

Family Trip - CANCELLED

July 10 - July 17

This newly added Family trip will focus on a parent and children ages 12 and older to travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala to serve with Give & Teach Ministries. Families will assist with building houses, chicken coops and facilitate a local Vacation Bible Experience. Housing will be in a Mission Home with the team.

More information on our Guatemala Partner.