NEXT Week Trips

General Description: 
Spend 1-2 weeks serving alongside a team and learning from local ministry leaders. Get a taste of cross-cultural ministry on a short-term trip. Experience a new culture, participate in local ministry events, and engage with God's global mission.

How to apply:
Simply fill out this brief application and a member of our team will be in contact shortly!
https://thewesleyanchurch.formstack.com/forms/next_week


Location & Dates:
Dearborn, MI: March 5-12, 2022
Eastern Europe: May 10-20, 2022


Deadlines: 
DEARBORN: Apply by January 15, 2022
EASTERN EUROPE: Apply by March 1, 2022


Cost: 
DEARBORN, MI: $850 + travel cost
EASTERN EUROPE: $1600 + airfare

We offer extensive resources for fundraising, and 1-on-1 coaching for all participants.


Who can go?
Ages 18+


Have more questions?
If you want to talk directly to someone on our mobilization team, email us at:
mobilization@gponline.org


APPLY HERE:
https://thewesleyanchurch.formstack.com/forms/next_week





 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What will I do on a NEXT Week trip?
NEXT week will give you the chance to experience a new culture, serve with a team of committed disciple makers, and participate in the Great Commission.  You will connect with the local community as you partner with educational projects, prayer walk, and learn a new language.  You will be equipped with tools both to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus and make disciples of Jesus.  And you'll have some adventures along the way too! [Day-to-day schedules and events will vary for each location because ministry efforts are contextualized to each culture.]

Is the COVID vaccine needed?
COVID-19 protocol varies by site and is subject to change as travel restriction are constantly being updated by each country. Currently, to go to Dearborn, MI the vaccine is recommended but not required; to enter Eastern Europe, the vaccine is currently required. A negative COVID test is needed to re-enter the US as well.

How do I raise money to go?
We know that the cost of an experience like this can feel overwhelming! But our team is here to help every step of the way. We offer an extensive Fundraising Guide to help you get started, and we also offer 1-on-1 coaching as needed. Some participants self-fund or work an extra job to save up money. We firmly believe that if God is calling you to go, He will always provide the means to do so! 

I'm in high school but will be 18 soon. Can I go?
Anyone 18 or older by the start of a NEXT week trip can go.

Do I need a passport?
If you are a US citizen, you do not need a passport to go to Dearborn, Michigan, but you do need a passport to get into Eastern Europe. If you are not a US citizen, you need a passport for both locations.

What happens after I apply?
After filling out the short application, you will be contacted by the NEXT team. You will need to complete a background check and a brief interview with the team leader as well. If you are accepted to a place on the team, we will start orientation calls/training and fundraising with you.

Will there be training?
Yes! We believe that healthy, impactful short-term trips require good training and debrief for participants. Before the experience, you will have a few training sessions with the whole team, and when you arrive on site, you will have more in-depth and culture-specific training by the long-term workers and leaders.

I've never been on a mission trip before. Is this for me?
Yes! Whether you've done cross-cultural ministry before or this is your first experience, a NEXT Week trip is designed with you in mind. Our trained team leaders and local ministry leaders will walk with you through every step. You will be serving alongside a team and will be learning together with them no matter what your experience level is.

Who is leading the trip?
Each NEXT Week trip has 2 Team Leaders as well as the long-term workers at each site. 

I'm ready! How do I apply?
https://thewesleyanchurch.formstack.com/forms/next_week