Adult Mission Trips
Fall 2019 Mission Trip
This year we are planning to offer a fall mission trip to assist fellow Floridians in rebuilding their homes and lives after surviving Hurricane Irma. All skill and experience levels are welcome. The costs will be minimal, as we will be staying on cots in a church, preparing our own meals and will not have any construction fees. Teams will work Monday – Friday. The Conference Disaster response office will likely deploy us in Southwest Florida, perhaps in Immokalee or Everglades City, Nov. 10-16, 2019.
Our next planning meeting is from 6–7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Knox Hall Room 150. RSVP here.
Make your payment for the mission trip here.
Questions? Contact Vicki Walker by email or phone, 813.253.5388.
Cuba Mission Trip
Mission trips to Cuba through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) are assigned by the Bishop of the Methodist Church in Cuba based on the needs of the people and its churches.
Click here to email Drema Muller, church liaison, for more information about the next Cuba Mission Trip.
South Africa Mission Trip
Our mission trips to South Africa are in partnership with the South Africa Initiative, a multidimensional program designed to offer the opportunity to experience the fears, hurts, needs and hopes of the disadvantaged in South Africa.
Click here to email Sita Monti, church liaison, for more information about the next mission trip to South Africa.
Nicaragua Mission Trip
While we have enjoyed a long and meaningful partnership with El Ayudante in Nicaragua, due to the civil unrest there, we are not planning a church-sponsored mission trip there this year. Please keep the people of Nicaragua, and especially the staff of El Ayudante, in your prayers.
There is still an opportunity to serve with El Ayudante if you are interested in going on your own. El Ayudante is offering trips June 29 – July 6, 2019 and July 6 – July 13, 2019. If you are interested, please register directly with them.
Please Note: The US State Department continues to urge caution and vigilance for anyone traveling to Nicaragua. Read their latest Travel Advisory.
Youth Mission Trips
Urban Mission Trip - 2020
Metro Immersion at Metropolitan Ministries
Through the Metro Immersion experience, we aim to help participants:
- Learn about poverty and homelessness through activities
- Recognize the value that their service adds to Metropolitan Ministries and to the Tampa community
- Brainstorm how each person can contribute to the community to make a positive impact on society
By participating, we hope that each person learns a little bit about the social issues behind their service at Metropolitan Ministries and is inspired to move towards being a more active, engaged member of the community.
When: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.,m. Monday, June 1 — Thursday, June 4
These are day camps, not overnight. Lunch provided daily.
Cost: To Be Determined
Domestic Mission Trip – 2020
Florida Panhandle Disaster Relief
As residents and communities in the Florida Panhandle continue to rebuild, TEAMeffort will be connecting with churches and communities to find out how we can be of assistance. We will be assessing the long-term rebuilding efforts to determine how our group can join a TEAMeffort Disaster Relief team in the Florida Panhandle next summer.
Lodging: Groups will stay in a facility on mattresses in classrooms with showers, a chapel, dining area and recreation areas available. All meals are included except two lunches and two dinners during free time.
When: Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, July 18
Cost: $500—Everything included in this price!
Email Emily Kuche for more information.
Family Mission Trip – 2020
Pura Vida Missions
San Ramon, Alajuela, Costa Rica
We are partnering with Pura Vida Missions for this trip, which is designed to be a cross-cultural adventure of sharing Jesus Christ. Pura Vida provides training materials to equip teams for the trip. From the moment you book a trip, Pura Vida Missions will concentrate on praying for, equipping, encouraging and empowering your team to do ministry in Costa Rica and in your home town. We emphasize teamwork so that your team will return home stronger than ever before. Pura Vida helps teams discover God’s vision for how they can serve the Kingdom of God when they return to their local church and community.
Schedule: Arrive early afternoon in Costa Rica on Sunday. Work full days of construction Monday through Wednesday, have a half a day of work on Thursday and enjoy local site seeing in the evenings along with Worship. Friday morning travel to volcano where we will be staying until Sunday.
Construction Projects: Assist a local pastor, Pastor Carlos, by training leaders to build a church in a very poor area call Linda Vista. We also build bunk beds for families and perform home repairs.
Fun Days: Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna is a beautiful place to unwind in a two-night hotel stay (Friday and Saturday). We will experience their hot springs that are naturally heated by the volcano. Spend a day zooming over the jungle canopy on a zipline tour or paddle the rapids on a rafting adventure.
Family Mission Trip: Sunday, July 19 — Sunday, July 26
Cost: $1,500—Everything included in this price!
Email Emily Kuche for more information.