What are Global Trips and why do we do them?
Global Trips make up our short-term missions ministry at Sojourn International. These trips last 1-2 weeks and are scheduled all throughout the year. The purpose of every Global Trip we plan is to support the ministry of missionaries sent out from our churches. These men, women, and entire families have often sacrificed comfort, career, and closeness to home to follow God’s call in taking the gospel to places where it has either been forgotten or never heard before.
Being members of Sojourn Community Church includes a commitment to use our God given spiritual gifts for the building up of the church, both here in Louisville and abroad. The vision of sending out healthy members to multiply disciples and churches in international gateway cities cannot happen without the consistent prayers and encouragement of their sending church through the joys and hardships of ministering overseas. Global Trips enable our members to use their gifts in a cross-cultural context to care well for those we have sent out. It also opens our hearts and minds to what our great God is doing all around the world!
So are you ready to join the mission of God among the nations by traveling to distant lands and serving those we’ve sent out? Check out our upcoming trips below!
Requirements to go on a Global Trip:
In order to make sure our trips support the ongoing ministry of our city teams and member missionaries, everyone applying to participate in a Sojourn Global Trip should be able to meet the following requirements:
- Believer in Christ
- Member or member-in-process at one of Sojourn’s four churches
- Be active in a Community Group
- Complete and pass a background check (most of our trips partly include ministry to children)
If you meet all of these, you can apply by clicking on the button below! Simply create a username and password to Managed Missions and complete our online application. If you are not able to finish it in one sitting, no problem! You can save your progress and finish it later.
What do I need to do to go on a Global Trip?
- Pray and follow God’s leading.
- Apply for a specific Global Trip.
- Have your CG Leader fill out a recommendation form for you.
- Pay your $200 deposit.
- Apply for or renew your passport.
- Raise support.
- Attend trip team meetings.
- Get on the plane!
Application, Important Links, and Follow-Up:
- Global Trip Application
- CG Leader Trip Recommendation Form
- How to Raise Support for Global Trips
- US Passport Application and Renewal Information
- IMB Child Safety Video
- Global Trip Team Member Evaluation
Want to go longer than 1-2 weeks? Check out our Global Apprenticeships here!
Still have questions? Email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.