Glen Ellyn Bible Church recognizes the importance of EVERY person experiencing mission, here in our community, across our country and even internationally. We believe that this reflects God’s heart for all peoples. For this reason, we schedule short term partnership trip opportunities for our church body to participate in. Recent trips have included Mexico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. Turkey, the Dominican, and Cambodia are on the horizon next. Whether an adult or a high school student, there is room for you in our international partnerships.

Maybe you don’t sense you are called to full-time missions, but God calls each of us to the mission field he created for us every day. Whether it is working with immigrants locally or serving on an international team, we welcome your participation.

As trip opportunities become available, we post them on this page, with specific information on each trip. 2018 brings us back to La Paz and into Antalya, Turkey.

LA PAZ, MEXICO

February 10-17, 2018
Men’s Trip
We will travel from Chicago O’Hare to Mexico City and directly from there to La Paz, the hub of the SUNNY central Baja Peninsula to minister there. Our mornings and afternoons will be spent doing various work projects, which will include working at Rancho El Camino and at the nearby El Faro Church. The week following our trip another local group will come follow up so that the work output will be very strong. In the evenings, we eat team meals together and have some amazing group times. Additional activities include ministry in an under resourced section of the city, swimming in the Sea of Cortez, stopping by local shops, and plenty of superb Baja taco stands!

Our home for the week will be Casa Buena Bed & Breakfast in La Paz. There are comfy beds, bathrooms, and showers in each room, so there is no need to pack a sleeping bag. The Bed and Breakfast also provides a nice size meeting room on their complex perfect for team gatherings. After long hours of work and ministry, it will be nice to go back to a place where we will be able to get a good night’s sleep! Our hosts for the week will be TEAM missionaries Pete and Emily Johnson and our good friends at El Faro Church. We have been there more than 6 times in the past ten years. Find the Johnsons on facebook, twitter, or through tabernacle church, Norfolk, VA.

  • TEAM MEETINGS: Team Meetings: It is important that team members attend the Team Meetings. This allows us clarity on our projects, expectations, and preparation for the various challenges. There will be roughly 4-6 meetings total. INFO Meeting SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 11:30 at GEB Conference Room.
    Fundraising:
    Applications can be filled out online and will be available soon. Otherwise, John Foster and Mark Dede will e-mail them to you. E-mail jfoster@gebible.org with any.
Yes. Check your passport NOW to make sure it is current. We will need two copies of your passport attached to your application. If you don’t already have a passport, begin this process as soon as possible. Any passport fees/expenses are your responsibility and will not be paid for by GEBC.
The first step is to come to the INFO MEETING Sunday October 3 at 11:30 in the Conference Room. THEN, Fill out the “Short Term Application” and email it by Sunday, October 17, along with a non-refundable deposit of $250. It can be requested by emailing Jfoster@gebible.org.
The trip costs $1,850 for each participant, and the costs are as follows:

Air Transportation $750
Ground Transportation (rental, gas, ins.) $250
Food and Lodging $350
Supplies $400
Misc. $100
Approximate Total $1,850
*You will also need to bring some extra money for meals along the way.

A BREAKDOWN OF THE DEADLINES:

Non-refundable Deposit
DUE BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17
$250
Installment #1
DUE JANUARY 10 (fundraising and/or donation)
$750
Final Balance
DUE AT FINAL MEETING ON JANUARY 28, 2018
$1,000
I am so busy… Why yes, yes, you are and that is exactly why we want you to consider coming. 1. It will refresh and refuel you spiritually, 2. You will find yourself saying—I needed this far more than I realized. Why did I wait? 3. Once again, it is very rare to make a faith step like this and come back with any regrets. Rather just a longing to go back again. 4. It will reinvigorate you at home, at work, and down to your soul.
It’s so expensive…Money is one of the biggest areas of concern for anyone participating in a mission project. Whether one pays out of pocket or sends out letters for financial support, God always finds a way to provide. Our team will also have some helps in this area. You will be surprised at who is willing to help you get there one way or another. I have never seen a willing person not go due to money.
I have limited vacation… Yup. True there as well. So why not invest them in something that will build the kingdom, glorify God, and refuel you spiritually and otherwise? Did we also mention that Baja is just about 100% sunny?
I might get sick…True again. However, as a rule, we go above and beyond being careful with food and other potential illnesses. Did we mention that doing physical labor for the kingdom in the warm Baja sunshine will give you a boost like no February Chicago day.
I’ve never done anything like this before… What better way than to attend with a group of supportive men who you will build a strong bond with?

ANTALYA, TURKEY

July 5-16, 2018**
ADULT TRIP
**Our big goal is to provide support for the St Paul International Church and our partner on the ground Dennis Massaro. We will be working with the youth there and coming alongside of the church. More details upcoming.
more information coming on application, TEAM MEETINGS, trip details, and initial trip informational meeting.
Yes. Check your passport NOW to make sure it is current and does not expire until at least 3 months after the trip. We will need two copies of your passport attached to your application. If you don’t already have a passport, begin this process as soon as possible. Any passport fees/expenses are your responsibility and will not be paid for by GEBC.
You will be emailed or given access to the online application when it becomes available. You will be expected to complete this application and turn in a $250 non refundable deposit.
approximately $2,000
I am so busy… Why yes, yes, you are and that is exactly why we want you to consider coming. 1. It will refresh and refuel you spiritually, 2. You will find yourself saying—I needed this far more than I realized. Why did I wait? 3. Once again, it is very rare to make a faith step like this and come back with any regrets. Rather just a longing to go back again. 4. It will reinvigorate you at home, at work, and down to your soul. You will gain new perspective on your faith, and the place of Jesus in the world.
It’s so expensive…Money is one of the biggest areas of concern for anyone participating in a mission project. Whether one pays out of pocket or sends out letters for financial support, God always finds a way to provide. Our team will also have some helps in this area. You will be surprised at who is willing to help you get there one way or another. I have never seen a willing person not go due to money.
I have limited vacation… Yup. True there as well. So why not invest them in something that will build the kingdom, glorify God, and refuel you spiritually and otherwise? Did we also mention that Baja is just about 100% sunny?
I might get sick…True again. However, as a rule, we go above and beyond being careful with food and other potential illnesses. Antalya is a beautiful Mediterranean tourist hub for droves of Europeans and it is highly unlikely that you will come down with anything that you wouldn’t risk getting right here.
I’ve never done anything like this before… What better way than to attend with a group of supportive GEB frinds who you will build a strong bond with?