Short-Term Trips

Our short-term trips are designed to create meaningful opportunities where people encounter Jesus. While serving on these trips, you will be traveling with a group of people from ECC that serves in association with our mission partners. All details are administered by ECC.

GUYANA / Balm of Gilead Church

This team will work in partnership with Pastor Ovid Shultz’s congregation (Balm of Gilead) celebrating with them a special anniversary on March 25th. As a church, they minister to a number of villages and so this trip will also focus on assisting with a number of village ministry opportunities and church ministry.

Location: Berbice, Guyana
Date: March 20 – March 27, 2018
Leader: Kevin Eshleman
Trip Cost: $800 – $1,100
** Trip cost includes transportation and travel, food, lodging, and insurance at destination.
Deposit: $100
Application Deadline: December 10
Requirement: Application, Deposit, Passport, and Team Meetings.

*This trip is full.

GUYANA – Tribal Discipleship

If you have a passion for discipleship and want to participate in the Spirit of God moving with power in remote villages, then this trip is for you. This small team will work in partnership with Kim Cook (YWAM Base Guyana), who has served for 31 years as a full-time missionary, and one of ECC’s missional partners. The base staff are fulfilling a vision of reaching the Akawioh Indians, a people group in Chinowieing and Imbaimadai – which are embedded deep in the interior of Guyana which are accessible by air, boat and lots of walking. Under Kim’s leadership, this team will travel to these remote villages to share the gospel by visiting homes, praying for the sick, saturating the communities with prayer, leading and teaching evening services, and discipling new believers. This trip is not for the faint of heart as it requires lots of hiking and walking, carrying food, and sleeping in tents.

Location: Parika, Guyana
Date: April 16 – 26, 2018
Leader: Kim Cook
Trip Cost: $1,700
** Trip cost includes several flights, transportation, food, lodging, and insurance at destination.
Deposit: $100
Cap: 6
Application Deadline: March 4, 2018
Requirement: Application, Deposit, Passport, and Team Meetings.

Faith Into Action – Youth Trip

This outreach equips students and leaders to step outside of their comfort zone through intentionally sharing their faith. All students and staff will be housed at Harrisburg First Assembly in Harrisburg. During the week-long youth conference, students will spend time volunteering at local non-profit organizations, nursing homes, food banks, and performing some street ministry. Participants will experience passionate worship during morning and evening sessions as well as relevant ministry training and interaction with other students.

Youth trip for students entering Grades 7–12 and graduating seniors

Date: July 9-14
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Leader: TBD
Trip Cost: $125 (Trip cost includes food and lodging)
Deposit: $25 (You may pay on the payment page by selecting Other Amount and entering $25 manually or by check/cash at the Welcome Center or at Sunday night youth; however, your spot will not be officially reserved until the deposit is paid)
Application Deadline: May 27, 2018
Finances & Forms Due: July 1
Forms Needed:
Annual Release Form (if you have not filled it out this school year)
Faith Into Action Form
Requirements: Application, deposit, forms, and team meetings

Jamaica – Youth Trip

This outreach is in partnership with John & Danya Hess, members at ECC, who are the directors of the Montego Bay YWAM base. Each summer, YWAM provides summer camps for this nation’s children. Our youth team will help support a week-long children’s camp for ages 8-12, assist in base work projects, serve at a special needs orphanage, and witness God moving through prayer and worship in the nation of Jamaica. If you want to experience your first-time overseas mission trip, this is definitely the trip to get signed up for!

Youth trip for students entering 11th grade or older

Location: YWAM Montego Bay, Jamaica
Date: July 14-21, 2018
Leader: Derek & Katey Horst
Trip Cost: $1,150
** Trip cost includes transportation and travel, food, lodging, and insurance at destination.
Deposit: $100
Cap: 10 youth
Application Deadline: May 27, 2018
Requirement: Application, Deposit, Passport, and Team Meetings.

Mississippi – youth Trip

This outreach is in partnership with We Will Go Ministries, led by David and Amy Lancaster, who carry a vision for complete transformation of the city of Jackson. For the past two years, we have sent a youth team to support this inner-city ministry, which has been immensely fruitful. In addition to opportunities to pray for people and encourage the missionaries on staff, our students will help lead a week of their summer camp that aims to give kids who attend their after-school program a safe place to spend their summer where they can encounter the Lord.

Youth trip for students entering Grades 9 – 12 and graduating seniors

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Date:  July 28 – August 6, 2018
Leader:  Chris Weber & Kate Darnold
Trip Cost: $500
*Trip cost includes transportation, food, and lodging.
Deposit: $100
Cap: 30 youth
Application Deadline: May 27, 2018
Forms Needed:
1) Annual Release Form (for the 2017/2018 school year)
2) We Will Go Release Form (download during registration)
Forms & Finances Due: July 15, 2018
Requirement: Application, Deposit, Forms, and Team Meetings.

Questions? Email eccmissionconnect@gmail.com