International Missions


Ocoee Outreach/CrossNet teams have served in other countries including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Romania and Haiti.

Plans are still being made  for 2018.

Participant Requirements (varies by trip)

Participants must be professing believers in Jesus Christ and members of the church. A signature from a CrossNet Baptist Network church pastor will be required.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age or older or have completed the ninth grade prior to the project.

At least one adult sponsor must be enlisted for every five student. (one adult male for every five males or fewer; one adult female for every five females or fewer).

Adult sponsors must be at least 21 years of age or older and are expected to work alongside the students.

Possible Activities Include

  • Loving on people in their own country
  • Prayer-walking
  • VBS camps
  • Sports camps
  • Light construction/repair and paint jobs
  • Share our testimonies and Bible stories with children and their parents

Spiritual Preparation

CossNet/IWC projects are intentional about sharing Christ with others. Participants must be able to talk about their faith in Christ and also serve as a living example. People associate your behavior, attitude and character with that of Jesus. Becoming like Christ—being conformed to Him in mind, in faith and in action—will not happen during a Bible study cram session the week before your trip. It takes time, discipline and your willingness to allow the Holy Spirit to search your heart and shape you into the image of Christ.

Ministry Preparation

Our Ministry Coordinator will work with the IMB Missionaries to develop a ministry plan and help groups and individuals prepare for the ministry at the project. Preparation may include prayer-walking, learning a skit, practicing songs in the native language of the people group, bringing certain tools or materials and learning a particular way to share the Gospel.

Money Matters

International missions are not cheap, but it's worth the price. Family and student ministry budgets are often tight. Consider involving the whole church in your mission project planning, and plan in advance as it takes time to budget and raise funds. Check out our fundraising ideas at our project website.

Personal Evangelism

One of the most significant elements of spiritual readiness for the mission field is your preparation for evangelism. You should be ready to share not only about what God has done in your life in the past but also about what God is doing in your life in the present. You should be able to share a brief testimony about how you became a Christian, the impact of faith on your life and the plan of salvation in less than five minutes. We will assist participants with a popular  evangelism approach before leaving for the project.

Prayer

Take Jesus Christ’s words in John 15:5 to heart. Apart from Him, you can do nothing of eternal significance. He longs to work through you, but you must be with Him every day, surrendering your will, seeking His face. Prayer is your source of power, strength and boldness. It will be the foundation on which your ministry on the mission field will be built. Build prayer and prayer support into your mission trip.

 

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