Acts 1:8

Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Ends of the Earth

Birmingham, AL

We partner with Christian Service Mission, Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Urban Purpose, Love in Action, Brother Bryan Mission, Jimmie Hale Mission, and aTeam Ministries on a variety of projects throughout the year including food distribution to those in need, minor home repair for the elderly and for those who are unable to work, and community service projects.

Project Info:

Date: All Year
Approximate Cost: No Cost
Team Size: Open

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New Jersey – University Ministry

This UMIN team will work with Shades church planting partner in Ethnos Church in New Jersey. Work will include local service projects, outreach events, and helping host a worship service.

Project Info:

Date: March 10–15
Approximate Cost: $450
Team Size: 8–20 people

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Middle East

This team will work with a Shades ministry partner camp facility and will help with a variety of maintenance projects to prepare the facility for the summer camp season. Work will include painting, landscaping, and general repair work. A three-day tour of the Holy Land will be included at the end of the project.

Project Info:

Date: March 23-31
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 6–12 people

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England

This team will host a retreat for IMB missionaries and their families. We will provide childcare while parents are in training meetings and help lead activities and games for both children and adults during free times of the retreat. This is a great opportunity to minister to our missionaries and their families!

Project Info:

Date: March 23-31
Approximate Cost: $1,900
Team Size: 8-10 people

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Guatemala – High School Ministry

This high school student team will work with e3 Ministries as they minister to an unreached people group in Guatemala. Work will include a variety of service projects, sports camps, and relationship building activities.

Project Info:

Date: March 24–31
Approximate Cost: $1,400
Team Size: 20–30 people

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Middle East

This medical team will be hosting daily medical clinics serving refugees who have fled their home countries and have little or no access to adequate medical care. The team will also make home visits to help with food and clothing needs.

Project Info:

Date: April 12–22
Approximate Cost: $2,500
Team Size: 6–20 people

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Indianapolis, IN - Men's Ministry

This Men’s Ministry team will be working with Shades church plant partner Yale Wall and Living Faith Church. Work will include painting, landscaping, and repair work on the church’s new building.

Project Info:

Date: April 13-15
Approximate Cost: $500
Team Size: 8–20 people

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Middle East

 This team will work with a Shades ministry partner serving refugee children by providing education opportunities at three schools in this country. This team will lead teaching activities for children in kindergarten through third grade at all three schools. A three-day tour of the Holy Land will be included at the end of the project.

Project Info:

Date: April 27–May 5
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 4-10 people

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High School Ministry – Indianapolis, IN

This high school student team will be working with Shades ministry partner Yale Wall and Living Faith Church as they help with a variety of service activities along with performing at various venues as they share the love of Christ through service and music.

Project Info:

Date: May 29-June 3
Approximate Cost: $500
Team Size: 20–80 people

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Guatemala

This family ministry team will work with several Guatemalan Baptist churches through medical and community evangelism outreach events. These events will include medical clinics, sports ministry, and service to the local schools. This is a great family ministry opportunity!

Project Info:

Date: June 8–15
Approximate Cost: $1,600
Team Size: 6–20 people

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Builders For Christ - Beaufort, South Carolina

This Shades Builders for Christ team will join other construction teams from around the South in the construction of a new church facility. Experience in building and construction is not required to be a part of this exciting ministry opportunity.  There will be jobs available for people of all ages and skill levels. You and your family can plan on working for a few days or stay the whole week. This is a great family ministry opportunity!

Project Info:

Date: June 10-16
Approximate Cost: $400
Team Size: 10–40 people

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New York, NY

This team is a combined Shades choir along with choir members from two additional local churches and will work with Shades church plant partners in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Work will include local service projects along with a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Project Info:

Date: June 15–20
Approximate Cost: $2,700
Team Size: 100-150 people

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England - University Ministry

The UMIN team will work with the IMB’s Global Cities Initiative Team in London. Work will include evangelism training, evangelism, and community service events.

Project Info:

Date: June 25-July 5
Approximate Cost: $2,000
Team Size: 10–20 people

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England

The team will work with Shades ministry partner Steve Graham and Create Church in Cannock, England, as we work together to help the Create church family reach out to their community with the love of Christ. Work will include community service events and hosting an outdoor festival.

Project Info:

Date: July 5-16
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 10–20 people

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Toronto, Canada

This team will work with Shades church plant partner Mike Hauser and Starting Point Church. The team will help host a five day summer camp for elementary and middle school students that will include sports, games, field trips, and Bible lessons.

Project Info:

Date: July 7-14
Approximate Cost: $900
Team Size: 6–10 people

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New Jersey

This team will work with Shades church plant partner Yucan Chiu and Ethnos Church as they host a five day summer camp for elementary and middle school students that will include sports, games, and life lesson activities.

Project Info:

Date: July 8-14
Approximate Cost: $900
Team Size: 4-6 people

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Eros, LA – 6th Grade Ministry

This team of sixth graders and leaders will work with Shades ministry partner Terry Slawson and Seeker Springs Ministry as they serve in a variety of outreach events including conducting a children’s day camp and working on several community service projects.

Project Info:

Date: July 16–20
Approximate Cost: $300
Team Size: 40–80 people

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Moldova

This team will work with Shades ministry partner Turlac Ministries as they help reach out to and serve women and their families who are either at risk or have been victims of human trafficking. Work will include helping with outreach and training focused on teaching about the perils and prevention of human trafficking.

Project Info:

Date: August 10-August 19
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 6–10 people

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Indianapolis, IN

This team will work with Shades church plant partner Yale Wall and Living Faith Church. Work will include baking and delivery cookies to welcome university students back to campus for a new school year, along with helping host a worship service.

Project Info:

Date: August 22-26
Approximate Cost: $600
Team Size: 6-12 people

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Southeast Asia

This team will work a Shades ministry partner serving in Southeast Asia by leading a business training conference for budding Kingdom minded entrepreneurs. Trainers with extensive small business experience are needed to help lead this conference and cultivate relationships with the conference participants as we work together to utilize business as a means of impacting the world.

Project Info:

Date: October 19-27
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 2–4 people

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Middle East

This medical team will be hosting daily medical clinics serving refugees who have fled their home countries and have little or no access to adequate medical care. The team will also make home visits to help with food and clothing needs.

Project Info:

Date: October 25-November 3
Approximate Cost: $2,500
Team Size: 6–20 people

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Tucson, AZ

This team will work with Shades church plant partner Brian Hook and Aspire Church. Work will include helping with registration and hosting an aid station for El Tour de Tucson, one of the largest road bicycle events in the United States.

Project Info:

Date: November 14-18
Approximate Cost: $700
Team Size: 6-12 people

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South Africa

This team will work with Shades ministry partner John Thomas and Living Hope in Cape Town. Living Hope is a project with three objectives: one, to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in a life changing way and to encourage people to follow Christ; two, to play a vital role in the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS; and three, to undertake community development through educational and health related programs.

Project Info:

Date: December 7-16
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 4–10 people

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First Responders Team

This team serves our local police and fire departments. Through providing meals, serving as chaplains, and hosting neighborhood “Cop Stops” this team is building relationships to bless those that put their life on the line for our community.

Project Info:

Date: All Year
Approximate Cost: No Cost
Team Size: Open

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Healthcare Advocate Team

This team serves those walking through health crisis. Team members don’t provide healthcare, but help others navigate things like: insurance benefits, following the course to recovery, assistance in making doctor’s appointments, and more. More than anything, this team provides much needed encouragement and guidance.

Project Info:

Date: All Year
Approximate Cost: No Cost
Team Size: Open

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Neighborhood Team

This team serves the neighborhoods in our community. Team members put together gatherings in their own neighborhood using resources and training provided by Shades. This is a great way to connect with neighbors and begin building relationships leading to spiritual conversations.

Project Info:

Date: All Year
Approximate Cost: No Cost
Team Size: Open

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Prayer Walking Team

This team prayer walks the streets and major centers of our community. The goal for this team is to prayer walk every walkable street in our community in the next three years. They are asking for God’s movement and awakening in our community!

Project Info:

Date: All Year
Approximate Cost: No Cost
Team Size: Open

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Shades Host Team

This team serves the thousands of people that come on our church campus for community events such as band concerts, graduations, and education competitions. These are outside community groups that use our facility. This team welcomes, serves, and provides a ministry touch to these individuals.

Project Info:

Date: All Year
Approximate Cost: No Cost
Team Size: Open

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