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, 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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Washington, DC – University Ministry

This team will work with Shades church plant partner Veritas Church. Work will include local service projects, outreach events, and helping host a worship service.

Project Info:

Date: March 15 – 19
Approximate Cost: $900
Team Size: 8 – 20 people

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Panama – Student Ministry

This high school student team will work with Score International Ministries as they minister to an unreached people group in Panama through a variety of service projects, sports camps, and relationship building activities.

Project Info:

Date: March 25 – April 1
Approximate Cost: $1,400
Team Size: 20 – 35 people

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Memphis, TN - Middle School Ministry

This middle school student team will work with an outreach ministry partner in Memphis. Work will include helping serve meals at local homeless shelters, helping with food distribution at local food banks, and helping with a variety of local service projects.

Project Info:

Date: March 27 - 31
Approximate Cost: $200
Team Size: 30 - 40 People

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Birmingham, AL – Student Ministry

This middle and high school student team will work with Christian Service Mission, Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, and Urban Purpose on a variety of local service ministry events. This project is open to middle school and high school students and their families.

Project Info:

Date: March 31 – April 2
Approximate Cost: $75
Team Size: 10 – 40 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: April 6 – 14
Approximate Cost: $2,500
Team Size: 6 – 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: April 21 – 29
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 4 – 10 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: June 9-18
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 6 – 10 people

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Guatemala

This family ministry team will work with several Guatemalan Baptist churches doing 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 9 – 16
Approximate Cost: $1,600
Team Size: 6 – 20 people

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Builders For Christ

This Shades Builders for Christ team will join other construction teams from around the 
South in Mayfield, Ky. 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 11-16
Approximate Cost: $400
Team Size: 10 – 40 people

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New York, NY – Single Adult Ministry

This team will work with Shades church plant partners in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Work will include local service projects, community parks clean up and landscaping, and helping host a worship service.

Project Info:

Date: June 17 – 24
Approximate Cost: $900
Team Size: 8 – 20 people

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Ecuador

This team will work with a group of students from Samford University in partnership with Global Outreach. Work will include construction of a church building and afternoon children’s outreach ministry through the church’s Compassion International programs.

Project Info:

Date: June 17 – 24
Approximate Cost: $1600
Team Size: 8 – 20 people

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Senior High Student Ministry – Nashville, TN

This high school ministry team will be working on a variety of activities including performing daily at various venues as they share the love of Christ through music. This team will also work on several community service projects.

Project Info:

Date: June 18 – 24
Approximate Cost: $500
Team Size: 20 – 80 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 1 – 8
Approximate Cost: $900
Team Size: 6 – 10 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 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 6 – 17
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 10 – 20 people

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Eros, LA – 6th Grade Ministry

This team of sixth graders and leaders will work with Shades ministry partners Terry & Tammie 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 17 – 21
Approximate Cost: $300
Team Size: 40 – 80 people

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Dominican Republic – Men’s Ministry

This family ministry team will work with Shades partner Brad Jenkins and Until They Know Ministries as they serve impoverished children and their families through a variety of outreach events.

Project Info:

Date: July 27 – August 1
Approximate Cost: $1,400
Team Size: 6 – 12 people

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Thailand

This team will work with Shades member Michael Johnson who serves in northern Thailand. Work will include helping lead conversational English classes with university students and helping lead several sports outreach events.

Project Info:

Date: September 7 – 16
Approximate Cost: $2,200
Team Size: 4-10 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 along with light construction work and repair on a local community safe house.

Project Info:

Date: Sept. 15-23
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 6 – 10 people

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New York, NY

This team will work with Shades church plant partners in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Work will include local service projects and helping host the Easter Worship Service.

Project Info:

Date: September 21-24
Approximate Cost: $900
Team Size: 4 – 10 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: Sept. 22-30
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 2 – 4 people

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South Asia

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: October 6 – 14
Approximate Cost: $2,500
Team Size: 8 – 12 people

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Miami, FL – Senior Adult Ministry

This senior adult team will work with Shades church plant partners Derek Allen and Christ Centered Church Miami. The team will help prepare and serve meals for student volunteers serving Miami, along with working on a variety of community service projects designed to help Christ Centered Church share the Gospel with their community.

Project Info:

Date: October 14 – 19
Approximate Cost: $900
Team Size: 10 – 20 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: November 2 – 12
Approximate Cost: $2,500
Team Size: 6 – 20 people

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South Asia

This team will lead a training week with pastors and church planters who have little access to theological training and leadership training. Team members will lead seminars on leadership, discipleship, men’s ministry, youth ministry, and church growth. This project provides an amazing opportunity to invest in men and women who are serving in difficult, front-line missions work.

Project Info:

Date: Nov. 3-11
Approximate Cost: $2,200
Team Size: 4 – 6 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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