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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | 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 10-18
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 6–10 people

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COMPLETED | 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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COMPLETED | Spain

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: Sept. 7-15
Approximate Cost: $1,600
Team Size: 6 – 10 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 1-11
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 14-23
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 4–10 people

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2019 PROJECT | NAMB Send Cities

We partner with church planters in SEND cities across the country on a variety of projects throughout the year depending on the needs of church plants within those cities. If you would like to organize a project for your Sunday School class or small group, we can do that and are glad to help! Contact the Missions Office for more information.

Project Info:

Date: All Year
Approximate Cost: TBD
Team Size: Open

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2019 PROJECT | Birmingham, AL

We will be working with Christian Service Mission as we celebrate our Global Impact Celebration by serving alongside our missionary and church planter guests on a variety of local mission projects.

Project Info:

Date: February 9, 2019
Approximate Cost: No Cost
Team Size: Open

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2019 PROJECT | South Asia

This team will continue to develop our partnership to adopt an unreached, unengaged people group (UUGP) as we explore ways to reach this group with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Project Info:

Date: February 28-March 10
Approximate Cost: $1,900
Team Size: 4-8 people

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2019 PROJECT | Israel

This project will combine a tour of the Holy Land along with a service project as we help prepare a camping facility for its summer camping season. Work will include general maintenance, painting, and landscaping. Touring will include all major Biblical locations culminating with a communion service at the Garden Tomb.

Project Info:

Date: March 7-17
Approximate Cost: $2,300
Team Size: 20-30 people

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2019 PROJECT | Lebanon

This team will work with Shades ministry partner Heart for Lebanon serving refugee children by providing science lessons to children each day in kindergarten through 3rd grade at three schools (previous teaching experience is not required). The team will also lead arts and crafts for the children at their school and will distribute food parcels and hygiene kits to refugee families.

Project Info:

Date: March 22-31
Approximate Cost: $1,800
Team Size: 4-12 people

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2019 PROJECT | Guatemala - High School Ministry

This high school student team will work with E3 Volunteers 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 23-30
Approximate Cost: $1,400
Team Size: 20-35 people

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2019 PROJECT | New York, NY

This team will work with a new Shades church plant partner serving in Queens. Work will include local service projects, outreach events, and helping host a worship service.

Project Info:

Date: March 28-31
Approximate Cost: $700
Team Size: 6-10 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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 11-21
Approximate Cost: $2,500
Team Size: 6-20 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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 18-27
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 6-12 people

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2019 PROJECT | Greece

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: May 24-June 2
Approximate Cost: $1,900
Team Size: 8-10 people

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2019 PROJECT | High School Ministry - Location TBD

This high school student team will be working with a Shades ministry partner 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 28-June 2
Approximate Cost: $500
Team Size: 20-80 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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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2019 PROJECT | Builders for Christ - Location TBD

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 9-15
Approximate Cost: $400
Team Size: 10-40 people

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2019 PROJECT | New York, NY

This team will work with a new Shades church plant partner serving in Queens. Work will include local service projects, outreach events, and helping host a worship service.

Project Info:

Date: June 19-23
Approximate Cost: $700
Team Size: 6-12 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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: June 29-July 6
Approximate Cost: $900
Team Size: 6-10 people

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2019 PROJECT | South Africa

This team will work with Shades ministry partner John Thomas and Living Hope in Cape Town. Work will include hosting daily afternoon kids clubs through sports and Bible studies along with undertaking community development through educational and health related programs.

Project Info:

Date: July (Specific dates TBD)
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 8-20 people

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2019 PROJECT | Taiwan

This team will work with Shades ministry partners Preston & Janelle Hite and Taiwan Sunshine as they serve children with special needs and their families in Taiwan. Work will include sports ministry, hosting a farm club, and hosting a special Olympics called I Am A Hero Games.

Project Info:

Date: $2,400
Approximate Cost: July (Specific dates TBD)
Team Size: 4-10 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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 5-15
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 10-20 people

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2019 PROJECT | Poland

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: July 12-21
Approximate Cost: $1,900
Team Size: 8-10 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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 15-19
Approximate Cost: $300
Team Size: 40-80 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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 9-17
Approximate Cost: $2,100
Team Size: 6-10 people

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2019 PROJECT | Indianapolis, IN

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

Project Info:

Date: August 21-25
Approximate Cost: $600
Team Size: 6-12 people

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2019 PROJECT | Thailand

This team will work with Shades member Michael Johnson and Northern Thailand Impact Ministries. Work will include helping lead conversational English classes with university students and helping lead several sports outreach events.

Project Info:

Date: August 30-September 7
Approximate Cost: $2,200
Team Size: 4-10 people

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2019 PROJECT | Kenya

This team will work with a Shades ministry partner serving in Nairobi. Work will include hosting a sports camp at a local middle and high school and serving alongside a community center providing help to refugees living in impoverished conditions.

Project Info:

Date: October 4-13
Approximate Cost: $1,900
Team Size: 4-10 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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 18-27
Approximate Cost: $2,500
Team Size: 8-12 people

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2019 PROJECT | 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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2019 PROJECT | 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: November 8-17
Approximate Cost: $2,400
Team Size: 2-4 people

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2019 PROJECT | Tuscon, 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 13-17
Approximate Cost: $700
Team Size: 6-12 people

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