Feb
3
Feb 11

An Opportunity to See God at Work through the Church in Cuba (Trip is now closed)

                                          2016 team: Ash Wednesday at the seminary

                                          2016 team: Ash Wednesday at the seminary

February 3-11, 2017

The group will stay mainly in Matanzas, where the Evangelical Theological Seminary will host us, but will also spend several nights in Havana. Along the way we will be learning from church leaders and explore partnership possibilities with congregations of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba. The estimated basic trip cost of $2,000 includes international airfare, Cuba visa, food, transportation and lodging in Cuba. It does not include your domestic travel to/from Tampa or overnight in Tampa which is required for early departures to Havana. Application deadline is November 30, 2016.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Mar
11
Mar 20

Pakistan (Trip is now closed)

                                                      Forman Christian College students

                                                      Forman Christian College students

March 11-20, 2017

Executive Director Rob Weingartner will lead this trip to learn from and encourage partners in one of the most difficult places to be a Christian. We will be based on the secure campus of one of those partners – Forman Christian College – where we will meet with students and faculty. Day trips will be made to visit the Presbyterian seminary in Gujranwala, as well as villages where the Presbyterian Church in Pakistan gives brave witness to the Good News.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Holy Land
May
15
May 27

Holy Land

  • Jerusalem Israel
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May 15-27, 2017

Join Associate Director Marilyn Borst in the Holy Land where we will be hosted by our partner, Bethlehem Bible College. BBC seeks to train and prepare Christian servant-leaders for the churches and society within an Arab context who model Christ centeredness, Godly humility, biblical wholeness, creative mercy and justice in their jobs and ministries as life-long learners. In addition to participating in a ministry initiative with the college, we will also have ample time to experience the sites of the biblical narrative and the places where Christ's life and ministry became incarnational including the Jerusalem area, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Galilee, as well as the Dead Sea. We will meet with other Palestinian Christian ministries to learn how they are seeking to be faithful under pressure and with peace a seemingly elusive ideal. Sharing leadership responsibilities with Marilyn will be The Outreach Foundation’s Executive Director, Rob Weingartner, who will serve as “teacher in residence’ with the team, helping us to hear, in new ways and in the historical context in which it was first shared, Christ’s call to compassionate ministry with the “least of these” and his missional invitation to “be my witness in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”

Estimated land cost is $2,480.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Jun
5
Jun 15

Holistic Evangelism in Tete Province

June 5-15, 2017

For more than a decade, The Outreach Foundation has helped to facilitate a creative holistic evangelism project in Tete Province that demonstrates God's love through churches, schools, clinics, water projects, health initiatives, leader training and more. Over seventy congregations have been established. Trip leaders will be project director Rev. Nedson Zulu, public health nurse Sebber Banda and Outreach trustees Berry Long and Tom McDow.

Estimated land cost is $2,200.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Jun
20
Jul 1

Rebuilding Hope in South Sudan: A Vision Trip to Ethiopia and South Sudan

June 20-July 1, 2017

Civil war in South Sudan caused millions to flee to refugee camps in neighboring Ethiopia. Hope remains their prayer. Join Outreach Foundation staff and Sudanese American Presbyterians on a trip to participate in the rebuilding of hope for South Sudanese in the refugee camps. Because of a limit on the number of persons who will be able to enter the camps, the group size will be limited to ten.

Estimated land cost is $1,500.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Jul
20
Jul 30

Ghana: Witnessing With Joy

July 20-30, 2017

Join Outreach Associate Director Juan Sarmiento and Trustee Dr. John Azumah (Columbia Theological Seminary) in walking alongside Presbyterians in Ghana. Together, we will experience and learn from their dedication to joyfully declare and display God’s love to their neighbors. You will have a chance to become aware of how they minister and develop new congregations in multi-religious communities in the northern region of the country as well as how they develop effective evangelists and leaders serving in western Africa and beyond.

Estimated land cost is $1,950. Trip application deadline is April 20, 2016.  

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Aug
20
Aug 26

Colombia: Experiencing Vibrant Latino Missional Movements

August 20-26, 2017

For the last thirty years, churches in Latin America have experienced remarkable growth and become seriously involved in sharing the gospel in the parts of the world with the least access to it. Join Outreach staff to experience this vibrant missional movement. Associate Director Juan Sarmiento will lead the trip to the first stop, Bogota, Colombia, to participate in the Ibero-American Missionary Congress. COMIBAM, as it is commonly known, has been taking place every decade since the late 80s drawing more than 2,000 participants from all over the world. We will also visit with the Presbyterian Church of Colombia and learn from their church planting and holistic community outreach activities.

Estimated land cost is $1,250. Trip application deadline is May 20, 2017. 

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Aug
27
Sep 3

Brazil: Church Legacy and Dynamism

August 27-September 3, 2017

Experience the vibrant commitment of our Brazilian partners to church planting as a key vehicle for sharing the Gospel in their communities. Hear from church visionaries, learn from practitioners and spend time exploring how God is at work in Brazil and what we can learn about it for the ministries of our own congregations. We will have the opportunity to attend a growing annual conference entitled “Resurgence: The legacy of the past, a mission in the present” which is organized by Brazilian Presbyterians and draws more than 1,500 participants from 40 different denominations. We will also become familiarized with SARA, a ministry developed in partnership with The Outreach Foundation which develops healthier pastoral leaders and congregations through mentoring. Associate Director Juan Sarmiento and Outreach's Portuguese-Language Ministries Coordinator José Carlos Pezini will co-lead this trip.

Estimated land cost is $1,480. Trip application deadline is May 25, 2017.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Sep
1
Sep 4

Haiti Vision Trip

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September 1-4, 2017

Travel with us to see the dynamic, holistic work of our partner in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Outreach Ministries. Through their congregations, schools, clinics, training and construction programs, HOM is changing lives, shaping families and rebuilding communities. This extended weekend trip will be led by Outreach's Tom Widmer, Director of Development. The cost is $900 for all ground costs and international airfare from the gateway city of Atlanta.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Oct
23
Nov 3

A Mission-Vision Trip to Egypt

October 23-November 3, 2017

In the midst of upheaval and uncertainty, the Presbyterian Church of Egypt is hard at work. They are planting churches and revitalizing congregations which have been faithful for well over a hundred years. We will visit some of those initiatives and see how God is working.

While in Cairo, we will stay at the Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETSC), where leaders are trained for congregations throughout the Middle East. We will have opportunity to meet students there and hear inspiring stories of their calls and aspirations for ministry.  We will visit exciting new church developments in the city and in satellite cities. We will also discuss establishing ongoing church-to-church partnerships.

Traveling south to Luxor, we will see both new church developments and old churches being revitalized by young, enthusiastic pastors. We will not neglect the outstanding history of Egypt, with visits to the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo Museum and Old Christian Cairo, as well as the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple . 

The trip will be led by Marilyn Borst, Associate Director for Partnership Development. Estimated land cost is $2,150 including meals, accommodations, ground transportation, transfers, flight to Luxor and touring (does not include $20 visa upon arrival and international airfare). Trip application deadline is July 30th. 

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Nov
5
Nov 15

Iraq: A Journey of Solidarity

November 5-15, 2017 (tentative)

The Outreach Foundation staff has enjoyed a strong partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Iraq for nearly 20 years. During that time, we have laughed with our friends as well as cried with them. Through it all, they have persevered and been courageous in their witness for Jesus Christ. Join us as we meet with leaders from the Presbyterian churches in Kirkuk, Baghdad, and Basra. Our primary focus of time will be spent in conversation, worship, fellowship and prayer with them, encouraging them with our presence, supporting them with our partnership, and covenanting to walk together into God’s certain future. In turn, we will be mutually encouraged by their faith and faithfulness.  

This trip will be led by Associate Director Marilyn Borst. Itinerary details will be forthcoming. Estimated land cost is $2,700 (includes double occupancy room, food, in-country transportation, and visa process). Does not include international airfare.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Oct
16
Oct 29

Discover the Church in China

October 16-29, 2016

Since 2000 The Outreach Foundation has been helping Presbyterians discover the Church in China and the legacy of Presbyterian mission there. This year’s trip will be October 16-29, with possible add-on days for tourism.

We will learn how Christianity began in China in Xi’an, where Presbyterian missions were concentrated, and – most important – how the Church in China is growing and thriving today. Our itinerary will take us to Shanghai – Suzhou – Nanjing – Xi’an – Beijing. 

The estimated land cost is $2,000 including meals, lodging, ground transportation, transfers, in-country flights, and touring (does not include international airfare, visa, or trip insurance).

Reserve your place with a $150.00 deposit and apply online at www.theoutreachfoundation.org. The application deadline is July 15. For more information, please contact trip leader Jeff Ritchie at 615-403-1444 or Lisa Dill at lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org. 

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Oct
10
Oct 21

What in the World is God Doing in Egypt? Come and See!

October 10-21, 2016

In the midst of upheaval and uncertainty, the Presbyterian Church of Egypt is hard at work. They are planting churches and revitalizing century old congregations. We will visit some of those initiatives and see how God is working. 

While in Cairo, we will stay at the Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETSC), where leaders are trained for congregations throughout the Middle East. We will have opportunity to meet students there and hear inspiring stories of their calls and aspirations for ministry.  We will also visit exciting new church developments in the city and in satellite cities. We’ll explore the possibility of establishing ongoing church-to-church partnerships.

We won’t neglect the outstanding history of Egypt, with visits to the Pyramids of Giza and the Cairo Museum. 

We will also travel to the beautiful coastal city of Alexandria and learn about its unique history.  We will visit a variety of churches, including established churches with strong mission outreach, new church developments and old churches being revitalized by young, enthusiastic pastors.  On our return, we will visit a third-century desert monastery and overnight at a nearby Coptic retreat center, taking time to reflect upon our Egypt experience.

The trip will be led by Rev. Nancy Fox, Outreach Trustee and Tom Widmer, Outreach staff.  Estimated land cost is $1,950 including meals, accommodations, ground transportation, transfers, most tips and touring (does not include $20 visa or international airfare). Trip application deadline is July 10th.

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Oct
5
Oct 14

A Vision-Casting Trip for Emerging Presbyterian Leaders: South Korea

October 5-14, 2016

This opportunity is offered by The Outreach Foundation to young pastors, emerging Presbyterian leaders who have been in pastoral ministry for a decade or less. The purpose of the trip is to listen and to learn from South Korean church leaders who are impacting their nation and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. South Korea is one of the “success” stories of Presbyterian mission. Over 130 years ago Presbyterian and Methodist missionaries stepped ashore on Korean soil. They implanted mission principles of self-support, self-propagation, and self-administration in the Korean church that came into being. Empowered by a country-wide revival in 1907, the Church in Korea was able to grow exponentially in the 20th century in spite of suffering under Japanese rule for forty years and then facing a devastating civil war that has never really ended. 

21st century Korea presents the Church with a different context – economic success and technological innovation have created an upscale society with many leisure options. Church growth has slowed, mega churches have lost their glamor, and spiritually oriented youth are looking for a more radical expression of the faith. On this trip we will spend time sharing life and faith with new friends in urban and rural settings. We’ll have informal and formal meetings with pastors, local congregations, young adults, theologians, and other key leaders who are bringing change and transformation within their context. We pray and expect this trip will have a tremendous impact upon the lives and leadership of those who participate.  

This trip will be led by Jeff Ritchie. The estimated basic trip cost is $1,500 plus international airfare. Scholarship assistance will be available. A $150 deposit and application must be received to hold a place. 

For more details contact:
Lisa Dill
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org
615-778-8881

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Jun
6
12:00 pm12:00

Holistic Evangelism in Tete Province

June 6-16, 2016

For more than a decade, The Outreach Foundation has helped to facilitate a creative holistic evangelism project in Tete Province that demonstrates God's love through churches, schools, clinics, water projects, health initiatives, leader training and more. Over seventy congregations have been established. Trip leaders will be project director Rev. Nedson Zulu, public health nurse Sebber Banda and Outreach trustees Berry Long and Tom McDow. Please contact Lisa Dill at lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org or (615) 778-8881 for more information.

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Feb
12
2:00 pm14:00

See God at Work through the Church in Cuba (Registration has closed. Watch for future Cuba trips.)

February 12-20, 2016

The group will stay mainly in Matanzas, where the Evangelical Theological Seminary will host us, but will also spend several nights in Havana. Along the way we will be learning from church leaders and explore partnership possibilities with congregations of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba. We can absorb the history and culture that shape the ministry context for our partners to the south and discern how changes in relations between our nations will affect them. The estimated basic trip cost of $1,800 includes international airfare, Cuba visa, food, transportation, and lodging in Cuba. It does not include your domestic travel to/from Tampa or overnight in Tampa which is required for the early departures to Havana.

The trip will be led by Marilyn Borst, Associate Director for Partnership Development. Please contact Lisa Dill at lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org or (615) 778-8881 for more information.

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Feb
5
3:30 pm15:30

Cuba Mission Vision Trip for Wee Kirks (Registration has closed. Watch for future Cuba trips.)

February 5-13, 2016

Join Outreach’s Associate Director, Marilyn Borst, and The Fellowship Community board member, the Rev. Dr. Herb Codington, for a unique journey to Cuba for pastors and leaders of smaller member congregations!  

  • time divided between Matanzas and Havana
  • learn from church leaders and visit congregations (most of which are small) of the Presbyterian  Reformed Church in Cuba to explore possible partnership opportunities
  • absorb the fascinating history and culture that shape the ministry context for our partners to the south 
  • estimated basic trip cost is $1,800:(double occupancy) includes international airfare, Cuban visa, transportation, food and lodging in Cuba 
  • does not include your domestic travel to/from Tampa (est. $250-$300) + overnight in Tampa on Friday (est. $60/pp) 

Application deadline: Oct 1, 2015 
Space is limited to 20 so apply soon

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Jan
29
4:00 pm16:00

Connecting with the Church in Guatemala

January 29-February 4, 2016

Travel with The Outreach Foundation to learn more about God’s mission in Guatemala. The trip will be led by Outreach’s Executive Director Rob Weingartner. Our hosts will be Antioch Partner missionaries Philip and Bacilia Beisswenger and leaders of the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala (IENPG). Cost of the trip is approximately $1,500 including airfare from Atlanta and all in-country costs (room, board, transport).

The focus of the trip will be ministries that are developing leaders for the church and developing the capacity of the church, especially among the indigenous Q’eqchi’ people. We will visit Cobán, Chiséc, Purulhá and Guatemala City, visiting with pastors and evangelists, women’s leaders, indigenous theological students, congregations and new believers. We will worship with and learn from brothers and sisters in Christ, and we’ll see the progress on the Presbyterian Complex of the North at Cobán, a new strategic ministry center.

For more information: 
Lisa Dill (615) 778-8881
lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org

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Nov
8
4:00 pm16:00

India: Kolhapur Mission Conference

November 8-17, 2015

The Kolhapur Christian Council in Maharashtra has a bold vision for church planting. The trip, led by Associate Director for Mission Jeff Ritchie, will include time with the KCC at their exciting annual mission conference and opportunity to see other ways in which God is at work through the church in India. Please contact Lisa Dill at lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org or (615) 778-8881 for more information.

Oct
19
2:00 pm14:00

Rwanda: Emerging Leaders

October 19-31, 2015

Outreach Executive Director Rob Weingartner and Projects Coordinator Ebralie Mwizerwa will lead a group of younger pastors to experience the faith and faithfulness of African Christians who have much to teach us about pastoral vocation and missional calling. Seeing how the gospel is being lived out in the African context will help participants to see their own ministry in creative, new ways. Estimate cost: $2,900; partial scholarship assistance is available. Please contact Lisa Dill at lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org or (615) 778-8881 for more information.

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Oct
19
1:30 pm13:30

China Presbyterian Heritage Tour

October 19-31, 2015

Throughout this discovery trip to a country where the church today is growing in unparalleled ways, we will meet with partners to discern how God's Spirit has worked in the past and is working today through a dynamic and vital church. Please contact Lisa Dill at lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org or (615) 778-8881 for more information.

Jul
24
Jul 31

Faithful Women on the Road: Lebanon

July 24-31, 2015

The Outreach Foundation invites you to consider joining a group of women from Presbyterian churches around the U.S. on a unique mission vision journey to learn about and build personal relationships with Presbyterian women from Syria and Lebanon. Led by Marilyn Borst, The Outreach Foundation’s Associate Director for Partnership Development, we will depart on July 24 and return on July 31.

The $1,760 land cost includes lodging (double occupancy), meals, sightseeing and transportation. It does not include round trip airfare. Space is limited so please indicate your interest ASAP to Lisa Dill: lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org or (615) 778-8881.

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May
1
May 11

Zambia: Visit to Vulnerable Children

May 1-11, 2015

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress… James 1:27a:

For a long time we have been praying that friends in the U.S. would have an opportunity to meet and visit partners in Zambia and have a face-to-face conversation – as well as meet the children being cared for at Namumu through your support and the local community’s involvement. We invite you to join us on this journey to Zambia.

The trip will be led by veteran African trip leader, Rev. Bill Warlick, and Ebralie Mwizerwa, The Outreach Foundation’s Projects Coordinator. Please contact Lisa Dill at lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org or (615) 778-8881 for more information.

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Feb
6
Feb 14

Cuba (Trip is now closed)

Cuba Mission-Vision Trip for Leaders of Smaller Congregations

Join The Outreach Foundation’s Associate Director, Marilyn Borst, and the Fellowship Community’s Executive Director, the Rev. Dr. Paul Detterman, for a unique journey to Cuba for pastors and leaders of smaller congregations!

  • Time will be divided between Matanzas and Havana
  • Learn from church leaders and visit congregations (most of which are small) of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba
  • Absorb the fascinating history and culture that shape the ministry context for our partners to the south

Estimated basic trip cost is $1,500 (double occupancy) and includes international airfare, Cuban visa, transportation, lodging and most meals in Cuba. Price does not include your domestic travel to/from Tampa (est. $200-$275) plus overnight in Tampa on Friday (est. $50 per person). Space is limited to 20, so apply soon. Application deadline is November 1st.
 

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Jan
1
4:30 pm16:30

2015 Trips

The Apostle Paul realized that sometimes it is important to simply "show up." Join The Outreach Foundation in 2015 to show up, encourage, and be encouraged. Trips in 2015 include:

  • South Sudan – February
  • Cuba – February 6-14, 2015 (Trip is now closed)
  • Haiti – February 28-March 2, 2015
  • Mozambique – June 8-18, 2015
  • Iraq – May
  • Brazil – August
  • Lebanon/Syria – August
  • Holy Land – October 20-November 2, 2015
  • Africa – Emerging Leaders/Pastors Fall 2015
  • India – November
  • Pakistan – March or November

For more information, contact Lisa Dill at (615) 778-8881 or lisa@theoutreachfoundation.org.

Cuba (Trip is now closed)
May
3
May 10

Cuba (Trip is now closed)

  • Matanzas Cuba
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Come meet the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba! Led by Associate Director Marilyn Borst, we will stay mainly in Matanzas, where the Evangelical Theological Seminary will host us. But we will also spend several nights in Havana. Along the way we will be learning from church leaders and visiting congregations of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba. We will have opportunity to learn about the history and culture that shape the ministry context for our partners to the south. This trip is intended to encourage pastors and mission leaders to explore the possibility of developing a new mission partnership for their congregation in Cuba. Congregations who are already connected to Cuba through The Outreach Foundation are also welcome to apply.

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