Our desire is to see all nations, including our own, worshiping God through His Son. Mission trips are a hands-on way to promote God's kingdom. Adults and teens work side by side, serving others and being challenged by the gospel in their own lives. God has been pleased to use these trips in bringing many of our own adults and youth to saving faith. Here are our mission trips to date:
CAMEROON - winter break 2012
Through the NETS Institute for Church Planting, Christ Memorial has helped start two churches in Bamenda, Cameroon, West Africa. Redeemer Baptist launched in 2005, and Gospel Baptist in 2011. From February 25 - March 7, 2012, our team of 60 adults and youth served these and other area churches. They painted, erected rock walls, fences and buildings, built stages, distributed literature, and shared the gospel with hundreds of people in Bamenda. As with most mission trips, we received more than we gave. We learned from our brothers and sisters in Africa, and were challenged to apply the power of the gospel to our own lives.
PORTLAND, MAINE - WINTER BREAK 2012
While 60 adults and youth headed to Africa, 50 others went north over a 10-day period to help a NETS
church plant, Christ Fellowship Church
, move into its new home. The building received some renovations, a fresh coat of paint, and a good cleaning. The team also distributed literature inviting neighbors to attend Christ Fellowship's Sunday night services. Evening sessions ministering God's Word to our own folks rounded out the trip.
Canada - 2011
Our team returned to Camp des Bouleaux
in Quebec to help prepare the grounds for their ministry year. 108 teens and adults raked, cleaned, roofed, leveled, sheet-rocked and sided buildings, demolished a water slide and built a loading dock. The theme for the week was Extreme Makeover: Love Edition, and all were challenged to consider their need for the gospel of Jesus Christ to do a radical work in their lives. Click here to see the video of our trip
Louisville, Kentucky - 2010
93 youth and adults spent spring break in Louisville, Ky., renovating churches and distributing church literature throughout local neighborhoods. But like all CMC mission trips, this trip was about much more than blessing the local churches and visiting Churchill Downs. The theme for the week was Resisting Temptation, and the Lord was pleased to use gospel conversations, times of private and corporate prayer, times of silent and public confession, and the nightly gospel messages to stimulate both the Christians and non-Christians among us to more fervently seek Christ. Click here for a video of our trip..
Boston, massachusetts - 2009
Over 100 youth and adults spent all or part of a week in Watertown, Mass., renovating a classic New England church building purchased by NETS for Redeemer Fellowship Church
. Redeemer Fellowship launched in September 2009.
Wales - 2008
102 youth and adults spent two weeks performing much-needed maintenance and upgrades to Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST)
, the area's largest evangelical seminary. We also spent a day going door-to-door in a nearby neighborhood sharing the gospel and inviting people to a church plant which meets on the WEST campus.
Canada - 2007
A team of 65 adults and youth hopped on a bus to Camp des Bouleaux
in Quebec to refurbish, repair and clean indoors and out before the camp opened for the season.
Gulfport, Mississippi - 2006
Armed with tools and skills, and prepared to learn new ones, 18 adults and 41 youth traveled by bus to Gulfport, Miss., to aid in the rebuilding effort organized by the North Carolina Baptist Men on the heels of Hurricane Katrina.
Cameroon - 2005
Florida - 2004
This trip primarily provided a backdrop to minister the gospel to our own youth.
Cambodia - 2003
14 adults and 18 youth went to Cambodia in cooperation with Converge Worldwide's
Vietnamese Initiative. They worked alongside Cambodian and Vietnamese believers renovating a building that would become their church. Evangelistic meetings were held in the evenings.
Romania - 2003
A team of seven adults joined other mission organizations participating in street evangelism and encouraging the churches there.
New York City - 2002
The 9/11 attacks and a visit to Ground Zero served as a backdrop to NYC street evangelism and a gospel challenge to our own youth.
Jamaica - 2001
A team of 24 youth and six adults ministered to the poor, including giving clothing and supplies, and sharing the gospel in music, puppet shows, drama and teaching.