Impact Teams

Impact Teams

  • Impact Team trips offer a variety of short-term mission opportunities near and far, spanning the globe to serve alongside ministry partners.
  • Impact Teams are a perfect way to experience and extend the transforming love of Jesus Christ globally, no matter what age or stage you are in life!
  • Ready to go? Everyone at BelPres is a part of God’s rescue mission to the world!  We want to help you find the right Impact trip opportunity.  If you’d like more information about leading a trip or want to join any of our upcoming Impact Teams, join us at our quarterly Discover Your Impact Meeting!  The next one is coming up April 29, 12:15pm.
  • Let’s chat!  Call Mark Burns 425-454-3082 x3367 or email



Baja Christian Ministries    Contact: Chuck Pilcher 

  • April 5-8, 2018;  October 11-14, 2018
  • 3-day weekend Impact Team opportunity to build a home for a family in Baja.  It has all the components of a much longer trip in less time at much less expense. Great entry mission trip for families to serve in the third world without long travel.
  • Baja Christian Ministries (BCM) serves the spiritual and physical needs of the poor through engaging short-term mission teams in Baja California, Mexico. Experience first-hand service in the developing world. Share the gospel of Jesus Christ and build homes for families in economically disadvantaged communities.



Arms of Jesus    Contact: Lori Kay or Tanya Button Ruhnke

  • May 25-June 2, 2018 
  • Deep friendships, life purpose, and connection with Jesus are experienced each year by adults (ages 25+) on our Guatemala Impact Trip. We build homes, provide eco-stove, lead children in activities and crafts, and deliver BelPres sponsor gifts.
  • Arms of Jesus’ ministries in Parramos, Chimaltenango, west of Guatemala City include a food & clothing distribution program, sponsorship program, medical outreach, schooling, house building, and community outreach.

Nicolás Fund for Education  Contact: Becci Merritt

  • February 16-25 and July 20-30, 2018 
  • 10-Day trips, multiple times a year, our Impact Team visits Nicolás Fund for Education scholars to build relationships and promote education. We spend 2-3 days at Nicolás Christian School to support, encourage and pray for our junior and senior high school students. Some teach classes at Nicolás Christian School on a subject of interest.  The team spends 2-3 days visiting indigenous Mayan families and carry out educational enrichment projects in the primary schools.  Interpreters are provided so fluency in Spanish is not required.
  • Nicolás Fund for Education in the Agros community of Guatemala, western highland mountains where indigenous Mayans called the Ixil (ish-eel) live. NFE’s vision is that the educational dreams of children from the Agros villages be fulfilled by having an opportunity to be educated to the level of their God-given ability. The mission is to provide an education for every child in the Agros villages.



Children of the Nations  Contact: Steven Johnson 

  • July 2018
  • Through “I Love Baseball” and other Children of the Nations supported ministries
  • Come alongside children to build relationships and offer support.



Crossworld    ContactSteve Roberts

  • January 13-24, 2018  
  • Experience God’s work in Haiti through infrastructure development work, local worship experiences, and relationship development. If you’re looking for a place to use your electrical, plumbing or construction skills, this team would love to have you!
  • Crossworld‘s dream is to see disciple-makers from all professions bringing God’s love to life in the world’s least-reached marketplaces.



Presbyterian Disaster Assistance  

  • Beaumont, TX  Contact: Georgia McCoy 
  • January 16-21, 2018 
  • Serve flood victims in the Houston area following the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.


  • Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico    Contact: Cyndi Cahill
  • March, May 2018
  • Partner in disaster relief and relationship development with local congregations.



World Relief Seattle and Hillside Church  Contact: Mark Burns

  • June 9, 2018
  • Relational development, urban gardening project and learn about refugee circumstances.



Rwanda Faith Academy and others  Contact: Ellen Murphy or Ruth West 

  • June 12-26, 2018
  • As a team, develop relationships with genocide survivors and support partner ministries.



Bless the Ganges Contact: Margie Gilchrist 

  • October, 2018
  • Create awareness of the work God is doing through the church planting movement in Bihar India.



Churches for Middle East Peace Contact: Doug Cooley 

  • November, 2018
  • Learn about Israeli and Palestinian relations and history in a spirit of just peacemaking.



Children’s Hospice, St. John Cultural Center, and others  Contact: Patty Hirz 

  • May, 2019
  • Empower local Christian leadership, develop relationships, and witness to Russian young people.


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