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Worship Services

Gastonia - 8am, 9:30am

& 11am

Kings Mountain - 11am

Church Address

1729 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054

Mailing Address

1827 Dixon Road, Gastonia, NC 28054

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Go Short-Term

Short-Term Global Disciple-Making Trips  (less than two months)

Parkwood's Short-Term Missions (STM) are trips less than 2 months in length and serve alongside Strategic Partners and Sent Workers. Not only do these trips help our partners, but they are sure to be life-changing for you as well. Our Father often uses these short-term trips to build one’s faith and instill a global understanding of lostness and need for the gospel.

Requirements

  • Follow Jesus. Mature as a follower of Christ. Show an understanding of the Gospel and the biblical command for the mission. (Matthew 28:16-20)
  • Be committed. Participate as a member of Parkwood Baptist Church or a like-minded church, or regularly attend and be registered for Discover Parkwood. (Hebrews 10:25)
  • Be adaptable. Willingly conform to the customs of the culture, even if those customs are more strict than your own. (1 Cor 9:1-23)
  • Be prepared. Commit to devoting the time and energy to the all trip responsibilities including, but not limited to, pre-trip equipping and post-trip evaluations. (1 Peter 3:15)
  • Be in agreement. Affirm Parkwood’s Beliefs, Mission Strategy, and team objectives. (Romans 15:5-6)

Short-Term Missions (STMs)

Boston

  • October 4-8, 2017: prayerwalking and evangelism with Aaron and Emily led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $500.
  • April 4-8, 2018: prayerwalking and evangelism with Aaron and Emily led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $500.
  • June 6-10: prayerwalking and evangelism with Aaron and Emily
  • July 11-15: students to Boston for Student Mission Week led by Matt Harris. Cost is $500.
  • August 29 - September 2: serving with Boston College and Boston University move in days. Cost is $500.

Central Asia

  • November 18-27, 2017: member care trip with the M team led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $1500.
  • December 15-23, 2017: making disciples through teaching English with the K team led by Andrew Burgess. Cost is $1500.
  • December 31 - January 7, 2018: member care trip hosting a retreat for CA students led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $1600.
  • March 2-10, 2018: making disciples through teaching English with the K team led by Andrew Brafford and Rebecca Hinson. Cost is $1500.
  • May 8-17, 2018: establishing relationship and member care with the A team led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $1500.
  • June 8-16, 2018: making disciples through teaching English with the K team led by Andrew Brafford and Jeremy Eastburn. Cost is $1500.
  • July 5-13,2018: Student Mission Week in Central Asia with the M team led by Jonathan Bowman. Cost is $1500.
  • September 4-13, 2018: discovering ministry connections and member care with the A team led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $1500.

East Asia

  • July 5-15, 2018: Student Mission Week in East Asia led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $1500.
  • August 1-10, 2018: prayer walking and evangelism in Taipei led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $1500.

Nashville

  • October 22-25, 2018: vision trip to explore the work and possibilities for short-term teams among a Central Asian people group living in Nashville led by Andrew Brafford. 
  • February 16-20, 2018: prayer walking and evangelism among a Central Asian people group living in Nashville. Cost is $500.
  • June 9-15, 2018: prayer walking and evangelism among a Central Asian people group living in Nashville led by Robbie Woods. Cost is $500.
  • August 10-14, 2018: prayer walking and evangelism among a Central Asian people group living in Nashville. Cost is $500.

Ivory Coast

  • November 13-20, 2017: making disciples in unreached communities and equipping indigenous leaders in evangelism led by Zach Grier
  • May, 2018: making disciples in unreached communities and equipping indigenous leaders in evangelism led by Zach Grier

Kosovo

  • July 6-13, 2018: Student Mission Week joining sent workers in hosting a cultural exchange

New York City

  • October 12-16, 2017: urban evangelism and equipping in cross-cultural communication of the gospel led by Dave Buchanan. 
  • July 6-11, 2018: Student Mission Week equipping in cross-cultural communication of the gospel. Cost is $650.

Nigeria

  • November 7-14, 2017: making disciples in unreached villages and partnering with indigenous leaders in evangelism led by Kem Lindsay
  • January, 2018: making disciples in unreached villages and partnering with indigenous leaders in evangelism led by Kem Lindsay
  • May, 2018: making disciples in unreached villages and partnering with indigenous leaders in evangelism led by Kem Lindsay

Phoenix

  • October 16-23, 2017: equipping in disciple-making with leadership of CrossPointe Church led by Mike Rice. Cost is $500.
  • November 30 - December 5, 2017: community engagement with Charles Scheffe through multiple community events led by Andrew Brafford. Cost is $600.
  • January 11-16, 2018: assist Charles Scheffe with the launch of The Church of Estrella. Cost is $600.
  • July 3-9, 2018: Student Mission Week using sports evangelism through soccer camp. Cost is $600.

Romania

  • October 27 - November 6, 2017: prayer walking and evangelism in villages and areas surrounding Hope Church led by Vernon Carver. Cost is $1500.
  • August 27 - September 6, 2018: outreach among Romanian population in Ukraine led by Vernon Carver. Cost is $1500.

Steps

  1. Choose a short-term trip.
  2. Submit an application by clicking here at least 4 months prior to the STM.
  3. Raise prayer and financial support. Send out support letters and/or make personal contributions. We require all funds 1 month prior to going.
  4. Attend all STM Equip meetings. Teams usually meet 4 times at 3 months, 2 months, 1 month, and 1 week before travel.
  5. Go. Serve the Lord alongside our partners.
  6. Attend post-trip evaluation. This debrief wraps up your experience and makes future trips more effective.

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