Global  Sending

We are prayerfully planning short-term trips for 2021 with immense caution. We are monitoring CDC and US travel requirements in addition to COVID-19 numbers and precautions. Please know that as much as we hope to go to the nations, we value your safety, respect authority, and our plans can change. As all missionaries live by the principle to remain flexible, so will we!

The good news is that this pandemic has not and will not stop the spread of the gospel! Many national leaders and churches are rising up and responding to the command to go and make disciples within their own countries.

How can we get involved from afar? Prayer. Pray for the name of Jesus to continue to be made known, for the lost to believe, and for our persecuted brothers and sisters to remain faithful.

Upcoming Short-Term  Mission Trips 

March 13-17

Dominican Republic – Vision Trip

Northstar is exploring a new partnership with DR Vision. The missionary team in the Dominican Republic seeks to make a reproducing impact for Christ throughout the country and all of Latin America. Rooted in the local church, all of their ministries are designed to meet specific needs in the community in hopes of making disciples. There are many opportunities for Northstar to serve, and we will specifically be exploring what it looks like for our student ministry to be consistently involved here. 

More trip options to come for later in 2021 and beginning of 2022!

May 22, 10am – 5pm

Knoxville International Experience

Did you know that roughly 120 nations are represented within Knox County? How amazing that God has brought and is bringing the nations to us! Therefore, as Christ followers, we need to be asking, “Lord, what are you asking me to do in my city?”

Join us for this one-day experience as we interactively learn about our community. We will learn from experts on how to love and reach our international neighbors, explore who these neighbors are, and end the day serving with a local partner. An international lunch and snacks will be provided!

June 2-11

Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

La Mision promotes the development of Guatemalan communities, empowering individuals so they can know God and fulfill His purpose for them. This team will serve in multiple areas — mobile medical clinics, construction, education, and nutrition. You also will be part of a family day, which is a fun event for families in the villages. A rare occurrence due to fathers typically working all days of the week. Join us this week as we help meet physical needs in order to meet spiritual needs.

June 17-20

Clarkston, Georgia

Partnering with Global Frontier Missions, this team will experience multiple cultures in the “most diverse square mile in America.” Check out this 2-minute video! A Global Mission Journey is a three night short-term mission trip designed for exposure and training. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Eat at ethnic restaurants, shop at local markets, and visit Mosques or Hindu/Buddhist Temples to learn about other faiths
  • Prayer walk in local multi-ethnic communities
  • Interact with internationals to build bridges of understanding for future ministry
  • Hear about God’s heart for the nations and strategies to reach them

July 15-18

Clarkston, Georgia

Partnering with Global Frontier Missions, this team will experience multiple cultures in the “most diverse square mile in America.” Check out this 2-minute video! A Global Mission Journey is a three night short-term mission trip designed for exposure and training. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Eat at ethnic restaurants, shop at local markets, and visit Mosques or Hindu/Buddhist Temples to learn about other faiths
  • Prayer walk in local multi-ethnic communities
  • Interact with internationals to build bridges of understanding for future ministry
  • Hear about God’s heart for the nations and strategies to reach them

July 16-25

Manaus, Brazil

Amazon Outreach mobilizes short-term mission teams to assist Brazilian churches in making disciples by sharing the love of Jesus along the Amazon River Basin. This team will partner with local churches to continue the work of evangelism as you go from village to village aboard a boat – your accommodations for the week! Pastors and missionaries will join you on mission and follow-up with the local people after you depart. All people are welcome to apply since so many gifts and skills will be put to use.

August 11-16

Boulder, Colorado

Pinewood Church’s mission is to meet people where they are and point them to Jesus. We partner with Pinewood (a recent church plant in Boulder as of 2017) to help them establish their church in a city that desperately needs Jesus. This team will be sent during their annual conference, which is a dual opportunity for the church to be refreshed and others to be introduced to faith. Join us this week as we serve Pinewood, their conference, and help reach the city of Boulder.

December 26 – January 3

Manaus, Brazil

Amazon Outreach mobilizes short-term mission teams to assist Brazilian churches in making disciples by sharing the love of Jesus along the Amazon River Basin. This team will partner with local churches to continue the work of evangelism as you go from village to village aboard a boat – your accommodations for the week! Pastors and missionaries will join you on mission and follow-up with the local people after you depart. All people are welcome to apply since so many gifts and skills will be put to use.