Short-Term Missions Opportunities


Sending out Short-Term Mission (STM) teams is one of the strategies that we use to address our Global Missions Priorities. Our aim is to support the long-term goals of our Park Street missionaries and partners by sending teams to encourage them and help with outreach, summer camps, or practical projects. 

We are committed to short-term missions for many reasons. For one, we are told to be witnesses both here where we are and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Secondly, STMs keep us connected with the world and support the ongoing work of our missionaries and partners across the globe. They also give our congregation opportunities to serve shoulder-to-shoulder, deepening our community and our commitment to the mission of God both at home and around the world. 

Unfortunately, for the last two years, we have been unable to send teams either locally or internationally. This year, however, we have hopes of resuming our STM trips and yet we continue to watch the global COVID situation and wait on the Lord for his leading. In the meantime, we are moving forward with plans to send teams. Please pray with us for wisdom as we seek guidance. Pray also about joining us on one of these exciting projects.

See details about our 2022 STMs below. Contact the Missions Office for more information.

New York City - Global Gates Outreach to Muslims | JUN 13-19

Park Street will join up with Global Gates to reach out to Muslim communities in Metro New York. Team members will engage people in various neighborhoods, get to know them, offer to pray for them, seek to share the Gospel with them, then ask if they are willing to meet together again with their family/friends to hear more. The hope is that new groups of people studying about Jesus together can start as a result of this project.

Global Gates calls these “Sifting Weeks” and they are an important part of the on-going day-to-day ministry going on in these communities. Our team will do the work of finding “people of peace,” who will in turn share the “good news” within their own networks. Prayer and personal evangelism are important parts of this project.

Watch this video about Global Gates “Sifting Weeks.”

Boston, MA – English Club for Afghan Children | JUN 28-JUL 28
This team of youth and adults will provide fun and practical ESL lessons to the children of our new Afghan neighbors. Children will gather at Park Street Church on Tuesday and Thursday mornings while their parents attend FOCUS ESL classes. On some days, lessons will be followed by a trip to a nearby attraction. 
Lewiston, ME – Root Cellar Ministry to Refugees | JUL 31-AUG 5
Park Street will be heading to Lewiston, Maine again to work among a community of refugees predominately from the war-torn country of Somali. Our team will be joining the ministry of the Root Cellar to reach out to this community in practical ways. Team members will help conduct an afternoon vacation Bible school-type program, soccer program, tutor English, offer training in technical skills, prepare and serve meals, and help with various service projects. 
Tajikistan - Refugee Relief | AUG 2-15

The Afghan refugee crisis has touched many of us here at Park Street Church as we have gotten to meet some of the families displaced by the upheavals in Afghanistan. This STM team will travel to Tajikistan to see what is happening just over the Afghan-Tajik border. The team will spend time learning from and serving alongside Tajik believers who are loving and ministering to Afghans who have been fleeing to their country for more than a decade. 

The team will spend time observing the work at a refugee resettlement village outside the capital city of Dushanbe. Our goal is to go in as learners and encouragers to those who are ministering to this community of displaced people.

COVID vaccinations are required. 

Revere Beach, MA – Reach the Beach Evangelism Project | AUG 15-20
Park Street Church will join with other area churches again this summer for the annual “Reach the Beach” evangelism campaign.   Team members use various methods to engage those they meet in spiritual conversations. In this diverse neighborhood, people from many nationalities visit the literature table to receive Bibles and Jesus Film DVDs in their own language. Live music, activities for kids, face painting, drama, and a prayer table, are all activities that draw people into fruitful interactions, as they enjoy a day at the beach.
Kenya – Children’s Ministry for AIM Conference | NOV 23-30
The Kenya team will support a Vacation Bible School program for the children of the missionaries attending the African Inland Mission (AIM) conference. By providing care, fun, and activities for the missionary kids during this conference week, we can enable the missionaries to have a restful time of refreshment through worship and fellowship. In addition to the conference, the team will visit the Park Street sponsored library in Kibera slum.
COVID vaccinations are required. 

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