GO Teams

In every corner of the world, God is at work. If you’d like to be a part of seeing God’s Kingdom work in another place, while using the gifts, talents, and skills you have to offer, we invite you to explore joining a one-to-two-week GO team.

Each year, GO Teams are formed to meet specific needs raised from among our 90+ missionaries and partners. This allows us to help those who are already strategically placed, culturally aware, and on the ground advancing God’s Kingdom.

Come walk alongside our missionaries and partners where they serve around the world!

2018 GO TEAMS

Hurricane Relief, first half of 2018

In the wake of the destruction and catastrophic flooding from recent hurricanes that have devastated parts of Florida and Texas, and other communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast, we are committed to being involved in the long recovery ahead—when public attention may move on, but the needs are no less real. For that reason, we plan to send two or more teams to assist the relief efforts in the month to come. These groups will partner with the Gospel-focused local churches in the affected areas to provide clean-up, practical help, and support. Details and dates will be announced soon, but we invite you to let us know of your interest in being part of one of these teams. 

*Watch for final dates and details

Malaysia, March 22-31

Do you have experience working with children with special needs? Are you a family member of a child with special needs? Do you work in occupational, speech, or behavioral therapy? Partner with our former Children's Pastor Vance Frusher and TeachBeyond through this specialized team focusing on training, equipping, and encouraging Malaysian teachers and parents of children with special needs. This team will work to prepare and implement a week of hands-on training in several key areas of specialization, as those being reached have little opportunity to learn thee techniques. Bless others with the experience and knowledge you have been given! 
Approximate Cost: $1,800
Application Deadline: January 15

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,April 19-29

This all-female GO Team will serve with Thrive Ministry to help provide spiritual and physical renewal to women missionaries, many of whom are working in difficult parts of the world. Each year, Thrive holds retreats at four-star resorts on several continents, providing women who serve globally with an opportunity to get away from their mission field for a time of encouragement and pampering. This GO Team will help facilitate one of this year's Thrive retreats, held at a beautiful resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Encouragers, hairstylists, counselors, massage therapists, and good listeners are welcome! (Note: this team will fill quickly; respond soon if you are interested.)
Approximate Cost: $2,700
Application Deadline: January 15

Dominican Republic,April 21-28

Don't miss this opportunity to serve and learn from the amazing children and communities of the DR! Serving with missionaries Vic and Leslie Trautwein, this team will have a dual role: working with a Kids Alive school to provide educational and recreational activities to orphaned and at-risk youth, as well as working alongside Dominican builders and staff to help with the construction and maintenance of the Kids Alive center in beautiful, mountainous Constanza. Being a Spanish-speaker is a plus, but not required.
Approximate Cost: $1,800
Application Deadline: February 1

Israel, April 20-30

Heading to the Holy Land this spring, this WBC GO Team will help sow Gospel seeds through visits to villages in Israel, participating in care and outreach for area families. Be a part of this exciting endeavor as we join with our partners in mission, LifeAgape, already spearheading ministry in the Middle East. Team members will have daily opportunities to meet and share with the beautiful people of the Holy Land. The group will also visit historic sites including the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives, and other sites in and around the ancient cities of Jerusalem and Nazareth. Walk with us along the paths that Jesus walked as we serve His name. 
Approximate Cost: $2,500
Application Deadline: February 1

Angola, Louisiana, May 17-20

Join Awana missionaries and WBC members Dan and Marylin Bostrom on this "long-weekend" service opportunity through Awana Lifeline Ministries. This team will help to facilitate the Returning Hearts Celebration at Louisiana State Penitentiary, an event that unites children and their incarcerated fathers for an unforgettable day of games, food, relationship-building, and Bible teaching. For one day a year, these fathers can openly interact with their children, and most importantly, be given the chance to discuss Christ's love as a family. Join in blessing these families during this special occasion. 
Approximate Cost: $710 plus travel costs
Application Deadline: March 1

Lesvos, Greece, June 16-June 27* (Dates are not finalized)

As our GO Team to Lesvos Island discovered, the global refugee crisis continues with new challenges, and our church again has been called upon to be the tangible hands and feet of Jesus. During this ten-day GO Team, members will provide practical help in the form of clothing and food distribution, facilitating recreational activities, gatekeeping, and assistance with housing and moving. This kind of serving opens doors to spiritual connection as we listen to refugees' stories, discuss spiritual questions, and pray with and for them. An anticipated "welcome center" may expand hospitality, including hosting meals and discipleship opportunities.
Approximate Cost: $2,300
Application Deadline: TBD

Dominican Republic,May 26-June 2

Young adults from Wheaton Bible Church are invited to join this team that will learn from and serve the children and community of Jarabacoa and serve alongside WBC missionaries Vic and Leslie Trautwein. If you have a gift for engaging with children through arts and crafts, education, or recreation, this could be the team for you! The team will also have opportunities to work with Dominican builders and staff on work projects in the community. At the conclusion of the week, team members can participate in an optional hiking trip up Pico Duarte with Dominican youth. Being a Spanish-speaker is not required.
Approximate Cost: $1,800
Application Deadline: March 15

Mexico City, Mexico,May 27-June 3

Young Adults from Iglesia del Pueblo and Wheaton Bible CHurch are invited to join this team that will serve alongside WBC missionary Cynthia Ramirez-Martinez and the Latino Center for Mobilization. The team will take part in service projects and coffeehouse events, as well as live life in community with non-believers staying at the Warm Heart Guesthouse. Team members will also have the opportunity to experience missions coaching, an experience that helps connect individuals with opportunities to participate in God's mission around the world based on their specific gifts and abilities. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not required.
Approximate cost: $850
Application Deadline: March 1

Deva, Romania, June 23-July 1

Do you enjoy playing games and leading craft projects? Do you have a desire to see children come to know Jesus? Then we invite you to join our GO Team based in Deva, Romania to work alongside WBC missionary Karen Kurth. The team will help facilitate a Neighborhood Bible Club for elementary-age children through Karen's local church—an event that will be welcomed in this area where Christians are very few in number. The team will also lead the devotions and worship portion of a teen sports camp. Enthusiastic helpers needed!
Approximate Cost: $1,700
Application Deadline: March 15

Ontario, Canada, July 7-14 and/or July 14-21

For two decades, WBC has sent GO Teams to the Whitefish River First Nation Community on Manitoulin Island. In July 2018, our Canada GO Team will once again spend time with individuals and families in the community as we continue to cultivate relationships, learn from tribe members, and share God's love and His Word in this outreach to First Nations peoples. Team members will interact with those of all ages and stages hosting Neighborhood Bible Clubs, providing festive family events, assisting with outreach to teens, and leading women's craft groups. Choose one week or stay for both. Families welcome! 
Approximate Cost: $1,800 per family (additional cost for second week)
Application Deadline: March 15

Student GO Teams
Camp Mission, June 17-22 (Current 7th grade students)
Project Serve, June 24-30 (Current 9th-12th grade students)

Families, please save the above dates! These trips offer remarkable opportunities for students to roll up their sleeves, grow together, and actively reach out as ambassadors for Christ. It's our desire that every student seriously considers applying to being part of our team, where he or she can personally participate in the work of the Kingdom in a meaningful way. Adults leaders are also needed, including parents eager to serve alongside their sons and daughters! 
Stay tuned for details coming February 2018!

Download the GO Teams booklet below for opportunities and more information. 

Go Teams Booklet

How to Apply

Anyone who wants to be considered for GO Team participation must submit an application and will be interviewed by the team leader(s). If a child is too young to fill out an application, then a parent must complete it for the child. An application will not be considered until at $100 nonrefundable deposit (per individual, with the exception of the Canada Team, which requires a $100 per family) is received with it. Download the appropriate form below, or contact Julie Gernand, 630.876.6685.

Guidelines

First-Time application

Veteran application

Leader Application

How to Donate

To support a member of an upcoming GO Team, please select the appropriate link below. (Please note that online donations can only be made by debit card or checking account.)

Guatemala City GO Team (IDP): October 28-November 4:

To donate to the Guatemala City GO Team, click here.

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