MISSION TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY:

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

While Providence Baptist Church strives to meet the needs of our field partners and goes to great lengths to avoid trip cancellations, we also take the safety of its short-term mission trip (STMT) team members very seriously. Our aim is to be both servant-hearted towards those we want to serve on the field, while also being wise in avoiding unnecessary risks. Currently, our STMT policy as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is as follows:

Cancellation By The Field Partner

The Providence Missions Team remains in regular contact with the field partner in the days and weeks leading up to the trip. If at any point the field partner, or the field partner’s organization, feels like their environment is unsafe, we will cancel or postpone the trip immediately.

Cancellation Due To CDC Guidelines

The Providence Missions Team is constantly monitoring and making decisions based on the CDCs Travel Health Notice guidelines.

  • CDC – Warning Level 2 In the event that the CDC categorizes a country as Warning Level 2, meaning that travelers should practice enhanced precautions, we will make efforts to carry on with the trip. While the CDC is not recommending an entire ban on travel at this level, they do suggest that high-risk travelers, older adults, or those with chronic medical conditions, postpone nonessential travel. For STMT team members in this category, we would allow travel, but would strongly recommend consultation with a doctor before making a decision.
  • CDC – Warning Level 3 If a country to where we are traveling is classified as Warning Level 3, meaning that nonessential travel should be avoided, we will cancel or postpone the trip immediately.

We desire to equip followers of Jesus to actively take the gospel to the nations and support those that are on the mission field.

Pray.

We believe that prayer is fundamental when it comes to getting the gospel to the ends of the earth. There are two ways you can pray. First, sign up for the myPBCRaleigh Missions group. You’ll receive periodic prayer requests for mission trips, missionaries, and church planters. Please note you must have a myPBCRaleigh login to join the group. Second, stop by the Prayer wall and sort through missions related prayer requests. When you pray for one, click “I Prayed For This.”

MISSIONS GROUP    PRAYER WALL

GIVE.

When you give financially, you can trust that those dollars are being used to further the gospel. Your generosity helps missionaries and church plants focus less on fundraising and more on reaching new followers of Christ and growing them up to love and worship Him. Your giving also allows Providence to reduce the costs of short-term trips and provide various discounts including discounts for students and those going on their first mission trip. You can give to the general fund or give to individual mission trips (broken down by continents).

North & south America       EUROPE      AFRICA     ASIA & AUSTRALIA

GO.

Raleigh is saturated with gospel believing churches and while we believe we should still be active in sharing the gospel with our neighbors, it is critical that we take the hope of Jesus to countries and urban centers around the world that have very little gospel witness. Whether you can give 1-2 weeks or next 20 years, Providence wants to help you go on mission. Each year Providence offers a wide array of short-term mission trips that are tailored for different ages and skill sets. If you’re interested in learning more about long-term missions, contact Tricia at [email protected].

MISSION TRIPS

SERVE.

There are many ways you can help serve the Missions Team and Providence missionaries. Volunteers are needed to help with events throughout the year including the Missions Festival. Have a timeshare or vacation rental missionaries can use when stateside? Have a car missionaries can borrow when they’re home? Have time to assist with lawn care, general maintenance, and decorating the missions house? No matter what you’re gifted in, the Missions Team can find a place for you to serve. For more information, contact Tricia at [email protected].

What Is A People Group?

An ethnolinguistic group with a common self-identity that is shared by the various members. For strategic purposes, it is the largest group within which the gospel can spread without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance. There are approximately 11,755 people groups in the world.

*Information on people groups gathered from the IMB research website: peoplegroups.org.

Unreached People Groups

A people group is considered unreached (UPG) when there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to engage this people group with church planting. Technically speaking, the percentage of evangelical Christians in this people group is less than 2 percent. Currently, there are 7,086 UPGs in the world.

Unengaged People Groups

Unreached people groups are unengaged (UUPG) when there is no church planting strategy, consistent with evangelical faith and practice, underway. Gathering believers and planting churches are the keys to establishing an effective and multiplying presence among these people groups. There are currently 3,167 UUPGs.

Missionary Housing

Providence offers two homes for missionaries to use for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of a year at a time. People who have been sent out or are currently supported by Providence receive priority reservations for the house but like-minded people from other organizations or churches may also apply for housing. Learn more by clicking below.

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Phil

Pastor of Missions
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Steven Criscione

Steven Criscione

Mission Trip Coordinator
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Tricia West

Tricia West

Ministry Assistant (Missions)
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