ETEAM is a life-changing, short-term summer missions experience for students, sponsored by Free Will Baptist International Missions. These opportunities open student’s eyes to cross-cultural ministry and give them a heart for reaching the nations with the gospel. Students will experience the life of an IM missionary and what it’s like to serve internationally.

ETEAM consists of three segments: Training, field experience, and debriefing. Students will travel to Welch College for a week of intense training to prepare them for their mission. They will learn to work well with their team members, working together for maximum effectiveness.

Once on the field, the students will participate in a variety of ministries: music, mime, sharing testimonies, teaching, manual labor, and other tasks needed by the IM Ministries on the ground. They may visit schools, teach English, participate in VBS, and other forms of community outreach.

During debriefing, students will share, respond, and analyze their experience, as the IM staff helps them process what they have experienced.

This Summer, Bethel has three students participating in ETEAM Missions:

Michelle Gupton is going to Jamaica, where she will serve with Mission Four18, a Christian humanitarian organization that brings Jamaicans to Christ through acts of kindness, service, and ultimately, the gospel.

Give to support Michelle’s trip. (Be sure to select Michelle Gupton from the dropdown menu.)

Chloe Stevanus (left) and Elliot Lytle (right) are traveling to Araras, Brazil, where they will work with established Free Will Baptist churches in the city. Learn more about Free Will Baptist missions work in Brazil.

Give to support Chloe’s trip. (Be sure to select Chloe Stevanus from the dropdown menu.)

Give to support Elliot’s trip. (Be sure to select Elliot Lytle from the dropdown menu.)

This weekend