Short Term Missions
Invest a week, inspire a world.
At Valley we value REACHING our world for Christ;
Therefore, our goal is that every person at Valley will be involved in the worldwide mission focus geographically or cross-culturally.
Valley prioritizes fulfilling the Great Commission every day!
Each March we host a World Outreach Week, celebrating the our local and global partners. We invite everyone to join us in our three action steps that emerge from our simply WOW philosophy: Pray. Give. Go.
Rescuing abandoned kids in the Caribbean. Reaching Muslims with Christ’s love in the Middle East. Restoring hope among the poor around the world and in Connecticut. This is what your World Outreach Giving accomplishes every year. There’s no endowment for World Outreach. No special reserve fund. We support 28 missionaries and 17 agencies with whatever Valley attendees give. It’s that simple – and that vulnerable. Without World Outreach Giving, fewer kids are rescued. Fewer non-believers are reached. Less hope is restored. Our goal is 100 percent Valley participation, so even your small Faith Promise will help reach our goal.
Will you participate? Please pray about World Outreach Giving, or make your commitment today at this link:
We encourage all church attendees to seriously consider being the hands, feet, and heart of Christ, serving in person to tend to the physical and spiritual needs of others.
In 2021, our primary "Go" action step was "Make a Difference" Week, July 19-23. Participants had opportunities all week to serve in the morning or evening -- as much or as little as they liked! Every hour made a difference during MAD Week, and our participants collectively gave 1,516 volunteer hours!
All short-term mission trips are suspended because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. We hope to resume these important and life-changing "Go" trips as soon as possible.
If you would like to be contacted when we have more information about resuming Short Term Mission Trips, please fill out the form linked below.
At Valley we value serving to advance God's Kingdom and reaching our world for Christ. Our hope is that every person at Valley is serving in an area of their giftedness, and will be involved in our world-wide mission focus geographically or cross-culturally. Do you think God is calling you to serve and reach by participating on a Short Term Mission trip?
Valley offers many opportunities to serve Avon, and the Greater Hartford Area. We partner with schools, relief agencies, prisons, addiction treatment programs, pregnancy centers, and other non-profit groups to assist and provide for those in need. Join us in serving central Connecticut residents who have physical, social, and/or spiritual needs.