E3 Collective

E3 Collective
E3 Collective
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2019 Trips

August 17-25: Trinidad: Community outreach and Vacation Bible School with the Mennonite churches of Trinidad
August 30-Sept. 20: Lesvos, Greece: Serving refugees in the Moria camp
August 8-18: Bangkok, Thailand: Refugee ministry with a local NGO
September 6-21: Medical clinic with refugees in Jordan
September 17-30: Det Udom, Thailand Visit the Mark & Sarah Schoenhals family and experience life in the province through prayer, encouragement, and intentional learning

2020 Trips

May 8-25: Nazareth and Bethlehem A hands-on opportunity to encounter the land of Jesus’ earthly ministry and relive the stories of Jesus as you meet, work, and pray together with Palestinian Christians

What is E3 Collective?

E3 Collective is an initiative of VMMissions that invites followers of Jesus to participate in healthy and holistic short-term (a week or more) mission experiences. As the name “collective” suggests, these are team-based experiences.

Collectives focus on being, rather than simply doing, challenging a works-based approach to Christianity and re-orienting us to a gospel-centered, Spirit-empowered way of being and building the body of Christ across the boundaries of geography and culture. Collectives invite persons to embark on an intensive short-term team experience, encourage and be encouraged as the body of Christ in a host setting, and engage more deeply the work of the kingdom for a lifetime. This happens through up-front training; prayer, personal reflection and group processing while on location; and debriefing and sharing with others after you return.

SOE accreditedIn our efforts to build the best program possible, we have joined Standards of Excellence in Short-term Mission. Team leaders and participants, as well as host partners, are equipped and commit to 7 standards:

  • God-centeredness
  • Empowering partnerships
  • Mutual design
  • Comprehensive administration
  • Qualified leadership
  • Appropriate training
  • Thorough follow-through.

(Learn more about these standards on SOE’s website.)

Contact Martin Rhodes, Director
[email protected]
(540) 434-9727 • (800) 707-5535


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