About E3 Collective
Embark. Encourage. Engage. 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.
In our efforts to build the best program possible, we have joined MissionExcellence. Team leaders and participants, as well as host partners, are equipped and commit to 7 standards (Learn more about these standards on their website):
- Empowering partnerships
- Mutual design
- Comprehensive administration
- Qualified leadership
- Appropriate training
- Thorough follow-through.
To apply, you will create a free account at Managed Missions. Enter your email address, and a link to set your password will be sent to you.
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Join us June 23-28, 2024, for Border Perspective, an immersive and educational service learning trip that intentionally places you into the lives of immigrant leaders serving families on the U.S. - Mexico border. (Apply by February 29.)
Join a team working to serve refugee families displaced from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq with medical needs in Summer 2024. The team will work in partnership with the local Hashmi Christian church in Amman to serve this vulnerable population with basic medical attention and supplies.
Love to play soccer? Love to share God's good news? Join an E3 Collective team to southern Kenya in late June 2024, centered around a soccer camp outreach that will bless and engage with local kids and adults. (Apply by February 29.)
This trip from May 10 to 27, 2024, offers a unique, hands-on opportunity to encounter the land of Jesus’ earthly ministry and relive the stories of Jesus as the team meets, works, and prays together with Palestinian Christians. (Apply by March 12.)
Share God’s love through Christ in refugee camps and under-served communities. Work with a local church, short-term teams offer support to continuing ministry to refugees fleeing long-term instability in their home communities.
Join the E3 Collective trip to Lesvos, Greece in Fall 2024, to serve refugees at their entry point to Europe, just four miles from the shore of Turkey. Show the love of God and serve the daily needs of displaced people.
Volunteer with SWAP (Sharing With Appalachian People) in McDowell County, West Virginia, and get to know members of your team and local homeowners while blessing others with a home that is safe, warm, and dry.
Serve on an short-term team ministering at Agape Home, a Christian-run orphanage in Chiang Mai, Thailand, alongside VMMissions worker Rissa Martin. Serve June 3-17, 2024. (Apply by February 29.)
Join us on a pilgrimage through Germany in May and June 2024, visiting old cities and new projects, getting to know people and communities, and exploring what it means to follow Jesus in the post-Christian landscape of today’s church in Europe.
Contact Kierston Kreider, Mission Mobilizer