Hope Church has local, regional, and international presence through our team of full-time missionaries across the Balkans. Our missionaries serve through efforts of evangelism, home visits, children's ministry, health ministry, church planting, discipleship, and intercession and much more. We have been blessed to work with our partners and host short-term mission trips throughout the years. We hope to add to these existing relationships as we continue to expand the kingdom in Southern Romania! We hope you’ll consider joining us by participating or coordinating in a short-term trip.
To begin planning your next mission trip to Romania, please contact us.
For more info, please download our Short Term Missions Packet here.
There is a wide variety of ministries to participate in during your short-term mission trip. You may choose to serve in an area of your gifting or participate in an area of ministry you wish to grow in. Take a look at the list below to get an idea of what kinds of ministry opportunities we have.
Children’s Ministry: You will have the opportunity to work closely with several of our dedicated missionaries who share your heart for children. You will assist the missionaries in the Kids Club Program by preparing Bible lessons and crafts, and playing games with the children.
Church Ministry: We love having teams participate in our services to create a family environment. Teams have helped to lead worship, share testimonies, and often prepare skits for our Sunday evening service!
Village Ministry: Draganesti is a large village that is surrounded by 25 smaller villages. You will have the opportunity to minister in Draganesti and its outlying villages through helping in caring for the needs of the widows, delivering food, and much more within our community.
After-School Program: Neighborhood children come to our after-school program to receive a meal, homework help, and lots of love in an environment that is safe for them. Teams join this mission by partnering in these activities - sharing the hope and love of Jesus daily!
Youth Activities: We like to reach out to the neighborhood youth through fun activities that will draw them into the church. Our focus is on relationship building and discipleship. Teams help with organizing fun youth activities, teaching English, and playing soccer and many additional activities.
Intercessory Prayer: Every morning, you will have the opportunity to participate in intercessory prayer. This is a great way to connect and build deep relationships with our local missionary staff as they lead the prayer each morning at the church. You will also learn about the needs of Draganesti, Romania, and the Balkan region. This has been a favorite activity of teams in the past, and we look forward to partnering with you in prayer.
New Testament for Every Home: Partnering with our team, and New Testament Project - you will help share the Word of God in door-to-door evangelism throughout local villages by providing people with copies of the New Testament, sharing the hope of Jesus, and His love for us.
Special Events and Other Activities: You will have the opportunity to organize events that will bring the community together in fellowship. Here are a few examples of events you may want to undertake as part of this ministry:
- Show the Jesus film.
- Put on a concert.
- Host events for specific groups, such as youth, men, and women.
- Visit the homes of people in the community to encourage and love them.