Grace Church of the Valley is committed to bringing glory to God through the transformation of lives by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Grace Church of the Valley must be active in and supportive of the global mission of our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19­, 20). We do this by supporting missionaries around the globe through prayer, pastoral training, financial gifts, and short-term trips.


2019 Short-Term Teams


Team Mexico
March 25–30, 2019

Team Leader: Seth Hansen & Parker Anderson
Cost: $1,800-2,300/person

The purpose of this team is to assist our GCV missionary Hector Ortega, as he hosts the first pastor's conference in El Fuerte, Mexico.  The team will be helping with hospitality during the conference, and inviting families in the community to attend public evangelistic meetings in the evenings. Spanish language skills are strongly desired.


Team Italy
June 8–15, 2019

Team Leader: Dom Avila
Cost: $2,800/person

Team Italy will be serving alongside Lucio Stanisci, GCV missionary to Italy. The team will spend the mornings running a basketball camp as an outreach ministry to elementary students. The afternoons will be spent doing street evangelism and seeking to connect people to the local church. There may also be an opportunity to play an exhibition basketball game against Rome’s professional A & B teams.

While basketball experience would be helpful, it is not a requirement to go on this trip. If you are a high-school student or older and seek to be involved in the work God is doing in Italy, join us next summer!


Team Uganda
June 20–29, 2019

Team Leader: David Morris & Donald Nilsen
Cost: $2,500/person

Our team to Uganda will be a multi-faceted team with the ability to minister through a variety of opportunities such as teaching, children’s ministry, medicine, and facilities. Flexibility will be key, and we are open to finding a way to use any skill you bring to the team. We’ll come alongside Shannon Hurley in any way we can.

Whether your are single, married, or coming as a family, you can serve God in Uganda with us. Come to see the amazing work God is doing in Uganda and become part of it. This trip will deepen your connection with our missionaries, develop a love for Ugandans, and stretch you to do the work of the ministry while we’re in Africa as well as when we return home. 


Team Albania
July 11–23, 2019

Team Leader: Shay Thomason
Cost: $2,500/person

Team Albania will be serving alongside GCV missionaries Cory & Kristine Cramer and Erion & Melodie Dielli, doing evangelistic day camps for youth. This will include teaching English, running games, leading small groups, and sharing the Gospel individually with the youth.

If you are a high-school student or older and have a love for serving, sharing the Gospel, and seeing God work globally through the local church, join us next summer in Albania!

Team Albania will be meeting 1–3 times a month leading up to the trip in July. This time will prepare us to serve the church in Albania, share the Gospel, and effectively lead small groups. It is also a sweet time each month to spend in prayer for our trip, our missionaries, and for the hearts of those with whom we will be sharing the Gospel.



Missions Team Leaders
Peter Thomas
Scott Ardavanis
Seth Hansen
Shay Thomason
Nate Torres


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