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Much More Than a Trip

An Accelerated Discipleship Opportunity

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Current Trip Options

International teams are being tentatively planned for 2021 and beyond. Contact Forward Edge Senior Mobilization Officer, Sheri Stanley, for more information. 

If you’re local to the Northwest, or are not ready to travel internationally, a trip to help with fire recovery in Southern Oregon may be a great opportunity for you. Learn more below.

Live Your Mission Closer to Home

Travel can be very difficult during this unprecedented time in history, but that doesn’t mean God doesn’t want to use you right where you’re at. 
Continue living your mission a little closer to home through these unique opportunities.

Teams to Oregon

Join us in God’s story of bringing beauty from ashes as we come alongside those who have lost so much to the fires in Southern Oregon.

Call (360) 558-5896 or email sheristanley@forwardedge.org to begin!

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Living On Purpose E-Course

Created by Forward Edge Founder and President, Joseph Anfuso, Living on Purpose: The Eternal Call to Meaning and Adventure is a highly practical, 7-module e-course to help individuals, small groups, and entire churches discover and pursue God’s unique plan for their lives.

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Over The Edge

Individuals and teams are invited to raise money and rappel off the side of a building in Portland, OR in this new and exciting event to raise funds for vulnerable children! For more information or to lock in your spot early contact:

DaLynn Oglesby at (360) 558-5898 or dalynnoglesby@forwardedge.org.

locations

Each of our mission trip locations are reflective of long-term partnerships we’ve fostered with local Christian leaders pouring themselves into their own community. Scroll through our locations below and click learn more for the beautiful story behind each of the places we serve.

Children in the slums of Uganda, many of whom are orphans, are served through our Light a Candle program. Serving on a team will allow you to show Christ's love to the children as they come to the program for nutritious food, fun activities, and the Good News.

Today, years after Hurricane Maria struck the island, families are still displaced or living in damaged homes. Serving on a team to Puerto Rico will give you the opportunity to help families get back into their homes with renewed hope for a better future.

Poverty has been prevalent for years in Nicaragua, and with the recent political crisis, they need more help than ever. Serving on a team will give you the opportunity to reach the next generation of boys and girls with the love of Christ.

Serve at Trigo y Miel, our holistic, child-focused, community development program and church for the materially poor community of Olimpo in the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Share the Gospel with vulnerable and orphaned children suffering from severe poverty and malnutrition.

Over 2.5 million people are living in extreme poverty in Haiti. Serving on a team will allow you to provide hope and help to vulnerable children, some of whom are trapped in a form of domestic slavery called restavek.

Floridians are still suffering from Hurricane Michael and have been completely forgotten by the national media. On a team you'll have the opportunity to help rebuild homes for the most vulnerable in Panama City Beach: the uninsured, widows, seniors, single moms, and low-income families.

Families in Cuba struggle to meet their basic needs due to government restricted income levels. Serving in Cuba will provide opportunities for you to help feed children both physically and spiritually.

Baltimore suffers from high rates of child poverty and other serious social issues. On a team, you’ll have the chance to reach out to homeless and impoverished children, families, and communities.

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why forward edge?

Every component of our mission trip experience has been purposefully crafted to increase the long-term impact for both the communities served and those who go to serve.

Relationships

We encourage all of our short-term missionaries to embrace the reality that relationships are more important than accomplishments, and people are more important than projects.

Local Leaders​

We partner with passionate and dedicated local believers who lead long-term programs and initiatives in their own communities.

Empowerment

Our missionaries are not sent as "heroes" to "save" those living in poverty. Instead, they're servants, always focusing on doing things with people, not just for them.

Discipleship

Team members are encouraged to prayerfully consider how their mission trip relates to the rest of their life and are provided with resources and training to help them integrate what they learned on the mission field into their lives back home.

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"What I love about Forward Edge is their emphasis on finding God's purpose for your life in service to Christ. We have seen tremendous growth in faith and others who have risen to creative leadership opportunities."

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Nehru Grant
Pastor, Living Hope Christian Church, Bellerose, NY
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“Partnering with Forward Edge has given us the opportunity to support the amazing ministry in Oaxaca, Mexico while seeing our own church family grow and be transformed as they give and serve.”

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Steve Parrish
Lead Pastor, C3 Church, Vancouver, WA
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“Forward Edge has its pulse very close to the people they serve. Having partnered with Forward Edge for three years, we developed a synergy that makes our service meaningful to those we have an opportunity to serve.”

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Susan Bai
Christ Church, New Jersey
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"Partnering with Forward Edge has allowed us to focus our efforts, time, and resources to make an intentional and sustainable difference in one area across the globe, which God has used to grow us beyond ourselves in innumerable ways."

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Sean Fitch
Lead Pastor, mc3 church, Lewistown, PA
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Sheri Stanley

Senior Mobilization Officer
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Contact Sheri

I look forward to talking to you about Forward Edge mission trips and answering any questions you may have! You can also contact me directly at (360) 558-5896.

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Mobilizing the Church since 1983

For more than 35 years, Forward Edge has engaged, organized, and equipped more than 20,000 Christ-followers on nearly 1,600 mission teams to step out in love to many parts of the U.S. and 34 countries. Over this time, we’ve learned how to conduct the best mission tripstrips that truly help and lead to lasting transformation for all involved.

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