10-Day Team: November 9 to 19, 2019
eTeams Belize is a short-term missions opportunity to witness and work for the Lord in Belize, Central America. It is an authentic cross-cultural missions experience that doesn’t involve having to learn another language to be effective. After cultural orientation and evangelism training the team is involved in a concentrated program of evangelism and ministering to local believers and assemblies.
The ultimate purpose for the team member’s involvement is that the Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified in them and through them. This should be achieved in the following ways:
Team members will grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through:
- trusting in Him to provide for all their needs
- the discipling and daily team Bible study
- living and working closely with other team members and national Belizean believers
Team members will be used of the Lord to build up Belizean assemblies through:
- fellowshipping with Belizean believers and encouraging them in their own walk and witness
- participating in the host assemblies with singing, testimonies, and Bible teaching
- presenting the Gospel that people might be saved, baptized and added to Belizean assemblies
Team members will become a more effective witness for Christ through:
- being taught the message of the Gospel
- being trained in various methods of evangelism
- gaining experience by actively participating in direct evangelism using these various methods
These Short Term Missions have produced Long Term Results for the work and witness in Belize and in team members’ lives and the lives of their home assemblies when they return.
Glorifying God by enabling & equipping Christians to effectively cross cultures, encourage the church and evangelize in English.
Missionary Orientation and Training
Team members arrive in Belize on Saturday, November 9th. The team will then spend part of the next two days in cross-cultural missionary orientation and evangelism training which will include sessions on:
- Belizean culture, history and geography
- Biblical topics: Salvation, Apologetics, How to share your testimony effectively
- the Gospel and various methods of evangelism
Evangelism and Discipleship
Following orientation & training, an intensive program of evangelism and discipleship will begin. Sundays will be spent involved with the host assemblies. Mondays to Saturdays the team will start each day with personal quiet time, a team Bible study and prayer time followed by evangelism. The methods of evangelism might include door to door, literature, open air, children’s, and personal evangelism. Most evenings will be spent ministering to local assemblies by speaking and singing, getting involved in mid-week Bible studies in Belizean homes and/or more evangelism. There will also be time each week for personal team activities i.e. laundry, house cleaning, sightseeing.
Team Touring & Sight-Seeing
There will be times scheduled to visit and tour various places of interest in Belize.
How Much Will It Cost?
Each team member is responsible for raising sufficient funds to cover their share of the team costs. This amount will cover all aspects of the team program including the orientation & training, accommodation, meals, team transportation, sight-seeing, ministry and gospel materials, as well as fellowship gifts to local workers & missionaries involved with the team. In addition, the team member needs to raise sufficient funds to cover their airfare.
Team Cost: $1100 CAN or $895 US
The cost per person does not include travel costs to and from Belize and personal expenses such as: health insurance, personal sight-seeing and transportation, souvenirs, gifts, personal items i.e. toiletries, clothes, stationary and postage, etc. Tim Hood can help you with advice and booking your airfare.
Is This for Me?
It is if you are 18 or older (even much older); in good health and able to keep up to the strenuous program of discipleship and evangelism; able to live at close quarters with others and esteem others more than yourself; willing to take the place of a servant and a learner and accept leadership; someone whom your elders or (church leaders) will recommend for this short-term missionary work.
It is if you want to experience God working in and through your life. You will be exposed to a mission field that qualifies in every sense of the word yet one where you can communicate the Gospel in your own language. You can be useful and effective even in the short-term.
It is if you want to meet, live and work in fellowship with other Christians from around the world and to enjoy the experience of trusting God together; to experience the encouragement and support of a team; to have friendships formed and cemented that will last for eternity.
It is if you are willing to respond to Christ’s call to go into all the world with the Gospel and to give up those things necessary to share His love and His salvation with Belizean people today.
After prayerfully reading and considering this information if you believe the Lord would have you get involved with eTeams, share this vision with your local assembly elders.
The pattern for the sending missionaries that we have in Acts 13:1-4a is a good one because as you will see in verse 4a, the Holy Spirit personally is identified with the process. It starts with the individual believing this is something the Lord might have them do; continues with them sharing this with their local church leadership desiring their counsel and prayer; that leadership confirming it in response to the Holy Spirit’s direction; and concludes with the leadership and local assembly identifying with the individual and their mission by becoming partners in the gospel.
REMEMBER: your elders / church leaders want to see you succeed spiritually.
You will need the prayerful support of your elders and home church if you are going to be the most effective missionary you can be. If they agree with your desire to be involved with this short-term missionary experience, complete an application online at www.eteams.ca . We will then process your application as quickly as possible.
Once your application has been approved, orientation & training information will be sent to you that will help you prepare to serve the Lord in Belize.Apply Online Download General Information PDF