Our goal is to bring teens’ hearts in sync with God’s heart for the world. Our missions discipleship pathway starts locally (serving others at Cherrydale, serving in local outreach ministries, and serving in regional outreach ministries) and leads to serving in cross-cultural out-of-country experiences.

Missions Trips

With each of our trips, students are met where they are spiritually and encouraged to deepen their commitment as a follower of Jesus.

  1. Mission 2 Serve – This service week is designed to disciple teens in living a service-minded lifestyle. It is also a missions training trip to prepare teens for an out-of-country mission trip. Typically, the older teens are given greater leadership responsibilities.
  2. Ecuador – This mission trip is designed for upperclassmen (rising juniors through seniors). Rising sophomores who have demonstrated growth in their faith and have participated in a service trip may submit an application for consideration. Like our Mission 2 Serve trip, the older and more experienced teens are given additional leadership responsibilities. View more details.

Missions Project

Education Sponsorship

Over the past two years, many of our 9th-12th graders have been able to participate in a missions training trip to Macas, Ecuador. While there, we assist with a day camp offered by Emmanuel Christian School (ECS). ECS has about 300 students and is run by Global Outreach missionaries Robin & Wendy Gutierrez. ECS has become known as one of the best English learning schools in the region and is required to offer a number of scholarships in order to remain licensed.

Our youth ministry is currently raising funds to help send Marbella Rodriguez to ECS. Marbella is an excellent 7th grader who lost her father last year and is experiencing financial difficulties. Supporting Marbella will serve two purposes—not only will it give her an opportunity to pursue her love of learning about God and studying English, but it will also support ECS’s need to meet its scholarship quota for licensing.

Would you join us in helping to sponsor Marbella’s tuition to ECS? Contact Pastor Greg at godell@cherrydale.org.