Bringing God's love and hope across borders around the world.

All the church, sent into all the world, with all the Good News. More than just our vision, this is our call. It is God’s mission and he has invited us to participate. We are a church for his mission. As part of our response to see his Kingdom come locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, Hillcrest sponsors more than 30 missionaries and missionary organizations, which represents 20% of our church budget. Hillcrest believes we are a church created for God’s glory and his ongoing purpose of transforming lives and discipling nations. 

Our Missions strategy expresses this by focusing on the following:
     The world’s remaining unreached people groups are our prime concern.
     The global church is our most strategic partner.
     Poverty and injustice stand in contrast with the Kingdom of God and must be opposed.
     Hillcrest is the missionary: we will inform, equip, and send every believer we can into their mission. 

The deadline for the Alaska Mission Trip is April 10!
As many of you know, Hillcrest has long been a mission partner with CYAK (Covenant Youth of Alaska). Over the years we have sent various teams up to Covenant Bible Camp and other villages their ministry supports. This year we asked our church family to financially support (through our Advent Conspiracy Project) CYAK’s dream of expanding the capacity at Covenant Bible Camp and Chikaloon Retreat Center so more youth and young adults can participate. Because of Hillcresters’ generosity we were able to raise enough money for the camp and retreat center to purchase and build three yurts (two for their retreat center and one for the Bible camp). Along with the financial support we also committed to providing a work crew to help build one of the yurts at Chikaloon along with a team that will serve as camp counselors at Covenant Bible Camp. Both teams will be serving at the same time.

June 19…Fly to Anchorage, Alaska
June 19/20…Prep day in Anchorage
June 21-26…Serve at Covenant Bible Camp (Pathfinders Camp/3rd and 4th graders)/Work Crew at Chikaloon Retreat Center
June 27…Debrief/Closing
June 28…Fly home to Kansas City

Covenant Bible Camp Training: Our ministry partners from Alaska will do Zoom training along with sending us reading material prior to our team arriving in Alaska. Also, they will provide more training when we arrive at the Bible camp. All camp participants must be 16 years old. Here is a link to learn more about Covenant Bible Camp:

Work Crew Training: A representative from CYAK will meet with our work crew via Zoom to lay out the building project plans and answer any questions you might have about the work crew time. All participants in the work crew must be willing and able to work full 8-hour days while at the camp. No construction experience is required. All participants on the work crew must be 16 years of age.  Any students must have a parent with them. The work crew will stay at the Chikaloon Retreat Center. Here is a link to learn more about the Chikaloon Retreat Center:

Cost: $1,025 (cost includes airfare, lodging, and meals at Covenant Bible Camp and Chikaloon).
Cost could go up or down based on fluctuating airfare costs.
Team will be responsible for meals when not at Covenant Bible Camp or Chikaloon.


Group Size: 9 adults and students (16 years and up) at Covenant Bible Camp.
10-15 students (16 years and up) and adults at Chikaloon Retreat Center.

Missions Support/Fundraising: All participants will have the opportunity to apply from the short-term missions grant of $250. Only participants who “opt-in” for support will receive support. This support will go towards the overall cost of the trip. If further financial assistance is needed, please contact Nate Severson at

We will have a car wash fundraiser at the church (Date TBD). All monies collected will go to support the individuals who participated in the car wash. 


Description: In partnership with Merge Ministries, we had a multi-generational mission trip to support and partner with Bethel Mission in Rivas, Nicaragua. Our time was spent connecting relationally with the people of Rivas by helping in the completion of an on-going building project and participating in the ongoing ministry at Bethel Mission (kids, local dump, nursing home, etc). The ministry's goal was meeting their neighbors' physical and spiritual needs, especially the children, so they have hope for their future.

Global Missions Ministry Staff

Nate Severson | Domestic/Global Missions | 
Jill Jones | Missions Assistant | 

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