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. 


Nicaragua Mission Trip 2024 • March 8-15, 2024

Description: In partnership with Merge Ministries, we will be taking a multi-generational mission trip to support and partner with Bethel Mission in Rivas, Nicaragua. Our time will be 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 is to meet their neighbors' physical and spiritual needs, especially the children, so they have hope for their future.

Training: Our training dates will be the following:  Saturday, January 6 (9:30-11:00 AM), Saturday, February 10 (9:30-11:00 AM), and Saturday, March 2 (9:30-11:00 AM). Our training time will be spent learning about the Nicaraguan culture, planning for our ministry time in Nicaragua, getting to know each other, and preparing our hearts for our time before, during and after our time in Nicaragua.

Cost: $1,795
- Cost includes r/t airfare, food while in Rivas, ground transportation, and lodging.
*Cost could go up or down based on final airfare cost. Because we are so far out on the time of travel the airlines don’t have a good number for us to work with. We are using an estimated cost based on previous travel. We should have our airline cost secure by January 1. 
- Cost does not include extra meals during travel and two special meals while in Nicaragua, extra activities in Nicaragua, travel insurance, souvenirs, etc.

*All participants must have a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of our dates while we will be in Nicaragua.

Group Size:  30

Missions Grant/Fundraising: A Hillcrest missions grant of $250 is available from the short-term mission’s budget. Only participants who call Hillcrest their home church and who “opt-in” for support will receive this grant. This support will go towards the overall cost of the trip. For individuals who would like to earn more support, we will be providing a support letter specific to this trip for you to send out.

Also, we will have two major fundraisers at the church. All monies collected will go to support the individuals who participated in the fundraising. More details will be sent out as we get closer to these dates.

Fundraiser #1 – Date Night/Shop Local (December 1)
Fundraiser #2 – Envelope Fundraiser (1/14, 1/21, 1/28) 


Global Missions Ministry Staff

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

© 2024 Hillcrest Covenant Church   |   8801 Nall Ave, Prairie Village, KS US 66207