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Costa Rica Mission Trip
Reign Ministries | Royal Servants
Costa Rica, Central America
June 16 to July 28, 2018
Lasts between 1 month to 2 months
Art, Drama, Music & Puppets
Discipleship, Evangelism: All Other, Sports & Outdoor, and VBS/Bible Clubs
*see notes below or inquire for details
Tropical mountain air, bright green coffee farms, a smoking volcano on the horizon. This is your mission field for the next 3 weeks.Inquire About The Trip
What the Mission Trip Will Be Like
Some come for the jungle-lined beaches, others come for the strong, tasty, and smooth cups of coffee, and others for the ubiquitous cultura del futbol (soccer). There’s a host of things that lure millions of tourists to Costa Rica every year, but we want you to come with a greater purpose in mind – to the share the Good News with this country’s warm and generous people. So come, experience the adventure that is waiting to be had in this Central American land!
*Note: Soccer in Costa Rica is highly competitive; however, we will have pickup games for everyone who wants to play.
Ministry— There is a cultura del futbol that exists beyond national and cultural boundaries and is prolific throughout the Central and South American world. Futbol, American soccer, being so engrained throughout the culture and unifying of all sorts of diverse people, becomes an excellent way to connect with the locals and use as a touchpoint to share the Gospel. But the Costa Rica Trip is more than that - it’s a summer of reaching out to the locals and forming meaningful relationships through visits to locals schools, using street performances to initiate conversations, and hosting hot cocoa parties back at the church! So whether it’s out on the playing field, in the busy streets of San Jose, or the classrooms of mountainous villages, you’re going to be challenged and stretched to share your faith where it matters.
Adventure—By being located simply where it is, in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is synonymous with adventure and discovery. With coastlines on both sides of the country (Pacific to the west, Caribbean to the east), and a rugged rainforest in between, the very place is teeming with things to do and places to see. One day you’ll be hiking through the jungle on your way to do ministry in a village and spot spider monkeys and sloths, and the next, you’ll be brushing of the sand between your toes from the beach. There will be waterfalls, volcanos, and organic coffee farms, all of them waiting to be explored. And the best part, you’ll get to do it with your team - initially a group of total strangers who will soon become like family!
Experience Culture—If you haven’t gathered this yet, know that the Latin culture is one that is known for it’s warm and laid-back approach to life. And Costa Rica is the embodiment of that. In a country whose motto is ¡Pura vida! (Pure Life!), you can expect to find a people who simply love life and take their time to enjoy it! Relationships are key in warm cultures like this, and so expect to make friends and learn more about their way of life as you share a cup of coffee, stroll through the street markets, or hangout between futbol matches. The way of life down there is infectious and you’ll find yourself wanting to incorporate elements of it back into your life at home!
Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals
Your ministry in Costa Rica will be defined and organized by the local pastors, church members, ministry directors, and missionaries who are our ministry partners. But mainly we will be working with Pastor Alfonso, a long term partner and friend to Royal Servants teams.
Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements
Jr. High, Sr. High, and College
Eligible to Go
There is no special training, education, or experience required to participate on this mission trip. We provide everything you need.
Participant Ages—Students (ages 13 to 18) and staff disciplers (ages 19 and older).
We train college age students (staff disciplers) to become effective disciplers and small group leaders.
Mission Trip Offered By Reign Ministries | Royal Servants
Reign Ministries runs Christian summer mission trips, discipleship training schools, and youth ministry training for students ages 13 to 18, college-age students, and youth workers.
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Mission Trip Details
- Costa Rica
- Central America
- Central America
- June 16 to July 28, 2018
- 1 month to 2 months
Demographics of People Being Ministered To
- All ages of Tico’s
- People Group(s)
- Most are Catholics, but rarely go to church. Over 75% do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Funds needed
- *see notes below or inquire for details
- Official costs will be released in a few weeks, but you can still register today!
Included in Cost —Support raising materials, Training Camp, food, accommodations, international travel, and spending money.
Additional Expenses NOT included —Travel to Training Camp, returning home from Chicago after the mission trip, a passport (if needed), and visa.
Traveling to Costa Rica does not require a visa to go into the country.
For more information go to http://reignministries.org/royalservants/costa-rica/
Training and Debriefing
- Pre-field Training
- Post-field Debrief
- Pre-Mission Trip Training—
All student participants (jr. and sr. high ages) begin their mission trip with a week of training at our Training Camp in central Wisconsin. Visit http://reignministries.org/royal-servants/students/ for more details.
Staff disciplers (college-age students who lead small groups of students) come for an additional week of discipler training, before students arrive the next week.
Debriefing —The team will finish their trip together with five days of debriefing (usually in a different, if not a completely different country) before flying home to Chicago. Visit site for more details.
- How to apply
- Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
- Application Deadline
- June 8, 2018