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Spain (Canary Islands) - Basketball ministry

Team praying before the match

Trip #14622

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Push The Rock Sports Ministry

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Spain, Western Europe

  • Mission Trip Dates

    June 21 to July 8, 2018

    Lasts between 1 week to 4 weeks

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Church Planting

    Evangelism: All Other and Sports & Outdoor

  • Mission Trip Cost

    Total : $2,875 (US)

    Includes: Lodging, Meals, and Travel to and from location

Basketball is a close second to soccer in Spain. Partner with local churches to share Christ through daily basketball clinics, friendly matches in the evening, and building relationships.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Coach teaching shooting Closer to Morocco than to the Spanish mainland, the Canary Islands are officially a part of Spain. For the tenth straight summer, we will be taking men’s and women’s basketball teams to serve alongside local churches on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. To most, the Canary Islands are a vacation destination. For us, it is a place in need of the Lord, but where the Lord is at work. We will be running basketball clinics in different communities during the day and playing exhibition games in the evening. Our purpose is to partner with these churches in taking the light of Jesus Christ into a spiritually dark place.

We are excited to come alongside churches in the northern part of the island as well as some in the southern part to continue to build bridges for the Gospel into surrounding communities. We will have opportunities to deepen relationships that were formed over previous summers as well as help them build relationships with new families who get involved via the daily clinics and evening games.

There will be occasions to share the Gospel message through our verbal and nonverbal testimonies during both the clinics and games. In addition to teaching the fundamental skills of basketball, you will be able to share how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ impacts your life, including how you teach and play the game, through your testimony.

The main church we partner with does a tremendous job of utilizing our team to share the Gospel and open up doors in new communities throughout the island. Another very encouraging element of this trip is that believers from all over the world, literally, come together for these two weeks to share the Gospel alongside the church.

We want to enable you to use the gifts and abilities God has given you in basketball to have an eternal impact on those in Tenerife. You will be able to model how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can positively impact and change every aspect of your life! We believe this experience will deepen your faith and open your eyes to what God is doing in this particular part of the world.

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

We have been partnering with a local churches throughout the island of Tenerife since 2009. These churches have planted other churches using our teams and basketball as a catalyst for those efforts.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Sr. High, College, and Adult

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 8], and Married Couples


Experience playing and / or coaching basketball, ability to adapt to cultures


Spanish would be a bonus, but we use translators


Understanding of the game of basketball to be able to teach it to kids, love for the Lord, desire to use basketball to share Christ

Mission Trip Offered By Push The Rock Sports Ministry

Push The Rock Sports Ministry

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Push The Rock is a Christian sports organization that partners with churches and organizations around the world to use sports to impact the world for Jesus Christ ... ONE life at a time! We teach sportsmanship and character in addition to the sports fundamentals in a variety of different programs, using Scripture as the foundation. Sports is a universal language that creates common ground and opens the door for conversation.

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Contact Push The Rock Sports Ministry about this short-term mission trip:

Brendan O'Brien at Push The Rock Sports Ministry

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Western Europe
Tenerife, Canary Islands


June 21 to July 8, 2018
1 week to 4 weeks

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

kids and families in the basketball community
People Group(s)


Funds needed
Total : $2,875 (US)
Included in Cost
Lodging, Meals, and Travel to and from location
Cost includes everything but the following: (1) transportation to Emmaus, PA, for training weekend prior to trip and home from Emmaus after the trip, and (2) souvenirs

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief
Training June 21 in Emmaus, PA, before departure on June 22 in the evening. Additional training in Tenerife June 23-24. Debriefing each evening and final debriefing period on July 7 in-country before returning to the US on July 8.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.