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Vocational Trainer in Costa Rica


Trip #8073

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Christ For the City International

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Costa Rica, Central America

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jan-Dec 2018

    Lasts between 1 month to 3 years

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Community Development

    Education: Teaching English, Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Inner City/Urban Ministry, and Technical/Professional Skills

  • Mission Trip Cost

    Monthly : $835 (US)

    Includes: Lodging and Meals

Join us in Costa Rica and help train at-risk youth and adults in job skills that will help improve their economic situation!

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

In the slums of San Jose, Costa Rica, many families live in generational poverty, stuck in a cycle of being unable to offer their children good educational opportunities, leading to few job opportunities and hardly any chances to lift themselves up out of their circumstances and into a better life. With so few opportunities available to them, generation after generation remains locked in poverty.

Christ For the City International (CFCI) recognizes the need for both adults and youth to be given chances to learn skills that will improve their chances for meaningful and steady employment. CFCI missionaries target the most impoverished areas of the city in which to offer their vocational training. Training can take the form of woodworking, mechanical training, computer skills, English language classes, sewing, and crafts. This training gives individuals a marketable skill to use in their pursuit of employment.

Come join us in the neediest areas of San Jose and teach new job skills to Costa Ricans and Nicaraguan refugees living in poverty. Not only will you have the chance to make a difference in their economic situation and their family’s future, but you will also have the chance to build relationships with them and give the greatest gift you have: God’s love.

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

Our missionaries operating this ministry are long-term workers in Costa Rica. On all our bases, the ministries are run by national missionary staff that know the specific needs of the community and country. They will oversee your work & service.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

College and Adult

Eligible to Go

Individuals and Married Couples


Any special training or experience you have can be utilized in providing vocational training.


Intermediate Spanish is necessary. Depending upon length of stay (6-12 months), additional language school may be recommended.


Applicants should be evangelical Christians who are able to profess agreement with Christ For the City's Statement of Faith (see right column). Applicants must also be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate.

Mission Trip Offered By Christ For the City International

Christ For the City International

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Christ For the City International (CFCI) is an international missions organization committed to serving others in the name of Christ. We have more than 500 mission workers in 17 countries serving through more than 90 different ministries!

Inquire about this Mission Trip

Contact Christ For the City International about this short-term mission trip:

Dick Dudney at Christ For the City International

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Costa Rica
Central America
San Jose, Costa Rica.


Start date
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2018
1 month to 3 years

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

At-Risk Youth, Families, and Adults.
People Group(s)
Costa Ricans and Nicaraguan Refugees.
Mostly those from a Roman Catholic background or Evangelical Protestant.


Funds needed
Monthly : $835 (US)
Included in Cost
Lodging and Meals
You will be responsible for raising funds and airfare for your trip. Funds will cover your room, meals and laundry with a host family plus local travel to and from your ministry site, airport pick-up/drop-off, and some other items.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief
You will receive pre-field preparation from our Central Office in the U.S. to assist you in arranging your trip, fundraising, and preparing for life in Costa Rica. Once on the field you will be assigned to a missionary mentor who will help you learn your way around San Jose and provide spiritual direction.

Application Information

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

Other Information


We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of the world, was raised bodily and exalted to God’s right hand where He makes intercession of His own. He will personally come again.

We believe that God created humankind, male and female, in His own image. However, all creation suffers the consequences of the fall and is under God’s judgment.

We believe that God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between one man and one woman. Therefore we will only recognize marriages between one biological man and one biological woman, and sex (gender) is defined by their sexual identity at birth. Gen. 2:18-25

We believe that because of His love, God sent His Son Jesus Christ, who inaugurated His Kingdom, provided atonement for sin, disarmed the powers and authorities, triumphing over them by the cross, reconciling the world to Himself. He will consummate His Kingdom in righteousness, power, and glory.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who glorifies Jesus Christ, working in all peoples to bring them to believe and obey Christ. The Spirit dwells in those who believe, equipping and empowering them for lives of holiness and fruitful service.

We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe that all who repent and believe in Christ are born into life eternal, delivered from condemnation, and as His Church, are called to communicate the gospel, proclaim the Kingdom, make disciples of all nations and seek to be instruments of His righteousness, justice, and healing.

We believe in the resurrection of the body, the eternal blessedness of believers in the presence of Christ and the eternal separation of unbelievers from Him.