trips and Encounters

missional discipleship and service experiences

What is the difference between
a Trip and an Encounter?

We refer to select missional experiences as “Encounters.” An encounter is defined as "an unexpected meeting." It's about entering into a relationship with Jesus through real, authentic experiences and recognizing His presence in our lives and in others. Many who have participated in an Encounter will tell you it's a MUST for your spiritual, emotional, and missional growth.

Individuals who choose to participate in a Mission Trip are often fulfilling the vision for strategies and goals that have been put in place by Fellowship Church Missionaries, or other ministry partners, as they spread the gospel. As we grow in relationship with our FC Missionaries, we learn of their specific needs and requests, then tailor a team to specifically fulfill those needs.  

The combination of Trips & Encounters allows the entire Fellowship family the opportunity to serve in a variety of ways.  

Whether you're participating in a Trip or Encounter, everyone will have the same discipleship training. Every Trip & Encounter will have pre-trip trainings and team members are expected to attend ALL trainings. Each training will consist of team building, specific trip training, logistics, and prayer.  There will be homework for each meeting.  After the pre-trip trainings, teams are ready to experience a new culture, serve alongside our missionaries and travel together.


2024 Trips & Encounters

Young Adult

January 24-30, 2024

Future Leaders
mexico encounter

February 29 - March 5, 2024

Mexico Encounter

March 9-13, 2024

Bible Tour

April 10-22, 2024

Mexico Encounter

April 12-17, 2024

High School
Mexico Encounter

May 25-29, 2024

Southeast Asia
Host kids camp

July 11-22, 2024

College Life
Mexico Encounter

July 20-26, 2024

Africa Encounter

August 13-22, 2024

Father/Son Mexico Encounter

October 12-16, 2024

Mexico Medical Mission

November 2-7, 2024

Israel Serve Trip

November 2-13, 2024


Kyle Landis

Pastor of Church Mobilization

Dave Russell

Pastor of Regional Impact

Julie Carr

Coordinator of Church Multiplication