GO Team Frequently Asked Questions
What is a GO Team?
GO Teams are small groups of volunteers from Christ Community Church that travel to a destination and work along-side a partner ministry to ultimately make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Who and how many make up a GO Team?
Anybody that attends Christ Community Church, is middle-school age (accompanied by a parent) or older, and has an approved GO Team application can get involved. Team size ranges from 8-20 team members with 12 being the average.
Where do GO Teams GO? what do GO Teams do?
International GO Teams go to our partner countries of Bangladesh, Brazil, Czech Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. Domestic GO Teams serve with Samaritan’s Purse in disaster relief efforts as well as light construction trips to Appalachia.
What do GO Teams do?
GO Teams utilize the skills and talents of the team members to meet specific needs that our partner ministries ask of us in their efforts to bring people into a relationship with Jesus and grow in their faith. Trip activities are specific to each trip and may include: evangelism, children’s ministry, sports, construction, medical care, clean water projects, summer camp ministry, music and the arts, training conferences, vocational training, and disaster clean-up.
How do GO Team members pay for their trip?
We highly encourage GO Team members to raise the necessary funds for their trip by inviting others to get involved through giving financially. Training, coaching, and encouraging is provided by the team leader as soon as each team member’s application is approved.
How do GO Teams prepare for the trip?
Training is very important to us! International GO Teams have five team meetings prior to departure and one post trip. Domestic GO Teams have three team meetings prior and one post trip. The mandatory team meetings begin three months prior to the trip, are approximately two hours in length, are led by the experienced team leader, and follow a detailed curriculum.
Learn more about GO Teams at ccclife.org/goteams.