JESUS Film Mission Trips

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: JESUS Film Mission Trips
Established: 1951
Alias/Other Name(s): Cru

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Taking the gospel where Christ is not known.

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Member Organization(s): ChristianVolunteering.org
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
Mission Finder
Mission Next
ShortTermMissions.com
Open to New Locations: Yes
Service Locations: International
Active Cities: N/A
Active Regions: N/A
Active States: N/A
Active Countries:
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
India
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Nepal
New Caledonia
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Poland
Reunion
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Spain
Sudan
Suriname
Ukraine
Vanuatu
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
India
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Nepal
New Caledonia
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Poland
Reunion
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Spain
Sudan
Suriname
Ukraine
Vanuatu
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Doctrinal Statement:

http://www.cru.org/about/statement-of-faith.html The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us. There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality. Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation. Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit. The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight. It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith. Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement. At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing. At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth – personally, visibly and bodily – to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us."

Core Values:

Working with the Body of Christ to lift up Jesus and help fulfill the Great Commission.

Missions-Sending

Ministries Offered Church Planting
Distribution
Evangelism
Internships
Language Lessons
Literature
Pastoral Training
Team Training
Missionary Durations: 1 to 3 Weeks
1 to 2 Years
More than 2 Years
Long Term/One Way
Preferred Missionary Age: 18 to 100 Years Old
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: Yes
Preferred Group Sizes: 2 to 30 People
Educational Requirements: Yes
Preferred Education Level: Other
Does the organization provide funding? No
Does the organization provide benefits? No

Trip Costs Details:

Each two week mission trip is priced for in-country expenses, airfare is an additional expense and usually purchased as a group. A rough estimate is $3,000 for a two week trip (in-country trip cost, flights, visa, etc.,) to go to Africa, Asia or the Middle East.

Does the organization require training? No
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Provided by Organization:

Specific to the country and ministry plans of the mission trip, we will have information materials and preparation before departure. In many cases this is simply preparing your personal testimony. If going into the Arab culture, we have some video training available through the www.crescentproject.org.

Long-Term Missionary Accountability Practices:

Our long-term missionaries are part of an international accountability system with their sending country, regional leadership and country teams. Our partnership to send short-term teams to particular locations is based on that country's and regional Cru leadership to invite us to help them, then those requests are prioritized and annually allocated. Sometimes we are asked to come along side a local ministry to help them with an objective, other times we are asked to attempt to launch ministry in a new location. All of our trips have the commitment and plans for long-term follow-up through our staff or established partnership.

Application Process:

To participate in one of our two week mission trips: 1. Go to www.jesusfilmmissiontrips.org and choose a trip. 2. Submit an online application. 3. Complete 2-3 references. 4. Submit a signed Liability Release Form. 5. The trip leader will then evaluate the application. 6. Trip leader notifies applicant of acceptance status. When #1-4 is completed and the trip leader is in the country, the trip leader should give a decision within one week.

Speaking to Past or Present Missionaries:

Each mission trip is led by a present full-time missionary. When you have indicated an interest in going on one of their trips, the trip leader will be contacting you.

Characteristics of the Ideal Missionary:

Each one of our mission trip leaders is unique, they each excel in different things. There is not only one personality that fits. Leading multiple mission trips in a single year, is like leading multiple projects at varying stages of development. We have developed a training and tracking system to help each trip leader, and also have administrative staff to assist with various project elements. Most of these listed characteristics are needed at times, and you can develop in areas of weakness over time; the same is true for admin staff and trip leaders. We all have areas of strength, and areas to grow in.

Volunteers

Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Administrators
Distribution
Leadership Training
Medical Personnel
Optic Personnel
Pastoral Training
Prayer Team
Students
Teachers
Team Leaders
Translation
Writing
Volunteer Positions: Travel Volunteer (Part Time)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: Yes

Types of Volunteer(s) that we are Seeking:

Answers provided were for short-term mission trip participants. If interested in knowing more about an internship, staff career or long-term opportunities visit https://www.jesusfilm.org/how-to-help/serve-with-us.html.

Costs associated with volunteering? No
Training Provided? No