Multiply Through Missions

At Hope Community Church, we believe that our call to make disciples extends from our immediate community all the way to the ends of the earth.  In fact, Christ has commanded His followers to make disciples of all nations.  The necessity of believing in the message of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection for salvation transcends all languages, cultures, and ethnicities.  In order to fulfill our call to reach the nations, we must be willing to carry the gospel message to where Christ is not known.  Every person at our church can play a vital role in international missions through praying, giving, and going. 


One way we work to accomplish taking the gospel to the whole world is through supporting long-term missionaries on the field.  While we support a variety of mission efforts around the world, we desire to focus our funds on long-term missionaries who strive to make disciples through evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.  Each year, we designate 10% of our total budget to further these causes.  If you would like to pray for specific strategies or financially support one of our long-term missionaries, please stop by Starting Point to find out more information.


Another way we work to carry the gospel message to all nations is through short-term mission trips.  Our short-term mission trips at HCC will always seek to serve two main purposes: to help further a long-term missionary’s strategy and to empower foreign nationals to reach their own people with the gospel message.  We offer a number of short-term mission trips each year so that you can engage in effective international missions work.  If you are interested in more information about these trips, please contact our Missions Pastor, Matt Carsner, at matt@hopeshelby.org.

Matt Carsner

Missions Pastor

Trips Update

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all trips have been paused. We are hoping and praying to resume sending short-term teams soon. Check below to see past trips and be praying for these places as we're currently unable to travel.

  • Senegal Trips

    Monthly from March-October

    2-4 People


    Come be a part of what God is doing in West Africa. For the past three years we have been partnering with the West African church to take the gospel to the unreached. In that time, we have seen more than 10,000 people come to know and follow Christ. To accomplish this task, we use a reproducible discipleship program called Tree of Life to train local believers to reach their people through evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. Short-term teams are used to train Tree of Life to groups of national believers each month.

  • Ethiopia Trip

    June 13th-20th

    10 People


    We are partnering with an Ethiopian church planting network to share the gospel by providing medical and eye glass clinics in rural communities with significant health care needs. This trip will be led by Becky Threatt, who formerly served as a missionary in Ethiopia. Both medical and non-medical team members will be needed to accomplish this task.

  • Haiti Trip

    July 25th - August 1st

    15 People


    For the past three years, we have had the privilege to partner with an incredible ministry in Port Au Prince called Have Faith Haiti. Have Faith Haiti is an orphanage and school that strives to provide a safe, nurturing environment for Haitian children who do not have one. Through short-term teams, we have been able to share the love of Christ with the children who call Have Faith Haiti their home, while providing much needed rest and refreshment for the full-time staff who work there. We truly believe that these children will play a key role in changing their country in the future.

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Hope Community Church

1114 S Lafayette St

Shelby, NC 28152

(704) 487-7277