PCM is pleased to provide opportunities for short-term teams to travel to Poland to assist in ministry and service projects. We believe short-term teams can be a significant encouragement to the Polish churches as they establish relationships with pastors and church leaders, serve alongside the members of the church, and reach out to meet the needs of the local communities.
As a short-term team member, you can use your gifts to serve the people of Poland and, in so doing, build bridges between the nations that will last into eternity. Your heart for God and His Kingdom will surely expand as you witness faith in action in a foreign country.
As part of a PCM short-term trip, you can assist Polish congregations/church plants in one or more of the following ways:
- Leadership Development
- Small group ministry
- Children’s ministry
- Worship ministry
- Local evangelism initiatives (teaching conversational English, soccer clinics, etc.)
- Building renovation and work projects that serve the needs of the local church
- Fulfilling other specific needs of the local congregation as needed
2023 Poland Bound
Because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, over 9.1 million Ukrainian refugees have found their way to Poland. This focus of welcoming and providing for these Ukrainian refugees continues to be of primary importance to the Polish church and nation at this time. The attention the Ukrainian refugees need at this time is where the Polish church is directing its effort and energy. Some churches are not only helping refugees find housing but they are housing them at the church building. Distribution centers for food, clothing, personal hygiene items and more are being supported by Polish churches. Many of the Polish churches are organizing transports of food, clothing, and medical supplies into Ukraine to several different locations.
2023 PCM Short Term Opportunities
PCM is in relationship with many Christian Fellowship churches in Poland and Ostroda Camp to determine how short term teams can come alongside them in 2023. The purpose of trips may be altered due to the number of Ukrainian refugees who have remained (for good reason) in Poland. PCM will accept applications through January 1, 2023 for winter trips and March 1, 2023 for summer trips.
TRIPS to POLAND:
Winter Session I: February 1-13, 2023 North Central Tour of churches (for pastors and church leaders) Cities/churches included in this trip are: Biala Podlaska, Bielsk Podlaski, Gdynia, Lidzbark Warminski, Olsztyn, Ostroda, Siemiatycze, Warsaw South, Warsaw West, Warsaw Wilanow. Cost: $700 plus airfare
Winter Session II: February 15-27, 2023 South Poland Tour of churches (for pastors and church leaders) Cities included in this trip are: Dabrowa Gornicza, Garwolin, Katowice, Lodz, Lublin, Przemsyl, Radom, Rzeszow, Sandomierz, Sosnowiec. Visit Krakow. Cost: $700 plus airfare
Summer Session I: May 12-24, 2023 Plock (teach English) $850 plus airfare. CLOSED
Summer Session II: May 19-28, 2023 Ostroda Camp (Cabin Wall Repair) $700 plus airfare
Summer Session III: May 26-June 4, 2023 Ostroda Camp (Cabin Wall Repair) $700 plus airfare
Summer Session IV: May 26-June 5, 2023 Katowice (leadership development) $750 plus airfare POSTPONED
Summer Session V: June 2-11, 2023 Ostroda Camp (Cabin Bathroom Build) $700 plus airfare
Summer Session VI: June 2-11, 2023 Warsaw Bemowo/Praga (community service) $700 plus airfare
Summer Session VII: June 12-22, 2023 Bialogard (support local church) $750 plus airfare CLOSED
Summer Session VIII: June 23-July 2, 2023 Lublin (Community Service, Outreach) CLOSED
Summer Session IX: June 23-July 5, 2023 Sosnowiec (children’s day camp) $850 plus airfare CLOSED
Summer Session X: June 23-July 5, 2023 Sandomierz (children’s day camps) $850 plus airfare CLOSED
Fall Session I: September 29-October 9, 2023 Katowice (leadership development) $750 plus airfare CLOSED
- Limit: 6-12
- Application with $75 is due: December 1, 2022 (winter trips) March 1, 2023 (summer trips)
- Balance is due: January 1, 2023 (winter) April 1, 2023 (summer)
Come and experience Poland through one of Polish Christian Ministries’ short-term trip opportunities! You must be 18 years of age to apply (if younger, then a legal guardian must accompany you), and you must submit applications, waiver forms, and references to the PCM office in a timely fashion. For more information contact David Hatfield at email@example.com or call him at 810-923-0226.
Send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org for a short term trip Application Form.
Send your application fee $75
Please make checks payable to: Polish Christian Ministries.
Please put in the check memo: Short-Term Volunteer
Send checks and applications to:
Polish Christian Ministries
10747 Culver Road
Brighton, Michigan 48114
If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact David Hatfield @ email@example.com or call him @ 810-923-0226.
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