What is “Go Together?”
Through the Go Together program we will build Alabama CBF community by bringing churches together for missions consistent with Jesus instruction to “Go into all the world and make disciples.” Few Alabama CBF churches partner with other Alabama CBF churches in hands-on mission experiences. Rather, churches plan and execute mission trips and experiences only for their members and guests.
Through GO Together, Alabama CBF seeks to create a system of bringing churches together through the formation of multi-church teams who will get to know and serve alongside CBF field personnel or churches in cross-cultural contexts. The process will be streamlined and efficient, allowing smaller churches to participate in mission experiences which might otherwise not be accessible because of logistical or financial challenges. Those 45 and younger will be eligible for partial grants to help make their participation possible.
Is this a mission trip?
Go Together Spain will follow CBF’s Pivot Curriculum which is a mission learning experience encompassing a three month preparation period, a 7-10 day on field experience and a 6 week to 3 month “Bring it Home” phase. Pivot is not intended to be a traditional mission trip but instead an opportunity to learn in a cross-cultural environment how to be on mission in one’s own backyard. The nature of Pivot requires a lot of walking, climbing and descending stairs and travel on public transit. In order to have a good experience, it is recommended that participants be in very good physical health.
Where will be staying?
Go Together: Spain will be based in Sant Cugat del Valles, just outside of the city of Barcelona. It is easily accessible by foot and accessible to the city of Barcelona by commuter train. We will stay in a local hotel. The costs below are based on participants sharing hotel rooms.
How will we will get there and how will we get around?
Participants will be responsible for booking their own airfare. There will be a window for arrival on the field so the our field personnel can meet the group in a timely manner. All ground transportation (with the exception of any personal sightseeing you may decide to do) is included in the program cost.
What are the costs?
$811 program cost plus airfare.
The program cost includes lodging, 2 daily meals, ground transportation, and all other “on field expenses.”
Additional out of pocket cost include tourist attractions and approximately one meal per day.
There are partial grants ranging from $300 to $500 that are available to participants who are 45 and younger. These funds are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Are there any other commitments?
Pre-arrival preparation: The Pivot Curriculum requires a 3 month pre-field preparation phase during which time you will need to purchase and read the books: Pivot and When Helping Hurts, 2nd edition.
How can I sign up?
Online registration is open!
There are only 12 spots available. Registration will require a $150 deposit to hold your spot.
The balance will be due by February 1, 2020.
Where can I get more information?
A deposit of $150 is required to complete your registration. The balance will be due February 1, 2020. Please use the button below to pay your registration online.
You can also mail a check to Alabama CBF, P.O. Box 361864, Hoover, AL 35236. Please put “Go Together” in the memo line.