Missions Trips in 2017

We are happy to report that we have just released our Man Up and Go Missions Trips for 2017. We have a big slate of trips on tap this year, including our first ever Man Up and Go trip to Florida, where we will love big on the kiddos in our backyard in the United States. 

In addition to this trip and our annual RAGBRAI trip to Iowa in summer, we will be facilitating mission trips in 2017 to the following destinations:

  • Uganda
  • Ethiopia
  • Nicaragua
  • Dominican Republic
  • Kenya

There are three ways for you or your organization to get involved with a Man Up and Go mission trip in 2017: 

  • You focus on providing a meaningful experience for your group, church, or organization, and let Man Up and Go handle all of the logistics, from flights to insurance, budgets, paperwork, and more.
  • Let an experienced Man Up and Go trip leader run point on a trip for your group. We will handle the logistics but also provide the content, curriculum, relationships abroad, and everything else you need to make a difference. 
  • Simply come on an existing Man Up and Go mission trip. Join with other believers from around the U.S. as a group or as an individual in an already planned trip.  

 

 

If you'd like to learn more about the different ways to partner with us, please call us at 727.266.0226, or go to our Contact Us page here and submit a request for more information. 

Make sure you Sign Up for Our Newsletter for the latest information from Man Up and Go. Our slate of trips should be available to view on or around the 1st of October on our Destinations and Trip Schedule page. 

May God bless you richly as you look to carry out the admonition found in James 1:27.   

Dominican Republic May 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017 to Saturday, May 27, 2017

This trip will focus on LOVING BIG on the fatherless and conducting evangelism outreaches in various communities both inside and outside of Santo Domingo. The men on the trip will help facilitate conferences aimed at equipping Dominican men to be godly leaders in their homes, churches, and communities. The women will work with many single mothers and widows and fatherless children to display the love of Christ and the power of the Gospel.


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

Uganda May 2017 (Pastor Training)

Saturday, July 1, 2017 to Thursday, July 13, 2017

One of the great successes of our ministry over the years is the way God has opened doors to reach pastors. In Uganda, pastors are the true conduits through which God moves in a community to transform it. The problem is that resources are truly scarce for village pastors, and training is often inadequate. Man Up and Go has been asked to provide specific doctrinal and theological training for men who do not have degrees but are serving pastors nonetheless. To serve on this team, we are looking for a small group of men, preferably with theological training or an equivalency degree, to teach basic theology. What is taught will be dependent upon who God leads to serve on this trip, but competency in homiletics, hermeneutics, apologetics, church history, basic Christian theology, Old Testament and New Testament (among others), are desired. This pastors conference will take place in rural northeast Uganda in the areas of Kibuku and Pallisa.


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

Uganda July 2017 (Conference Team)

Sunday, July 2, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

Our staple trip for the last few years has included 2-day Men’s Conferences at several of our pastor partners. These conferences are designed to bring together pastors, lay-leaders, and unbelievers and serve as a catalyst for men to “act like men” in accordance with 1 Corinthians 16:13. We will also visit various children’s homes to love big on the kiddos, and meet with the women in the community to encourage and fellowship with them. This trip is highly relational and provides multiple opportunities to share the hope of Jesus.


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

Uganda July 2017 (Soccer Team)

Sunday, July 2, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017

Last year Man Up and Go facilitated its first ever Soccer Tournaments in Jinja and Kampala. These tournaments were designed as an outreach to capture men in the community who might not otherwise be interested in coming to a men’s conference or to church. While there were many hiccups in the process, 34 total teams and over 500 men participated, with thousands of spectators showing up to watch. We even had local media and members of Parliament come to the championship match! We are looking for a team of both men and women who have a passion for sports ministry and would like to organize and run these tournaments. The goal of the trip is to create a top-shelf tournament, build relationships, share the Gospel, and point the participants and spectators to the local church for discipleship.


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

Uganda July 2017 (Woman/Man Up Team)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting our first official Woman Up Conferences on this trip! Last year our ladies had several opportunities to share the Gospel in a “mini-conference” way, but our ministry partners have requested that we come back and give at least 2 or 3 full days dedicated solely to the ladies to encourage equip them with tools rooted in the Gospel message of hope. Of course we will be loving big on kiddos and the men on the trip will also follow up with those impacted by our conferences and soccer tournaments. We’re looking for lots of ladies on this trip and are very excited at impacting single mothers and widows for Christ’s sake!


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

RABRAI 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017

Biking enthusiasts and advocates for the fatherless, join us once again as we strap into our saddles and bike across the state of Iowa to bring awareness to the plight of the fatherless. We’ve sent over 20 folks the past couple of years on this adventure and can’t wait to do it again. In addition to bringing awareness, the team will have multiple opportunities to serve along the way.


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

Ethiopia August 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 to Monday, August 21, 2017

After a 3-year absence from a Man Up presence in Ethiopia, God has answered our prayer by providing a strong, local church with whom we may partner. We believe what the bible says – that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church – and thus know it’s critical to partner with Gospel-preaching churches whenever possible. This is the only way we will see lasting change. We’re encouraged to partner with the largest indigenous church in Addis Ababa (the capitol city) by conducting our first ever Men’s Conference in Ethiopia. In addition to this conference, we will love big on the fatherless, spending much of our time in Korah, a leper community in Addis. We are looking for both men and women who care about orphans and who understand the importance of teaching men how to lead their families and communities in a manner pleasing to God.


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

Nicaragua November 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017

Man Up and Go has an open door to minister in Corinto, Nicaragua, in a partnership with Little One ministries. We travelled to Nicaragua in 2015 and conducted baseball clinics for the community there, seeing first-hand what a fatherless community looks like. Identifying with our heart for wanting to enact change through the father, the local pastor in Corinto would like to rally the men in his community with a Men’s Conference to inspire and inject hope into the men. We are looking for a group of men who would like to conduct a 3-day conference teaching biblical manhood and leadership. This trip would be an ideal one for a men’s group to claim ownership over in the name of Jesus.


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

Kenya December 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017 to Friday, December 8, 2017

Man Up and Go has an excellent relationship with the folks at Teens for Christ in Kenya, and have been invited to conduct their annual December conference. Teens for Christ has access to students in the public schools, having influence over 200,000 teens over the course of a year. This opportunity to unapologetically proclaim the Gospel in a public school setting is something we could never do in the U.S. We are looking for a small team of men and women skilled and gifted in leading and teaching to help us conduct the conference. We believe that discipling these young men and women at the conference will help mitigate the number of fatherless both by preventing future orphans and cultivating hearts to care for current ones.


Qualifications: Trip participants must agree and adhere to Man Up and Go initiatives, policies, and procedures at all time. Most importantly, you must agree with Man Up and Go's Purpose Statement: To fight for the fatherless by restoring families around the globe.

Application

General Trip Participation Application

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