Come Serve With Us!
Big Creek Missions offers your group a flexible, affordable, and personal mission trip. You can set the dates of your trip, our suggested donation is $30 per person per day, and your participants will join with our mission staff as we nurture relationships here in Appalachia.
Life is hard here in Southeast Kentucky. The terrain is rugged and unforgiving. Technology is lagging. The coal mines are nearly gone. Few jobs are available that provide living wages. Everybody knows somebody with cancer - and someone struggling with addiction.
Our people are resilient - but hurting. That's why we're here.
Located in Southeast Kentucky - one of the hardest places to live in the United States* - our mission exists to share the Gospel of Jesus by meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents.
To accomplish this goal, we recruit volunteer teams to help us serve struggling families, provide hope for hurting neighbors, and show love to everyone we meet. Your teams will make a difference here, but these people and this area will impact the lives of your team members.
There are many mission trip opportunities across the world. We hope you'll prayerfully consider serving with us. Our trips will expose your students to a different way of life here in Appalachia. We don't want to hype the Appalachian stereotypes - but there are parts of our area that some in your group might see as "unbelievable" living conditions.
This eye-opening experience is VERY affordable, easy to access, safe, and close to home. The work projects can be can be tailored to fit the desires and skills of your team - and are appropriate for the first time "mission tripper" or an experienced ministry team.
These are custom mission trips: you determine your arrival and departure dates and recruit your team. We do the rest! We will within our guidelines and expectations to plan all the details, prepare almost all the supplies needed for your trip, and have your food and lodging ready when you arrive! Our staff can provide devotions and activities as needed. We keep it simple for you - so you can spend your time training your team.
We will offer your team a variety of service opportunities. You may help complete major (and minor) construction projects. You can visit and serve the homebound and disabled. You can visit and serve alongside various community ministries, including food pantries, nursing homes, and child/adult care agencies.
For 18 years, Big Creek Missions has been serving our community alongside groups of all ages - just like yours. We would consider it an honor to serve alongside you and your team!
Three simple steps to plan your trip:
1) CHOOSE YOUR DATES AND FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW
On that form, you'll tell us your desired travel dates and a little about your team's skills.
We'll verify those dates with you and reserve your spots!
We will start planning your projects and preparing for your arrival.
2) READ & RECRUIT YOU TEAM
Read our group planning guide! (see link below!)
Then, after reading, start recruiting your team. We welcome ALL ages and types of groups! We hope you will recruit a team that can help us minister in the community. Once your team is put together, you can have them complete permission forms online - HERE
3) SHOW UP AND SERVE
We will take care of your food, lodging, project planning, and almost everything else (except your transportation). We will connect with you about specific projects during your time of service with us
We don't have a set fee... we just ask for a donation. Our suggested donation is $30 per person per 24 hours.