Summer Corona Virus Update - We ARE still planning for summer 2020
All our lives are being impacted by Covid-19. As a mission, we are watching the situation carefully and have not made any final decisions regarding Summer 2020. We are continuing to plan for your arrival this summer and are considering several contingency plans should new regulations be put into place. We have delayed opening both campuses until May 31, 2020. (That means only week 1 is affected!)
At this point, all of us are struggling to find peace amidst the turmoil. Parents are concerned for their children, and children are concerned for their parents. We are concerned for our staff and community. May we all trust in the Lord during this difficult time.
We feel it would be unwise to make any final decisions for the summer at this point. The situation is changing rapidly and we are praying for a drastic turnaround! We understand your desire to protect the health of your participants. We trust that our medical professionals will inform us of the best decision in the coming days. This is moving fast, and we do not know where we may be in the next few weeks.
Until then, please pray for us, as we pray for you. Like many churches and organizations, we are concerned about the uncertain times ahead. Our summer missionaries enable us to serve thousands of local residents. Losing that support would be a devastating to our small town. Furthermore, summer missions make up most of our yearly funding. Without this funding, our financial stability would be in great jeopardy. We trust the Lord to provide in His time, in His way.
Partner with us as we share the hope of Jesus in Southeast Kentucky
Our missions trips are affordable, personal, and Christ-centered
Who we are:
Big Creek Missions is a Christ focused Mission in Southeast Kentucky. Our two mission centers are located in two struggling counties in Eastern Kentucky. We seek to share and show the Gospel by meeting spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.
What We do:
*Our mission centers are based in the communities we serve. We are committed to our people!
*We research and plan mission trips for your team so your experience is beneficial to your team and our residents.
*For our residents, we offer home repairs, community programs, and children's enrichment programs.
*For your team, we offer a life-changing mission experience focused on serving Jesus and serving others.
$219 per person for a full week mission trip! (Two half-week options are available for a reduced cost!)
What your $219 covers:
Your gift helps us create local jobs and provide numerous ministries to our residents, including construction, food ministries, and even operating our local pool and summer camps. It also covers your team's:
*Lodging (gender based bunk rooms / mattresses / indoor hot showers)
*2 hot meals and 1 sack lunch daily
*Construction and ministry supplies
*Ministry staffing, worship team (BC campus), worship leader (Wheelwright Campus) pre-project planning, and more!
*$10 gift card to our mission store for each participant (must meet 3 qualifications)
**1) if all team members register online 30 days prior to the trip
2) if all group payments are on time (30 days prior to trip)
3) group pays full amount for spaces reserved / no cancellations
New for 2020:
We offer two HALF WEEK opportunities in July! View all available dates HERE
$10 gift card to our mission store included IF your team members register 30 days before and payments are on time!
Why do we need mission teams in Southeast Kentucky?
Located in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky - an area with rich heritage, friendly people, and amazing scenery, Big Creek Missions has established itself as a bright light in a community filled with darkness. Drug use, poverty, hunger, hopelessness, and loneliness are running rampant in our area. In fact, this area has been declared among the hardest places to live in the United States.
Our area also fights many of the stereotypes that plague small Appalachian towns. Outsiders may look at eastern Kentucky and see a bunch of toothless hillbillies, shoeless kids, and uneducated folks. That's simply not reality. Yes, we have problems, but we also have many bright, energetic residents, churches and community leaders trying to make a difference. Your group can a part of this effort to serve our people. You can build relationships with locals, serve families, evangelize the lost, and disciple young Christians. Your team will help nurture relationships our mission has built over the past 16 years!
Will anyone follow up after we leave?
Yes! We're a year round ministry. You can be confident we will continue to nurture the relationships that are built during your week of service. We will strive to connect any new believers with a Gospel-centered church and meet needs through the year.
What are the two location choices?
Big Creek Mission Center
Location: 90 bullskin Road, Bear Branch KY
Capacity: 200 volunteers
Setting: More rural setting - travelling to adjacent towns
Worship: Typically a full band & staff speakers
Ministry Choices: Construction, Community, Children's
Ministry differences: Here, you'll still interact with your team - but also have many interactions with other groups. This setting is more structured and less "customized"
Accessibility: This facility is fully accessible with private wheelchair friendly bathroom, and is all one level
Wheelwright Mission Center
Location: 1369 KY-306, Wheelwright, KY 41669
Capacity: 65 volunteers
Setting: More "in town" type setting, located in small town
Worship: worship leader+speaker
Ministry Choices: Construction, Community, Children's
Ministry differences: Your team will have a much more "personalized" experience here in Wheelwright. Group sizes are smaller and local interaction is more personal
Accessibility: Contact us regarding accessibility. We will work with you to accommodate those with special needs
Your participants can choose 1 of 4 ministries
Your entire team doesn't have to serve together! Each participant chooses their ministry for the week.
A message from the Founder & Director
Thank you for your interest in Big Creek Missions! After 18 years of service, we are still amazed at how the Lord continues to work through His church to meet needs in our area. Our website is very thorough and will answer almost all your questions. Our printable group planning guides are extremely thorough, as well! Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions!
- Kevin Rogers, Director
Register now for Summer 2020
Arrive Sunday 3-4 pm EST
Depart Saturday by 8 am EST
May 31-June 6
June 28 - July 4
June 28 - July 1 (Sunday - Wednesday: $139)*
July 1-5 (Wednesday - Sunday: $159)**
July 26-August 1
To reserve spaces, click the button below:
$50 pp online deposits are requested to reserve your spaces for the summer
Need to shorten your week or leave early? Please contact us for details
The Week of July 28-July 5 is a combination full OR half week. You choose!
*June 28 - July 4 is a standard full week. Arrive Sunday, Depart Saturday
*June 28 short week: arrive Sunday June 28 between 3-5 pm. Depart Wednesday July 1 by 8 am
**July 1 short week: arrive Wednesday July 1 between 3-5 pm. Depart Sunday July 5 by 8 am
Here's how you register...
1) Click the box below: then you'll register your team with a $50 per person deposit
*Please don't overestimate - we ask you to only register those who've given you a deposit.
You can easily add more later!
2) Tell your team members to complete their profiles at -
*Your team members will submit their funds to you. We do not collect their money online!
3) View your teams progress at (see what members have completed profiles)
4) 30 days before your trip - make sure your payments are in, AND make sure participants are registered online!
Many questions are answered in our planning guides!
Payments: Initial $50 per person deposit is paid online. Please mail all other payments to:
Big Creek Missions - PO BOX 211 - Bear Branch KY - 41714