STAMP (Short Term Adult Missions Program)
Our STAMP (Short Term Adult Missions Program) goal is to provide adults with an opportunity to serve people around the world in the context of a one- to two-week trip. STAMP projects have included construction, medical clinics, kids' programs, evangelism, and teaching English. Black Rock STAMP teams have served in over 20 different areas of the world, including Nigeria, Panama, Niger, Thailand, Haiti, Spain and Bridgeport. Upcoming STAMP trip destinations are listed below.
2017 Upcoming STAMP Trips
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC + HAITI // November
These teams will work alongside churches in the DR and Haiti in local outreach to kids, light construction, and hosting of business and Bible workshops. These trips are in conjunction with our 900 Project.
November Trip: 8 days (Saturday-Saturday)
Projected Cost: $1,400
BRIDGEPORT // July 22-29
The Bridgeport STAMP team will partner with BRC-supported local missions organizations and serve them by helping them paint and clean their facilities, performing some minor construction, and assisting them in carrying out their ministry to their clients and local communities. Serve all week, one day, or anywhere in between! All skill sets are welcome! Join us—these will be some of the best days of your summer!
Cost: $0 // Team size: 30+
Rwanda // November 3-13
Rwanda is one of the most beautiful countries in the world but it has a tragic history of genocide. Join the team as they work with Rwandan churches who serve the most vulnerable. The team will help run a camp for teenagers and orphans and will assist the churches in their economic development and compassion ministries. Businesspersons, bankers, teachers, counselors, and people with compassion for children are
encouraged to apply.
Why should I apply for a STAMP trip?
Four great reasons! 1) Because it will change your spiritual life; 2) It will help you better understand what God is doing in the world; 3) It will help the Black Rock missionaries we support; and 4) You will provide a useful service to people who need hope and who need to know Christ.
What about getting the money? Does the church pay my way?
No, the church does not pay your way, but we will give you concrete ideas as to how to raise the money. Contributions are made to the church STAMP program and are tax deductible. Financial aid is available for first-time STAMPers.
If I go, will there be training?
Yes, there is a quality training program and a lot of team-building before you depart. The training is required and is at least four sessions.
Will I need a passport?
Yes, if you are going overseas. They are relatively easy to obtain through your local post office. We will also provide you information and guidance on the correct procedures.
Do I have to fill out an application?
Yes. All STAMP participants must complete an application.
What happens after I submit an application?
You will be interviewed by the STAMP committee. Our desire is to assemble the right people for each trip. You will be promptly notified when you are accepted as a participant.
How do I get other information?
Contact the Missions Department by phone at 203/255-3401 and speak to Dawn or Pastor Larry, or via e-mail at or . Or, you can contact the team leader directly.