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.
2018 STAMP Trips
Kazakhstan | June 28-July 8 | Contact Trip Leader
Black Rock will partner with a local church in Kazakhstan to help with their soup kitchens, drug and alcohol rehabilitation work, street ministry and Bible training. Adults with a heart for the vulnerable, Muslims or people from the former Soviet Union are encouraged to learn more and apply.
Projected Cost: $2,600
Bridgeport | July 21-28 | Contact Trip Leader
The Bridgeport STAMP team will partner with BRC-supported local missions organizations and serve them by helping them paint and clean their facilities, perform minor construction and assist in carrying out ministry to their clients and local communities. Serve all week, one day or anywhere in between! All skill sets are welcome.
Royal Family Kids Camp | July 30-August 3 | Contact Trip Leader
Royal Family Kids Camp, a 5-day sleepover camp located in Red Hook, NY, is for abandoned, neglected and abused 7-11 year old children in the foster care system. We are looking for volunteers of all ages who have lots of energy, love children and are willing to spend a week of their time to change a child's life for eternity. You will need to attend 12 hours of mandatory training in order to participate on this trip.
Projected Cost: $300
Nigeria | July 24-August 8 | Contact Trip Leader
Team members will provide comprehensive health care offering health education and primary care which includes pediatrics, OB/GYN, optometry internal medicine, general surgical care and spiritual counseling. Medical personnel, counselors and non-medical volunteers are welcome to join the team and work alongside Nigerian medical staff.
Projected cost: $3,000
Rwanda | August 3-13 | Contact Trip Leader
Rwanda is one of the most beautiful countries in the world but 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.
Projected cost: $2,900
Ghana | August 4-12 | Contact Trip Leader
Team members will work at City of Refuge Ministries with children who have been orphaned, abandoned or trafficked. They will assist in a daily morning children's camp helping with teaching, crafts, sports activities or other camp activities. The second focus will be relationship-building working alongside the kids in service projects such as painting, cleaning of grounds, farming, sports activities and even just playing! We are looking forward to building a team that wants to show the love of Jesus and be a part of the restoration work that God is doing in His people there!
Projected cost: $2,500
Dominican Republic /Haiti | August 7-14 | Contact Trip Leader
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.
Projected cost: $1,200
Houston | April 8-14 | Grades 9-12
Philadelphia | June 17-23 | Grades 6-8
Ghana | August 4-12 | Grades 10-12
Click Here for more information on 2018 Student trips.
Go to BRC.church for further details on all upcoming trips.
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.