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  • Phone: (831)465-3300
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  • Address:
    2701 Cabrillo College Drive | Aptos, CA 95003

Service Times

  • Saturday: 6PM
  • Sunday: 9 & 10:45AM

Short Term Trips



This is our prerequisite class for most Mission Trips at TLC. Each trip description will contain requirement information. Make reservations with

North America


PURPOSE: Working with the children of Grace Children's Home and doing light construction projects at the orphanage.

DATES:  March 25-31, 2018


COST: Under $500.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kyle Pitchford at

JONI AND FRIENDS FAMILY RETREAT * June 10-15 and July 8-13, 2018

Purpose:  To accompany a special needs child and their family during family camp.  You will assist the child while in the program (crafts, singing, dancing, etc.), help during meals, and simply spend time building relationship while sharing God's love.

Dates:  Two weeks to pick from - June 10-15 and July 8-13

Cost:  $450 (includes a $50 deposit that is required)

Lodging:  All meals and cabin-style dorm rooms are included.  You will have your own bed (linens and towels included) and an area to store your belongings.  most dorms have shared bathroom facilities.

Qualifications:  16 years or older with a passion about showing the love of God to others and want to serve to make a difference in the lives of families affected by disability.  Some exceptions made for those 13 to 15 years old.  A personal interview will be conducted, followed by a final approval from the Family Retreat Director.  No experience necessary.

Apply:  Register and apply directly at the Joni and Friends website bayarea.joniandfriend.org

For More Information:  Contact Jayson Rice at  or 925-361-8672



PURPOSE: Share God's love with others through meeting practical needs. We will be building houses and relationships.

INFORMATION MEETING: Saturday, February 10 at 5 PM and Sunday, February 18th at 9 AM in room 5208.  

COST: $250 plus travel to San Diego and back.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Randy Strong at  or check out www.bajachristian.org. To sign up for the trip go HERE.

SAN FRANCISCO • MAY 25–27, 2018

PURPOSE: “San Francisco Mission Outpost” is an inner-city ministry that reaches out to the needy (e.g. provide food, serve in rescue missions, run children’s & youth programs and assist inner-city poor). We’ve been invited to join in their outreach in a manner that will surely change your understanding of the City by the Bay, as we lodge (bunk style), eat and serve together for an unforgettable weekend!

COST: Approximately $150. This includes all lodging, food, ministry supplies and transportation (we’ll travel in one minibus since parking is non-existent).

SPACE: 20 total (10 females/10 males). Acceptance based on conversation/interview with Paul + submitted deposit of $50 by March 5th. 

INFORMATION MEETING: Sat. Feb. 17th at 5 PM and Sun. Feb. 18th at 10:45 AM in 5208.

SHORT TERM TRIP TRAINING CLASS: recommended but not required

PROJECT DETAILS: Light construction projects and some outreach to the neighborhood with food bags.

APPLICATION LINK:  www.tlc.org/sf

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Todd and Angela Creamer at

OREGON (Camp Attitude) JULY & AUGUST 2018

PURPOSE: To be support staff at Camp Attitude for families with special needs kids. Help in the kitchen, cleaning, program support, medical staff. High school students serve as buddies to campers. This is a SUPER all-age & family mission that makes a tremendous impact! It’s also one of our least expensive!

DATES: You can go any week in July or August—simply contact the camp on your own.

COST: (Last year’s rates): $135 individual, $250 for a couple, $300 for 3 or more in a family (a small increase is possible). Your own travel expenses up to Oregon and back will also have to be factored in your expenses.

HOUSING: In tents or bring an RV.

ORIENTATION MEETING: Sun. Feb. 18th at 12:15 PM and Sun. Feb. 25th at 9 AM in 5208.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.campattitude.com or contact Paul Spurlock at 831-465- 3380 or .


   PURPOSE:  To help clean up and rebuild destruction from the                                   hurricanes.

   COST:  approximately $500

   TEAM SIZE:  20

   APPLICATION LINK:  www.tlc.org/texas

   INFORMATION MEETING:  Sun. Feb. 4th at 10:45 AM and Sun. Feb. 11th     at 9 AM in 5208.

   FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Email Kurt Carlton at


ITALY • SEPTEMBER 5-19, 2018

PURPOSE: To help run an outreach festival in Melito, Italy with our missionaries Doug and Dee Valenzuela.

COST: Approximately $3,500 depending on airfare.

APPLICATION LINK: www.tlc.org/italy.  

TEAM SIZE: 20 spots only.  THIS TEAM IS FULL!

INFO MEETINGS:  Saturday, February 24th at 5 PM and Sunday, February 25th at 10:45 AM in 5208.  Identical meetings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email Shelly and Marty Hernandez at                                                                


Asia & Middle East

JAPAN • APRIL 16–25 2018

PURPOSE: Imagine if you lived in a foreign land with few peers & friends that you rarely got to visit. Loneliness would be hard to keep at bay. The times that you actually were able to gather with peers would be priceless! This is the life & mission of TLC's mission partners in Japan, Ken & the late Bola Taylor and their three children. Once per year the Taylor family is able to gather with their missionary peers at a retreat. To ensure that this precious time is as need-meeting & fulfilling as possible, Ken asks us to come and run the youth component of the retreat—this allows the the weary missionary adults to be free to attend to their own needs and be refreshed. And they can't say enough about "what an incredible blessing" this is for them! That is why we go! So if you have a heart to serve missionaries and minister to their (a super group of) "M.K.s" (Missionary Kids) & teens, then this is the mission for you!

COST: Approximately $1,800 (Includes air and ground transportation, food and lodging, etc.)

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Passport and souvenirs & extras on “fun” day

SKILLS DESIRED: People with a heart for teens and children, feel comfortable helping with youth bible studies, and recreation.

TEAM SIZE: Up to 7 people. Some spots already taken.

APPLICATION LINK:  www.tlc.org/japan

INFO MEETING: Saturday, February 3rd at 5 PM and Sunday, February 4th at 9 AM in 5208.

SHORT TERM TRIP TRAINING CLASS: Required unless previously taken. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Eric Swanson-Dexel

SRI LANKA • August 16-25, 2018

PURPOSE: Light construction projects at the orphanage such as rebuilding a roof for staff housing and paint large wall murals.  Also facilitate a children's VBS, and teach English, crafts and hygiene.

COST: Approximately $3200 (Includes transportation, food, and lodging)

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Passport, vaccinations if needed, extra meals while traveling, possible excursion costs.

APPLICATION LINK:  www.tlc.org/srilanka

INFO MEETING: February 4th at 10:45 AM and February 11th at 12:15 PM in 5208.

TEAM SIZE: Up to 12 people.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kelly Walker at

JORDAN • November 2 - 11, 2018

PURPOSE: Assist in conducting outreach & assistance to Middle-eastern refugees.

TEAM SIZE: 3 to 10 people.  THIS TEAM IS FULL!

TYPE OF CHARACTER TRAITS NEEDED: Maturity in Christ, overseas mission trip experience, a good team player, patience & flexibility, emotional stability, servant heart, love of people, attractive personality and/or good social skills.

COST: Approximately $2,500. May change due to flight costs.

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Passport, vaccinations if needed, extra meals while traveling, possible excursion costs.

APPLICATION LINK:  www.tlc.org/jordan

INFO MEETINGS: Saturday, March 17th at 5 PM in 5208 and Sunday, March 18th at 10:45 AM in 5207.

TRAINING: Several meetings required.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kathleen and Mike Lineberry at

INDIA (Little Flock) • VARIES

PURPOSE OF MISSION:  Little Flock Children’s Home in India has opened an English language school in the new building built by TLC!  They are looking for native English speakers who would be willing to come for a stay of one to three months to help the teachers and students with English.  You don’t have to be a professional teacher!  If you speak English, you can help! They also could use people who can teacher computer skills and physical education.

TEAM SIZE: unlimited

SKILLS DESIRED: Can speak English!  Love kids!

COST: $350/month plus airfare

ADDITIONAL COSTS: Passport, Indian Visa (about $100), vaccinations if needed, and Indian clothes (women only-about $12 per outfit).

APPLICATION LINK:  www.tlc.org/india


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Robin Spurlock at