Each year we facilitate visits for hundreds of people who wish to build relationships with their sisters and brothers in Mexico. In the process, they learn about the history of migration and the injustices facing those who migrate. These trips, and the insights gained as a result, help churches, presbyteries, and seminaries think about what it means to act biblically and theologically when borders divide. We also welcome universities, leadership groups, schools, and individuals who wish to develop a greater understanding of border realities, the phenomena of migration, and our connection to one another across borders.
Mission teams from the US come to be in mutual mission with their Mexican brothers and sisters, sharing their gifts and talents as well as receiving. Our focus is on spending time together, sharing meals, and experiencing daily life in the borderlands. So although participation at our ministry partners’ sites is possible as part of a longer-term volunteer trip, short-term delegations are encouraged to concentrate on getting to know the people and their ministries in Agua Prieta.
We welcome your visit! Please review the following possibilities and contact us at [email protected] to let us know of your interest.
Join us as we worship, eat, learn, and serve alongside the sister churches and communities of DouglaPrieta!
Over the course of anywhere from a day to a week, or longer, we welcome you and your US delegation to join us in forming relationships with our Mexican brothers and sisters. Through this immersion, we hope that you will gain understanding of our spiritual, political, and economic connections across borders, and share your talents and discover new abilities in the process.
For more information, take a look at our Mission Delegation Manual to learn how you can create a unique border immersion experience for you and your group. Then, when you are ready, contact us at [email protected] to reserve your desired dates. The schedule for each visit is customized to the needs and abilities of both the visiting group and the Frontera de Cristo ministry partners, but activities can include:
Journey from the US/Mexico border to the coffee communities near the Mexico/Guatemala border
and discover the connections between coffee, migration, and faith.
Typically held once a year in early November, this trip aims to provide delegates with a deeper understanding of the intersection of coffee, migration, and faith. By connecting delegates from the US and northern Mexico with the coffee farmers of southern Mexico, we hope to foster cross-cultural relationships and expand delegates’ understanding of the impact we have through our ongoing support of local, regional, and global missions.
See how God works through partnership to create a positive change, and walk away having seen, tasted, and felt what it is like to be known and loved. If you are interested in participating in the 2023 trip, please contact us at [email protected] to have your name put on an interest list.
Find life in ministry that crosses linguistic, cultural, and political borders.
Frontera de Cristo is happy to assist interested individuals in creating year-long and summer internships, as well as shorter-term volunteer opportunities. Through these experiences, people join together from both sides of the border to serve in bi-national ministry. You can join our bi-national team of young adult interns for a summer or year-long ministry experience. Share the gifts you bring to the table and discover new ones as you serve alongside our mission co-workers and partner ministries here in DouglaPrieta.
Interns range in age from late high school and undergraduate students seeking a summer of service, to young adults in between phases of life, to seminary students pursuing a life-long career in ministry work. What all interns have in common is a desire to embody God’s love and justice to the people of Agua Prieta and the migrants who pass through our border community. Interns live in a shared Frontera de Cristo apartment in Agua Prieta and utilize bicycles as their main form of transportation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Then, when when you are ready, please complete the full intern application form and submit it to [email protected].