Candlewood Church

At Candlewood Church Omaha, we have sent hundreds of people on international short term missions trips over the years, logging thousands of hours in service, evangelism and discipleship!

Many people have never been out of the country, so sponsoring yearly mission trips overseas has been a great way to help people broaden their understanding of the world, the global church, and the task at hand to reach the whole world with the Gospel. We have also sent many missionaries on medium and long term international mission trips, to support partner churches, and help start new churches, and we also conduct regular mission trips within the United States.

We believe that while the majority of our time will be spent in our local mission fields, mission trips can be of tremendous value to the people going on the trip, as well as to the communities and churches being visited and served.

If you are considering going on an upcoming mission trip, you may find the resources below helpful. If you have any questions about our mission trips, email jim@candlewoodchurch.org.

Missions Trips 


Pine Ridge Indian Reservation August 4-8, 2022 - Brian Reinholz


Missions Trip Application

Mission Trip Details 

Candlewood is building a partnership with a pioneering ministry in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the town of Gordon, NE. Gordon is is population of 1,800. 20%-25% American Indian, 10%-15% Hispanic, 60%-70% White.

Brian Reinholz and his family moved to Gordon and have been establishing roots in the Gordon area community and the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for several years.  They were part of Beggar’s Gate of Loveland, CO, another M28 church like Candlewood.

Type of work – relational connection building.

  • Parenting Workshop & love on the kids
  • Worship & Intercessory Prayer in corporate & person-to-person prayer
  • Service Projects – build, maintenance, cleaning, painting, etc.


Cost:  $180/person(includes stay, food and transportation)


Dominican Republic 2023


Missions Trip Application

Please continue to pray for the DR church we partner with. Candlewood Church in Omaha, NE hopes to send a team in 2023.

Type of work - relational connection building.

  • Candlewood can help by sending teams to do some trainings for marriage and family, building up the believer.  Help them develop a kingdom mindset.
  • Service projects for families and orphanage, a VBS, etc.


Typical Cost:  $1500-$1700



Refugee Work in Europe


Missions Trip Application

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Cologne, Germany, Greece, Bosnia and others being added.

Candlewood partners with several long-time Great Commission friends who have been doing refugee work in Europe.  Joe Dunn with Great Commission Europe and Robbie McAlister with Rehire/IMB/Euro Relief.

Refugee work in Europe and ISM in Asia & Europe are things we continue to pray for our partners.  Information will be given as opportunities become available.

Type of work – relationship building, prayer walking, sensitive gospel sharing

Typical Costs:  $1,500 - $2,000  (length of stay, housing, airfares, etc)


International Student Ministry in Asia & Europe


Missions Trip Application

Candlewood maintains working relationships with churches, organizations and friends in a number of countries.  Jim Wiebelhaus spearheads a multi-national team, Bridge Builders Network, that serves to mobilize, equip and place workers in ISM locations for a period of weeks to months to years.  Countries that are best prepared to place workers are Malaysia, “Asia”, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Type of work – relationship building, prayer walking, sensitive gospel sharing, disciple making.  Can go as temporary support help, as a teacher of academics or English, a business-person, or enroll as an International student.

Typical Costs:  $1,500 - $2,000  (depends on site, length of stay, housing costs, airfares, working or student, etc)

 We hope you choose to join us this Sunday, and welcome you, regardless of where you are at on your journey.