EXITE 2018: Empowering X-cultural Interchurch Team Experiences


Don’t bury your head in the sand! Get out of your comfort zonand be part of what God is doing in the world! Serve with other high school students on the 2018 EXITE team on the islands of Curacao and Bonaire. You will help our churches in Curacao and Bonaire share the love of Christ with the children and youth in their communities. You will worship and fellowship together with our Papiamento-speaking believers in both Curacao and Bonaire. You will be able to share your testimony and teach Bible lessons in the growing churches on the islands. You will see firsthand what it’s like to begin a new church in a new country.

Besides the warm, sunny climate, you will enjoy the warm friendly culture and delicious food of the Dutch Antilles. We will work alongside of veteran missionaries, Carlos and Denise Brunk, who are pictured below right. Carlos and Denise have planted churches in Curacao, the Netherlands, and now in Bonaire. We will get dirty and work hard to make some improvements on our church properties and take time to explore and enjoy the white sands and clear, turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea (pictured below center).


TRIP INFORMATION:  Dates: July 9-25, 2018

July 9-12: Boot Camp at Grace Bible College

July 12 – Travel to Curacao

July 18 – Travel to Bonaire

July 25 – Return to Grand Rapids



$850 – EXITE fees (room & board, local transportation, boot camp costs, project donations, etc.)

$800 – Estimated round-trip plane fare to Curacao

$150 – Estimated plane fare to Bonaire

$1800- Approximate total cost

Age: 14 years old or 9th – 12th grade



  • You need to be willing to work hard together with a team in a very warm climate.
  • You need to be willing to share your faith and step out of your comfort zone and serve others in Christ’s name.
  • You need to be prepared to grow in your faith and see God at work in and through your team.

Join our team today!!!  There is limited space available. Fill out the application form HERE and send your $100 deposit to Grace Ministries International, PO Box 9405, Grand Rapids, MI 49509, by February 14, 2018.

If you are interested in being a part of the EXITE team but still have questions, you can call the GMI office at 616-241-5666 and speak with Don Ten Hoeve to get more information or visit our FAQ page.


Exite Team 2016 – Nicaragua Slideshow from Rush Creek Bible Church on Vimeo.