Short Term Mission Trips

Short term mission trips might only last a few weeks . . . but they could change your life and the lives you serve for a lifetime. If you are out for the summer from college or just have a few days to spare, short term missions are a convenient way to serve when you can’t commit long term.

But don’t let their length fool you.

When you are bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ, when you are feeding the hungry or simply helping the hurting heal . . .

You are making an impact for Him.

From hurting hearts here at home to war struck countries we’ve seldom even heard of, regardless of creed or the language they speak, whether they serve our God or no god . . . we join together to do what we can and bring the life-changing power of Jesus Christ to a world in need.

Read on for more information on short term missions in your area and abroad . . .

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 ESV


1 Way Ministries

1 Way is committed to taking the first steps to reaching the world by ministering to impoverished, forgotten, and desperate people groups. Week long mission trips year round for Jr. High through Adults are offered to the Tohono O’Odham Reservation in southern Arizona. Trips cost $325 per person and include a full week of ministry […]

1st Nation Ministries

We focus on equipping Native believers to develop ministries, strengthen leadership and build churches. We have Bible Conferences and Outreaches, traveling ministries (preaching and music events), and Christian schools, such as Oasis Christian Center for children and Uintah Basin Bible School for adults. We also distribute clothing and food, and prepare community meals. Based in […]

3:18 Ministries

Based on 1 John 3:18, we are a group of ragamuffins who love God and long to see revival break forth on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. We have opportunities for people to help build homes for the elderly. We also have opportunities for people to work with children and youth. Invitation for […]

70×7 Evangelistic Ministry

Evangelism ministry in Latvia (once part of USSR), in prisons, children and youth camps, and churches. Short term trips each year for Christians with varied talents and interests. Contact Rev. Anderson for details.

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP)

An educational ministry experience for lay people. Take Christ’s message to people often isolated from immediate contact with local churches – the millions of visitors who come to enjoy God’s great natural wonders. Yes, you are paid for this!

A Mother’s Child

Support and care for orphans, education about human trafficking, transitional homes and training for orphans and foster children who have aged out of care in West Africa. Volunteers should have a personal relationship with Christ, a willing heart, a humble and teachable spirit, and pass a criminal and background check.

Action Child Mobilization

Help us reach the children of Ghana (West Africa) with the Gospel through creative initiatives. All year round we receive volunteer school teachers, Sunday School teachers, and others, to help in Christian schools and evangelism programs. Also help us train Children’s workers. Ghana is an English speaking country.

Adventure In Missions

If you have a heart to serve and reach out in love, here is a short term opportunity for you to serve Jesus Christ by providing physical and spiritual healing to the impoverished people of Honduras. Your health care talents and abilities can be used to bless others. Will you join us?

Adventures in Mission

Adventures in Missions is an interdenominational missions organization that focuses on discipleship. We emphasize prayer and relationships in our work amongst the poor. Since we were established in 1989, we have taken over 100,000 people into the mission field, some for as short as a week and others for as long as a year or […]

Adventures in Student Missions

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Advocate Arts(Applause!Summer Camp)

Advocate Arts in Georgia is looking for Short term volunteers ages 18+ to help at our annual Applause! Performing Arts Summer Camp. Engage underprivileged children at risk for abuse and sexual exploitation in art classes, games, activities, etc. 1 week-5 week opportunities. July 1st-August 2nd 2013

Africa Youth Ministry

Short term teams for medical missions, sports and child/youth evangelism, orphan care, light construction. etc., in Uganda. We need Dentists, eye specialists, nurses, and general medical doctors. During the World Cup 2010, we will be conducting community medical outreaches in urban and rural poor communities.

African Children’s Mission

(Kenya, Uganda) We need individuals who are called of God to serve in any of the following capacities for career or short-term assignments: School teacher, agriculturist, Bible teacher, evangelist, administrator, office manager, teacher, accountant, IT specialist, vocational skills, children’s worker, medical personnel, carpenter, engineer, or anyone with willing heart and hands. Call 205 620-4937

Agapé Adventures

Quality global short & long term Christian projects focusing on education, community development, sports, conservation & expeditions. Agape Adventures is an experienced & trusted organisation with high standards of good practice. We have some amazing short term projects where you can experience first hand the challenges of working in Christian Service. We have projects from […]

Agape Medical Mission of Russia

To the ends of the earth … taking the Gospel to remote Russian villages through small medical clinics, working with local, native believers who follow up with discipleship. Medical or non-medical volunteers welcomes. (We train non-medical volunteers to fit eyeglasses or work with children while their parents visit with doctors.

Agua Viva Ministries

Opportunities around Ensenada Mexico include medical clinics, VBS, construction, prison, orphanage, sports, door-to-door, youth camps and more. Nursing, pre-med, and medical students are welcome. Trips are available for church groups to Ensenada, Mexico. Ministries include VBS, construction, sports evangelism, medical clinics, and more. Meals, dormitories, hot showers, translators, and planning services are provided. All age […]

Aids Orphans & Street Children

Worldwide, there are an estimated 16 million AIDS Orphans. Of that number, 11.6 million live in sub-Saharan Africa (that’s over 77%). The vision and goal of AOSC is to provide for children whose parents have died of the HIV/AIDS virus, and children or widows who do not have a sustaining family. Of course our ultimate […]

AIM for Christ, American Indian Missions for Christ

We’re dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to American Indian Reservations. Our hope is to raise up and train disciples to evangelize surrounding reservations. You must have a willing heart to serve, be born again and lead by the Holy Spirit, and be from Junior Hi to Adult age. Non-denominational.

AKINA Community Church

Opportunities for all to reach the 33,000 Native American in the Twin Cities area (Minneapolis, MN). This is the highest concentration of Native Americans in an urban setting. Most any skill level would be appreciated. (Assembly of God affiliation)

Alive Uganda

Short Term Mission Trips in war-torn Northern Uganda. We are helping a local church-plant with ministry, work in orphanages, running a VBS and more! All you need is a love of Jesus and willingness to share Him with others. We would love to have you join us!

All Nations

Serving in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and the Middle East, All Nations’ mission is to make disciples and train leaders to ignite church planting movements in the developing world. They have  short-and long-term opportunities.    

Alon Kibbutz

(Limpopo Province, South Africa) A Life Enriching experience! Christian Kibbutz located on a beautiful farm where volunteers can involve themselves: orphanage, teaching in Christian school, Arts , Crafts, Catering in Restaurants, Farming, Horticulture, Carpentry, Metalwork, Motor Mechanics, Secretarial, etc. Any skills welcome – there are various departments to accommodate you.

Alongside Ministries International

2009 short term trips to Albania and France, open to Singles, families, and couples, who sense God’s call to share the gospel, to serve, and to willingly adapt to the culture of the predominately poor in these countries. Must be 16 or older. Also, one year and two year opportunities.

ALTAR México (alianza técnica en arquitectura)

ALTAR provides architectural services for Christian Community’s Infrastructure, such as churches, meeting places, youth camps, educational facilities, outdoor & recreational areas, healthcare buildings, shelters and orphanages. Includes design, project management, onsite supervision, technical assistance, building’s renovation and enlargement.

Alternative Missions

Creative mission trips combine surfing, scuba, etc. open air meetings, drama, music, preaching, literature distribution, medical care, dental care, sports, construction, auto mechanics, more. Mexico, Honduras.