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


Primarily serving in Africa and Asia, mPower trains Christians to be community dental health workers for the purpose of sharing the gospel in developing countries. They also organize short-term trips with a special emphasis on dentistry.

Brethren Volunteer Service

Listings of current job openings for teachers. Affiliated with The Church of the Brethren. Over 200 projects possible, working with disabled persons, prisoners, refugees, children, and for peace, justice, education and in outdoor ministries. One and 2 year terms. We provide room and board, medical insurance, transportation to project and a monthly allowance. Funded by […]

Christian Flights International

CFI centers around a school system in Haiti which provides a quality education with a daily meal and Bible lesson, to over 900 students. There are also clean water, reforestation, and soil conservation projects, a health clinic, and vocational training. One week trips monthly: many skills are useful.

SonRise (a Ministry of Bethesda Lutheran Communities)

We offer an opportunity to share fun, faith formation and fellowship with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For five days, youth (14 and up) and adult volunteer companions are paired one-on-one with a camper who has a developmental disability. Together, they participate in Bible study, worship and camp activities. Companions assist campers with daily […]

Get Real Ministries

Outreaches in Jamaica, New Orleans, Georgia, Kentucky. Build God’s Kingdom in Jamaica. We minister in remote areas, building medical clinics. Doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and professionals with opthalmology experience needed. Also construction, lay ministers, evangelists, children’s ministries. Families okay in some places.

Experience Mission – Immersion: Six Month program

Consider giving six months and immersing yourself into four unique cultures and countries. You’ll wrestle with how to make your faith real and relevant. Be prepared to give tirelessly and expect to be blessed immeasurably by the people you encounter. You’ll be in each place long enough for your life and your actions to possibly […]

Group Mission Trips

Want to mobilize students to improve the lives of others, form stronger relationships, and grow spiritually? Group Mission Trips has over 189 experiences available in 2015. Make meaningful connections at Week of Hope, work hard during home repair Workcamps, or serve internationally with Lifetree Adventures. Join us in changing lives!

Forward Edge International

Evangelism, Vacation Bible School, and service projects on Crow reservations in Montana. Trip details here. Short term teams needed to work with vulnerable children in Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti and Kenya. See web site for details and schedules. Go on a mission trip with Forward Edge International and help alleviate suffering through disaster-response work, health care […]

Outreach International

Anti-trafficking Cambodia. Outreach International raise awareness and provide support for victims (primarily young girls). We need office support, fund raising and volunteers to work directly with the victims.  Human trafficking projects in Cambodia need the support of dedicated, ideally Christian volunteers with skills in teaching, report writing, office and also law.

Unmasked Productions

Unmasked Productions  (Australia)  We are a group of creative artists using our gifts, talents and interests to put together the best and most meaningful theatrical experiences possible for audiences ranging from Primary School Scripture classes and high school lunch-time groups to entire communities, churches and whoever else might let us play on their stages. Affiliated […]

Mission Immersion Project

This week-long project of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky helps youth understand the plight facing America’s poor, and combines education with implementation. Groups not only hear and discuss social injustices, but work hands-on through various projects. Our hope is to instill a desire in the youth to return home and begin or join […]

La Montaña de Luz

La Montaña de Luz of Ecuador would be blessed to host an unforgettable mission trip that will change your heart like no other! We will personally collaborate with you, to customize an experience that utilizes you/your group’s special interests and talents. We creatively share the gospel through a variety of programs, which include horses, drama, […]

Extend Global

We seek to make Jesus known throughout the world by partnering with individuals, groups and churches to mobilize God s people on mission. Our focus is one-week to three-month projects during which we join God’s work in the USA, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Ukraine, India and Middle East.

Good Shepherd Ministries (India)

We minister to the very poor children (under age 14 of Yanadi tribal people. They and their parents don’t know the name of the Savior. We hope to build an orphanage and provide education for them. Kabadipalem, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, South India.

Visiting Orphans

Arranges short term trips to China, Russia and Honduras, for Christians to visit children in orphanages. You can provide spiritual, physical, and emotional care to orphans, and learn first-hand the needs of these children for love and attention. Develop relationships, provide comfort and share the Gospel.

CTI Music Ministries

(formerly Carpenter’s Tools International). Summer teams and long term teams use quality music and drama, working alongside established ministries in over 50 countries across the globe. Concerts are held in public schools, prisons, orphanages, street corners, churches and anywhere our host ministry is at work. Affiliated with Youth for Christ.

International Living Mission

Please join us for 2 weeks to 4 months in a very needy part of the states of Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand, India. If you are a born again Christian, you can help us with children’s ministry, medical helps, the children’s home, church planting, and tutoring in our after-school program for village children.

Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

OLBC offers mission opportunities to Jr. and Sr. high students to head out into God’s amazing creation and work with people in the community. We serve others and share the awesome message of Jesus! We have mission trips already planned, but will also work with your group to tailor make one to your groups needs.

Hope In The Light Ministry

Working in the mountains above Port-au-Prince in Haiti, we host week long trips for Christian teams that want to use their talents evangelizing, for medical services, building, or other skills. You are never too old, too young or lacking in skills or talents for this life changing experience.

SOE: U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission

SOE seeks to improve the quality of Christian short-term mission experiences as it provides general information, a network of over 80 member organizations, a bibliography, and other resources. If you are thinking about a mission trip, visit its website and its many links.

In His Steps International Missions

We use all forms of outreach in Guatemala as a platform to preach the Gospel and connect new believers with already established churches. We can use those with skills in construction, medical care, extreme sports (skate, motorcycle, BMX), humanitarian services, photography, etc.

House of Hope

Children’s Home on the Haitian/Dominican Border is looking for respite missionary couple to provide coverage for two to three months to allow full-time missionaries an extended furlough. Responsibilities are for overall management of the home and primary care givers for approximately 25 children from 1 – 19. There are full-time national staff to assist with […]

EMAS Canada

A Christian, charitable, NGO based in Canada and in Hong Kong, that sends out missions teams and partners with organizations overseas in healthcare initiatives. You will need Healthcare related skills or be a student in a healthcare major. EMAS provides bursaries for all healthcare students who are able to arrange an elective overseas or who […]

Heartline Ministries

Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, faces daily challenges resulting from dark religious beliefs, political unrest, crime, hunger, and despair. The goal of Heartline Ministries is to restore HOPE. This includes humanitarian support efforts such as food and shoe distribution, exploration of Haiti as we travel into the mountains meeting locals, and will […]

Servant Life

Servant Life exist to see the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed and lived out among the nations. Servant Life sends short-term mission teams to fourteen countries including three locations in the United States. Be a part of the Great Commission and let us help connect you to the nations.