Bring a team of volunteers (junior high, high school, college-age or adult) on one of our short-term mission trips and serve in one of our domestic or international partner communities, including Haiti, Costa Rica, West Virginia & more.
Go, and learn how to live the local way while building relationships and serving the community. Join one of our 3 and 6-month mission trips to Africa, Latin America or the Caribbean launching in January, May, & August. Apply to join a team today!
Donate toward our efforts to empower young people in communities around the world! Our education scholarship and microloan programs are more than a handout. All donations go toward opportunities for individuals to end cycles of poverty in their community.
We believe sustainable change succeeds when everyone is aware of the local struggles and there is a homegrown vision for the future; when the community recognizes the barriers that stand in their way and finds ownership in their treatment of these problems. Through mission trips and local initiatives, we seek to provide resources and support while empowering local people to develop and work toward the visions for their own communities.
Leaders are the catalyst for change. If we seek to implement sustainable growth, we must invest in the leaders of the future—in both developed and underdeveloped communities. We believe that this takes place through developing external talents and skills as well as the internal frameworks with which individuals see and respond to the world. We accomplish this through short term mission trips, 3 & 6-month IMMERSION programs, and cross-cultural internships.
Mission Trips are about bringing people together to experience unity in diversity. While serving and bringing the hope of Christ through their actions, volunteers learn, grow and develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Christian mission trips also allow people to broaden their views of the world and learn how to be agents of change within their own communities, "living their mission" in their own neighborhoods and serving others on a regular basis.
The choice to serve is often selfless and out of a desire to make a difference, but when we serve it's important to examine the WAY we serve. What is our approach? Are we taking into consideration the dignity and well-being of the people we're serving?
Preview and download our newly-developed training resource sessions—including videos, powerpoint presentations, case studies and discussion questions—that address these questions and more, helping your adult or youth mission trip team mentally prepare for their time serving others.
Experience Mission organizes short term mission trips for people of all ages. Youth mission trips are the most common, but in addition to mission trips for youth, we also organize mission trips for college students, adults, and families. Because we have so much interest in college mission trips, we provide spring break mission opportunities. Our spring trips are open to people of all ages, but they are ideal for college students looking to do something meaningful for spring break.
How long are Experience Mission trips?
Our mission trip program consists of mostly one week trips with an occasional ten day or two week trip. EM's Immersion program is geared toward ages 18-30 and consists of 3 month and 6 month opportunities to travel to Africa or the Caribbean. Immersion is less task oriented than a typical mission trip because the primary goal is cultural immersion and relational interaction.