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Christian Mission Trips

Learn to love and serve others like Jesus on a cross-cultural missions experience.

Learn to love and serve others like Jesus on a cross-cultural missions experience.

 

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Updates

EM's response to the Coronavirus pandemic and our plan for 2020 mission trips.

EM's response to the Coronavirus.

 

Explore Mission Trips

1-2 Week Mission Trips

For Youth or Adult Groups

1-6 Month IMMERSION

For Individuals, ages 18-30

Gap Year Missions

International — 9 months, 4 countries

Paid Missions Internship

Apply now for Spring and Summer

Racism and Injustice

Our Commitment to Fighting Racism & Injustice

In seeking to DO JUSTICE, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, we feel compelled to continue this work until there is an end to racism, inequality, and unjust systems that are the opposite of the heart of Jesus.

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Why go on a Mission Trip?

Why go on a Mission Trip?

Live into your calling as a follower of Jesus.

Love your neighbors across the country or around the world by meeting tangible needs and serving others.

See the image of God in every person.

Build meaningful relationships across cultural boundaries that honor each person’s God-given humanity.

Mature and grow in your faith together.

Serve with open ears and openhands, to give and also receive the gifts others have to offer.


Find Your Trip

Live your mission.

Mission trips are intentional service and learning experiences that help youth and adults from different backgrounds serve and love others like Jesus. Since 2003, EM has partnered with churches around the world with a vision to do “missions” differently. Join us!

Mission trips are intentional service and learning experiences that help youth and adults from different backgrounds to serve and love others like Jesus. Since 2003, EM has partnered with churches around the world with a vision to do “missions” differently. Join us!

 

1-2 Week Mission Trips by Group Type

These 6-10 day trips are ideal for youth groups, college teams, and more. Find your fit here!

Jr. High Mission Trips

Ideal trips for middle schoolers

High School Mission Trips

For youth, ages 14-18

Jr./Sr. High Mission Trips

Mixed age youth groups

College Mission Trips

Domestic & International

Adult Mission Trips

For 18 and older

Family Mission Trips

Serve together

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Youth & Adult Mission Trips by Region

EM has ministry partners in over 25 communities, so whether you're looking for an international or domestic mission trip, we'd love to help you get there.

U.S. Mission Trips
Urban, rural, and relief trips

Central America Mission Trips
Serve in Belize & Costa Rica

Caribbean Mission Trips
Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba & more

Africa Mission Trips
From 10 days to 9 months

Holy Land Mission Trips
10-day trips to Israel & Palestine

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1-9 Month International Trips (Ages 18-30) by Region

Dreaming of diving deeper into a life of purpose? Find a path that's right for you.

Africa
Namibia, South Africa & more

Latin America / Caribbean
Costa Rica, Haiti, Cuba & more

Holy Land
Israel & Palestine

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Discover our heart for missions

Discover EM’s heart for missions

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Why partner with EM?

Serve on a meaningful domestic or international mission trip and join over 35,000 youth and adult volunteers who've learned to serve and love others like Jesus with Experience Mission.

“EM provides teams with countless opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Teams partner with the community to bring hope, dignity, love, and empowerment.”

Andrea KlementMission Trip Team Leader
Attleboro, MA
“I went on the 3-month IMMERSION trip to South Africa and enjoyed every moment of it! God showed me how to live for the unplanned, and unknown moments that He perfectly placed in my path. If you are wanting to go on a trip that will challenge you to grow in faith and as a person, this trip will do that for you!”

Annabelle CampAfrica IMMERSION Team Member
Canton, GA

What Others Are Saying About EM

How to Serve on a Mission Trip

1

Find your trip —select a 2021 mission trip or IMMERSION program

2

Register your youth or adult team (or apply now) to reserve your trip

3

Love and serve others on a life-changing mission trip!


FiND YOUR TRIP

How to Get Started

1

Fill out an Interest Form for a 2020 mission trip or IMMERSION program

2

The EM support team will personally help you connect and prepare for the best trip.

3

Love and serve others on a life-changing mission trip!


Fill out an interest form

Who We Are

Since 2003, Experience Mission has set out to help people of all ages (youth and adults) love and serve others like Jesus—sacrificially, holistically, and whole-heartedly—with all aspects of each person in mind. Learn More

Who We Are

Since 2003, Experience Mission has set out to help people love and serve others like Jesus—sacrificially, holistically, and whole-heartedly—with all aspects of each person in mind. Learn More

Helpful Missions Resources

After thousands of trips, we have some great stories to share and advice for future volunteers. We hope these resources make your experience serving less stressfull and more meaningful.

5 Ways to Serve Others Right Now Whether you are still sheltering-in-place or simply practicing safe social distancing to avoid spreading the coronavirus, you may be wondering what it looks like to love your neighbor as yourself in this season. How can we possibly serve others when we are being told to stay as far away from others as possible?

20 Ways to Fundraise for Your Mission Trip During a Pandemic 20 great fundraising ideas that help mission trip volunteers be creative and fundraise effectively within the limitations of stay at home orders or bans on large gatherings.

Resources for Fighting Racism and Injustice Books and films that introduce topics of racism and injustice, tell important stories and invite you to engage in the work of sacrificially loving your neighbors. Every single one.

If One Part Suffers: Our Commitment to Fighting Racism and Injustice In seeking to DO JUSTICE, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, we feel compelled to continue this work until there is an end to racism, inequality, and unjust systems that are the opposite of the heart of Jesus.

Best 2021 Mission Trips: 15 Meaningful Opportunities to Serve Mission trips create life-changing opportunities, both for participants and the communities they come alongside. But these meaningful experiences often don't happen without a significant amount of effort and planning by trip organizers, team leaders, and missions organizations like EM.

3 Ways to Use EM's Cross Cultural Training Sessions How to use EM's 5 free 90-minute cross-cultural training sessions (with a group or by yourself) this summer.

Why Go on a Mission Trip? It may be surprising that we think everyone should ask this question, but the honest truth is unhealthy mission trips can do more harm than good.

How to Take a Gap Year While gap years can take many forms, this "Year on Pause" is a chance to pursue your passions, discover your unique gifts, and hopefully, mature and grow in your faith.

5 Virtual Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas We want to be a resource for all mission trip teams and individual participants as we all navigate this unknown situation together.

13 Books to Help You Love Your Neighbor (and grow in your faith!) If you are looking for ways to grow in your faith and understanding of God and serving others, check out these recommendations.

Best Spring Break Mission Trips for 2020 Whether youíre planning your campus Alternative Spring Break or putting together a team of middle school or high school students, weíve compiled a list of the best spring break locations for everyone.

3 Ways to Continue Serving After Your Mission Trip We all want our mission trip to have a big impact. Unfortunately, we donít always bring home all the lessons we learned while serving and learning across the country or around the world.

Social Justice or Evangelism? When I look at the life of Jesus, his example seems clear. He didnít just care about peopleís spiritual condition, but he cared about their social and physical needs as well.

10 Best High School Mission Trips During this time of life, mission trips can be an incredibly impactful way to challenge students and help them engage deeply with service at a local and global level ó and thatís worth pursuing.

Top Mission Trips to Take Post Grad If you are post-grad and think itís too late to travel, itís not! Take three months to explore the world, and see the heart of God in new and exciting places. It may be scary to take the leap of faith, but I guarantee you will never regret it.

5 Steps to Serving Others Well As followers of Christ, we know that we are called to serve others, but how does this translate in our complicated cultural context?

How to Select a Partner Organization for Your Mission Trip Selecting the right partner missions organization can be a great first step in making sure you serve in a way that brings life to all involved, while also removing the burden of putting it all together yourself.

ĎThese Peopleí Have Names Most of the time I view my life with me at the center. And if weíre not careful, we can take this perspective with us into missions, accidentally overlooking the very people we desire to know and serve.

5 Myths About Taking a Gap Year More and more young adults are committing to spend a year abroad, but there are still a lot of unhelpful myths surrounding the choice to do a Gap Year.

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More Than Just Mission Trips

EM's RISING program is empowering youth in Haiti to build a better future through education, mentoring, and resources. Help us inspire hope by investing in the physical, mental, and spiritual development of young people in often-overlooked communities.

More Than Just Mission Trips

EM's RISING program is empowering youth in Haiti to build a better future through education, mentoring, and resources. Help us inspire hope by investing in the physical, mental, and spiritual development of young people in often-overlooked communities. Learn More

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