Update: Covid-19 + 2021 Mission Trips
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Christian Mission Trips

2021 is a go! Serve and grow together on a healthy cross-cultural missions experience.

2021 is a go! Serve and grow together on a healthy cross-cultural missions experience.

 

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1-2 Week Mission Trips

For Youth or Adult Groups

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1-6 Month IMMERSION

For Individuals, ages 18-30

Gap Year Missions

International — 9 months, 4 countries

Paid Missions Internship

Apply now for Summer 2021

Serve & Grow Together on a Mission Trip

Serve & Grow Together 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 created in God’s image.

Mature and grow in your faith together.

Serve with open ears and open hands, 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 serve others and become more like Jesus together. Since 2003, Experience Mission has partnered with churches around the world with a vision to do missions in a healthier way. 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, Experience Mission has partnered with churches around the world with a vision to do missions in a healthy way. Join us!

 

1-2 Week Mission Trips by Group Type

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

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Jr. High Mission Trips

Ideal trips for middle schoolers

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High School Mission Trips

For youth, ages 14-18

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Jr./Sr. High Mission Trips

Youth group mission trips

College Mission Trips

Domestic & International

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Adult Mission Trips

Summer mission trips & more

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.

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

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Central America Mission Trips
Serve in Belize & Costa Rica

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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 Mission Trips for Young Adults

Discover life and faith on unique Christian mission trips for college students.

Africa
Namibia, South Africa & more

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

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Holy Land
Israel & Palestine

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EM’s approach to missions

EM’s approach to missions

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Why partner with EM?

Connect to meaningful domestic or international mission trip opportunities and join over 35,000 youth and adult volunteers who have learned to serve and love others like Jesus with Experience Mission.

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“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 KlementYouth Mission Trip Team Leader
Attleboro, MA
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“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

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How to Serve with EM

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Find your trip and fill out an interest form today!

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Our staff will connect with you and help find and prepare the best trip for you.

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Serve and grow together on a life-changing mission trip.


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How to Join on a Mission Trip

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Find your trip and fill out an interest form today!

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Our staff will connect with you and help find and prepare the best trip for you.

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Serve and grow together on a life-changing mission trip.


FIND YOUR TRIP

Who We Are

Experience Mission strives to be a mission trip organization that helps people of all ages (on youth mission trips and mission trips for adults) love and serve others like Jesus—sacrificially, holistically, and whole-heartedly—with all aspects of each person in mind. Learn More

Our Commitment to Fighting Racism & Injustice

Mission Trip organizations like EM should be about DOING JUSTICE, loving mercy, and walking 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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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

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Helpful Missions Resources

After thousands of local and international mission trips, we have encouraging stories to share and advice for future volunteers. We hope these resources make your experience serving less stressful and more meaningful.

Best 2021 Mission Trips: 15 Meaningful Group Mission Trips Join Experience Mission on our best mission trips for 2021! Serve and grow together as a team in one of these 15 communities. Learn more about group mission trips 2021.

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

Is Missions about Social Justice or Evangelism? When I look at the life of Jesus, his example seems clear. He didn't just care about people's spiritual condition, but he cared about their social and physical needs as well.

How to Select a Partner Organization for Church Mission Trips 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.

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.

How to Take a Christian 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.

Best Mission Trips in Latin America Latin America is full of beauty, culture, and people who are bursting with love for others. Where should you start?

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.

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?

Should You Press Pause on College? Often God uses the jarring moments in our lives to help us refocus and pivot the direction we are headed. This might be a great time to pause and see what else could be in store for your future.

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.

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 you’re planning your campus Alternative Spring Break or putting together a team of middle school or high school students, we’ve compiled a list of the best spring break locations for everyone.

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 — and that’s worth pursuing.

Top Mission Trips to Take Post Grad If you are post-grad and think it’s too late to travel, it’s 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?

‘These People’ Have Names Most of the time I view my life with me at the center. And if we’re 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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Go Beyond 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.

Go Beyond 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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