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Short Term Mission Trips for Youth & Adult Groups

Grow in your faith as you serve others on 1-2 week
mission trips in the U.S. and abroad.

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Grow in your faith as you serve others on 1-2 week mission trips in the U.S. and abroad.

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We were made for more.

Youth Mission Trips

Loving our neighbors as ourselves — every person, everywhere — is a central part of following Jesus.

But without experiences that help us learn to serve and love others well, we'll miss out on what Jesus called life to the full.

Mission trips breathe new life into your faith and introduce you to God’s heart of compassion, mercy, and justice for people all over the world.

We were made for more.

Loving our neighbors as ourselves — every person, everywhere — is a central part of following Jesus.

But without experiences that help us learn to serve and love others well, we'll miss out on what Jesus called life to the full.

Mission trips breathe new life into your faith and introduce you to God’s heart of compassion, mercy, and justice for people all over the world.

Christian Mission Trips

Mission Trips help you...

Mission Trips help you...

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 open hands, to give and also receive the gifts others have to offer.


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We’re in this together!

At Experience Mission, we believe we were created to serve each other and share God’s love by loving one another. But we also know how hard it can be to turn this belief into action.

Since 2003, we’ve helped thousands of youth and adults learn how to love and serve others like Jesus on short-term mission trips across the U.S. and around the world. Let us help you and your team!

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U.S. and International Mission Trips
 
Christian Mission Trips

We’re in this together!

At Experience Mission, we believe we were created to serve each other and share God’s love by loving one another. But we also know how hard it can be to turn this belief into action.

Since 2003, we’ve helped thousands of youth and adults learn how to love and serve others like Jesus on mission trips across the U.S. and around the world. Let us help you and your team!

Find Your Trip

 

What past teams say about EM...

“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
“Seeing teenagers desire to come home and help others after participating in an Experience Mission trip is the highest recommendation I can give.”

Sarah ZieglerMission Trip Team Leader
Mahomet, IL

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short term missions

Bring your group to serve & love others in a new context

group mission trips

Grow closer to God and build meaningful relationships

international trips

Discover genuine faith
and purpose

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Mission Trip Communities

Click on a domestic or international community for specific details!

United States

Atlanta,GEORGIAUrban Missions

Fort Wayne,INDIANALearning & Service Week

Hurricane Relief,PUERTO RICOCoastal Communities

McDowell County,WEST VIRGINIAAppalachia Region

Navajo Nation,NEW MEXICOEastern Side

Navajo Nation,ARIZONAWestern Side

New York City,NEW YORKUrban Missions

Pike County,KENTUCKYAppalachia Region

Portland,MAINEUrban Missions

Rio Grande Valley,TEXASU.S. - Mexico Border

Washington,D.C.Urban Missions

Webster Springs,WEST VIRGINIAAppalachia Region

Latin America/Caribbean

Belmopan,BELIZERural Central America

Catadupa,JAMAICARural Mountain Town

Coroma,COSTA RICARemote Indigenous Village

Cuban Towns,CUBARural Home Churches

Haitian Communities,HAITITowns and Rural Communities

Hurricane Relief,BAHAMASIsland Communities

Shiroles,COSTA RICABribri & Cabecar Village

Africa

Cape Town,SOUTH AFRICAMetropolitan Area

Pretoria,SOUTH AFRICAMultiple Communities

Middle East

Jerusalem & Bethlehem,HOLY LANDIsrael & Palestine

What group leaders are saying about EM:



“I highly recommend EM for both newbies and experienced missions volunteers. They really help in organizing all aspects of the trip, allowing us to focus on the ministry work.”

Eric Ulrich
Sicklerville United Methodist Church
Sicklerville, NJ



“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 Klement
Faith Alliance Church
Attleboro, MA



“Seeing teenagers desire to come home and help others after participating in an Experience Mission trip is the highest recommendation I can give.”

Sarah Ziegler
Lake of the Woods Church
Mahomet, IL

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Disaster Relief Mission Trips
HURRICANE RELIEF TRIPS

Help clean up and rebuild on group mission trips to the Bahamas and Puerto Rico!

Bahamas Puerto Rico

upcoming short term mission trips to appalachia
kentucky
MISSION TRIPS BY COMMUNITY TYPE

Love and serve others on an upcoming rural, urban, or international mission trip.

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Short Term Mission Trips

Why bring your group
on a mission trip?

Whether it’s cost, timing, logistics, or something more, there will always be reasons not to go on a mission trip. But, ultimately, it comes down to whether or not we think it’s worth the effort.

Will this mission trip make a difference in the lives of the people we meet? Will it be meaningful for my group? Why not just serve in our own community?

We believe mission trips are extremely beneficial, both for those who go and the people they come alongside (otherwise we wouldn’t do them!) But, ultimately, what makes a trip meaningful is taking the time to care about how we approach short-term mission trips. When we come with humility—willing to learn from people who are different than us, serving where needed while not imposing our will, and seeing the people in front of us as equals and image-bearers of God—it’s hard for a mission trip to go wrong.

Mission trips are an opportunity to step out of our normal life and learn what it means to love and serve others like Jesus. In the process, we dignify people in difficult life circumstances and grow in our capacity to care for those on the margins in our own communities back home.

Whether you’re seeking a U.S. or international missions experience (for college students, youth, adults, or multi-age groups), we’d love to help you serve together on an upcoming mission trip!

Find Your Trip

U.S. and International Mission Trips

Why bring your group on a mission trip?

Whether it’s cost, timing, logistics, or something more, there will always be reasons not to go on a mission trip. But, ultimately, it comes down to whether or not we think it’s worth the effort.

Will this mission trip make a difference in the lives of the people we meet? Will it be meaningful for my group? Why not just serve in our own community?

We believe mission trips are extremely beneficial, both for those who go and the people they come alongside (otherwise we wouldn’t do them!) But, ultimately, what makes a trip meaningful is taking the time to care about how we approach mission trips. When we come with humility—willing to learn from people who are different than us, serving where needed while not imposing our will, and seeing the people in front of us as equals and image-bearers of God—it’s hard for a mission trip to go wrong.

Mission trips are an opportunity to step out of our normal life and learn what it means to love and serve others like Jesus. In the process, we dignify people in difficult life circumstances and grow in our capacity to care for those on the margins in our own communities back home.

Whether you’re seeking a U.S. or international missions experience (for college students, youth, adults, or multi-age groups), we’d love to help you serve together on an upcoming mission trip!

Fill Out an Interest Form

Don't let fundraising slow you down!

Download our free Mission Trip Fundraising Guide for all our best tips and ideas for making fundraising for your next trip fun and easy.

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Mission Trip Fundraising Guide
Short-Term Mission Trip Fundraising Guide

Don't let fundraising slow you down!

Download our free Mission Trip Fundraising Guide for all our best tips and ideas for making fundraising for your next trip fun and easy.

Get the Free Guide

Short-Term Mission Trips Video

What EM Mission Trips are all about

What Mission Trips are all about

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Helpful Missions Resources

Best Urban Mission Trips for 2021
Urban mission trips can be a launchpad to helping you live your mission all year round, not just for one week during the summer.

Your Complete Guide to Spring Break Mission Trips in 2021
At Experience Mission, we think spring break is the perfect time to unplug from academics and commit to learning to love and serve others like Jesus.

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?

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.

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.

Bahamas Relief Update: What You Don't See
You won't see the stories and pictures of Bahamians that pushed through the heartache of destruction and were forced to find a new normal in the midst of rebuilding.

3 Steps to Fundraising for a Mission Trip
Like most worthwhile experiences, there is always a cost to mission trips, and itís likely that you and your team will need to raise money in order to go on your trip.

How to Select a Location for Your Mission Trip
Every youth pastor and group leader finds a different rhythm when it comes to mission trips. Most try to plan at least one trip each year, sticking to a consistent location or rotating between types of communities.

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.

Best Mission Trips for Middle School Groups
If you're unsure about whether you should take a group of middle school students on a mission trip, let me start off by saying that it is sure to be a life-changing experience for you, your students, and the community where you serve. But where do you even begin?

Why I Still Believe in Mission Trips
I fully understand the irony as I sit in my office supporting volunteer teams setting out for week-long trips to these very places I once refused to go.

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