Update: Covid-19 + 2021 Mission Trips
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Short Term Mission Trips for Youth & Adult Groups

Summer 2021 is a go! Serve and grow together across the country or around the world.

Summer 2021 is a go! Serve and grow together across the country or around the world.

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U.S. Trips

For Youth or Adult Groups

short term missions

International Trips

Latin America, Caribbean & more

1-6 Month IMMERSION

For young adults, ages 18-30

Gap Year Programs

9 months, 4 countries

We were made for more.

We were made for more.

Youth Service Trips

Loving our neighbors as ourselves — every person, everywhere — is a central part of the Christian faith.

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 Service Opportunities

Mission Trips — Serve & Grow Together

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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Partner Communities

EM Partner Communities

Click on a domestic or international community for specific details!

United States

Atlanta,GEORGIAUrban Missions

Hurricane Relief,PUERTO RICOCoastal Communities

McDowell County,WEST VIRGINIAAppalachia Region

Navajo Nation,NEW MEXICOEastern Side

Navajo Nation,ARIZONAWestern Side

Pike County,KENTUCKYAppalachia Region

Portland,MAINEUrban Missions

Rio Grande Valley,TEXASU.S. - Mexico Border

Webster Springs,WEST VIRGINIAAppalachia Region

Latin America/Caribbean

Belmopan,BELIZERural Central America

Catadupa,JAMAICARural Mountain Town

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

On your own? Check out...

On your own? Check out...

Cross-Cultural Missions Experiences

Join a team of young adults serving around the world on 1-9 month IMMERSION and Gap Year programs.

1-6 Month IMMERSION Trips Christian Gap Year Programs

1-9 Month Trips for Individuals

Christian Gap Year Programs

How to partner with EM

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Inquire about a trip by filling out a Group Interest Form

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We'll help you find and plan the best trip for your youth or adult group

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Serve together on a life-changing trip!

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Short Term Trips
U.S. and International Christian Service Trips

Why serve together on group mission trips?

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

Will this 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 these experiences can be extremely beneficial, both for those who go and the people they come alongside. But, ultimately, what makes a trip meaningful is taking the time to care about how we approach our short term mission trip. When we come with humility—serving where needed while seeing the people in front of us as equals and image-bearers of God—it’s hard for it to go wrong.

Whether you’re seeking a U.S. or international missions experience (for college students, youth, adults, or multi-age groups), step out of your normal life and learn what it means to love and serve others like Jesus. Dignify people in difficult life circumstances and learn how to care for those on the margins everywhere.

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What Experience Mission is all about

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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 missions across the U.S. and around the world. Let us help you and your team!

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U.S. and International Group Christian Service Trips
 
Christian Learning 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 short-term learning and service trips across the U.S. and around the world. Let us help you and your team!

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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 KlementTeam Leader
Attleboro, MA
“Seeing teenagers desire to come home and help others after participating in an EM trip is the highest recommendation I can give.”

Sarah ZieglerTeam Leader
Mahomet, IL

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hurricane relief trips
Christian Disaster Relief Trips
HURRICANE RELIEF TRIPS

Bring your group to help clean up and rebuild in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico!

Bahamas Puerto Rico

christian service trips to appalachia
kentucky
SHORT-TERM TRIPS BY COMMUNITY TYPE

Love and serve others in a rural, urban, or international community.

RURAL URBAN INTERNATIONAL

 

Don't let fundraising slow you down!

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

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EM Fundraising Guide
EM Fundraising Guide

Don't let fundraising slow you down!

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

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Helpful Missions Resources

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.

How to Select a Location to Serve with Your Church or Group
Every youth pastor and group leader has their own unique way of choosing where to serve as a group. Many groups plan at least one trip each year, sticking to a consistent location or rotating between types of communities.

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.

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We'd love to connect with you!

Fill out an interest form or call (888) 475-6414 (Tue-Thu, 9am-5pm ET) to ask questions and learn more about upcoming EM mission trips.

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