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Short Term Mission Trips for Youth & Adult Groups

An incredible starting point to a life of love and service to others.

An incredible starting point to a life of love and service to others.

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Serve from 1 week to 9 months on Mission Tripsintentional service and learning experiences that help you put your faith into action. Experience new cultures, meet real needs, and grow as followers of Jesus. Find your trip today!

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short term mission trips

U.S. (1-2 Weeks)

For Youth or Adult Groups

group mission trips

International (1-2 Weeks)

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.

group mission trips

Followers of Jesus everywhere are more and more frustrated by the distance between learning about God and actively following Jesus.

We want to break out of the tired rhythms of life focused on ourselves and move toward actually loving and serving our neighbors (and experience what Jesus called "life to the full"), but too often we aren't sure where to start, what exactly to do, or how to do it the right way.

EM's group mission trips are an incredible starting point to a life of love and service to others.

youth group mission trips

What EM Group Mission Trips are all about

Engage cross-cultural settings with humility and understanding

Come as a guest, ready to listen and learn as much as you serve, bringing crucial experiences back to your own life and community.

Connect to established ministries and organizations

Support and encourage incredible, servant-hearted people already reaching out to their own communities in meaningful ways.

Take part in simple yet profound service experiences

Serve together with your youth group or adult team. Open the door to a life of loving your neighbors, day-in and day-out.


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For youth and adult teams of 4 or more people. Browse communities
below or search all trips by dates, group size and more.
UNITED STATES

RURAL
Appalachia, KENTUCKY
Late Elementary & Up
URBAN
Atlanta, GEORGIA
Sr. High & Up
URBAN
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Sr. High & Up
RURAL
Navajo Nation, ARIZONA
Jr. High & Up
RURAL
Navajo Nation, NEW MEXICO
Jr. High & Up
URBAN
New Haven, CONNECTICUT
Jr. High & Up
URBAN
New York, NEW YORK
Sr. High & Up
URBAN
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
Sr. High & Up
RURAL
Richwood, WEST VIRGINIA
Jr. High & Up
RURAL
Rio Grande Valley, TEXAS
Sr. High & Up
LATIN AMERICA / CARIBBEAN

RELIEF
BAHAMAS
Age 16 & Up
RURAL
BELIZE
Jr. High & Up
RURAL
COSTA RICA
Jr. High & Up
RURAL
CUBA
Jr. High & Up
RURAL
JAMAICA
Jr. High & Up
URBAN / RURAL
PUERTO RICO
Sr. High & Up
AFRICA

URBAN / RURAL
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Sr. High & Up
URBAN / RURAL
Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
Sr. High & Up
MIDDLE EAST

URBAN / RURAL
ISRAEL & THE WEST BANK
Age 16 & Up


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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

Bringing your group is simple!

1

Fill out a Group Interest Form

Only takes a minute! Simply choose the community and trip dates you’re most interested in—no commitment necessary.

2

We’ll personally follow up with you this week

Answering your questions and walking you through the process of finding the best trip, registering your group, and preparing to serve together.

3

You and your team serve on a cross-cultural mission trip!

Organized and led by EM field staff or local partners, your trip will bring encouragement and light to people in difficult circumstances, as you learn what it means to care for all people, whoever and wherever you are.

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

Why serve together on group mission trips?

There are not very many opportunities in life to give 100% of our energy and focus to serving and learning from people different than ourselves.

Bringing your group on a mission trip gives each person an opportunity to start living into their calling as a follower of Jesus to “love their neighbors as themselves” by introducing them to new cultures and challenges that help them grow and foster a life-long openness to what God is doing around the world.

Take the first step today and Fill out a Group Interest Formit only takes a minute!

A member of our Support Team will connect with you this week to help you determine if an EM group mission trip is right for your team and which community is the best match for you.

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What are EM mission trips like?

What are EM mission trips like?

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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 spring and summer 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 spring and summer missions 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 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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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

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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 Spring Break Mission Trips in 2022: A Complete Guide
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.

Looking Outward in the Age of Self Interest
If there's a idea making its way through our culture these days, it's that life is all about me. But it's possible to break out of this pattern of thinking.

Best Mission Trips: 16 Short Term Mission Opportunities
Join Experience Mission in 2023 on a faith-based serve and learning trip for youth and adult groups! Serve and grow together on one of these 16 short-term mission opportunities.

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.

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.

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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