Engage with Unreached People and Expand the Love of Christ
Your team will greatly multiply our efforts to seek and find people of peace who desire to know more about Jesus. That being said, this trip will mainly involve prayer and personal evangelism. The only way to find people of peace is to share Christ with people.
We are asking volunteers to come and help us find people of peace, people in whom the Holy Spirit is already at work.
Your team members will prayer walk in unreached people group communities, and we will provide training and guidance in sharing the gospel with people from different religions. Volunteer teams often distribute gospel materials we provide in shops and subway stations. We sometimes have opportunities for volunteers to teach English.
You will have engaging conversations with unreached people, hear their stories pray with them, share Christ’s work in you and the gospel story, then ask them if they are willing to meet together again with their family/friends to share more. We hope to start new Bible studies with groups of people as a result of our Short Term Mission Trips.
Our prayer is that you will also gain experience during this trip that will assist you in your personal ministry back home.
How to Join a Short Term Mission Trip
Build Your team and choose where you want to go.
We suggest that teams consist of 3-12 people, and that all participants be 18 years of age or older. Please contact us to discuss other possibilities if you’d like to do something different.
Tell Us You Are Interested
Contact us so we know you are interested by completing the request form on the city’s page or at the bottom of this page. While completing the form, it’s helpful to mention if your team wishes to work with specific people groups or religious groups, how many individuals are in your team, and where your team is from (e.g., church small group, college ministry organization, etc).
Complete Pre-Trip Assignments
Everyone who participates in a Short Term Mission Trip project MUST complete the required pre-trip training modules. These are designed to be covered in four meetings, with times to practice what you are learning. We recommend doing these every other week for two months. This will allow time to read and practice what you are learning. Please don’t wait until the last minute to begin these training sessions. They are crucial in helping you be effective during the mission trip.
Pay the Participation Fee
The participation fee varies for each location (these fees help subsidize local workers, rent training locations, pay for gospel materials, etc.). Please send fees to the address below with “City Name - Short Term Mission Trips” on the memo of your check.
236 W 72nd St.
NY, NY 10023
What to Expect During a Short Term Mission Trip
This is mission work, so our plans can (of course) change at any time, so we ask you to be flexible. Generally, though, our week will entail morning meetings where we will worship together and have training time. We will break around lunchtime.
Then, participants will go out into the community in groups of 2-3, spending the rest of the day meeting people, praying with people, sharing the gospel with people, distributing language-specific gospel materials, etc. It is encouraged that groups also eat in the restaurants of the focus populations!
We will debrief each day’s activities the next day at our large group meeting. However, we do encourage teams to meet together on their own in the evenings to pray for people they met during the day and to celebrate what God did.
Accomodations & Travel
Depending on your location, accommodations vary from dorms, hotels, and AirBnB lodging options. This is also true for travel. In locations like New York, unlimited subway/bus passes are required for convenience and accessibility.
Short Term Mission Trip FAQs
What should I pack for clothing?
While we work with many cultures, it is best practice to dress very modestly. This means no shorts, no tight or revealing clothing, and no sleeveless shirts. The way you are dressed will impact people's ability to hear our message.
Also remember to wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking.
How are expenses handled?
Missionaries will provide gospel resources and training materials. Volunteer teams are responsible for taking care of all travel, lodging, and food expenses.
What other items should I bring?
We recommend a backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, a clipboard or notebook, and a writing utensil for when you are out.
In addition, we also recommend bringing cash. Many of the places you visit will not accept credit or debit cards. Please make sure everyone is prepared to use cash. ATM's are plentiful if needed.