Group Mission Trips offers international mission trips for all ages. Going on an international mission trip gives you a fresh perspective about the work God does in local communities throughout the world. With a deeper insight, you’ll return home transformed and more aware of the different cultures and misperceptions about where you're serving. Your group will be inspired to grow in your relationship with Jesus as you step out of your normal routine and into another culture.
Group Mission Trips partners with long-term ministries rooted in the countries we serve. Our partners are in relationship with the locals and have a firm grasp on what the true needs are in the community. When you arrive, you come alongside their ongoing efforts. These trusted, established partnerships ensure your group's service is truly sustainable and leaves a lasting impact. Our team - both local and abroad- carefully crafts the schedule and the entire experience so you can be fully present with your team.
As you disconnect from everyday pressures, you’ll establish a familial community as you encounter new experiences together with your group. You'll find a willingness to be present and engaged as you work hard and develop relationships with residents, community partners, and teammates.
Customize Your International Mission Trip
No matter the ages or size of your group, you will experience the transformation that happens when you combine exploration and service on your next international mission trip. Our international mission trip advisor can help you customize an international mission trip with any size youth group, family, or friends. We've customized international mission trips for individuals, families, school groups, sports teams, dance teams, companies, youth groups, and more. There's an opportunity for everyone to serve internationally!
Types of Work
Types of work vary based on location, so here are a few examples of what you could be doing:
Minor home repairs for people in need
Construct shelters used for Bible school sessions and retreats
Help build a water filter factory
Invest afternoons helping with Vacation Bible School through local churches
Our goal is do our best to ensure the safety of participants, local partners, and members of the communities we serve. We are in contact with our partners in each community and working to make sure we provide the safest environment and follow all local guidelines when it comes time for your trip. As we get more specific details and plans, we will be sure to share them with you and your group. In the meantime, you may refer to this list of precautions we are currently evaluating: COVID-19 Precautions
Who can participate?
Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. We require 1 adult (18 years or older) for every 5 youth (17 years or younger). Contact us at 1-844-258-9616 for more location-specific age requirements.
How do I book my international mission trip?
Contact one of our mission trip advisors at 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us online.
Is airfare from North America included in the international mission trip price?
Prices do not include airfare from North America.
What is your policy on deposits, payments, and cancellations?
To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register.
Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.
What types of meals are served?
Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.
How strenuous are the activities and service?
While some mission trips are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.
Are tips included in the cost?
Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.
Are the trips safe?
The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Our mission trip advisors are glad to answer further safety questions.
Can you put together a custom trip for my group?
Our international trips are available year-round and can be customized specifically to your group’s needs. We have a trip advisor ready to speak with you, please call 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us now online to book your next life-changing international mission trip.