International

Every aspect of our international trips is designed with your group in mind. We take care of all the details so you can have an incredible time of ministry and connection with your team, whether it’s a youth group, family, college group, adult group or whatever combination (individuals are welcome too!).

Our team – both local and abroad – carefully crafts the schedule, the conversations, and the entire experience in a way that helps people grow in their faith. Your relationship with Jesus and understanding of what He can do in and through you will never be the same! If you’re bringing a team, the relationships among your team members will be strengthened as you step out in faith together. We’ve taken thousands of people abroad on mission trips, and we’ve seen Jesus do amazing things both in and through the “goers” who take that extra step of faith to go beyond their own borders. We look forward to locking arms with you, your group, and Jesus for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For more information call Robin at 1-800-747-2157

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What to expect

We’ve partnered with long-term ministries that are rooted in the countries we serve. As you’re reading this, they are passionately serving and loving their neighbors, working to meet physical and spiritual needs in Jesus’ name. When we arrive, we come alongside their efforts for long-lasting impact. 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
  • English classes for interested locals
  • Community block parties for outreach

Help & Explore All Week

Saturday Travel to your destination city and transfer to your lodging for the first night
Sunday Experience worship in a different culture and get to know the ministry partner
Monday Begin service projects
Tuesday Continue to serve
Wednesday Free day to explore the local area
Thursday Keep serving
Friday Complete your project
Saturday Journey home

This is a sample itinerary. Your actual trip schedule may vary.

An Experience Like No Other

Every year, the Group Mission Trips team dedicates extensive time and energy to create a new Jesus-centered program experience through morning and evening programs, crew devotions, and youth group devotions (included in participant handbooks). Programs are designed so that you don't just look to a stage, but look to Jesus.

Our well-trained staff leads programs daily. Plus, you and your youth have the opportunity to serve by leading parts of each worship program through music, drama, Scripture reading, and other hands-on experiences. Feel free to bring guitars, drums, harmonicas, banjos, and great voices!

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  • Morning Programs
  • Crew Devotions
  • Evening Programs
  • Youth Group Devotions

Grit

2018 Program Theme

In the summer of 2018, join us as we dig deeper into the encounter Jesus has with Peter on the beach after his resurrection, in John 21:3-19. We’ll discover how Peter finds the grit he needs to plant and build the church, and we’ll follow the call to a gritty faith ourselves.

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Yes! Lifetree Adventures! We have created faith-based trips to many destinations where you stay in a comfortable hotel, serve those in need, and see the local sights and culture. They’re designed for the individual, family, or group that wants to make an impact with their vacation.

Check out our website at Lifetreeadventures.com

Call our expert International Mission Trip advisors at 800-747-2157.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a nonrefundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. Please visit our website for complete details of our cancellation policy.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 866-595-4906 for more location-specific age requirements. You must have one adult (21 or older) for every five students. If you have both males and females in your group, you must have at least one adult volunteer of each gender.

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.

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.

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.

While some adventures 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.

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. Your mission trip advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at ralm@group.com, or call 1-800-747-2157 for more information.

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Trip Details

Ages:
All ages
Trip Type:
International Service
Trip Length:
8-14 days
starting at
$699 /person

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