Short-Term Missions 

Crossing Cultures to Serve and to Grow

Serge’s short-term mission teams serve for 1-2 weeks in a wide variety of locations around the world.

Throughout the year, missionaries request assistance from individuals and teams to serve with them in their local communities. These short-term mission trips serve as cultural exchanges, widen global perspectives, and give tangible help to the people in communities where Serge works.

Types of team service include: 

  • Construction
  • English language camps and VBS clubs
  • Teaching/discipling of pastors and church leaders
  • Sports camps
  • Prayer weeks

Why Go Short-Term with Serge?

Meaningful Projects
Support Long-Term Work

We want your trip to be beneficial as possible for all involved — your short-term team, your sending church, and your missionary and international partners. Every team we send participates in important, helpful work that is more than something we could accomplish through financial resources alone.

Community
Development

Frequently, short-term teams can be ineffective, or at worst harmful, to local communities and the materially poor. We see Short-Term teams as more than just an opportunity for spiritual tourism – but avenues that God uses to create lasting change in the lives of team members and the communities they serve.

Renewed Vision for
Missional Living

The effectiveness of a short-term team expands far beyond the scope of the weeks spent overseas. Through serving cross-culturally, you can joyfully re-encounter your own need for the gospel and bring renewed vision and excitement back to local mission engagement.

2021-2022 Short-Term Trips

COVID-19 UPDATE:

As an organization centered around a calling to lay down our lives, we are dedicated to pursuing opportunities to mobilize the next generation into missions. Within the context of the Coronavirus pandemic, that looks like moving forward with 2021-2022 short-term trips while continuing to wisely monitor the progression and impact of COVID-19 on international travel.

We’re faithfully pursuing prayer and seeking input from a gathered team of professionals qualified to speak into decisions surrounding the pandemic; we also believe the Kingdom of God is still being built and he is actively calling people to join him in the work he’s doing worldwide.

Thank you for engaging this tension with us.

Europe

Ministry Apartment Renovation

Barcelona, Spain
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Children’s English Camp 

Malaga, Spain
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Teen English Camp

Malaga, Spain
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Spain Sonship Retreat

Malaga, Spain
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Spring Break L.E.A.P. Trip

London, UK
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L.E.A.P. Week 

London, UK
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Irish Prayer Summit

Dublin and Cork, Ireland
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Latin America

Cholchol Ministry Center Construction 

Cholchol, Chile
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Central Chile Leadership Conference

Chile
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What They’re Saying

"Since going on my STT, my prayer life has expanded exponentially. Something was ignited in me and I want to dive deeper than ever before into my relationship with the Lord. The way the Lord used me over there was really special, but also a great reminder that I can have those moments and conversations in my daily life here [at home]."

Morgan Montrose

"Why not take 7 days? Allow those 7 days to change your heart and grow your vision of what God is doing in the world. He created the world in 7 days. Imagine the spiritual impact you can have on one person and what that can do. You could be talking to the next Paul or the next person who brings revival to this people group."

- WilliamGraphic Designer

"A short-term missions trip will give you a broader picture of the church universal. It's incredibly encouraging to see how the Lord is working in the world, not just in your local church, but to see and experience how the Spirit is moving in somebody else's culture. It changes how you worship. It changes the way you read the bible. It might change the way you see different churches in your neighborhood and how they are working together."

Michael VanDerLinden

Since going on my STT, I have more of an awareness of the need for the gospel, both in the lives of those who are lost, and in my life. I also have more passion for evangelism in my personal life, and actually taking the steps to engage people in conversation."

Dwayne Noble
Short-Term Missions

 Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process

The first step is for you or your church leader to fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

What are the costs for a Short-Term Trip?

Costs vary for each trip. You can get specifics for a trip that interests you by contacting Brad Wallace, our Short-Term Coordinator at bwallace@serge.org. If you need to support raise, you can raise money from friends and family, through your church, and sometimes directly through Serge.

How soon do I need to sign up?

Sooner is better. All of our trips close at least two months before departure, and you may be looking to raise support.

How can I learn more about a particular trip?

If you have questions this page doesn’t answer, please contact Brad Wallace at bwallace@serge.org.

Take the Next Step

To sign up for any of our Short-Term Team Opportunities, please fill out the form below. Have a question? Please contact our Short-Term Coordinator, Brad Wallace at bwallace@serge.org.

  • Best Email to Reach You
  • Phone Number
  • Are you interested in serving as a group or individual?
  • Tell us what trip you are interested in or would like to know more about?
    By selecting the checkbox above, you consent to allow Serge to store and process the personal information submitted above to provide you the content requested.
  • After you submit this form our Short-Term Coordinator will follow up with you shortly!

RELATED RESOURCE

On Mission

by Patric Knaak

On Mission is an expanded daily devotional guide, designed to help you make the most of your experience by: spiritually preparing for your trip, staying connected to Jesus each day, and reflecting on what God has taught you, and finding new ways to stay missionally-engaged after you return home.

Learn More