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Photograph of a woman standing up talking to other women at a meeting.

Martha Rodríguez Fonseca, moderator of Presbyterian Women for the PC(USA), presents the joint projects of the U.S. and Mexican women that are part of the work plan for Misión Conjunta Internacional (the Joint International Mission Commission). Photo by Dave Thomas

What kind of a group in my church might want to consider planning a mission trip?

The possibilities are as endless as the variety of groups found right in your own congregation, presbytery or community. Groups might include:

  • youth group
  • Bible study group
  • session
  • singles ministry
  • Presbyterian Women
  • social issues committee
  • mission committee
  • group of church friends
  • adult fellowship
  • Presbyterian Men
  • young adult ministry
  • group of retired persons
  • intergenerational or families group

How can my group arrange a mission trip experience?

You can start by reviewing potential opportunities found in this Web site. You may find partners both within the United States and internationally. Once you have where God is calling you, simply contact the project that interests you. When you and the organization agree to work together, then begin making plans!

How can I find out more information about the opportunity?

Simply call the contact listed. They will be able to give you more information about the work and logistics.

What else should I know?

Though the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is familiar with many of the opportunities, we cannot guarantee the reputation or reliability of any organization listed. Before you make a firm commitment to any project or opportunity, we encourage you to ask the contact person for names and phone numbers of groups who have worked with them in the past. Call these references and ask them about their experience.

We also encourage you to maintain good communication with host or partner organizations and confirm any necessary agreements in writing. This will not prevent any last minute cancellations, but it may decrease the possibility of any miscommunication.

Please, keep the commitments to an organization that you make when you arrange to take a group on a mission trip. If you cancel at the last minute, it could cost the organization money or time, or both!

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Benefits of short-term mission trips

Have questions about the purpose of mission trips? Read this article from The Presbyterian Outlook.

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  • I am looking for a mission trip opportunity in Haiti or Africa for a small group of youth. by William Hardy on 08/16/2010 at 3:56 p.m.

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