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Women students at John Roberts Seminary in Shillong, Northeast India awaiting a new women's dormitory and praying for support from Presbyterian Women in the USA. By Susan Hudson

Mission trip leaders may order or download and adapt the following tools for group mission trip projects.

Planning your mission trip

Mission trip tip sheet
Use this document to help maximize the effectiveness of your mission trip experience.


How do you decide on the destination for a mission trip?
Deciding on your mission trip destination is a discernment process that can engage your congregation’s or presbytery’s mission committee and other groups.  We encourage you to think of the mission trip not as an end unto itself, but as one step in a journey of deeper engagement in the global mission of the church. The questions in this document will help your group in the discernment process of selecting a destination.


What We Bring With Us: A letter from Doug Orbaker in Nicaragua
Mission is the life we bring with us when we go to another place to serve, and it is the even richer life that we take back with us when we return.


El Poder de las Manos Vacias
Hunter Farrell examines how the mission worker should put material wealth into perspective when visiting third world countries. He reminds us that the mission worker may be the one to receive “gifts.”

English version: “The Power of Empty Hands

Churches Retool Mission Trips
This article examines mistakes made by well-meaning Presbyterians on short term mission trips and presents new approaches for more meaningful missionary work.



  • Right now, the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance office may have some opportunities for mission trips for medical coverage. Here is the web address: by Andy Rector on 07/16/2010 at 9:38 a.m.

  • PC(USA) used to/still does?? have a way to register international mission trips for medical coverage. Is this still available? If so, how do we sign up? by Bill Reinhold on 07/06/2010 at 3:42 p.m.

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