Short-term Mission Trips for New Zealanders - by date

 

God can use anyone who loves Jesus.
- George Verwer, Founder of OM

2 weeks to 6 months

Want to get a taste of missions? How about spending your coming holiday time or OE doing something with an eternal impact? Join one of our many short-term, "Global Challenge" options and get out there!

We have these options around the world, as well as on our ships, with a variety of ministry types, from street evangelism, children's ministry, drama, sports, or even travelling on the Trans-Siberian express! Live with an international team and work alongside the local church. There is bound to be an option to suit you.

Discover "God can use me". Over 100,000 people already have, serving in more than 110 countries with OM.

 

WarningInvolvement could lead to a life-long passion for Jesus and for the world!

Upcoming Mission Trips:

 

October 2019 (2) November 2019 (4) December 2019 (7) January 2020 (12)
February 2020 (4) March 2020 (1)

October 2019

Israel: Voices in the Wilderness 2019 Fall read more...
Thu 31 Oct 2019 – Thu 07 Nov 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
1,335 NZD
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Hike from Nazareth to Capernaum, walking the physical and spiritual steps of Jesus. As you walk this path, you will get to know the people of Israel in small villages, and step into their lives. Proclaim the Good News off the beaten path of tourism and Holy Sites.

Ships: STEP Opportunity Logos Hope - STEP IV 2019 read more...
Thu 31 Oct 2019 – Wed 15 Jan 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
2,345 NZD
Categories:

the STEP (Short Term Exposure Programme) is a unique opportunity for young people to serve God on board the ship.

November 2019

Arabian Peninsula: 2019 Fall Prayer journey: AP read more...
Sun 03 Nov 2019 – Tue 12 Nov 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
1,840 NZD
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Many people take holiday each year. But what if they can use their holidays for something more meaningful? In the process they will see exotic places, wet their feet in missions, steps on various culture toes, meet interesting people and do something worthwhile.

Israel: Zeal For Jezreel 2019 November read more...
Sat 09 Nov 2019 – Fri 15 Nov 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
370 NZD
Categories:

At one time, the Jezreel Valley was the crossroads of major trade routes between Europe, Africa and Asia. There have been countless battles on this small piece of the planet’s real estate. Many of these battles are recorded in the Old Testament with one final end-time army gathered for battle...

Portugal: ##FULL## Creative Kids Ministry in Portugal read more...
Thu 14 Nov 2019 – Thu 28 Nov 2019
Apply Now - Deadline Wed 30 Oct 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
640 NZD
Categories:

Creativity, passion, engagement with children and endurance will be key features of your time in Portugal! Come support local OM ministry workers in reaching out to children during the kids program at an annual food festival.

Guatemala: Guatemala Outreach read more...
Sat 30 Nov 2019 – Sat 07 Dec 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
340 NZD
Categories:

We need committed people with a FAT attitude (flexible, adaptable and teacheable) who would be ready to share their testimony, teach, work with the children´s ministry or whatever the circumstances may require.

December 2019

Lesotho: Christmas with Hope read more...
Fri 13 Dec 2019 – Sun 29 Dec 2019
Apply by Wed 27 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
570 NZD
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The team will go to a different village in the Moteng area to advertise the 2 day event over Christmas

Taiwan: Taiwan 2019 Christmas Outreach read more...
Fri 13 Dec 2019 – Mon 23 Dec 2019
Apply Now - Deadline Wed 13 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
650 NZD
Categories:

The least-reached people group in Taiwan is Hakka because the population of Hakka Christian is only 0.3%.

The mission team will go to a small Hakka town and partner with local churches to reach out Hakka through creative ministry during Christmas time.

This outreach has three core purposes:
1. To...

North Africa: ##CANCELLED## Restoring Hope - Refugee Christmas Outreach read more...
Mon 16 Dec 2019 – Sat 28 Dec 2019
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 01 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
1,240 NZD
Categories:

After performing a creative Christmas program the team will get involved in praying for their needs and distributing Christmas gifts.

Serbia: Refugee Relief in Adaševci, Serbia (1 month), option 8 read more...
Tue 17 Dec 2019 – Tue 14 Jan 2020
Apply by Mon 25 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
1,185 NZD
Categories:

Located on a highway near the border of Croatia, OM is providing help for the refugees in the One Stop Center "Adaševci" with their ‘Tea Tent’ and the camp laundry. You will be involved in providing drinks in the OM tea tent, keeping the tent area clean, working in the...

Ghana: Ghana - HOPEVisiT 2019 Christmas Outreach read more...
Fri 20 Dec 2019 – Wed 01 Jan 2020
Apply by Mon 25 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
465 NZD
Categories:

HOPEVisiT is an evangelistic outreach to remote communities during Christmas to share the Good News of Christ with individuals and families. Most of these villages where a HOPEVisiT event is hosted have no Bible believing churches and some have never heard the gospel of Jesus. Through this event, we mobilise...

Thailand: Christmas away from home! read more...
Fri 20 Dec 2019 – Fri 27 Dec 2019
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 15 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
540 NZD
Categories:

Most of Thai people have heard of Christmas and it's somehow a special season for people to celebrate with with their friends and love ones. Fancy lights and Christmas trees will be decorated in the malls, schools, government buildings, even in some small supermarkets. But the sad truth of Christmas...

Serbia: Refugee Relief in Adaševci, Serbia - option 33 read more...
Tue 24 Dec 2019 – Tue 31 Dec 2019
Apply by Mon 02 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
375 NZD
Categories:

Located on a highway near the border of Croatia, OM is providing help for the refugees in the One Stop Center "Adaševci" with their ‘Tea Tent’ and the camp laundry. You will be involved in providing drinks in the OM tea tent, keeping the tent area clean, working in the...

January 2020

Russia: Children's Art Workshop: Joyful Christmas read more...
Wed 01 Jan 2020 – Thu 09 Jan 2020
Apply by Fri 13 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
530 NZD
Categories:

The camp will be in a small village in the Altai region. Children, with help of volunteers, will prepare Christmas dramas on stage for their families. Step out of your comfort zone and join Christmas adventure among the least reached in Siberia.

United States: OM Ships Florence STEP (JANUARY) read more...
Wed 01 Jan 2020 – Tue 31 Mar 2020
Apply by Fri 20 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
2,100 NZD
Categories:

During this 2-3 month program participants will:

  • Serve in our Ministry Center sorting & packing books. Other service opportunities are available on an individual basis depending on the person’s expertise.
  • Participate in the OM Ships Florence team life and interact with our international OM missionary staff
  • Experience the American culture and have the...
Arabian Peninsula: Uturn Arabia 2020 read more...
Sat 04 Jan 2020 – Sat 25 Jan 2020
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 08 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
1,980 NZD
Categories:

Orientation conference will be held in Arabian Peninsula to equip and train people for ministry in the Arabian Peninsula followed by a two week outreach.

Israel: Hope of Israel 2020 Winter read more...
Sun 05 Jan 2020 – Sun 19 Jan 2020
Apply by Fri 22 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
1,635 NZD
Categories:

You will be challenged to draw closer to God as you trust Him to show you how to share your faith with the various people groups that inhabit the Land of Israel. This includes Jewish people (the whole spectrum from secular to traditional to ultra-orthodox), Arabic-speaking peoples (both Muslims and...

Germany: Serving People - Volunteer at Hospitality Centre January 2020 read more...
Mon 06 Jan 2020 – Fri 31 Jan 2020
Apply by Wed 18 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
0 NZD
Categories:

You will work alongside the hospitality team of OM Germany.

Germany: Use your Profession in Mission! January 2020 read more...
Mon 06 Jan 2020 – Fri 31 Jan 2020
Apply by Fri 13 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
0 NZD
Categories:

We have several projects underway. Besides the maintenance of the mill, a part of the top floor is currently being converted into new office space. You will work alongside an experienced team.

South East Asia: OM Arts HSI Mon Dance Video read more...
Sun 12 Jan 2020 – Sat 25 Jan 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
1,150 NZD
Categories:

In past years, HSI worked with local musicians in this Asian country as they composed and record Scripture songs in indigenous styles. The HSI team will video Mon dancers performing to a selection of these new songs.

Panama: Church Planting STM read more...
Wed 15 Jan 2020 – Fri 03 Apr 2020
Apply by Fri 29 Nov 2019
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families groups welcome
2,025 NZD
Categories:

Do you want to have an experience in Church Planting?


This ministry offers an opportunity for future missionaries who want to be involved in church planting among the least reached or that have a passion to see God´s Kingdom grow among the nations.

Come and experience the Panamanian hospitality while...

Ships: STEP Opportunity Logos Hope - STEP I 2020 read more...
Thu 16 Jan 2020 – Mon 20 Apr 2020
Apply by Wed 18 Dec 2019
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
2,920 NZD
Categories:

the STEP (Short Term Exposure Programme) is a unique opportunity for young people to serve God on board the ship.

South Africa: Africa Trek January 2020 read more...
Sun 19 Jan 2020 – Sun 15 Mar 2020
Apply by Mon 09 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
4,625 NZD
Categories:

Participants (‘Trekkies’) will travel for 2 months through Southern Africa, staying with various local missionaries, serving them the best way possible. We will travel by car, bus or train, and will stay in very basic accommodation (often in tents) and eat the local food.

Germany: January Go Conference 2020 - Volunteer read more...
Mon 20 Jan 2020 – Sun 02 Feb 2020
Apply by Wed 08 Jan 2020
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families groups welcome
0 NZD
Categories:

Come and serve at a conference that is sending out new workers into OM. You will be blessed and inspired by encounters with people of all ages and nationality. You will learn about missions opportunities and be challenged in your own walk with God.

Namibia: Luke 24 Journey (Jan 2020) read more...
Wed 22 Jan 2020 – Tue 18 Feb 2020
Apply by Fri 20 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
1,080 NZD
Categories:

The Luke 24 Journey will start with teaching and input through a biblical and chronological teaching that focusses on Jesus through the Old and New Testament. (Luke 24:27). Then we will also discover together our Identity and Destiny in Christ. (Luke 24:31-35) It is also part of the journey that...

February 2020

Belgium: Catering/Cook Manager February 2020 read more...
Sat 01 Feb 2020 – Fri 01 May 2020
Apply by Fri 20 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
2,240 NZD
Categories:

You can minister to OMers and other groups by keeping bellies full with delicious food. We are searching for someone with experience to help us plan and prepare meals for groups and individuals at our 60 bed conference center.

North Africa: ##CANCELLED## Medical Ministry (1-2 Months Options) read more...
Sat 01 Feb 2020 – Sat 29 Feb 2020
Apply by Thu 19 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
2,875 NZD
Categories:

The team will work with the local doctors/hospitals to provide medical support, prayer and encouragement.

South Asia: Summit - Mission Exposure Program read more...
Sun 02 Feb 2020 – Wed 01 Jul 2020
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 01 Nov 2019
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
6,620 NZD
Categories:

Join us through our Missions Exposure Program for five or nine months. You will see and be a part of what God is doing to expand His Kingdom to the least reached peoples of the Himalayas. Trek into remote areas, pray for people, encourage our local disciple makers and share...

Turkey: MDT Caravan 2020, Turkey read more...
Sun 02 Feb 2020 – Fri 03 Jul 2020
Apply by Fri 29 Nov 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome sorry, no groups
7,770 NZD
Categories:

The MDT Caravan 5 month discipleship programme is an awesome opportunity for participants to connect with the least reached at the same time that they grow in their faith and their relationship with God and others.

March 2020

Namibia: Luke 24 Journey (Mar 2020) read more...
Tue 17 Mar 2020 – Tue 14 Apr 2020
Apply by Mon 17 Feb 2020
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
1,075 NZD
Categories:

The Luke 24 Journey will start with teaching and input through a biblical and chronological teaching that focusses on Jesus through the Old and New Testament. (Luke 24:27). Then we will also discover together our Identity and Destiny in Christ. (Luke 24:31-35) It is also part of the journey that...

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NZ Residents please contact us at info.nz@om.org.

People from other countries please contact your local OM office

All prices for short-term trips outside of New Zealand are listed in $NZ. Airfares and travel insurance extra.