Short-term Mission Trips for New Zealanders - by date

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

global-challange-logo2 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!

go_for_it_short_termWe 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 2018 (2) November 2018 (4) December 2018 (10) January 2019 (8)
February 2019 (1) March 2019 (1) April 2019 (1) July 2019 (2)

October 2018

France: Route du Rhum - Sailing Race Outreach read more...
Fri 26 Oct 2018 – Sun 04 Nov 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$420 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT

We will be partnering with local churches in the area to reach the thousands that flock to St. Malo, Brittany, for the world-renown sailing Race that happens every 4 years.

http://www.routedurhum.com/en/s01_home/s01p01_home.php

Brazil: Agape Sports Ministry read more...
Mon 29 Oct 2018 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$1,100 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Sports

Agape Ministry is based at São José dos Campos/São Paulo State.
It is a social Project that have been working through the sports to connect with children and teenagers
living in high risk situations in a poor area of the city!

November 2018

Ships: STEP program Logos Hope - STEP IV 2018 read more...
Thu 08 Nov 2018 – Wed 16 Jan 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$2,230 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Ships

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

Greece: Refugee Project For Teams - 2 Weeks read more...
Sat 10 Nov 2018 – Sat 24 Nov 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,510 [NZD]
Categories: Creative Ministries - Other

While the refugee crisis in Greece is no longer in the news, it is still ongoing. The Lord has given us a wonderful opportunity to witness to displaced people from the Middle East. Many of whom would have never had the opportunity to hear the Gospel in their home countries....

Portugal: ##FULL## Creative Kids Ministry in Portugal read more...
Thu 15 Nov 2018 – Wed 28 Nov 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$645 [NZD]
Categories: Creative Ministries - Other

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.

United Kingdom: Christmas Children’s Outreach (Birmingham) read more...
Wed 28 Nov 2018 – Sat 22 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Mon 12 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$895 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT

Launched in 1988, LUKE Theatre Group’s performances are watched and enjoyed by thousands of children in UK primary schools each year. Using creative skills such as puppets, mime, conjuring, music and storytelling, the group’s shows are linked to the main Christian festivals: Easter, Harvest and Christmas. LUKE Theatre Group’s lively...

December 2018

United States: OM Ships Florence STEP (DECEMBER) read more...
Sat 01 Dec 2018 – Thu 28 Feb 2019
Apply by Fri 23 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,960 [NZD]
Categories: IT | Ships

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...
Japan: ##FULL## Christmas Outreach in Mie, Japan read more...
Tue 04 Dec 2018 – Thu 13 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 02 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$800 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

Less than 0.5% of Japanese regularly attend a church. Over 90% have never heard about Jesus; who he is, what he has done, why he was born as a baby. The aim of this outreach is to reach out to the Japanese people with the wonderful message of our Saviour....

Serbia: Refugee Relief Serbia 2018 read more...
Wed 05 Dec 2018 – Wed 12 Dec 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$340 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

On a highway, near the border of Croatia, OM Montenegro and Serbia is providing help for the refugees in the One Stop Center "Adaševci".

Ukraine: Loving Elderly Ukrainian Jews - Rivne 4 read more...
Mon 10 Dec 2018 – Thu 20 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Thu 01 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$755 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT

Sharing the love of Christ with elderly Jews in Ukraine.The crisis and war have increased the price for food and groceries, so most retired people cannot afford quality living on their small pension. Many of them are too old and have reduced mobility, they need others to take care of...

Turkey: Turkey Vision Trip read more...
Thu 13 Dec 2018 – Sun 23 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Mon 12 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,120 [NZD]
Categories: Prayer

As we travel to 3 different cities we will meet the amazing people of Turkey, interact with some longterm workers on the field, have opportunities to do outreaches (literature and DVD distribution, pack Bibles to be posted, meet local people, help with refugee ministry), visit some ancient historical sites such...

Taiwan: Taiwan 2018 Christmas Outreach read more...
Fri 14 Dec 2018 – Mon 24 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Wed 14 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$620 [NZD]
Categories: Creative Ministries - Other

The mission of the Community Transformation Ministry (CTM) is to bring the Good News to least-reached people. 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...

Panama: Experiencing the Cultures among the Least Reached read more...
Sat 15 Dec 2018 – Thu 20 Dec 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$650 [NZD]
Categories: Teaching English | Prayer

We will have training sessions about Islam and Hinduism, taught by an OMer who is from India. We will visit Mosques and Hindu Temples, and also we will visit Hindus communities in Panama.

Romania: ##FULL## Romania Christmas Outreach read more...
Sat 15 Dec 2018 – Fri 21 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 16 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$375 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

As a small team we will travel in two different areas of Romania and be part of the evangelistic Christmas celebrations in local church planting projects.

North Africa: Restoring Hope - Christmas Outreach (Optional Extention) read more...
Mon 17 Dec 2018 – Sat 29 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Tue 20 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$1,165 [NZD]
Categories: All

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

Serbia: Refugee Relief Serbia 2018 read more...
Thu 20 Dec 2018 – Thu 27 Dec 2018
Apply by Thu 29 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$340 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

On a highway, near the border of Croatia, OM Montenegro and Serbia is providing help for the refugees in the One Stop Center "Adaševci".

January 2019

Near East: Global Food Garden in The Arab World January Option read more...
Tue 01 Jan 2019 – Thu 28 Feb 2019
Apply by Fri 14 Dec 2018
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$1,005 [NZD]
Categories: Business 4 Transformation

The GFG project is to create a ministry tool in the different countries, a clear identity of the worker and a sustainable ministry through income and businesses.

Thailand: Thailand Sawasdee Chiang Rai 2019 read more...
Fri 04 Jan 2019 – Tue 29 Jan 2019
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 09 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,410 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Teaching English

This is the second time of organising the Sawasdee Chiang Rai mission trip. By the grace of God, we could reach out the least-reached tribal group in the area and the participants of last year have had a very insightful experience while serving in a cross-cultural environment. They could even...

Israel: Hope of Israel Winter 2019 read more...
Sun 06 Jan 2019 – Sun 20 Jan 2019
Apply by Fri 07 Dec 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$1,375 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

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, including Jewish people (the whole spectrum from secular to traditional to ultra-orthodox), Arabic-speaking peoples (both Muslims and nominal...

Namibia: Luke 24 Journey (January 2019) read more...
Tue 15 Jan 2019 – Tue 12 Feb 2019
Apply by Fri 30 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$925 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

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...

Ships: STEP program Logos Hope - STEP I 2019 read more...
Thu 17 Jan 2019 – Wed 24 Apr 2019
Apply by Fri 14 Dec 2018
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$2,305 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Ships

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 2019 read more...
Sun 20 Jan 2019 – Sun 14 Apr 2019
Apply by Mon 03 Dec 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$4,390 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

Participants (‘Trekkies’) will travel for 3 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.

Moldova: MDT e³ - Missions Discipleship Training Eastern Europe Extreme read more...
Sat 26 Jan 2019 – Sat 29 Jun 2019
Apply by Thu 20 Dec 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$6,665 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT | MDT

Do you hunger for more of God and desire to be used and grow in your giftings, for His glory? At MDT e³ you will experience how God calls ordinary people to do extraordinary things as you step out in faith and grow in your relationship with the Lord and...

South Asia: Summit - Mission Exposure Program read more...
Sun 27 Jan 2019 – Sat 22 Jun 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$6,080 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT

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...

February 2019

Turkey: MDT Caravan, Turkey read more...
Mon 04 Feb 2019 – Fri 05 Jul 2019
Apply by Fri 30 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome sorry, no groups
$7,825 [NZD]
Categories: Creative Ministries - Other

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

March 2019

Ireland: St. Patrick's Challenge 2019 read more...
Wed 13 Mar 2019 – Wed 20 Mar 2019
Apply by Wed 13 Feb 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$750 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

We want to use the context of St. Patrick's Day to remind the people in Ireland of the message that St. Patrick brought to the country long ago and its relevance today. There will be an emphasis on personal evangelism and church partnership during this outreach.

April 2019

France: More Than Chocolate Bunnies - A Heart for France Easter Outreach read more...
Sat 13 Apr 2019 – Sun 21 Apr 2019
Apply by Fri 29 Mar 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$450 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT

The evangelical church of Savigny le Temple, near Paris, is mobilising for a week of outreach in their community and they would love to have your help! Come and work side by side with French believers, taking the message of Christ out into the streets and housing estates, reaching out...

July 2019

Turkey: Body Builders: TURKEY Summer outreach read more...
Sat 13 Jul 2019 – Sat 27 Jul 2019
Apply by Thu 13 Jun 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$1,215 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Prayer | Reaching to: Other Faiths | IT | Transform

Join a small Christian fellowship where you will use your talents and gifts to encourage and support their efforts as well as help get the word out about the church’s presence in the city.

South East Asia: Merdeka Outreach 2019 #2-1 (14 nights) read more...
Sat 20 Jul 2019 – Sat 03 Aug 2019
Apply by Fri 05 Jul 2019
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,200 [NZD]
Categories: Prayer | IT

20 Jul ~ 24 Jul: Arrival and Orientation
24 Jul ~ 02 Aug: Outreach
02 Aug ~ 03 Aug: Debriefing and Departure

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