Short-term Mission Trips for New Zealanders - by country

 

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:

 

Arabian Peninsula (1) Austria (1) Belgium (1) Germany (5)
Ghana (1) Greece (2) Israel (1) Japan (2)
Lesotho (1) Namibia (2) North Africa (2) Panama (1)
Russia (1) Serbia (2) Ships (3) South Africa (3)
South Asia (1) South East Asia (1) Taiwan (1) Thailand (1)
Turkey (2) United States (1)

Arabian Peninsula

Uturn Arabia 2020 read more...
Sat 04 Jan 2020 – Sat 25 Jan 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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.

Austria

The Sound of Easter meets The Mark Drama - Vienna read more...
Sat 04 Apr 2020 – Sat 11 Apr 2020
Apply by Wed 15 Jan 2020
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
380 NZD
Categories:

Musicians, dancers and (amateur) actors will partner with students from the ÖSM (Austrian IFES movement) and local churches in Vienna, city of music and cultural capital, to share Easter hope with old and young, rich and poor, Austrians and foreigners.

Belgium

Catering/Cook Manager February 2020 read more...
Sat 01 Feb 2020 – Fri 01 May 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

Germany

Serving People - Volunteer at Hospitality Centre January 2020 read more...
Mon 06 Jan 2020 – Fri 31 Jan 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

Use your Profession in Mission! January 2020 read more...
Mon 06 Jan 2020 – Fri 31 Jan 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

January Go Conference 2020 - Volunteer read more...
Mon 20 Jan 2020 – Sun 02 Feb 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

Serving People - Volunteer at Hospitality Centre February 2020 read more...
Sat 01 Feb 2020 – Sat 29 Feb 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
0 NZD
Categories:

You will work alongside the hospitality team of OM Germany.

Use your Profession in Mission! April 2020 read more...
Wed 01 Apr 2020 – Thu 30 Apr 2020
Apply by Fri 20 Mar 2020
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
0 USD
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.

Ghana

Ghana - HOPEVisiT 2019 Christmas Outreach read more...
Fri 20 Dec 2019 – Wed 01 Jan 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

Greece

Refugee Project General - 4 weeks (A) read more...
Mon 06 Jan 2020 – Fri 31 Jan 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
1,320 NZD
Categories:

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....

Refugee Project - Connect Cafe - 4 weeks (F) read more...
Mon 25 May 2020 – Fri 19 Jun 2020
Apply by Fri 24 Apr 2020
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
1,255 NZD
Categories:

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....

Israel

##FULL## Hope of Israel 2020 Winter read more...
Sun 05 Jan 2020 – Sun 19 Jan 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

Japan

##FULL## Taste Discipleship January 2020 read more...
Fri 10 Jan 2020 – Fri 31 Jan 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
815 NZD
Categories:

Taste Discipleship is a 3-week discipleship training time in Miyagi prefecture, in the North East of Japan. Participants will receive teaching and training in things like power evangelism, leading someone to Jesus, starting long-term discipleship relationships, leading a fellowship of believers, etc. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to do...

Taste Discipleship May 2020 read more...
Fri 15 May 2020 – Fri 05 Jun 2020
Apply by Fri 28 Feb 2020
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
865 NZD
Categories:

Taste Discipleship is a 3-week discipleship training time in Miyagi prefecture, in the North East of Japan. Participants will receive teaching and training in things like power evangelism, leading someone to Jesus, starting long-term discipleship relationships, leading a fellowship of believers, etc. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to do...

Lesotho

Christmas with Hope read more...
Fri 13 Dec 2019 – Sun 29 Dec 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
570 NZD
Categories:

The team will go to a different village in the Moteng area to advertise the 2 day event over Christmas

Namibia

##FULL## Luke 24 Journey (Jan 2020) read more...
Wed 22 Jan 2020 – Tue 18 Feb 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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...

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...

North Africa

##FULL## Restoring Hope - Refugee Christmas Outreach read more...
Mon 16 Dec 2019 – Sat 28 Dec 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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.

##CANCELLED## Medical Ministry (1-2 Months Options) read more...
Sat 01 Feb 2020 – Sat 29 Feb 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

Panama

Church Planting STM read more...
Wed 15 Jan 2020 – Fri 03 Apr 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

Russia

Children's Art Workshop: Joyful Christmas read more...
Wed 01 Jan 2020 – Thu 09 Jan 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

Serbia

Refugee Relief in Adaševci, Serbia (1 month), option 8 read more...
Tue 17 Dec 2019 – Tue 14 Jan 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

Refugee Relief in Adaševci, Serbia - option 33 read more...
Tue 24 Dec 2019 – Tue 31 Dec 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

Ships

##FULL## LOGOS HOPE STEP Opportunity - STEP I 2020 read more...
Thu 16 Jan 2020 – Thu 16 Apr 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

LOGOS HOPE STEP Opportunity - STEP II 2020 read more...
Thu 28 May 2020 – Wed 19 Aug 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
2,615 NZD
Categories:

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

LOGOS HOPE STEP Opportunity - STEP IV 2020 read more...
Thu 05 Nov 2020 – Wed 20 Jan 2021
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.

South Africa

Africa Trek Internship January 2020 read more...
Sun 19 Jan 2020 – Mon 30 Nov 2020
Apply Now - Deadline Mon 09 Dec 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
1,760 NZD
Categories:

The Africa Trek Internship is a 12-month program that aims to give its participants experience and exposure to discipleship, missions and leadership.

Africa Trek January 2020 read more...
Sun 19 Jan 2020 – Sun 15 Mar 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

Africa Trek Mini - May 2020 read more...
Mon 04 May 2020 – Tue 02 Jun 2020
Apply by Mon 16 Mar 2020
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
1,630 NZD
Categories:

Participants (‘Trekkies’) will travel for 4 weeks 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.

South Asia

Summit - Mission Exposure Program read more...
Sun 02 Feb 2020 – Wed 01 Jul 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

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.

Taiwan

Taiwan 2019 Christmas Outreach read more...
Fri 13 Dec 2019 – Mon 23 Dec 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

Thailand

Christmas away from home! read more...
Fri 20 Dec 2019 – Fri 27 Dec 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

Turkey

MDT Caravan 2020, Turkey read more...
Sun 02 Feb 2020 – Fri 03 Jul 2020
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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.

Visionsreise Türkei (6 Tage) read more...
Mon 20 Apr 2020 – Sun 26 Apr 2020
Apply by Fri 13 Mar 2020
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
990 NZD
Categories:

Eine 6-tägige Reise mit deutschsprachiger Gruppe und Reiseleitung an einige der interessantesten Orte der Türkei (z.B. Istanbul, Ephesus). Die Reise soll dazu dienen, einen persönlichen Einblick in das Land und die Kultur zu bekommen, sowie bei einigen Gelegenheiten (z.B. dem großen Inseleinsatz) Menschen mit der Guten Nachricht zu erreichen.

United States

OM Ships Florence STEP (JANUARY) read more...
Wed 01 Jan 2020 – Tue 31 Mar 2020
Apply Now - Deadline 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...

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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.