Short-term Mission Trips for New Zealanders - by country

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:

Arabian Peninsula (1) Belgium (1) France (1) Germany (1)
Ghana (1) Hungary (1) India (1) Israel (1)
Italy (4) Japan (1) Montenegro (1) Namibia (1)
Netherlands (1) New Zealand (2) North Africa (1) Ships (2)
South Africa (3) South Asia (4) Taiwan (1) Thailand (1)
Ukraine (2) United Kingdom (2) United States (1)

Arabian Peninsula

##FULL## 2017 Fall Prayer journey: AP read more...
Thu 16 Nov 2017 – Sun 26 Nov 2017
Apply Now - Deadline Mon 02 Oct 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,560 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Prayer | Reaching to: Other Faiths

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.

Belgium

Factor: A Discipleship Experience read more...
Mon 01 Jan 2018 – Sat 31 Mar 2018
Apply by Mon 11 Dec 2017
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,985 [NZD]
Categories: IT

Factor is a two-three month volunteer discipleship experience in Belgium, the heart of Europe. This program is a portal for exposure to world missions, the chance to make a difference through practical service and to be personally discipled.

France

Riverboat tour - 2 week option FRANCE read more...
Tue 27 Feb 2018 – Mon 12 Mar 2018
Apply by Mon 08 Jan 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$575 [NZD]
Categories: Riverboat

During this two week phase, along with the crew of the vessel, you will reach out to people with the message of Christ. During this time you will work alongside various local churches and an international team in a united outreach effort.

Germany

European Riverboat Tour read more...
Wed 27 Dec 2017 – Sat 31 Mar 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$3,460 [NZD]
Categories: Arts Performing - Dance, Drama & Mime | Friendship Evangelism | IT | Arts | Riverboat

During this three month tour, you will be involved as part of the vessel's crew in sailing down the rivers of Europe and reaching out to people with the message of Christ. During this time you will: Live and work in a Christian community, grow in your relationship with God...

Ghana

HOPEVisiT 2017 Christmas Outreach read more...
Sat 16 Dec 2017 – Mon 01 Jan 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 20 Oct 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$445 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Camps | Reaching to: Children | Medical

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...

Hungary

Transit Challenge – European Travelling Team read more...
Thu 01 Feb 2018 – Sun 15 Jul 2018
Apply by Mon 18 Dec 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$6,730 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

For five and a half months, you will be a vital part of a small team whose united purpose is to make Christ known across Europe. Following from a time of training and team building you will travel to European nations in a Transit van. Be prepared for long journeys...

India

OM Arts - HSI Songwriting Workshop read more...
Sat 13 Jan 2018 – Sat 20 Jan 2018
Apply by Mon 13 Nov 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$940 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT

The location is in a small town with multiple surrounding villages. Our host, based out of the town, leads evangelism teams regularly into these villages, and now there are new churches growing. The team will facilitate a workshop to include instruction on biblical theology of worship and songwriting in indigenous...

Israel

Hope of Israel Winter 2018 read more...
Sun 07 Jan 2018 – Sun 21 Jan 2018
Apply by Thu 07 Dec 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$1,235 [NZD]
Categories: Literature & Video Distribution | Friendship Evangelism | Door To Door

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...

Italy

OM ARTS Incarnate 2018 - Dance read more...
Mon 29 Jan 2018 – Sat 19 May 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 29 Sep 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$9,450 [NZD]
Categories: Arts Performing - Dance, Drama & Mime

The aim of the programme is to prepare you as a whole person and how you apply your artistic skill and gifts in a missional and cross cultural context. You will use art in many of your course assignments and also be mentored in your art form.

OM ARTS Incarnate 2018 - Music read more...
Mon 29 Jan 2018 – Sat 19 May 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Sat 30 Sep 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$9,450 [NZD]
Categories: Arts Performing - Music & Sound

The aim of the programme is to prepare you as a whole person and how you apply your artistic skill and gifts in a missional and cross cultural context. You will use art in many of your course assignments and also be mentored in your art form.

OM ARTS Incarnate 2018 - Theatre read more...
Mon 29 Jan 2018 – Sat 19 May 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Sat 30 Sep 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$9,450 [NZD]
Categories: Arts Performing - Dance, Drama & Mime

The aim of the programme is to prepare you as a whole person and how you apply your artistic skill and gifts in a missional and cross cultural context. You will use art in many of your course assignments and also be mentored in your art form.

OM ARTS Incarnate 2018 - Visual Arts read more...
Mon 29 Jan 2018 – Sat 19 May 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Sat 30 Sep 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$9,450 [NZD]
Categories: Arts Visual - Painting & Drawing

The aim of the programme is to prepare you as a whole person and how you apply your artistic skill and gifts in a missional and cross cultural context. You will use art in many of your course assignments and also be mentored in your art form.

Japan

OM Japan Christmas outreach read more...
Tue 28 Nov 2017 – Tue 05 Dec 2017
Apply by Wed 01 Nov 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$580 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

Do you have a passion for evangelism? Do you consider yourself a gifted administrator and do you enjoy this work? Then come and joy the Christmas outreach in Japan.

Montenegro

New Year Outreach Montenegro read more...
Fri 29 Dec 2017 – Sat 06 Jan 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$470 [NZD]
Categories: Creative Ministries - Puppets & Games | Reaching to: Children | Reaching to: Youth

We want you to receive more information about missions in general and specifically in Montenegro, to grow in faith personally, and we will give you the opportunity to use what you've learned to spread the joy of knowing God to the kids and youth of the community in Bar.

Namibia

Luke 24 Journey (February 2018) read more...
Sun 04 Feb 2018 – Sat 03 Mar 2018
Apply by Fri 12 Jan 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$730 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Camps | Travelling Teams | Reaching to: Ethnic Peoples

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...

Netherlands

Volunteer Teens in Mission city holiday outreach read more...
Wed 27 Dec 2017 – Sun 31 Dec 2017
Apply by Mon 27 Nov 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome sorry, no groups
$230 [NZD]
Categories: Creative Ministries - Other

During this outreach different activities will be organized to support local churches and organisations. We will: do kids ministry, bake cake/cookies for the people from the elderly houses, do a prayer walk, help practically where needed. For example paint or clean a house, do a puppet or drama act, make...

New Zealand

Off The GRID NZ - 01 read more...
Mon 12 Mar 2018 – Fri 20 Apr 2018
Apply by Fri 12 Jan 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$2,587.50 [NZD]
Categories: Sports

Off The GRID is 40 Days of:

  • Mentoring & Discipleship
  • Bible Study & Outdoor Adventure
  • Media Fast & Leadership Training
Off The GRID NZ - 02 read more...
Mon 14 May 2018 – Fri 22 Jun 2018
Apply by Mon 19 Mar 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$2,587.50 [NZD]
Categories: Sports

Off The GRID is 40 Days of:

  • Mentoring & Discipleship
  • Bible Study & Outdoor Adventure
  • Media Fast & Leadership Training

North Africa

Christmas in Africa - A Positive Life Change read more...
Fri 22 Dec 2017 – Sun 31 Dec 2017
Apply by Mon 20 Nov 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$1,660 [NZD]
Categories: Creative Ministries - Other | Friendship Evangelism | Prayer | Reaching to: Ethnic Peoples

The love of the Lord Jesus will be dispersed through our lives, testimonies and actions. Hope, transformation and healing will be found in Him.

Ships

STEP program Logos Hope - STEP 4 2017 read more...
Thu 12 Oct 2017 – Tue 09 Jan 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$2,495 [NZD]
Categories: Literature & Video Distribution | Friendship Evangelism | Cultural, International Events | Ships

the S.T.E.P. (Short Term Exposure Program is a unique opportunity for young people to serve God on board the ship.

STEP program Logos Hope - STEP 1 2018 read more...
Wed 10 Jan 2018 – Tue 10 Apr 2018
Apply by Fri 08 Dec 2017
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$2,365 [NZD]
Categories: Literature & Video Distribution | Friendship Evangelism | Cultural, International Events | Ships

the S.T.E.P. (Short Term Exposure Program is a unique opportunity for young people to serve God on board the ship.

South Africa

Africa Trek Mini - January 2018 read more...
Sun 07 Jan 2018 – Sun 18 Feb 2018
Apply by Fri 08 Dec 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
2,075 USD
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

Participants (‘Trekkies’) will travel for 6 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.

Africa Trek January 2018 read more...
Sun 28 Jan 2018 – Mon 23 Apr 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$3,970 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Travelling Teams | Reaching to: Ethnic Peoples | Reaching to: Other Faiths

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.

##FULL## Africa Trek May 2018 - waiting list now open read more...
Sun 13 May 2018 – Mon 30 Jul 2018
Apply by Fri 30 Mar 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$4,060 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Travelling Teams | Reaching to: Ethnic Peoples | Reaching to: Other Faiths

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.

South Asia

##CANCELLED## Nepal Summit experience - hiking the trails read more...
Sat 07 Oct 2017 – Mon 27 Nov 2017
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$2,840 [NZD]
Categories: Literature & Video Distribution | Friendship Evangelism | Reaching to: Other Faiths | IT | AidsLink

When you join 'Summit Experience' you will experience how God is working in Nepal. You will learn about the Nepali church, Hinduism and Buddhism, and the daily life of OM Nepal team members. You will not only see what God is doing in this country, but how you can get...

##FULL## Summit Nepal - Mission Exposure Program read more...
Sun 28 Jan 2018 – Sat 23 Jun 2018
Apply by Fri 01 Dec 2017
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$6,100 [NZD]
Categories: Literature & Video Distribution | Friendship Evangelism | Reaching to: Other Faiths | 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 of Nepal, pray for people, encourage our Nepali disciple makers...

##FULL## Teaching English - Lighting the way of Nepal (spring) read more...
Thu 01 Feb 2018 – Mon 30 Apr 2018
Apply by Mon 18 Dec 2017
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$2,840 [NZD]
Categories: Literature & Video Distribution | Teaching English | Reaching to: Other Faiths | IT

When you join us as English teacher you will experience how God is working in the villages. You will learn about the Nepali church, Hinduism and Buddhism, and the daily life of OM Nepal team members. Mainly you will teach the workers in and from Kathmandu. There will be plenty...

Summit Nepal - Mission Exposure Program read more...
Sun 27 Jan 2019 – Sat 22 Jun 2019
Apply by Fri 12 Oct 2018
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 of Nepal, pray for people, encourage our Nepali disciple makers...

Taiwan

Taiwan 2017 Christmas Outreach read more...
Fri 15 Dec 2017 – Tue 26 Dec 2017
Apply by Mon 06 Nov 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$580 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Community Projects/Social Action | Reaching to: Children

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...

Thailand

Sawasdee Chiangrai read more...
Fri 05 Jan 2018 – Tue 30 Jan 2018
Apply by Mon 30 Oct 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$895 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Teaching English

5th: Participants should arrive Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi airport)
5-7th: Team will stay in a local Bangkok church for orientation.
7-28th: Team will then fly to Chiangrai and arrive the education center. Detail of daily work will be given later.
28-30th: The official program will end on 28th and debriefing will be done before leaving...

Ukraine

Loving Refugees (IDPs): Men's ministry - Rivne read more...
Wed 15 Nov 2017 – Sat 25 Nov 2017
Apply by Wed 01 Nov 2017
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families groups welcome
665 USD
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Community Projects/Social Action | IT | Sports

This is an opportunity for you to practically show the love of Christ to Internally displaced men struggling to make ends meet after leaving everything behind in the war zone. Many of them have lost hope. You will be able to join in a club for IDP men and serve...

Loving Elderly Ukrainian Jews - Rivne 5 read more...
Tue 05 Dec 2017 – Fri 15 Dec 2017
Apply Now - Deadline Mon 02 Oct 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$720 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Reaching to: Other Faiths | 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...

United Kingdom

Joy to the World Outreach (London) read more...
Sat 09 Dec 2017 – Fri 22 Dec 2017
Apply by Fri 10 Nov 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$580 [NZD]
Categories: Literature & Video Distribution | Friendship Evangelism | Reaching to: Other Faiths | IT

London is the largest city in Europe and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There are people from almost every language and every tongue gathered in one place, which makes the city a great place for evangelism. Our focus is specifically on reaching out to Muslims and...

Joy in the City (Birmingham) read more...
Wed 27 Dec 2017 – Fri 05 Jan 2018
Apply by Mon 20 Nov 2017
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$475 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Reaching to: Other Faiths | Reaching to: Homeless/Street People | IT

You will be part of an international team, connected with churches in Birmingham and beyond, seeing how you can reach out with the love of God and the message of the Gospel. You will experience the ethnically diverse neighbourhood & other faiths, through various community visits. As we go out...

United States

OM Ships Florence STEP (November) read more...
Wed 01 Nov 2017 – Wed 31 Jan 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,865 [NZD]
Categories: Literature & Video Distribution | 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...
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