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:

Albania (1) Belgium (1) Brazil (1) France (2)
Greece (4) Israel (1) Japan (1) Moldova (1)
Namibia (1) Near East (1) North Africa (1) Norway (1)
Panama (1) Portugal (1) Romania (1) Ships (2)
South Africa (1) South Asia (2) Spain (1) Taiwan (1)
Thailand (1) Turkey (1) Ukraine (1) United Kingdom (2)
United States (1)

Albania

Adventure to the North "In Partnership with Off Limits Albania" read more...
Fri 12 Oct 2018 – Mon 22 Oct 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,300 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT

OM Albania is partnering with Off Limits Albania to provide a unique mission opportunity where you will be a part of a cross-cultural team traveling by jeep through the remotest and most beautiful, unreached areas of the Albania. The team will be touring Northern Albania during the day with our...

Belgium

Factor: A Discipleship Experience read more...
Mon 01 Oct 2018 – Fri 21 Dec 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families groups welcome
$2,370 [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.

Brazil

Agape Sports Ministry read more...
Mon 29 Oct 2018 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 28 Sep 2018
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!

France

Route du Rhum - Sailing Race Outreach read more...
Fri 26 Oct 2018 – Sun 04 Nov 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 12 Oct 2018
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

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...

Greece

##CANCELLED## Refugee Project - 1 Month read more...
Sat 29 Sep 2018 – Sat 27 Oct 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$1,050 [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....

##CANCELLED## Refugee Project For Teams - 2 Weeks read more...
Sat 13 Oct 2018 – Sat 27 Oct 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,500 [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....

Refugee Project For Teams - 2 Weeks read more...
Sat 10 Nov 2018 – Sat 24 Nov 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Wed 10 Oct 2018
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....

Greece Christmas Outreach read more...
Sun 16 Dec 2018 – Sun 23 Dec 2018
Apply by Thu 01 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$630 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

As the Christmas season is upon us, come join us in reminding Greeks what the season is all about! We will be supporting a local church in their Christmas Outreach, participating in their mercy ministries, engaging in evangelism, and singing Christmas carols!

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...

Japan

Christmas Outreach in Mie, Japan read more...
Tue 04 Dec 2018 – Thu 13 Dec 2018
Apply by 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....

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...

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...

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.

North Africa

Restoring Hope - Christmas Outreach (Optional Extention) read more...
Mon 17 Dec 2018 – Sat 29 Dec 2018
Apply by 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.

Norway

Reaching Norwegian Youth read more...
Mon 15 Oct 2018 – Sun 21 Oct 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$540 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Ships

The church wants to build a community for young people that provides a welcoming environment where the Next Generation can be encouraged and discipled in their faith.

Panama

Experiencing the Cultures among the Least Reached read more...
Sat 15 Dec 2018 – Thu 20 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Mon 15 Oct 2018
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.

Portugal

Creative Kids Ministry in Portugal read more...
Thu 15 Nov 2018 – Wed 28 Nov 2018
Apply Now - Deadline Tue 16 Oct 2018
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.

Romania

##FULL## Romania Christmas Outreach read more...
Sat 15 Dec 2018 – Fri 21 Dec 2018
Apply by 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.

Ships

STEP program Logos Hope - STEP IV 2018 read more...
Thu 08 Nov 2018 – Wed 16 Jan 2019
Apply Now - Deadline Mon 15 Oct 2018
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.

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.

South Asia

The 4997 project - into the Himalayas read more...
Sun 07 Oct 2018 – Thu 18 Oct 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$660 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | AidsLink

Join us through the 4997 project. Put your faith in action and climb up to a 4997 metre Himalayan peak for the least reached! For this trip, we ask you to raise funds for every meter in altitude you reach to support the work of reaching out to the least...

Summit - Mission Exposure Program read more...
Sun 27 Jan 2019 – Sat 22 Jun 2019
Apply Now - Deadline 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, pray for people, encourage our local disciple makers and share...

Spain

Winter in Spain-A Coruña read more...
Mon 15 Oct 2018 – Sat 12 Jan 2019
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families sorry, no groups
$4,750 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism

Based in La Coruña, you will be helping at the social centre, running a second hand shop, an English conversation club, English classes and any workshops we might have by the time you are here. You will be attending a local Baptist Church which is partnering with the social centre....

Taiwan

Taiwan 2018 Christmas Outreach read more...
Fri 14 Dec 2018 – Mon 24 Dec 2018
Apply by 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...

Thailand

Thailand Sawasdee Chiang Rai 2019 read more...
Fri 04 Jan 2019 – Tue 29 Jan 2019
Apply by 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...

Turkey

Turkey Vision Trip read more...
Thu 13 Dec 2018 – Sun 23 Dec 2018
Apply by 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...

Ukraine

Loving Elderly Ukrainian Jews - Rivne 4 read more...
Mon 10 Dec 2018 – Thu 20 Dec 2018
Apply by 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...

United Kingdom

Cheetham Cultural Festival Manchester read more...
Mon 24 Sep 2018 – Sun 30 Sep 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$630 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Sports

The Cheetham Cultural Festival takes place each year in the North of the City of Manchester known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Team members will take part in the Cultural Festival Party in the park, will engage with people of all faiths and none through...

Christmas Children’s Outreach (Birmingham) read more...
Wed 28 Nov 2018 – Sat 22 Dec 2018
Apply by 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...

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...
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