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:

France (1) Greece (1) Ireland (1) Israel (1)
Japan (1) Moldova (1) Namibia (1) Near East (1)
Netherlands (1) North Africa (1) Panama (1) Romania (1)
Serbia (3) Ships (1) South Africa (1) South Asia (1)
South East Asia (1) Taiwan (1) Thailand (1) Turkey (6)
Ukraine (2) United Kingdom (1) United States (1)

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...

Greece

Greece Christmas Outreach read more...
Sun 16 Dec 2018 – Sun 23 Dec 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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!

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.

Israel

Hope of Israel Winter 2019 read more...
Sun 06 Jan 2019 – Sun 20 Jan 2019
Apply Now - Deadline 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

##FULL## Christmas Outreach in Mie, Japan read more...
Tue 04 Dec 2018 – Thu 13 Dec 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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 Now - Deadline 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 Now - Deadline 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.

Netherlands

Teens in Mission - Amsterdam city outreach (teenage option) read more...
Fri 19 Jul 2019 – Fri 26 Jul 2019
Apply by Fri 01 Feb 2019
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families groups welcome
$675 [NZD]
Categories: Creative Ministries - Other

During this outreach different activities will be organized to support local churches and organisations. We will: prepare and organize sports and fun days for kids in Amsterdam-Noord who live in deprived urban areas. Do a prayerwalk for the red light district in Amsterdam. We will also do some practical work...

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.

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
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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.

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".

Refugee Relief Serbia 2018 read more...
Thu 20 Dec 2018 – Thu 27 Dec 2018
Apply Now - Deadline 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".

Refugee Relief Serbia 2018-19 (4 WEEK OPTION) - can be prolonged read more...
Sat 22 Dec 2018 – Sat 19 Jan 2019
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 23 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,200 [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".

Ships

STEP program Logos Hope - STEP I 2019 read more...
Thu 17 Jan 2019 – Mon 22 Apr 2019
Apply Now - Deadline 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 Now - Deadline 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

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...

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

Taiwan

##FULL## Taiwan 2018 Christmas Outreach read more...
Fri 14 Dec 2018 – Mon 24 Dec 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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...

MDT Caravan, Turkey read more...
Mon 04 Feb 2019 – Fri 05 Jul 2019
Apply Now - Deadline 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.

Transform2019 Turkey - Bible Backpackers read more...
Mon 08 Jul 2019 – Sat 27 Jul 2019
Apply by Fri 07 Jun 2019
single people welcome sorry, no married couples sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,685 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Prayer | Reaching to: Other Faiths | IT | Transform

What do you need to survive for 2 weeks in an unreached land? A backpack, sturdy walking shoes, and a whole lot of faith. Fill your pack with just the necessities and lots of Bible to hitchhike with a buddy through Western Turkey. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you...

Transform2019 Turkey - Refugee Road read more...
Mon 08 Jul 2019 – Sat 27 Jul 2019
Apply by Fri 07 Jun 2019
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome
$1,685 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Reaching to: Other Faiths | IT | Transform

Join God’s movement among the refugees in Turkey. Visit refugee families, bring hope to their children, bless and support those faithfully serving them.

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.

Truth Travellers: 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
$1,200 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | Reaching to: Other Faiths | IT

Journey with your team around the least reached country in the world, Turkey, to be one of the first to to bring the Good News of Jesus to those living here. Listen to the Holy Spirit, and follow His lead as He arranges the people you will meet and where...

Ukraine

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

Puppet Christmas outreach Vinnitsa (6 weeks) read more...
Sun 23 Dec 2018 – Sun 27 Jan 2019
Apply Now - Deadline Fri 30 Nov 2018
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
$1,725 [NZD]
Categories: Friendship Evangelism | IT

Do you like Puppet Theatre and children's programs? Would you like to join us in travelling from Village to Village to bring the true message of Christmas to hundreds of children? Then this special Christmas outreach is for you! Come join our team in Vinnitsa Ukraine to share the love...

United Kingdom

Christmas Children’s Outreach (Birmingham) read more...
Wed 28 Nov 2018 – Sat 22 Dec 2018
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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 Now - Deadline 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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