The outreach Ministry Trip experience can be a vital step in preparing for a missionary career abroad or enriching your life at home as a follower of Jesus with a heart for the nations.
Each year, Bethlehem leads short-term ministry trips to locations across the globe to bless and support our global partners and ministry connections. Each trip is planned to help meet current needs and further outreach initiatives of those who are serving in a long-term context.
All who are sent on a ministry trip by Bethlehem must complete our application. This process includes both individual short-term trips through agencies (such as Converge, Campus Outreach, etc.) as well as our Bethlehem-sponsored short-term trips.
Availability for trips is limited, so applying does not guarantee a spot on the trip. You will be contacted by the Global Outreach Department once your application has been processed.
View the Ministry Trip Finder to see trips that are currently open to new team members. Trips are planned well in advance, so the greatest variety of trips are available in October–February each year. All trips provide a fact sheet with details, and they are ranked on a scale from one to three based upon the level of spiritual maturity needed for each trip.
Each Ministry Trip team is sent out with this goal in mind ...
We desire to be a team of people characterized by Christlike behavior exhibited through unconditional love; unselfish, joyful service; and unified teamwork. Our ultimate purpose as a team is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.
Generally, those who are sent out on a trip ...
Ministry Trip teams are ambassadors for Christ that seek to bless global partners and national ministries as they strengthen long-term ministry efforts. Therefore, each team member needs supporters who can both pray on their behalf and financial support them to enable their ministry.
Offer support through intercession for the team and their ministry by asking God ...