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Ministry Trips


The 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.

Trip Openings & Application

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. Select an upcoming trip to see additional details and apply.

Dominican Republic 2024

Contact the Global Outreach Department to learn about any trips that are upcoming and do not have an application open.

Preparation: Before You Sign Up

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. 

As you consider joining a Ministry Trip, please become familiar with the Ministry Trip Team Covenant.

Generally, those who are sent out on a trip:

  • Have an interest in serving in vocational ministry and seek firsthand exposure to missions to help determine a calling into full-time Christian service.
  • Aim to serve in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Consider the trip as a vital step of preparation for a missionary career abroad or for a better-equipped life at home as a follower of Christ.

HOw to Support a Ministry Trip

Each team and each team member needs supporters who can both pray on their behalf and financially support them to enable their ministry. 


  • For opportunities to make Christ known
  • For team unity and joy in serving
  • For safety and sustained health
  • For team members to come back with increased passion for proclaiming Christ to the nations
  • For each team member to have a clearer sense of God’s call on his or her life upon the trip’s conclusion


  • To give online, go to the Short Term Trip Giving section in the Bethlehem Portal.
  • Select a Trip from the dropdown menu.
  • Choose the individual from the next dropdown menu.
  • Follow the rest of the prompts to complete your donation.