All who are sent on a short-term trip by Bethlehem must complete our Short-Term Ministry Trip Application. This includes both individual short-term trips through agencies (such as Converge, Campus Outreach, etc.) as well as Bethlehem-sponsored short-term trips. 


If you are interested in being considered to lead future Bethlehem Short-Term Ministry Trips, contact the Global Outreach Department (


Bethlehem Short-Term Ministry Trips


Each year, Bethlehem takes a number of short-term ministry trips to bless and support our global partners and other ministry connections.


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. All trips are ranked on a scale from one to three based upon the level of spiritual maturity needed for each trip.


Bosnia: December 27, 2015–January 9, 2016 (Level 2)

Fact SheetApplication

Team will build relationships to share the love of Christ through a snowboard and ski camp.
Size: 8-10
Cost: ~$2300

Ecuador: January 15–25 (Level 2)

Fact Sheet Application

The STMMC is organizing a two week trip to Ecuador to assist Dr and Mrs Steve Nelson, BBC Global Partners with Reach Beyond mission agency to provide help as needed in the jungle and in Shel Mera, Ecuador. This is a good trip for someone prayerfully considering medical missions work in the future. Activities will not be limited to medical work.                                                              

Size: 10
Cost: ~$2,600

North East Africa: January 22– February 5, 2016 (Level 3)

Fact SheetApplication

Team will help serve the community at a local English-language school, to have intentional conversation about spiritual things, and to help identify and develop strategic relationships for the long-term team to follow-up with. 

 Size: 8

Cost: ~ $3,500

Thailand: January 30 –February 12
Fact Sheet | Application

 A soul care trip for servants abroad within an English Language teaching organization. We will host a prayer room at their Annual conference and be available to minister to the needs of the 600 organization's personnel there. 


Size: 4-6
Cost: ~$ 1700

East Africa: March 25–April 10, 2016 (Level 2)

Fact SheetApplication

Team will go for a week of basketball, cultural exchange, and inter-faith dialogue. Additionally, we are looking for basketball “experts”(those who’ve played in college or have coached at the high school level) to invest in the development of our coaches and top players.

Size: 12      

Cost: ~$3,400

BAM Trip- India: March 2016 (Level 2)

 l Application

Size: 6-8   

Cost: ~$2900

Thailand: March 3–12, 2016 (Level 1)

Fact Sheet l Application

The team will meet with a BBC Global Partner and visit Bible translation work. We will meet indigenous people in Thailand and a neighboring country and worship with a minority group that loves Jesus. This is a good trip for those prayerfully considering Bible translation in their future, especially in SE Asia.

Size: 10

Cost: ~$2,400

India: April 24–May 8, 2016 (Level 3)

Fact Sheet Application


We will be helping Reach All Nations with their annual convention for local pastors. All the RAN churches gather together once a year to spend time in prayer, Word, and fellowship. 

 Size: 5-10


Cost: ~$2700

Congo: April 30–May 14, 2016 (Level 3)

Fact Sheet | Application

This will be a prayer/vision trip, and we will be observing and learning about both the physical and spiritual needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Size: 6

Cost: ~$3100

 Sweden: May 26–June 8 (Level 1)

Fact Sheet | Application 


We will focus on prayer and helping local churches, church planters, missionaries and Cru ministries in Sweden by listening, learning, helping, encouraging and then praying and helping more with the insight they give us. 
Size: 8-10

Cost: ~$3100

Ohio: June 10–17, 2016 (Level 1) 

Fact Sheet | Application


We will partner with our Global Partners encouraging those who are and will be serving behind the scenes in missionary aviation. As the adults are in the plenary session for the spiritual life conference we will be working with the children.
Size: 8–12
Cost: ~$250


San Diego: July (Level 1)

Fact Sheet Application  

We will partner with one of our TCT church planters in San Diego for a project called “Serve the City.” They gather the local kids every year for a basketball camp and also do other service projects around the city.
Size: 20
Cost: ~$750


Haiti & Dominican Republic: July 8–23 (Level 1)

Fact Sheet Application   

We will support a local church in the Dominican Republic with community development, children's Bible school, evangelism, and community outreach.
Size: 10–25
Cost: ~$2200


SE Asia: July 7–24 and July 7– August 5 (Level 3)

Fact Sheet | Application


We will directly assist our Global Partner’s efforts to see the gospel transform this almost 100% Islamic group. We will experience the Sea Tribe culture up-close and in-person with the assistance of the national guides. In the villages we will participate in community development programs, traditional Sea Tribe cultural events, and local sports.
Size: 6-12
Cost: ~$3,300 and $3,700


Zambia: August (Level 2)

Fact Sheet | Application 

We will support our Global Partners and their Action Zambia C.R.O.S.S. Project team by delivering healthcare training workshops and evening sessions on suffering and Biblical perseverance to various church pastors and members, who are then able to minister for those impacted by HIV / AIDS. The team will also provide a three day relaxation and encouragement retreat for the Action Zambia team and their families.

Size: 8-10

Cost: $3,500

Santisuk (Individual Trip): Self-Scheduled, 1-12 months (Level 1)

Fact Sheet Application


Teaching one or more of the 4 levels of evangelistic English classes to Thai students. Build relationships with them to share the Gospel.

 Size: 1–15

Cost: ~$ 2400

Club 4th Trips

 These trips minister specifically to global partner children by providing childcare and biblical teaching for them at

missions conferences. To learn more, visit

South Asia: January 6-16 (Level 2)


Cost: ~$2,950

Bali: June 10-16 (Level 2)

Size: 24

 Cost: ~$2,325

Turkey: June 26-July 1 (Level 2)


 Cost: ~$2,345

Thailand: August 3- 10 (Level 2)


 Cost: ~$2,680

MERC Turkey or Cypress: September 10-16 (Level 2)


Cost: ~$4,200





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