Short-term missions at Xenos are designed as short-term trips composed of small teams that seek to facilitate a local church in self-sustaining, indigenous church planting, primarily among the poor, connecting short-term trips to long-term goals for existing global partnerships.
Our Short-Term Mission Trips
Unfortunately, the short-term mission trips for 2020 have been cancelled. After much consideration the Missions Division feels that it is best for a few reasons. For one, it is unclear how safe or healthy it will be to travel overseas in the late summer, early fall with coronavirus predicted to have effects through the rest of 2020. Additionally, it may put unnecessary burden on our partners to bring a group there in the midst of a public health crisis. For any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the qualifications for those seeking to apply?
All applicants must be 18 or older and active members in a Xenos Christian Fellowship home church. Fiscal Support Team (FST) membership is a requirement for any who wish to participate in a short-term trip. Although not a requirement, we also strongly recommend team members to complete the missions class our church offers every year (this can be done after being selected for a trip).
How much will the trip cost?
It depends on the trip as some are more expensive than others (see above for specific trip expenses). At a minimum, participants are responsible to self-fund the cost of immunizations and their passport which can range between $200 and $300. In addition, each trip participant will need to provide a $100 deposit for airfare. This means that participants will not be able to use fundraised money for these three items.
Unless otherwise stated, trip participants will have the opportunity to participate in fundraisers to help with the expenses. We ask participants who work full-time to pay at least 50% of the trip cost.
How can I go about fundraising once I get accepted?
Read our Fundraising Guidelines for an explanation of the fundraising process and our expectations on trip participants seeking to raise funds.
When will I be notified whether or not I was selected for a trip?
You will receive a notification if you have been selected as a team member or not. Please allow at least 3 weeks from the deadline date for notification.
Can I be removed as a team member?
We believe it is a privilege to participate in a short-term trip, and therefore we will maintain a high moral standard for participants. If at any time before or during the trip a team member has a significant moral failure, they will be removed from the team.