Short-Term Mission Trips

Our Strategy

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. Each year we take teams on short-term trips to Cambodia, Ecuador, and Haiti.


Our Short-Term Mission Trips

To see details on short-term trips being offered this year, visit our Trip Listing page.

Apply for a Trip!

Your application is considered complete when the missions division receives your fully completed application and two reference forms. You will need to create an account on Managed Missions to access the application. Click the apply button for your desired trip. You may only apply for one trip. References need to be filled out by two home church leaders - preferably leaders in your current group.

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 notification if you have been 1) selected as a team member, 2) selected as an alternate or 3) not selected for a trip once your application has been processed. Please allow at least 2-3 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.