Our StrategyShort-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 partnerships.
Apply for a Trip!
Your application is considered complete when the missions division receives your fully completed application and 2 reference forms. You will need to create an account on Managed Missions to access the application. References need to be filled out by 2 of your home church leaders.
Short-Term Mission Trips - 2018
1. Cambodia Trip: July 31 - August 14
Cost Estimate: $2,900 per personTrip Summary: This trip will be a combination of learning about the country and people and doing service projects. Team members will participate in various projects including, teaching children, construction projects, teaching Christian workers, developing case studies, and teaching conversational English.
2. Ecuador: September 1 - September 9
Cost Estimate: $1,800 per personTrip Summary: Participants on this trip will serve an unreached community in southern Ecuador where medical and economic resources are scarce. They will share Christ's love in word and deed along with national workers as they provide medical and dental care at a daily medical clinic.
Positions Needed: Medical professionals (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Dentists, Dental Assistants), Translators, and Logistics (non-medical helpers)
3. Haiti: TBD, 2018Cost Estimate: $1,600 per person
Trip Summary: A small team will work with Pastor Duplessey who leads the Beraka Church in Jacmel, Haiti. This is a great opportunity to work alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ and to observe firsthand what God is doing in Haiti. This trip will focus on running daily medical clinics with our Haitian partners. The clinics support existing house churches and facilitate house church planting in previously unreached areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply?
All applicants must be 18 years or older and active in a Xenos Christian Fellowship home church. You may only apply for one trip.
When is the deadline for completing my application?
All applications and references must be completed by February 2, 2018
How much will the trip cost?
It depends on the trip as some are more expensive than others. At a minimum, participants are responsible for the cost of immunizations, passports ($200-$300) and a $100 deposit for airfare.
For the Cambodia trip, there will be an opportunity to participate in fund-raisers to help with the expenses. For the other trips, there may be opportunities for limited fund-raising. For those who work full-time, you will be asked to personally pay at least 50% of the trip cost.
Can I ask others for financial support?
Yes, you may ask family members and friends in your home church.
What are the pre-trip requirements?
We strongly recommend team members to complete the Missions Class our church offers.
Will I be notified whether or not I was selected for a trip?
Yes, 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.