Go Short-Term

As you seek to join the mission of God among the nations by participating in a Short-Term Trip, this page has everything you need to get started today including the requirements for applying and the basic steps to get started! A list of Summit trips is found at the link above and trips with our strategic partners are at the bottom of this page.

Why Go Short Term? Short Term Trips are sent to serve alongside of Summit’s long-term missionaries and church planters, and these trips are one of the best discipleship opportunities at our church. A lifetime commitment to the nations often begins on a Short Term Trip. You, your friends, or even your whole small group can pick a trip and apply today!

Please contact us with any questions!

Give to Short Term Trips

Requirements to Go Short-Term:

To ensure successful Short-Term Trips that are beneficial for our field partners as well as those going out, individuals applying for Summit Short-Term Trips should meet the following requirements:

  1. Follower of Christ
  2. Member or regular attendee of The Summit Church in good standing
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the gospel and how it propels us to the nations

Steps to Going Short Term:

  1. Pray and Ask Questions
  2. Pick a Trip and Apply
  3. Pay Your $300 Deposit
  4. Apply or Renew Your Passport
  5. Raise Support
  6. Attend Team Meetings
  7. Take The Trip

Explore Trips With Our Partners:

While Summit sends dozens of trips around the world each year to serve alongside our long-term workers, we also endorse a small number of healthy partner organizations that have excellent Short Term Trips. Take a look at these partners and their trips!

Global Hope India
Believing every person in India should have the opportunity to hear, see, and experience the gospel, Global Hope India seeks to engage the church locally to empower the church in India by facilitating hundreds of volunteers on Short-Term Mission trips to India each year.


Uhuru Child
Working primarily in Kenya, Uhuru Child works to build relationships with people in the developing world to liberate them from the bondage of extreme poverty by providing children access to quality education and by creating employment for adults through social business.


Heartline Ministries and Heartline Foundation seek to intentionally walk alongside the impoverished men, women, and children of Haiti during their life journeys, meeting critical physical, emotional, financial, educational, and most importantly, spiritual needs.


Neverthirst is a Christian faith-based non-profit which exists to advance the gospel through clean water worldwide. They are dedicated to providing clean and living water to the poor through the local church. They currently work in Cambodia, India and South Sudan and have many opportunities for people to volunteer to serve. To find out how you can build your own trip with Neverthirst today, contact missions@summitrdu.com.