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!

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
  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

Applications, Info, & Follow Up:

For Team Members:

For Team Leaders:

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!

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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.

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Hope International

In obedience to Christ’s command to love our neighbor and make disciples of all nations, HOPE International provides discipleship opportunities, training, a safe place to save, and small loans.

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Freedom Global

(previously Uhuru Child)

Come to Kenya with Freedom Global (previously called Uhuru Child). On a service trip you will join their mission in sharing Christ’s love with families living in extreme poverty. Step into homes of Freedom Global’s students, often mud-huts, as you begin to build relationships with their families. From their you will visit our Summit Church plant, do work project at their all girls boarding school and dairy farm, and step into their discipleship program. You can also go on Safari. Once home, Freedom Global gives you the opportunity to help push forward their mission from right here in the USA.

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International Mission Foundation

International Mission Foundation (IMF) is a global nonprofit with a mission to support yours. Whether you are a ministry partner on the ground in-country, a church partner seeking to serve the least of these, an individual wanting to sponsor a student and support education around the globe, or have a call to travel to be the hands and feet of Jesus, IMF seeks to meet the needs of hearts on mission for Christ. IMF “sets sail” on short term mission trips every month of the year to countries such as Haiti, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nicaragua, and others.

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Neverthirst

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.

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Empower One

Empower One exists to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the nearly 20 million Sudanese and South Sudanese who have never heard the name of Jesus. Our mission is to empower local leaders to make disciples. These Christ followers plant churches that transform their communities and obey the Great Commission.

To find out more and to get involved, contact Carl.