Short-Term Mission

COVID-19 update: For the safety and health of our volunteers and the communities they serve, Short-Term Mission recommends postponing or cancelling mission trips scheduled to begin before July 31. Discover 6 ways to stay #onmission when you have to cancel your mission trip. 

"As the Father has sent me, so I send you." -John 20:21

As followers of Christ we are called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve a lost and hurting world. RCA Short-Term Mission exists to help you engage personally in God’s mission through meaningful mission trip opportunities. We believe that as people serve in the name of Christ, whether in their local community or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives – the lives of those who go to serve, of the congregations that send, and of the people in the communities we serve.
RCA Short-Term Mission works alongside RCA Global Mission to coordinate mission trips with our missionaries worldwide, and also maintains partnerships with a variety of well-established mission partners in the USA and Canada. We believe that by partnering with ongoing ministries, our short-term mission trips can have long-term impact.
Let us help you plan your next mission trip.

Called to serve? We can help.

Find A Mission Trip

Mission trip resources

Mission Trip Devotions

How do you carry the closeness you feel to God during your mission trip back home with you?

Short-Term Mission Trip Planning Toolkit

Whether you’re getting ready for your first mission trip, or you’ve participated in many trips, it’s important to be prepared.

Getting Ready to Come Back

Advocacy Guide for Mission Teams

Personal stories about mission experiences

“They Called Me Crazy”: Rito’s Story

Nicole Opgenorth shares the story of a woman she met while serving with CEPAD and Nicaragua

Why I’m Not Afraid of God’s Call Anymore

Janet Tang shares how a mission trip to Brazil shifted her perspective on calling.

I Learned to Listen to God at a School for the Deaf

Hailey Holven talks about what she learned as she served at the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf

Scholarships for mission

The Next Generation Missional Engagement Fund helps children, youth, and young adults engage in mission around the world.

This initiative is part of Transformed & Transforming, the RCA's 15-year vision for ministry.
Your gifts make this mission possible.