Mescalero Reformed Church

Mescalero, New Mexico

Mescalero Reformed Church is a community of people who desire to purposefully present the gospel of Jesus Christ to their neighbors by living out the mandate to love God and love others. Mescalero is the only town on the 463,000-acre Mescalero Apache Reservation. The church feels strongly about reaching out to the community and letting people know that they are welcome just as they are.

Key Scripture: “Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you” (Romans 15:7).

Opportunity type: 
Volunteer opportunities: 

Participate in weekly church activities, such as youth group, a club for kids, Bible studies, women’s meetings, and community outreach. Help with vacation Bible school or other projects, as determined by your group’s skills and interests. In the midst of these activities, you will learn about and interact with the history and culture of the Mescalero people. 


Most volunteers will be housed at the church. If your group is especially small, you may be able to stay in a duplex owned by the church. If you prefer, there is a local inn nearby where your group may stay at your own cost. Meals will be the responsibility of the group, although several meals throughout the week will be provided by the church at community gatherings. 

Group size - maximum: 
Cost notes: 

Groups will be responsible for covering all travel, including to and from the airport, and most meals

Nearest airport: 

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Packing suggestions: 

Plan to bring bedding, pillow, towels, and toiletries. Pack seasonally appropriate clothing, as weather varies from warm to quite cold, depending on time of year. 

Contact information: 

For more information, contact

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Short-Term Mission

Molly Towne

Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant

Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.