Before you GO

Short-Term Missions Training

FMI partners with local churches or districts to provide comprehensive training modules for short-term missions teams as outlined in the form below. Contact us to schedule a training event.

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FMI highly recommends purchasing trip insurance as most insurance carriers do not cover costs incurred outside the U.S. We offer affordable missions insurance through our partner, available at the link below.

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Where to GO

2020 Short-term Trips

Dates and costs are subject to change and new opportunities are posted as they become available.
To find out more, please Contact us

Difficulty Levels

Each GO Team trip is rated according to the level of difficulty on a scale from 1 to 3, based on the work or ministry required of the team and the conditions they will encounter.

3 = Difficult: Cultural conditions (food, language) will be difficult, a translator may be required, food provided may be completely unfamiliar, living conditions may include sleeping on the floor, no shower for days, no Internet accessibility, irregular or no electricity; the volunteer will be stretched far beyond their comfort zone. This is not a recommended trip for a first time missions volunteer.
2 = Medium: Volunteers must be very flexible as the trip will not be predictable. Cultural conditions will be somewhat difficult, living conditions may be normal on some days, and difficult on others, translators may be needed and ministry conditions will likely be more difficult. Access to the Internet and electricity could be spotty at best.
1 = Easy: Difficulty level is low. The cultural and living conditions will be very easy. This trip is ideal for high school aged volunteers. Showers, electricity and Wi-Fi will be reliable. If a language barrier exists, it will not be difficult to bridge.


Panama Medical Team

Difficulty Level 3
Dates: 14 days (between July-August, exact dates TBA)
Trip Cost: $2,400.00
Space Availability: 17 people

About Trip: Departure city, Las Vegas, NV. The mission of this team is to provide the love of Christ in and through medical services offered in Panama.

Contact:
Richard Farris
Email: rfarris@cornerstonelv.com
Phone Number: (702) 871-5050 #311


Jamaica GO Team

Difficulty Level 2-3
Dates: August 1-10
Trip Cost: $800.00 + Airfare from your home
Space Availability: 50 people

Our mission: Partner with the Jamaica Foursquare Church in their camp program. Team members will be used as devotional leaders, children’s workers, dorm leaders, etc.

About trip: At the end of the week you will be given a day off to tour beautiful Jamaica and shop in Ocho Rios and 2 nights in Deja Resort in Montego Bay. There will be an opportunity to attend a Jamaican church service on Sunday.

Contact:
Cindy Berry
Email: iluvtopraisehim11@yahoo.com 
Phone Number: (813) 404-8353


Niger, Africa | For Teams

Difficulty Level 2
Dates: November (early in the month for 10 days)
Trip Cost: $1,500.00 + airfare
Space Availability: TBD

About trip: Departing from Washington Dulles. We will be making disciples of the nation: preaching the gospel to many who have never heard, leading a conference and encouraging believers.

For applications and information about being part of establishing the gospel in this nation, please contact Scott Jungers (information below).

Contact:
Scott Jungers
Email: scott.jungers@fflc.org
Phone Number: (804) 564-5264


Pastors and Leaders Trip

Difficulty Level 1-3
Dates: TBD
Trip Cost: TBD
Space Availability: 3-5 people max.

About Trip: George Cline, FMI Representative has been taking pastors on trips to Foursquare works around the world for years. This amazing opportunity allows pastors and leaders to get to the field. Whether you have never gone on a missions trip before, or are just wanting to connect to new fields, George will connect you as a pastor and leader to our area missionaries, missionaries and national leaders, and national pastors. Most trips are focused on pastors and leadership training.

Contact:
If you are a pastor or missional leader and want to connect with other pastors and serve new fields, this is an opportunity for you. Many dates are in the planning stages; please use our Contact Form and select “Pastor Trips” to connect with us for more information.


Due to the unpredictability of travel during today’s global COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend checking back for upcoming 2021 dates. Have specific questions? Contact our FMI team.

Places That Have Requested and Need Short-Term GO Teams

So, you have your team. You know who’s going. You know what you can do. You are well-prepared and ready to minister in another culture…in a foreign country. But, where? We can help with that!

Below you will find a number of requests which have been made by the field. Perhaps your local church is ready to dive into the waters of short-term mission (STM). This is a great place for you to begin! Consider these needs on the field and whether or not your church may be able to field a team that would meet these needs. If you would like more information on a particular mission, please use our Contact Form and select “GO: Short-Term” to let us know of your interest in a specific opportunity.


Bolivia

Construction teams needed! We are in need of teams to go and help build 2 buildings along with our Foursquare Bolivia family. They have begun the buildings with their savings, but it is difficult as they build as the funds are available. We need teams to come and serve alongside and work alongside our family there to encourage and finish 2 church buildings. Please contact us regarding the current finances needed to finish, as well as ground costs.


Cote d’Ivoire

Construction teams needed! Helping a national work that is serving and sending out missionaries to a number of neighboring countries build and establish their headquarters. They also need classrooms for a new Bible school on their main campus. Partner with leaders on the field and help financially in units of $10,000 to see these projects completed.


Ecuador

Evangelism teams needed! In Cuenca, we are endeavoring to reach students in schools and universities with the gospel and to teach them Christian values. We are also working on various other evangelistic efforts on the streets. We are looking for teams of about 7 people to come and help us reach more people. Ground costs are approximately $80/person/day.


France

Construction team needed! FMI Missionaries Francois and Nathalie Gendron along with Area Missionary Jeff Roper request a team of experienced roofers that would travel to Strasbourg. The Foursquare church there just purchased a used church building that is in need of a new shingle roof. They are praying for individuals or churches that would also donate to the project by paying the cost of materials and the cost to rent the scaffolding.


Grenada

Evangelistic and construction teams.


Guatemala

Evangelism teams needed! In Guatemala City, we are endeavoring to reach students in schools and universities with the gospel and to teach them Christian values. We are also working on various other evangelistic efforts on the streets. We are looking for teams of about 7 people to come and help us reach more people during the months of June and July. Ground costs are approximately $85/person/day.


Haiti

There are year-round opportunities for teams in Haiti.  They can stay at the base camp located at the church, or at a guest house if they prefer.  The base camp can accommodate 24 people at one time, and meals are included.  The cost is $60 per person per day.  However, to ease ground transportation, smaller teams are preferred.   They can use construction, medical, evangelistic, compassion, and educational teams.  The ministry opportunities are varied from visiting orphanages, schools, tent cities, churches, and community outreach.


Ireland

VBS in Ireland! We are looking for a team of about 10 people to come to Cork, Ireland, and support local churches and ministries with VBS and outreaches into the community. Because this mission is mainly to children, it must take place during the summer months of June-August while kids are out of school. Ground costs are roughly $90/person/day.


Jamaica

Year round opportunities for teams are available in Jamaica.  They can always use construction and evangelistic teams, as well as youth or children’s ministry.


Japan

Evangelism teams needed! There is a real open door right now in Japan for specific ministry, and we need teams with real teaching gifts. We are being asked for evangelism teams to do VBS, child evangelism, youth camps, and English camps. We are also looking for Spanish speaking teams to minster to a large, unreached Spanish population in Japan. Ground costs are roughly $90/person/day


Kenya

Business as Mission / Business training and Pastors for leadership development! There is a huge need to help train and mentor both our pastors and nationals on ways to save and make money to fund ministry. Most pastors are working bi-vocationally to support their family and church. We need specialized teams to come and serve along with our leaders about ways to help this huge need.

We also need pastors to come and teach leadership development and basic Bible teachings to our national pastors who are so eager to learn more.


Liberia

Construction teams needed! Help our Foursquare Church build a number of churches or repair storm-damaged roofs with projects that range from $5,000-$15,000. This would be a tremendous cost for this National Church that has a zeal for church growth and development after having lived through many challenging years of war and Ebola. Now, they are rising anew and looking for partners!


Nicaragua

Evangelism teams needed! In Managua, we are endeavoring to reach students in schools and universities with the gospel and to teach them Christian values. We are also working on various other evangelistic efforts on the streets. We are looking for teams of about 7-10 people to come and help us reach more people. Ground costs are approximately $80/person/day.


Puerto Rico

Evangelistic teams are always welcome.


St. Lucia

Evangelistic and construction teams.


Taiwan

Evangelism Teams Needed!  Great opportunities exist for small teams of 2-5 to minister, especially in helping with some urban church plants. Ground costs around $90/person/day


Thailand

Volunteer English Conversation Teacher in Maesot to teach kindergarten through high school students weekday afternoons, early evenings, and weekends, 7 to 8 hours each.

Approximate Commitment: 90 days
(Arrive in Maesot the second week of March 2018, return to the U.S. the first week of June.)

Approximate Cost: $600 a month for meals beyond what is provided and optional travel while in Maesot. In addition, cost will include travel from the U.S. to Thailand. The host will provide room with all utilities, free Wifi, laundry service and three meals per day.

Qualifications

  • Must have experience working with children ages 6-16
  • Must be responsible and self motivated
  • Must also have a pastor’s recommendation

Thailand

AoNang, South Thailand- Teams of 1-17 to evangelize, do children’s outreaches, or pray over the 0% Christian area and partner with local missionaries in church planting and Business-As-Mission related efforts.  $50/day per person on top of airfare.


Thailand

Individual or couple to set up an aquaponics system in Maesot. Training workers in Maesot to set up an aquaponics system to grow vegetables directly above catfish pools; teaching workers how to start plants from seed using this system.

Approximate commitment: Two weeks

Approximate cost: Travel to Thailand and optional hotel expense. Limited accommodations available in a host home. Hotel costs in Maesot average $20 per day with breakfast included.

Additional need: Funds to purchase necessary equipment in setting up the system.


Trinidad

Evangelism to people from other main world religions.  There are also opportunities to minister in orphanages and local churches.  Teams can stay at the cross-cultural training center, whose staff will serve as their hosts and guides.  There are also opportunities for individual students to stay at the center for 2 weeks to 3 months to serve and/or study.


Vanuatu

Construction teams to build a parsonage and an extension to the Bible School.


United States

Detroit/Hamtramck, Michigan
Every year the International Hope Center, a Foursquare ministry, hosts church teams to Hamtramck, Michigan, one of the most diverse cities in America. In Hamtramck’s 2.2 square miles, you will find 23 languages spoken, over 7 mosques, a Hindu Temple, Buddhist Gardens and Eastern and Western churches. Teams will receive training in cross-cultural and urban training, exposure to the many cultures of Hamtramck and hands-on ministry that may include ESL, neighborhood park outreaches, kids and youth outreaches, ministry to at-risk girls, community gardens and much more.

Costs are $35.00 per day per person for housing and program fees, meals extra.

For more information about this location, call Sarah at 1-844-442-8624 or email sarah@ihopecenter.com or visit www.ihopecenter.com

Intern Field Opportunities

This category includes missionaries that desire a one-year learning experience on the field or those that desire a role as an intern before applying for a role as a FMI missionary or mission team specialist. A missionary intern meets the following criteria:

  • He or she has been a member of a Foursquare church for at least one year, or is aFoursquare licensed minister.
  • He or she has made a commitment of a minimum of three months (renewable).
  • He or she is sent out by a local Foursquare church in partnership with FMI as described in the agreement with the facilitating church

To apply, fill out the application form.


ALBANIA

Tirana – Couple to manage a restaurant outreach; 12 months; $1,000-$1,500

CAMBODIA

  • Writer to write intelligible stories from broken English stories; 12 months; $800
  • **Administrative assistant needed to manage incoming and outgoing correspondence, e-mail messages and telephone calls, make travel and meeting arrangements and prepare reports and letters. Strong communication and computer skills required. Applicant must have flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and thrive in a cross-cultural environment; 9 months minimum; applicant must be at least 20 years old; $800 – S, $1,200 – C

COSTA RICA

(Spanish required or attend language school)

  • English Bible study; 12 months; $1,500 – S $2,500 – C
  • Children’s ministry specialist to train regional children’s workers; 12 months; $1,500 – S $2,500 – C
  • Children’s teacher/English teacher to work with Cabecar Indians; 12 months; $1,500 – S $2,500 – C
  • Ministry team members: youth, children, evangelism; 12 months; $1,500 – S $2,500 – C
  • **Administrative Assistants to serve missionaries; 12 months; $1,500 – S $2,500 – C

FRANCE

  • Administrative support work (French required); 12 months; Contact FMI for details
  • Musician / leader for worship group; 12 months; Contact FMI for details
  • Theatre and Arts teacher; 12 months; Contact FMI for details
  • Nice – ministry team members (French required); 12 months; Contact FMI for details

GRENADA

  • Assist the missionary in varying areas of ministry. Could involve chidden/youth ministry, administrative duties, team coordination, and outreach among other things.1 year; $1,500 minimum.

HONG KONG

  • Youth workers; 12 months; $2,000

JAPAN

  • Tokyo, Osaka – youth workers; 12 months; $3,000

MEXICO

  • Monterrey – church plant team member (Spanish required); 12 months; $800
  • Monterrey – creative Arts & children’s teacher; 12 months; $800
  • Mexico City – administrative assistant; 12 months; $800
  • Mexico City – worship leader trainer; 12 months; $800

NAMIBIA

  • Teacher helpers/teachers for a private school run by the headquarters church; 12 months; $600

POLAND

  • We are looking for a flexible intern that would help us with children’s ministry. This would require a minimum of a 3-month commitment, and a person who is bilingual. The intern would assist with Children during events and would accompany or stay with children that require travel to other locations. This could lead to a long term commitment.

TRINIDAD-TOBAGO

  • Serve as a team member at the cross-cultural school of ministry (teaching, outreach, etc), for three months – one year. $2,500. Contact FMI/Area Missionary for details.

UNITED STATES of AMERICA

  • Hamtramck, Michigan – We are looking for interns to spend anywhere between one month to a year volunteering, learning and ministering with us. Interns will be involved in a variety of cross-cultural and urban ministry and will receive one-on-one mentoring.  Costs are $500 for housing and interns fees, food and other personal expenses not included. For more information call Sarah at  (844) 442-8624 ext 2 or email sarah@ihopecenter.com
  • Hamtramck, Michigan – Earn college credit while in the internship program. Students can earn a full-year of college credit through our partnership with Northwest University.  There is also an option to spend half the year of this program traveling and studying in Europe, North Africa and Israel. For more information call Sarah at  (844) 442-8624 ext 2, or email sarah@ihopecenter.com, or visit www.ihopecenter.com

Legend:
** – high need on the field
S – single
C – couple

Recommended Resources

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