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Be a part of a short-term team experiencing and serving in
a different culture from your own

Mission Exposure | Short-Term Mission Opportunities

SMI mobilizes three short-term teams a year.  The teams participate in various activities based on the need of our ministry partners.  Some of the teams have worked at orphanages, helped lead and teach conferences, constructed buildings, remodeled facilities, taught English, participated in outreaches and many other projects.

The goal of short-term trips is:

  • SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE our international partners
  • SHARE THE GOSPEL by meeting practical needs and through evangelistic-based meetings and events
  • BUILD on the relationships and foundation laid by previous team members
  • PROVIDE believers and churches in the U.S. and opportunity for exposure to foreign missions

Short-Term Trip Information

Come with us and put hands and feet to your faith.


How much does it cost?$2400 ($200 trip deposit included) covers:

  • Airfare and in-country transportation, translators and document processing
  • Lodging at a hotel (2 persons per room with bathroom)
  • Three meals a day including a buffet breakfast
  • All administrative fees, program costs and stipends

Additional Personal Costs:

  • Passport
  • Personal expenditures and souvenirs

Contact the SMI office for trip dates for 2018.
330-896-9300.

REGISTER NOW! Teams are limited to a maximum of 12 people.
NOTE: Applicants must be 18-years old unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Minimum participant age is 10-years old and require a parent or guardian.

What is the next thing I should do?

  • Let us know you would like to go and pay your $200 trip deposit
  • Fill out an application
  • Firt-time team members have your pastor fill out a reference form
  • First-time team members have two friends/mentors/study leaders fill out a reference form
  • Interview with SMI staff member
  • Make sure you have a valid, signed US passport
  • Send or email the SMI office a picture of yourself to use in our Prayer Guide
  • Attend three scheduled team planning and preparation meetings
  • Raise funds and pay remaining trip balance
  • Pack
  • Let’s go!