Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Renewing the city socially, spiritually and culturally

Short-Term Missions

“God never pulls you in without sending you out.” — Tim Keller

“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” — John 17:18

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” — 1 Peter 4:10


Read about our trips in the 2016 Short-Term Missions Trip Report2015 Short-Term Missions Trip Report,  2014 Short-Term Missions Trip Report2013 Short-Term Missions Trip Report, and 2012 Short-Term Missions Trip Report. 



MISSIONS APPLICATIONS extension! Now due March 30th!

Trips that are closed: Guatemala, Congo, Tokyo and Ikhethelo. Trips that need more people: Capetown, Johannsburg (the orphanage especially), Philippines, and all the Madagascars. In general more men are needed.

Dates of certain trips have recently changed. The correct dates are below.

Upcoming trips:


Guatemala: Guatemala City

Dates: August 4-14, 2017

Details: Any skill, mercy ministry. Open to all. Spanish speakers needed, though not required of each teammate.

More Information

Contact: [email protected]


South Africa: Johannesburg (Two Trips)

Dates: Two trips- July 8-16 and July 21-31, 2017

Details: Any skill, mercy ministry, construction. Open to all.

More Information

Contact: [email protected]


South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal
LIV Village and Ikhethelo (Two Trips)

Dates: Two trips- March 30- April 9, June 29- July 9, 2017 (Ikhethelo)

Dates: July 14-23, 2017 (LIV Village) 

Details: There will be teaching initiatives, mercy ministry, business, finance. Open to all. 

More Information - LIV Village

More Information - Ikhethelo  

Contact: [email protected]


South Africa: Cape Town

Dates: August 11-21, 2017

Details: Any skill, mercy ministry. OTs, PTs, and Nurses welcome. Open to all. 

More Information

Contact: [email protected]


Madagascar: Antananarivo (Three Trips)

Dates: July 27 - August 6, 2017 (Medical & Education)

Dates: June 29- July 9, 2017 (General, Business/Finance)

Details: Medical trip open to anyone in healthcare, Education trip open to all Educators, including Special Needs Educators, General trip with an element of Entrepreneurship classes. Open to all. French speakers needed, though not required of each teammate.

More Information

Contact: [email protected]


Democratic Republic of Congo: Bukavu

Dates: August 24- September 4th, 2017

Details: Open to all, but Business and Finance teammates are needed in particular. French speakers needed, though not required of each teammate.

More Information

Contact: [email protected]


Philippines: Manila, Tacloban

Dates: November 10-20, 2017

Details: The trip is focused on building relationships with our partner church. Open to all.

More Information

Contact: [email protected]


Japan: Tokyo


Dates: October 6-16th, 2017

Details: Open to all; Faith and Work- oriented. Unique opportunities for professionals in visual and performing arts (painters, dancers, singers, actors, etc.), as we as those in fashion.

More Information

Contact: [email protected]


General trip information


Trips are 10 days and cost between $1,500 to $3,000. The amount per person is calculated by adding the plane ticket (which varies widely year to year) plus roughly $1000 for onsite expenses. If you are interested in an upcoming trip please fill out the Short-Term Mission Application and review our resources. Once you have done that, please email [email protected] to set up an interview. Trips fill up fast and begin meeting anywhere from two to five months before the actual departure. 


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