Much More Than a Trip

An Accelerated Discipleship Opportunity

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Current Trip Options

International teams are being tentatively planned for 2022 and beyond. Contact Forward Edge Senior Mobilization Officer, Sheri Stanley, for more information. 

If you’re local to the Northwest, or are not ready to travel internationally, a trip to help with fire recovery in Southern Oregon may be a great opportunity for you. Learn more below.


Haiti Earthquake Recovery

Due to the escalating gang violence and kidnapping, we are currently sending earthquake recovery funds but postponing any team planning. We invite you to pray and to give as you are led.

We are maintaining close communication with our staff on the ground in Haiti. Contact us at any time for an update on the status of our children and the program we have in place to serve them.

Teams to Oregon

Join us in God’s story of bringing beauty from ashes as we come alongside those who have lost so much to the fires in Southern Oregon.

Call (360) 558-5896 or email sheristanley@forwardedge.org to begin!


Living On Purpose E-Course

Created by Forward Edge Founder and President, Joseph Anfuso, Living on Purpose: The Eternal Call to Meaning and Adventure is a highly practical, 7-module e-course to help individuals, small groups, and entire churches discover and pursue God’s unique plan for their lives.



Each of our mission trip locations are reflective of long-term partnerships we’ve fostered with local Christian leaders pouring themselves into their own community. Scroll through our locations below and click learn more for the beautiful story behind each of the places we serve.


It will be a long road to recovery for survivors of the Almeda Fire that ravaged the Southern Oregon towns of Phoenix and Talent on September 8th 2020. More than 2,300 homes have been lost, 40,000 people have been displaced, and more than 80% of the children of the local school district have been affected. 


Poverty has been prevalent for years in Nicaragua, and with the recent political crisis, they need more help than ever. Serving on a team will give you the opportunity to reach the next generation of boys and girls with the love of Christ.


Baltimore suffers from high rates of child poverty and other serious social issues. On a team, you’ll have the chance to reach out to homeless and impoverished children, families, and communities.


Share the Gospel with vulnerable and orphaned children suffering from severe poverty and malnutrition.


Serve at Trigo y Miel, our holistic, child-focused, community development program and church for the materially poor community of Olimpo in the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico.


Children in the slums of Uganda, many of whom are orphans, are served through our Light a Candle program. Serving on a team will allow you to show Christ's love to the children as they come to the program for nutritious food, fun activities, and the Good News.


Today, years after Hurricane Maria struck the island, families are still displaced or living in damaged homes. Serving on a team to Puerto Rico will give you the opportunity to help families get back into their homes with renewed hope for a better future.

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why forward edge?

Every component of our mission trip experience has been purposefully crafted to increase the long-term impact for both the communities served and those who go to serve.


We encourage all of our short-term missionaries to embrace the reality that relationships are more important than accomplishments, and people are more important than projects.

Local Leaders​

We partner with passionate and dedicated local believers who lead long-term programs and initiatives in their own communities.


Our missionaries are not sent as "heroes" to "save" those living in poverty. Instead, they're servants, always focusing on doing things with people, not just for them.


Team members are encouraged to prayerfully consider how their mission trip relates to the rest of their life and are provided with resources and training to help them integrate what they learned on the mission field into their lives back home.

Sheri Stanley

Director of Operations & Mobilization

Contact Sheri

I look forward to talking to you about Forward Edge mission trips and answering any questions you may have! You can also contact me directly at (360) 558-5896.

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Mobilizing the Church since 1983

For more than 38 years, Forward Edge has engaged, organized, and equipped more than 20,000 Christ-followers on nearly 1,600 mission teams to step out in love to many parts of the U.S. and 34 countries. Over this time, we’ve learned how to conduct the best mission tripstrips that truly help and lead to lasting transformation for all involved.

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