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mission trips

Churches

Equipping your church to reach
the world.

Schools

Engaging students from colleges and schools in the great commission.

Individuals

Open teams where everyone
is welcome.

Mobilizing the Church since 1983

For more than 35 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. 

Where we serve

View all of our short-term mission trip opportunities below.

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.

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.

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.

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

Over 2.5 million people are living in extreme poverty in Haiti. Serving on a team will allow you to provide hope and help to vulnerable children, some of whom are trapped in a form of domestic slavery called restavek.

Floridians are still suffering from Hurricane Michael and have been completely forgotten by the national media. On a team you'll have the opportunity to help rebuild homes for the most vulnerable in Panama City Beach: the uninsured, widows, seniors, single moms, and low-income families.

Families in Cuba struggle to meet their basic needs due to government restricted income levels. Serving in Cuba will provide opportunities for you to help feed children both physically and spiritually.

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.

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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.

Relationships

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.

Empowerment

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.

Discipleship

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.

Mission Trips for churches

After mobilizing more than 500 churches over the past 35 years, we’ve become experts at doing short-term mission trips the right way—a way that develops disciples, respects local populations, and bears lasting fruit for all involved.

Accelerated Discipleship

We help you build disciples by providing daily devotionals, impactful debriefs and a comprehensive strategy for applying what’s learned on the trip to life back home.

Turn-Key Trip Planning

We provide and prepare all on-site logistical coordination from start to finish, freeing you from the details so you can focus on meaningful relationship-building within your team.

Local Church Partners

We ensure Gospel-centered ministry by partnering you with local church leaders serving people in their own communities.

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"What I love about Forward Edge is their emphasis on finding God's purpose for your life in service to Christ. We have seen tremendous growth in faith and others who have risen to creative leadership opportunities."

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Nehru Grant
Pastor, Living Hope Christian Church, Bellerose, NY
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“Partnering with Forward Edge has given us the opportunity to support the amazing ministry in Oaxaca, Mexico while seeing our own church family grow and be transformed as they give and serve.”

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Steve Parrish
Lead Pastor, C3 Church, Vancouver, WA
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“Forward Edge has its pulse very close to the people they serve. Having partnered with Forward Edge for three years, we developed a synergy that makes our service meaningful to those we have an opportunity to serve.”

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Susan Bai
Christ Church, New Jersey
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"Partnering with Forward Edge has allowed us to focus our efforts, time, and resources to make an intentional and sustainable difference in one area across the globe, which God has used to grow us beyond ourselves in innumerable ways."

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Sean Fitch
Lead Pastor, mc3 church, Lewistown, PA
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Mission Trips for schools

Students are ideal short-term missionaries. They’re making decisions for their futures, and we provide schools with opportunities to positively influence those decisions through unique mission trip experiences. We work with middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities across the U.S. to provide life-changing trips for their students.

Service Learning

We provide opportunities to serve that align with the degree program or area of study your students are engaged in, deepening their understanding of the field they are pursuing and how it applies in different cultural contexts.

Turn-Key Trip Planning

We provide complete logistical and practical coordination from start to finish. You can be confident your students will have the spiritual and logistical guidance necessary to ensure an amazing mission trip experience.

Cross-Cultural Relationships

As your students are immersed into a new culture, we’ll provide opportunities to build relationships with the local people where they can develop life-long friendships and a sense of community on a global scale.

Contact Us With Questions or to Start Planning Your Trip!