One of the ways WorldShare connects our supporters in Australia with our overseas Ministry Partners is through Short Term Mission trips.
Each year we send teams of people to spend time with our Ministry Partners; encouraging them, providing skilled support and training, and working together to transform/restore lives.
God equips each of us with unique gifts and capacities, so why not use the skills He has given you to serve those who do not have the opportunities you have?
To register your interest in attending one of our Short Term Team trips simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with you.
When you go, expect to spend time learning and understanding the partner’s ministry as well as being able to share your time and talents in meaningful ways. Preparing and equipping the team’s starts approximately 2 months before the teams go. It is essential to be a part of this preparation.
WorldShare wants to ensure that you get the most out of the time, effort and money you are spending on your trip. Getting to know the team leader and members as well as preparing for your time on the field is an important step. The team meetings will include the logistics for an overseas trip, your re-entry, spiritual and team preparation, and being able to develop your own support team back home.
We will also spend time to learn about the Ministry Partner and the context in which they operate, and the team will be able to participate in raising finances for a team project for the mission field.
Costs for trips are dependent on local costs and international airfares. The costs vary from around $1,000 - $2,000 plus airfares and travel insurance depending on the destination.
Each team member will be part of a team project to raise funds for the partner ministry you will be visiting. The project you will be involved with varies from team to team. The average amount we aim for is about $1,500 per team member. We don’t wish to just go, but to build upon the work of the ministry partner.
WorldShare runs trips to the countries where its ministry partners are based at different times - so you could go anywhere where our ministry partners are based!
Each WorldShare team is invited by the ministry partners. The skills, capacities and interests of the team members are matched to fit the needs of our partners. WorldShare sends teams that run English camps, medical clinics; and children’s ministry, teaching and pastoring. Often teams will have a combination of activities that allows the members to serve in a variety of ways.
All our trips are ‘field driven’ or requested by our partners, whether it is a medical trip, an English camp, or pastor training. We aim to match your skill sets with the opportunities on the mission field for short-term mission trips.Our teams are varied in purpose, just as our partners ministries are varied.
Our Ministry Partners benefit as teams come, finding it a great source of encouragement and assistance.