Short-Term Missions


2018 Short-Term Opportunities

Each year Westminster Church sends short-term mission teams to various corners of the globe in order to make Jesus’ name known. People from all walks of life can serve. Take a look at this year’s trips and pray about how God can use you, your skills, and passions on a short-term mission trip.

Germany, April 20–30                     Deadline: January 10 / Early Bird December 31

JAM, May 18–20                               Deadline: March 18 / Early Bird March 4

Seed Weeks NYC, June 18–24       Deadline: January 28 / Early Bird January 14

Kingdom Builders, July 11–14       Deadline: June 24 / Early Bird June 10

Easton, July 15–21                           Deadline: January 28 / Early Bird January 14

Yakama, July 28–August 4             Deadline: January 28 / Early Bird January 14

We believe sending God’s people on short-term trips (both the young and the not-so-young) is vital for Kingdom impact, missionary support, and the believer’s discipleship.

Join a mission team:

  • Pray about how God can use you, your skills, and passions this summer. Trips are open to Westminster members. Non-members are also welcome to apply.
  • You must be a Christian with a desire to grow and share your faith with others.
  • Each applicant should consider his/her physical ability for the nature of the trip.
  • Grades indicated refer to the grade that a student will complete in the 2017–2018 school year.
  • Fill out an application, located at the kiosk across from the registration counter or online here.
  • Return your application and deposit to Jen Barrall. Deposit amounts: $75 by the deadline; $50 by the early bird deadline.
  • Applications are reviewed and approved by the Great Commission Committee and Session.

Commit to:

  • Rest in Jesus, knowing He is the One who equips you, sustains you, and provides for your every need.
  • Have a servant’s heart and flexible spirit.
  • Attend at least 75% of team meetings and events. On average, summer teams meet 4–6 times.
  • Submit to the team leadership.
  • Enlist a minimum of ten prayer partners.
  • Participate in raising financial support with your team. Team members are asked to raise as much of the trip cost as possible. Up to 30% of the trip cost for Westminster members may be subsidized from the short-term missions budget. Non-members are responsible for raising the entire trip cost.
  • Complete a background check, as required by Pennsylvania State law.
  • Be up-to-date on required immunizations (Tetanus and MMR for all trips; additional immunizations are recommended for Peru).

Other ways to be involved:

  • Pray for team members, the people they will meet, and their ministry.
  • Reply to team member prayer letters, telling them you will pray.
  • Support the teams financially or donate supplies.
  • Consider involvement in a short-term missions internship of 8 weeks or more. Contact Tucker York for information.