Frequently asked questions
How do I apply for a short-term missions trip?
Complete the Short-Term Mission Application, we will contact you by email after you are approved in the team.
When do the applications close?
See Individual Trips for details.
Do I need to be a member or regular attender of First Presbyterian Church?
No. Although if you are a member of the church, World Missions pay 50% of the cost of your trip.
Do I need to have any previous missions experience?
No. You do not have to have any previous experience. Some trips require specific skills or professional knowledge (such as English teacher or a medical background). Other than that, these trips are open to anyone who would like to apply.
What do you do on a missions trip?
Each trip is different so you will need to contact the trip leader to find out the specifics. Generally, we seek to serve church plants around the world. This could involve using your God-given skills (such as using your finance background to lead seminars for business men and women) or participating in a variety of other activities like teaching initiatives, serving at an orphanage, construction, VBS , and more.
What if I feel I have no relevant skills to serve on a Missions trip?
You do. God has blessed everyone with multiple skills and hobbies, and all can be used on a trip. What you can use on a mission trip might surprise you! Our staff is here to answer any questions.
Contact Missions Office.