Short-Term Mission Trips

Short term mission trips are a means of participating in the purpose of Calvary Church to spread God’s Word throughout the world. They provide an opportunity to express love and support to long term global partners as well as learn how to better pray for them. Short term mission trips are also very valuable for the participants. To request more information, contact the trip leader. If you are unable to join one of the Calvary sponsored teams, there are still opportunities for you to go. See Short Term Experiences below.


To give to the Short-Term Mission Trips, click the button below and choose "other" fund. Type the trip name in the memo line.


TEACHER TEAM   |   Uganda  

June 11-22  

Leader: Mark Luckey (

Team Members: Sami Cooper, Nick Haas, Jill Redmon, & James Wasmundt
Approximate Cost: $2,500 per person
Applications Accepted: November 1-30, 2016    

Our partners at Every Child Ministries are training and mentoring African teachers at St. Paul Primary School in the African village of Naibobya, Uganda, and Calvary’s current and former educators are invited to come help. Time will be spent demonstrating teaching techniques, mentoring in the classroom, and most importantly, building relationships with teachers and children.

STUDENTS TEAM   |   New Orleans, LA

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Leaders: Mark Lackey ( & Becky Gualandi (

Team Members: Emma Adams, Gabby Baker, Breanna Carlson, Janci Courtaney, Andrea Goodwin, Jake Green, Alaina Kurt, Katie Lackey, Nate Lackey, Kelly Landry, Brecken Long, MaKayla Millard, Shelby Risner, Rachel Tullis, Alissa VanZuidam, Ethan Waltman, & Brian Wodetzki
Approximate Cost: $1100 per person
Applications Accepted: November 1-30, 2016

Calvary Students will return to NOLA to partner with Urban Impact Ministries in providing a day camp for underprivileged children. Students on this trip will also participate in community outreach opportunities in the surrounding neighborhoods.

FAMILY TEAM   |   Guatemala   

July 15-22

Leaders: Josh Reasoner ( & Christy Reasoner

Team Members: Bryant, Illic, Thatcher, Romanov, Prewitt, and Reasoner families
Approximate Cost: $1800 per person

Six Calvary families (totaling 23 people) will be traveling to Guatemala this July to participate in ongoing work projects, build relationships with the children we support, and encourage our partners who serve with Kids Alive International in Guatemala. Please be in prayer for the family team! If you would like to support this trip, you can give online here and choose fund "Family Team Guatemala". Or you can write a check with the memo stating "Family Team Guatemala".

ADULT TEAM   |   India


Leader: Jon Nitta (

Team members: 6-12
Approximate cost: $2700 per person
Applications accepted: through May 31

We have the exciting opportunity of sending a team to work with our partner Abraham Thomas in India. The purpose of the trip will be to encourage the faculty, staff, and students at Logos College. The team will prepare a faculty retreat as well as provide ministry to the students. For more information, please contact Jon Nitta or Stacy Young.

Short term Experiences

Opportunities to Serve

If you love kids and have a passion for the poor and needy, Kids Alive has some great opportunities for serving. They have internship opportunities available for summer terms or longer.

There are various opportunities available for service with our partners at Nairobi Chapel and their daughter churches. Their Kinara Leadership Development program is just one of the possibilities.

If you are gifted at teaching English, music, Bible, or counseling, India could be a great place to serve.  A 2-week to 3-month term would be ideal, and working with our partner Abraham Thomas would be a delightful opportunity!


Check out the Edge or Venture programs with Pioneers if you are looking to spend a summer or longer working with our partners overseas.

Every Child Ministries is changing lives in Uganda with their outreach to children with albinism and their families. Check out their opportunities to get involved.

Calvary has been gifted with many people in the medical field. If you are in this category and are looking for an opportunity to serve the poor and needy, check out these possibilities.

If you would like additional information on any of these opportunities, you may either contact the agency directly or you can contact Calvary's global outreach director, Stacy Young, to see how Calvary may be able to support you in your endeavor.