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.


  1. Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and lead a life that shows evidence of spiritual growth.

  2. Active involvement in the life of Calvary Church.

  3. Attend required training sessions and complete required reading in preparation for trip.

  4. Commit to peacemaking according to the principles of Matthew 18:15-20. Love for God and others should be the goal in all situations.

  5. Agree to background check, financial and fundraising policies.

  6. Respect partner organization’s guidelines on culturally appropriate behaviors and dress as well as social media and communications policies.


You are responsible for the cost of your trip.

Each approved participant will receive a gift toward your trip expenses from our short-term mission trip fund. Individuals may raise funds for their personal trip expenses by contacting family and friends. There will also be a group account set up for those who want to donate to the entire team. A payment schedule will be given to each participant at the first team meeting. If a team member’s donations exceed the necessary amount, the extra funds will be applied to the rest of the team. Trip funds are non-refundable even if a team member must withdraw from the trip. Team members must satisfy all financial obligations at least two weeks prior to trip departure.

Items not included in trip cost are as follows: passport & visa expenses, immunizations & medications, medical insurance. All costs listed are estimates and are subject to change based on actual costs. The team leader will keep you updated, once you’re accepted to the team, if the prices change.

Team Preparation

Your team will meet several times before departure: to prepare (spiritually, relationally and logistically), pray, and learn more about the country and ministry where you will be serving. These meetings are an essential part of the whole experience and must be priority.

Start Your Application Here

  1. Read the Guidelines above.

  2. Complete the Application. It should be submitted by the published due date. Fill out the Online Application, or the Printable Application and submit to Julie Shoupe via email or mail. For Students Mission Trips, fill out the Online Application or the Printable Application for Students and submit to Becky Gualandi.

  3. Pay the required deposit. Make checks payable to Calvary Church or pay electronically with online application. The deposits from selected team members will be applied to the trip. Remaining applicants will receive a refund.

  4. Submit a copy of your passport via email or mail for international trips. Be sure it is valid for six months beyond your return date.

The Global Outreach team will review your completed application. If you are selected to be part of the team, you will be informed within one month after the application deadline. 


Becky Gualandi
1304 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383


Julie Shoupe
1304 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383