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Short-Term, Mid-Term and Long-Term Missions

Serve Short-Term

We all want to make a difference, but how can God use you in two weeks, a month or half a year? Explore short-term missions with TEAM, and you’ll see He can do far more than you imagined.

Spend a summer discipling students at camp. Provide compassionate care at a hospital. Teach sustainable agriculture to struggling farmers. Whatever your skills, passions or background, there’s an opportunity for you to share the love of Christ with people in need.

We’ll walk with you from beginning to end, providing quality training before you go and debriefing after your trip. And each short-term experience is designed to support long-term ministry, so you can be sure your impact will last!


Quick Facts

  • Length of Service: 2 weeks to 8 months
  • Where: 30 countries, 6 continents
  • Service Opportunities Available: Over 200
  • A professional and personalized experience for each short-termer through one-on-one coaching, individualized placement, in-depth training and debriefing
  • Internship opportunities available for college credit

Training Provided

  • One-on-one training to help you build and maintain a support team, engage in intercultural ministry, and further your spiritual development
  • On-field supervision provided by a long-term missionary
  • On-field language and cultural education (where available/necessary)

Are you interested in short-term missions?

Talk to a Missions Coach

Serve Mid-Term

If you want time to build deep relationships, learn a new culture and be mentored by seasoned missionaries — all while sharing the love of Christ — mid-term missions could be your perfect fit.

Spend two years teaching nursing students, producing evangelistic media or even helping plant a church (like the one in the video). Or find your match among hundreds of other mid-term opportunities.

As a step beyond short-term missions, TEAM’s mid-term track creates a two-year season to deeply explore your role in missions and make profound investments in the lives around you. You’ll learn how to effectively engage with new languages and cultures, discover their unique traits and use that knowledge to serve others. By the end, you’ll have gained important ministry skills that will serve as a strong foundation for ministry in your home country or even in long-term missions.


Quick Facts

  • Length of Service: 9 months to 2 years
  • Where: 33 countries, 6 continents
  • Average Time to Departure: 
  • Service Opportunities Available: Over 400
  • Streamlined transition process to later serve in long-term ministry

Training Provided

  • One-on-one training and events to help you build and maintain a support team and transition to intercultural ministry
  • Virtual support group and training with other missionary appointees
  • Pre-departure mentoring by a seasoned missionary
  • Resources for missionary kids and families
  • On-field language and cultural education
  • Personal mentorship with an experienced missionary (where available)

Are you interested in mid-term missions?

Talk to a Missions Coach

Serve Long-Term

Something special happens when you step past short-term service and make a new place your true home. Cultural walls fall. An outsider becomes a member of the community. And your foreign ideas about faith and God slowly become familiar — even exciting — to the people who need to hear them.

That’s why long-term missionaries are the backbone of ministries that not only spread the Gospel but also watch it take root and transform communities. And if God is calling you to this kind of work, we want to help you find your place.

We search for teammates who are already active in the local church, and who are ready to live out the church’s mission together with us.

Most of all, we seek people who are relentlessly committed to seeing Christ’s name glorified in every nation on earth.


Quick Facts

  • Length of Service: 3+ years
  • Where: 33 countries, 6 continents
  • Average Time to Departure: 
  • Service Opportunities Available: Over 500

Training Provided

  • One-on-one training and events to help you build and maintain a support team and transition to intercultural ministry
  • Virtual support group and training with other missionary appointees
  • Pre-departure mentoring by a seasoned missionary
  • Resources for missionary kids and families
  • On-field language and cultural education
  • Personal mentorship with an experienced missionary (where available)
  • Continued on-field education strongly encouraged

Are you interested in long-term missions?

Talk to a Missions Coach

Go to the Nations. Be the Body of Christ.