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Mission Trips

Where in the World is God Calling You to GO?

Thank you for considering a short-term mission trip with Houston's First. This is more than a trip! You will be a part of fulfilling the Great Commission by going and making disciples to the ends of the earth! A short-term trip can be the vehicle for a life-altering shift as the Holy Spirit gives you a perspective of the gospel and the world like you've never imagined. God will overwhelm your heart with compassion, open your eyes to spiritual needs, and leverage your calling and talents for the Kingdom of God in ways you never thought possible — all while making an eternal impact in the peoples of the world. Short-term trips also serve the vital role of encouraging and multiplying the work of Houston's First missions partners across the globe. Each trip has been prayed over and strategically selected.

Throughout scripture we see God's intentional work in redeeming a lost and broken world back to Himself. When we step out in faith to engage the unreached and the underserved, we follow the very heart of God. Thank you for taking this courageous step to follow God to the ends of the earth! Houston's First Mission Team is praying for you, that God would workin you and through you. And we are excited for you, because we know that you won't come back the same!

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2023 Mission Trips — The Loop Campus

Kenya AIM Missionary Care Trip


WHEN: Feb 3–12

COST: $2,700 *Exact cost at registration


We are committed to helping global workers while they are on the field! Houston's First Missionary Care Team will provide support to AIM East Africa workers and their families. Partner with this team by praying and supporting the team members.

South Asia #1 — Extreme Team


WHEN: Feb 3–12

COST: $2,800 *Exact cost at registration


What do hiking boots, extreme backpacking, and evangelism equal? The Extreme Team! The gospel has reached some of the most remote places in South Asia through our partnership between field workers and the Extreme Team. Evangelism proficiency, the ability to carry a backpack for days, and a willingness to "rough it" are a must. Contact Justin Seale at Justin.Seale@HoustonsFirst.org for more information.

New York City, Queens Church — Women's Conference


WHEN: Apr 27–30

COST: $1,200 *Exact cost at registration


Women of all ages and stages going on mission in New York City. We will be visiting our church partner, Queens Church in Woodside, a residential neighborhood near Astoria. We will be helping them host their third women's conference. In going to serve, the women of Houston's First Baptist Church will be forming multi-generational fellowship and friendships in hopes to establish organic accountability and mentorship.

HUB Rushmore — New York City


WHEN: Mar 11–17


Are you a high school student looking for the next step in missions? Do you love how the Lord has gifted you and want to challenge yourself to grow further in your missional discipleship? Then Rushmore is for you! Our 10th–12th grade students from all campuses have the opportunity to go and serve church planters in New York City and Washington, DC, over Spring Break! Click below for more information!


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HUB Rushmore — Washington DC


WHEN: Mar 11– 17


Are you a high school student looking for the next step in missions? Do you love how the Lord has gifted you and want to challenge yourself to grow further in your missional discipleship? Then Rushmore is for you! Our 10th–12th grade students from all campuses have the opportunity to go and serve church planters in New York City and Washington, DC, over Spring Break! Click below for more information!


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Boston — College Ministry Trip


WHEN: Mar 14–18

COST: $1,000 *Exact cost at registration


If you're a college student, this is the trip for you! Home to Harvard, MIT, more than 250,000 college students and a thriving international community, Boston has become a crucial stop for young professionals before the move on to positions of influence and innovation all over the world. But if the pattern continues, most of these future leaders will leave the city without ever being touched by the influence of Jesus Christ. Together, we will strengthen the church planting movement happening across this key city.

Costa Rica Family Trip


WHEN: Jun 1–8

COST: $2,000 *Exact cost at registration


Team members will participate in a variety of ministry opportunities including children’s outreach, sports camp, mercy ministries, evangelism, and work projects. Come join God with your family as we partner with Tamarindo Church in Costa Rica.

New Orleans Serve Tour


WHEN: Jun 8–11

COST: $600 *Exact cost at registration


Serve Tour is a weekend of kingdom impact as we serve communities in partnership with local churches within New Orleans. Share your faith, serve in compassion ministry project serving local churches, bi-vocational pastors, low-income schools and other organizations in need of assistance. These projects may include some light construction, painting and landscaping, hosting sports camps or block parties.

HUB International — England


WHEN: Jun 6–15


HUB International is the best way to experience overseas missions and how God's Kingdom is growing around the world. 11th & 12th Grade students have the opportunity to partner with Oakham Baptist Church in Oakham, Rutland (2 hours north of London) in June! Students will learn what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus in a post-Christian culture, share their faith in different environments and locations, and experience church in very different ways! Click below for more information!


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South Asia #2 — "The5" Trip


WHEN: Jun 19–31

COST: $2,700 *Exact cost at registration


Support the South Asia church planting movement on this evangelism-focused trip. Be ready to engage people who are eager to have spiritual conversations while exploring an exhilarating cross-culture context. Team preparation and training are mandatory.

South Asia #3 — "The5" Trip


WHEN: Jun 28–Jul 9

COST: $2,700 *Exact cost at registration


Support the South Asia church planting movement on this evangelism-focused trip. Be ready to engage people who are eager to have spiritual conversations while exploring an exhilarating cross-culture context. Team preparation and training are mandatory.

Middle East Medical Conference/Trip


WHEN: Jun 24–Jul 2

COST: $3,000 *Exact cost at registration


Are you a medical professional ready to connect with and encourage medical professionals who are serving in a challenging context? This is the trip for you! Please contact Marcus Rodriguez at Marcus.Rodriguez@HoustonsFirst.org for more details.

Puerto Rico Family Trip


WHEN: Jul 1–7

COST: $1,800 *Exact cost at registration


The Gospel is impacting Puerto Rico through new church planting efforts around the island. This family friendly trip will support the work of church planters and to love their community in Jesus’ name.

Puerto Send Relief Trip


WHEN: Jul 1–7

COST: $1,300 *Exact cost at registration


The North American Mission Board Send Relief Ministry Center partners with local church planters to impact the community and strengthen the local church. Join the team for hands-on community outreach and service through the local church.

Rush Week


WHEN: Jul 14–20


Missions Impact & Camp Fun = Rush Week. High School students each July have an opportunity to step out of Texas and serve alongside other churches and ministries in Panama City Beach, FL. Students not only get to experience missions through serving in various ways and giftings, but also have a full summer camp experience at the beach! Click below for more information!


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Boston — Summit


WHEN: TBD

COST: $1,800 *Exact cost at registration


Metro Boston is home to 4.9 million people and over 250,000 college students. With diverse neighborhoods and interests, Boston is a place where church planters and supporting churches can make a difference in the lives of people in need. This trip is currently being led by one specific Summit LBS class.

Alaska Mission Trip


WHEN: Jul 18–23

COST: $2,000 *Exact cost at registration


This project focuses on service projects for Alaskan residents who camp on the Cook Inlet beaches at the Keni and Kasilof Rivers during the Heights of Salmon Fishing season. This ministry approach is gentle servanthood and meeting needs through various methods including Kids club, Prayer walking, Traffic control, Trash pick-up and serving free hot-dogs, water, and hot beverages. We engage this secular forum through servant evangelism. This is "Beach Reach" Alaskan style!

South Asia #4 — Compassion


WHEN: Sep 15–23

COST: $2,800 *Exact cost at registration


This team will be equipped to share God’s Word and minister through prayer, fellowship, and the distribution of compassion kits. The trip will aim to strengthen local house churches and story groups. A commitment to pre-trip training and a willingness to engage in cross-cultural setting is a must!

South Asia #5 — Extreme Team


WHEN: Oct 16–30

COST: $2,800 *Exact cost at registration


What do hiking boots, extreme backpacking, and evangelism equal? The Extreme Team! The Gospel has reached some of the most remote places in South Asia through our partnership between field workers and the Extreme Team. Evangelism proficiency, the ability to carry a backpack for days, and a willingness to “rough it” are a must. Contact Justin Seale at Justin.Seale@houstonsfirst.org for more information.

South Asia #6 — Fortify Team


WHEN: Oct 16–27

COST: $2,800 *Exact cost at registration


God has strategically placed His global workers all over South Asia and the impact they are making is eternal. Now, how do we come alongside them and FORTIFY them? Contact Marcus Rodriguez at Marcus.Rodriguez@HoustonsFirst.org for more details.

South Asia #7 — New Ground Team


WHEN: Nov 17–26

COST: $2,800 *Exact cost at registration


There is a movement of church planting occurring in this region of South Asia. This team will go to strengthen that effort by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus, training local believers to do ministry themselves. The work is in partnership with local leaders who will care for those ministered to and continue in long-term discipleship and church formation.

New England Trip


WHEN: TBD

COST: TBD


Details Coming Soon!

Middle East Team Trip — Through the Roof


WHEN: TBD

COST: TBD


Details Coming Soon!


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Why Do We Go on Short Term Mission Trips?

  • To share the good news of Jesus Christ across the world
  • To serve others in response to the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • To strengthen and encourage church planters by joining them in ministry.
  • To partner with local churches around the world
  • To equip and disciple trip participants with a perspective of God’s heart for the nations
  • To develop followers of Christ called to explore long-term involvement in missions

How to Join a Mission Team

  1. Complete the interest form above.
  2. You will be notified when trip registration is opened. Follow the links in the email to apply and submit deposit.
  3. Submit application. The team leader will contact you to confirm your application.
  4. Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Mission Trip Financial Information

  1. If applicants are denied trip registration, the deposit will be refunded.
  2. All other trip contributions are non-refundable.
  3. Trip participants must meet the funding deadline requirements that are specific to each trip.
  4. Further financial information will be shared in the application process.