Short-Term Trips

We desire that every person at The Austin Stone go on a short-term trip at least once. If you have never done this, it may be the year for you! Short-term trips play a significant role in our spiritual formation, and are strategic for long-term kingdom impact. On these trips, we serve alongside long-term workers who are making disciples and planting churches. Trips are generally seven to ten days in the winter and summer months to countries like Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia, and more.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Robin Ten Eyck at robin@austinstone.org

2020 Trips

We are currently developing our 2019 Trips Schedule. If you’re interested in receiving more information about participating or leading on upcoming short-term trips, please fill out this short form below. 

College Trips

Canada-College
  • JAN  3 – 12, 2020
  • Est. Cost: $1,450
  • Team Size: 10-15

Focus: Partner with a local church and Red Frogs Ministry in Montreal in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among those who call Montreal home by connecting with college students and their surrounding communities. Activities may include prayer walking, bible studies, spending time and learning with church members, serving students as they leave Frosh Week (university sponsored events), and sharing the gospel with/praying for college students on/near campus.   Trainings: Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

  • Support Raising – October 20 (11:00-1:30)
  • Prayer – November 3 (11:00-1:30)
  • Team Building
  • Connect with the Ministry
  • Trip Logistics

 

Applications Close: October 18

Italy-College
  • MAR 14 – 22, 2020
  • Est. Cost: $2,600
  • Team Size: 8-12

Focus: Partner with a church plant made up of long-term workers and refugees in Italy in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among unreached people from North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are currently residing in key European cities. Activities may include prayer walking, praying and sharing the gospel in small groups in key areas of the city, connecting with and encouraging local believers, and hosting bible studies with those interested in learning more. Requirements:

  • College students
  • Sharing your story and the gospel relationally yet boldly with those who have never heard
  • Those in good physical health
    • Able to sustain roughly 20,000 steps a day
    • There is often only standing room on public transportation
    • Note that most places don’t have AC

Trainings: Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

  • Support Raising – October 20 (11:00-1:30)
  • Prayer – November 3 (11:00-1:30)
  • Team Building
  • Evangelism – November 16 (1:00-5:00)
  • Trip Logistics

 

 

Applications Close: October 18

Canada
  • MAR 15 – 24, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $1,400

Teams will partner with local churches and ministries in Montreal in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among college students and the people of Montreal.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Applications Close January 23

 

Students Trips

 

DR

  • JUL 11 – 18, 2020

  • Est. Cost: $1,630

MAKARIOS INFORMATION
  • Organization Information: http://www.makariosinternational.org/
  • Team Member Info: http://www.makariosinternational.org/ministry-trip-information-page.html
  • Makarios Vision: To see communities serve Jesus Christ while working to end generational poverty. 
  • Group Ministry Programs: Our partners and sponsors travel from all over the world to take part in week-long Ministry Trips. These trips enable us to bridge the gap of cultures while we educate, connect, and build relationships between local Haitian and Dominican leaders. In the process, we produce mission-minded Christ followers who are inspired to serve locally and globally.

TRAININGS:

  • ​Parent Meeting #1 – December
  • Makarios Team Meeting – February
  • Makarios Team Meeting – April
  • Parent Meeting #2 – May

 

 

Applications Open Through Early November

 

Trinidad

  • JUL 17 – 25, 2020

  • Est. Cost: $1,630

FOCUS:
 The vision of Trinidad and Tobago Urban Ministries is to assist individuals, families, and communities with their physical and spiritual needs in order to grow the body of Christ, His church, and to give glory to God the Father. TTUM has been hosting mission teams for over twenty years under the supervision of Pastor Ashoke Bachew. 
 

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDES:

  • Vacation Bible School / Backyard Bible Clubs
  • School evangelism – from preschools to universities
  • Street evangelism
  • Tent Revivals
  • Construction projects
  • Outreach at the youth prison, rehab centers, elderly homes, children’s homes
  • Door – to – door ministry
  • Sports ministry
  • Medical ministry

MINISTRY WEBSITE: http://ttum.org/index.php/mission-trips/ TRAININGS:​

  • Parent Meeting #1 – December
  • Trinidad Team Meeting – February
  • Trinidad Team Meeting – April
  • Parent Meeting #2 – May​

 

 

Applications Open Through Early November

 

New Orleans

  • JUL 27 – AUG 1, 2020

  • Est. Cost: $450

 

RESTORATION INITIATIVE for CULTURE AND COMMUNITY (RICC)
Join us as the Austin Stone partners with The Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community as we partner in helping to change individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and cities! 
 
“We started the RICC because of our passion for the city. Centers of populations are returning to cities from the countryside. When the Apostle Paul was trying to spread the Gospel quickly, he did not go to the countryside, though it probably would have been faster and more beautiful! Instead, he went to the centers of population and impacted culture. We have the same sense of calling and mission: if we change the cities, we can change the world. As you join us, reflect on our mission together with an open heart. Often times mission trips are not so much about you ministering to people, but also about other people ministering to you. The reality is that YOU may be more changed from this Restoration Journey than anything else.” – RICC
 
TRAININGS:
  • ​Parent Meeting #1 – December
  • New Orleans Team Meeting – February
  • New Orleans Team Meeting – April
  • Parent Meeting #2 – May

 

 

Applications Open Through Early November

 

 

Downtown Trips

 

France

  • JUL 16 – 26, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,650

Teams will partner with long-term workers in France in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among unreached peoples from North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are currently residing in key European cities.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

North Germany

  • JUN 14 – 23, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,650

Teams will partner with long-term workers in Germany in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among unreached peoples from North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are currently residing in key European cities.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

South Germany (MWDP)

  • JUL 12 – 21, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,650

Teams will partner with long-term workers in Germany in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among unreached peoples from North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are currently residing in key European cities.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

South Africa

  • JUL 19 – 29, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,650

The team will partner with a local church in South Africa and their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among college students and the local church in Johannesburg.

This trip is deliberately focused on evangelism. Much time is spent talking to people, building relationships with people, understanding people, and speaking about Jesus with people. Most of this is focused on two college (or university, as they call it there) campuses, where the team will spend most of their time. In many instances the team will be split between various places in order to maximize effectiveness. There will also be a trip to do evangelism and a bit of tourism in Soweto (a large township nearby), as well as opportunity to teach the Bible to children. 

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

 

St. John Trips

 

DR - Family Trip

  • JUL 27 – AUG 3, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $1,700

Makarios partners have an opportunity to visit the Dominican Republic year-round to work and to learn about missions, service, Dominican life and culture. If you are interested in gathering a group from your church or school to visit the Dominican Republic,  we invite you to share your time and talents with the children and communities Makarios serves.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

Italy

  • JUL 13 – 21, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,650

Teams will partner with long-term workers in Italy in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among unreached peoples from North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are currently residing in key European cities.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!


Trip Closed

Middle East

  • JUN 14 – 23, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,650

Teams will partner with long-term workers in the Middle East in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among unreached peoples from North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are currently residing in key cities.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

 

South Trips

 

Honduras (Deaf)

  • JUN 22-29, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,300

The team will be working with Signs of Love who work to evangelize the Honduran deaf, a disenfranchised unreached people group. 

Signs of Love’s focus is the deaf living in rural areas, reaching them via language programs incorporating both hearing and Deaf nationals. These language programs are in rural villages where the Deaf can meet in centralized locations to establish a common identity (known and loved by The King), experience inclusiveness, build self-esteem, learn a language, and hear LOVE (the Gospel message).    

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

Southeast Asia (KIDS Care)

  • MAY 13 – 22, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,300

This trip will partner with our Austin Stone Goers, who serve in Southeast Asia, to provide childcare for their sending agency’s regional conference. Providing childcare for the conference is a huge blessing to the goers as it not only gives them time for fellowship and rest, but also time to be further equipped in the task of making disciples and planting churches among the peoples they are serving.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

Spain

  • JUN 28 – JUL 7, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,650

Teams will partner with long-term workers in Spain in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among unreached peoples from North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are currently residing in key European cities.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Applications Close March 3

 

West Trips – Past Trips

 

 

North Trips

 

England

  • JUL 19 – 28, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $2,650

Teams will partner with long-term workers in England in their long-term vision to establish gospel movements among unreached peoples from North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are currently residing in key European cities.

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

Haiti Trip

  • JUN 22 – 29, 2019

  • Est. Cost: $1,800 (families of more than 4 it will be $1,600 per person)

Every year, Mission of Hope hosts thousands of mission trip participants from around the world. Teams participate by serving in one of the villages where we partner with the local Haitian churches. As we work with the local church pastors and Village Champions in each village, we are asking them, “What does your village need to be transformed?”

The trip cost includes everything you need for your trip: flights, food, lodging, transportation, any ministry costs, health insurance, administration cost, and emergency funds.

Everything we call you to, we support and equip you for!

Trip Closed

Other Ways to Get Involved

Provide for Needs of Visiting Goers

Meet the tangible needs of Goers who are stateside for respite.

Participate in a Disicple Making Intensive

Receive practical training and tools to engage in the work God is doing in our city and among the nations.

Attend a For the Nations Equipping Class

A four-week class hosted at our Downtown Campus on Sundays.

Participate in a Disciple Making Intensive

Receive practical training and tools to engage in the work God is doing in our city and among the nations.

Support Visiting Goers

Meet the tangible needs of Goers who are stateside for respite.

Give

Engage the nations through generosity with a one-time gift or ongoing support.