Photos: a selection of pics from Diocese of Wellington short-term mission trip to India, Nov-Dec 2019.
Organising a short term mission trip for your parish, or interested in going on one? Here are some resources (and information) we've gathered together to help you get started and get thinking about making your mission trip effective.
The Golden Oldies Mission trips were an annual event to Fiji that usually happened around September each year, however due to covid-19 did not take place in 2020 and unlikely to take place in 2021.
For their most recent news/updates do visit their website
Another organisation that aims to assist via short-term missions is MMM NZ (previously known as Mobile Mission Maintenance) . Their mission is "MMMNZ exists to enhance the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the ministry of building, both people and facilities to serve Christian work and workers in God’s global kingdom"
Read their 2020 newsletter and a recent article (June 2021) "short term mission in a covid world – is that even possible?"
Tips for organising your mission
“A short-term mission trip is a serious and strategic mission. It is not just ‘adventure travel’, rather it is a valid was of joining in the task of world mission... it may of course be adventurous; world mission attracts adventerous people.”
Read the Going Global Booklet provided by The Diocesan Overseas Mission Council for tips on organising a Short Term Mission.
It covers topics such as planning and preparation, training, team selection, team building, and financials.
How to fund your mission
OM-TP Short Term Mission Grants
Need financial help to go on a short term mission? You may be able to get funding! Grants are available from the Overseas Missions Council of Tikanga Pakeha to help kiwis go on a mission. Find out about OM-TP grants here »
Stuck for fundraising ideas? Our booklet, Inspire, includes ideas to help inspire your parish and community for missions and has ideas for activities and fundraising. Take a look: Inspire: A Guide to Mission Focussed Motivating »