How Can we help you?
Building a missions team is a big job – getting your team onto the field and successfully navigating all of the issues is a huge job! Why not let us do all the hard work for you – training, administration, planning and organising, reducing your stress and ensuring that you have an enjoyable, transformational and successful mission trip with your group.
MVA is able to set up and train effective short-term mission trips for Schools, Youth Groups and Churches. We work with field associates and partners in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Fiji, Vanuatu and the Northern Territory including Thursday Island.
A short term trip can be built around your school or church requirements fitting into your timing and desired location
Our two-fold desire for your team:
- to be fruitful in their work, building relationship
- for team members to grow and be stretched through the experience.
Itinerary:A well-balanced itinerary is developed with our Field Coordinators and indigenous partners allowing for time to adjust to the culture, whilst also getting ‘the work’ done. We normally like to start to team planning at least 6 months before the flight date. Most team members enjoy it so much they want to repeat the mission experience!
Length of Short Term Mission Trips:The length of most trips is two weeks. This can vary to meet the needs in the field and the needs of those going. We can arrange for individuals to go for up to three months if the need is there.
Size of teams Teams vary in size to meet the needs in the field and according to the location. A team of approximately 5 – 12 people is a good size.
Teams Costs: MVA works with our Field Coordinators and travel agent to put together a trip budget. The quoted cost of a trip includes all airfares, in country transport, food, accommodation, Visas, airport taxes, travel insurance and team training. All team members are responsible for their own additional expenses.
Age of Team Members:The age of team members vary from youth to older adults. Parental permission is required for those under 18.
Team Leaders: MVA Team leaders help to facilitate the Mission trip, working with MV Field Coordinators. Most team leaders have participated in prior short-term trips with MVA. MVA holds training for short-term team leaders.