Mission, mission projects and mission service takes many different forms. Here you will find ideas for on-going mission service in your community and responding to disasters locally and around the world. You will learn how to be a volunteer-in-mission for a week or two, a short-term volunteer or a career missionary — and ways to support the work of those who are.
Mission team members from Suncreek United Methodist Church sift out rocks as part of the mortar-making process. They spent three days building a cinder-block home for the Quinoñes family of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS


Planning a mission trip

At Highland Park United Methodist in Dallas, we take these 10 steps to ensure that mission trips are helpful for the host community, meaningful for participants and safe for all involved:

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How to do short-term missions the right way

Short-term mission journeys can be amazing experiences for volunteer teams and the communities they serve. But, if they aren’t done well, they can do more harm than good.

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Disaster Response

Mission projects and trips