I love all things missional…but this creates a problem. I have a family. And as most people with small kids know — doing ANYTHING with kids adds an extra layer of uncertainty and confusion to any event (not to mention at least an extra hour of get-ready time!).
How thrilled was I to find out that I’m not alone!
There are entire organizations to creating family friendly mission trips!
The benefits of taking kids on mission trips are numerous. So, check out these amazing organizations for opportunities below.
When Epic Missions plans your Family Mission Trips, We have a great perspective on your mindset because our founding member, Jackie Munsie, was herself a youth Leader for over 10 years. We work side by side with your Family leader to make sure we keep your team motivated and busy. We will specifically tailor your family missions trip to the abilities and desires of your family. We know what works and what does not work from many years of experience with Families of all ages. (Read More)
Service experiences are an important factor in helping kids’ faith stick. And that’s what we want! Children who grow into teenagers and become adults with strong, lasting faith. So we’ve teamed up with the Sticky Faith Initiative to create Family Trips that deepen kids’ faith and strengthen family relationships.
Family trips are 4 days and only $129 per person. Participants 3 and under are Free and don’t require a registration, however please contact the Service Center to let them know you will bringing a child (children) under age 3. (Read More)
In Motion Ministries (IMM) has set in motion over 1,350 short-term missionaries who have served on over 125 short-term mission trips. These teams have served in more than 40 countries on 6 continents. IMM has worked with teams from all over the United States, including Christian schools, churches, families and individuals. Opportunities on the mission field abound, and expansion is always on our minds. In Motion Ministries needs people to do God’s work in many nations. Now, more than ever, you can enjoy an amazing adventure with God. (Read More)
World Servants intergenerational trips are designed for any person, any age. You will serve along with a diverse community of faith, learning, teaching and growing together as you use your own set of skills, talents, life perspectives and experiences.
We offer reduced fees for any child age 8 or younger on the first day of the trip. (Read More)
Landry Academy was founded by a homeschooling dad (and nurse) to promote Science and has now branched out to all areas of homeschooling study. They offer family-friendly mission trips, youth mission trips, mom only trips and father/son trips.
Serve along like-minded homeschooling families while teaching your children the value of sharing the gospel and the community.
Upcoming family mission trip to Bahamas available for families with children 13 and up. (Read More)
Family mission trips offer a unique opportunity for parents to invest in their kids’ spiritual lives by serving together. Just by setting aside one week, your family can explore a new culture, introduce the Gospel to new people, and establish new churches.
With e3 Legacy, you and your family serve together by helping local churches strengthen their communities and promote the Gospel. Your kids even run daily Bible clubs that share Christ with other children in the community. Families that serve together make a profound impact on the lives of those around them. (Read More)
ChristianVolunteering.org helps connect you with local family volunteer opportunities and family missions trips that are fun and appropriate for all ages. (Read More)
Looking for a missions trip suitable for the entire family? Each of the family mission trips below will accommodate parents and their children. Note: Minimum ages mentioned in each listing are for the adult participants; younger children are usually accommodated, but check with your local OM office. Upcoming trips include France, Urkraine, Brazil and Africa. (Read More)
Haiti with a Purpose provides a family vacation with purpose; with serving opportunities that include orphanages, elderly and other mission opportunities starting at $750 per person (children 5 and under are free) plus airfare.
Vacation with purpose trips include meals, lodging, a personal driver/guide/interpreter and ground transportation to and from the airport and all serving opportunities. Cultural excursions are available at an extra cost. (Read More)
Enjoy a family-friendly mission trip where your team will experience serving others in another culture. This trip could include: teaching a bible lesson at Village of Hope and in a local village, lunch in a traditional Guatemalan home, Serving to a local community, shopping in Antigua, a work project at Village of Hope, climbing a volcano, and much more. (Read More)
Looking for a Non-Faith family friendly mission trips?
While the goal of Radial Christian Woman is to promote the gospel, we understand that some of our visitors might want to go on a mission trip that isn’t faith-based. Here is a great option for those wanting to help and connect with the culture of a community without faith-based obligations.
Family vacation, reinvented through a connection with the National Peace Corps Association. Family Service Vacations engage in fun & meaningful service projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Families will explore natural wonders such as safari parks, waterfalls, and pristine beaches. You will connect with fascinating people such as artisans, musicians and grassroots leaders. They offer all-inclusive pricing covers all meals, lodging, drinks, excursions, and tips – hassle free! (Read More)
International Medical Relief believes in families and welcomes all family members to participate in our clinics.
It is an amazing experience to watch children interact with local children at their own level and offer them a helping hand. Whether it is giving them a toothbrush and showing them proper brushing techniques, teaching them a game, giving them food or vitamins, or aiding another volunteer with their work, the children find these opportunities life changing and rewarding beyond our greatest expectations.
Our family mission trips allow parents the tools to set the mindset for service and appreciation within their children. Your children experience a new culture and gain perspectives beyond their day-today scope of life back home. Be inspired by youth as they do things they’ve never done, explore places they’ve never been, and serve people they’ve never met. (Read More)
Books & Articles About Mission Tripping with Kids
Think mission trips are only for teenagers and adults-no-kids? Think again. Do you long to:
–See your kids understand other cultures and levels of privilege?
–Help them realize they can be ministers at any age?
–Inject compassion and generosity into your daily life and their future?
–Do something meaningful for others now?
Don’t let fears that your kids are too young, you don’t have the money or the time, or anything else stop you. Start planning that life-changing experience now!
Detailed, step-by-step instructions to make it happen fill this book. Pack the kids–and go!
Head covering Christian woman who loves good wine, coffee, stinky cheese and missionary books. My favorite dessert is Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake. I am a Christian author, blogger, and speaker. I fell in love with my husband because he had rain drops on his glasses (true story). In my spare time I homeschool my six children (5 girls, 2 boys).