We are a church that shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with all of God’s people—here, near and far. Check out several opportunities to serve on a short-term mission trip.

Short-Term Mission Trips

Below are the upcoming short-term mission trips. Find the trip you are interested and email the listed contact for more detailed information.


Guatemala Bridge Builders

Adults and Families

The Bridge Builders adult short-term trip provides an easy entry for you to experience cross-cultural ministry in Guatemala.

The Bridge Builders ministry works side by side with the believers in local churches to show the love of Jesus Christ to people in the Lake Atitlan area. We partner in this by establishing and maintaining relationships through ministries such as home construction, medical and dental clinics, water purification systems and education, teaching English, sports ministries, small business loans, pastor training and alcoholism recovery.

Contact: Email Tim Brands or 612-730-7404

Guatemala City Trip

Adults and Families

Ages 6+

The Guatemala City trip is a week-long trip. We partner with our global partners and local church and work with school aged children (pre-K – grade 12) in San Jose Pinula (suburb of Guatemala City). Activities include sports ministry, teaching English, telling stories with puppets, service projects, praying for and walking alongside the local church.

Contact: Email Terry Dull


Ages 18+
January 3 – February 4, 2024

Join us on an exciting adventure to exotic Thailand! Teaching English serves as a tool for evangelism and outreach. The classroom starts the connection between church and unreached students and the teachers. Those teachers, both Thai and foreign, foster a relationship that extends way beyond the classroom to trips with students to local malls, tourist attractions, playing badminton, pickleball and even table games in the lobby. Wooddale sends short-term teams to help Santisuk in expanding God’s Kingdom in Thailand using the seven locations as a launching pad for Jesus! One former student who became a follower of Jesus and leader is now serving as a career missionary in a different Southeast Asian country – all because of this English school.

Contact: Rick and Sherry Swindlehurst at Email Rick and Sherry Swindlehurst or 952-941-5167


Ages 12+

Meet physical and spiritual needs of Ghanaians with global partners Sam and Jonhild Dunya. Walk alongside local churches, helping in community outreach meetings, children’s Bible school, water well dedications, baptisms, malaria net distribution and more.

Learn more about Sam Dunya and his GlobeServe Ministry.

Contact: Email Norm and Rachel Brekke

Cuba Church Planting & Care

Adults of All Ages
3-4 times per year

Minister alongside a Cuban partner and pastor to care for the elderly, connect with children in the community and help with outreach efforts.

Contact: Email Wooddale Worldwide

Cuba Collegiate Ministry

Adults of All Ages

Train college-age believers how to be bold in their faith and honor God by making new disciples for Jesus Christ. Includes teaching discipleship, sharing your faith journey and more.

Contact: Email Wooddale Worldwide

Southeast Asia

Adults of All Ages

Walk alongside our global partners to reach people who hold Muslim beliefs with little-to-no knowledge of Jesus Christ. Tourism allows you to meet and stay with the local people while having a holistic ministry approach to meet spiritual and the physical needs of the people, beginning with developing relationships. It’s often the perfect time to tell the stories of Jesus from the Gospels

Contact: Email Wooddale Worldwide

Asia Prayer Trek

Adults of All Ages

Join us on a prayer trek in the Himalayan Mountains. Walk alongside global partners to meet and minister to local villagers.

Contact: Email Juilie Faltinson


Adults of All Ages

Through the love of Jesus Christ Heshima provides a holistic environment that includes physical, mental and spiritual support for children with special needs in Kenya. Join our Global Partners at Heshima, where you will work with the mothers and children of the center.

Contact: Email Wooddale Worldwide

Student Mission Trips

A.W.O.L. (A Work of Love)

Junior High Students and Adult Volunteers

Typically in the warmest week of July, junior high students pack up to live in pop-up campers at Maple Hills mobile home park in Corcoran, MN.

Partnering with Wayzata Evangelical Free Church, junior high students help plan and lead a Vacation Bible School (VBS) each morning for elementary school kids and “escape” with teenagers in the evenings for a picnic, pool party and water park visits. This trip is a highlight to the students from both churches and the kids at Maple Hills.

Contact: Email Wooddale Student Ministries

Project Colorado

9th grade students and Adult Volunteers

After the completion of 9th grade A.U.G. (Approved Unto God) doctrinal class, students are eligible to participate in Project Colorado: a two-week half missions, half adventure trip in Winter Park, Colorado.

Students and leaders head to the Torch Bearers School at Timberline Lodge where they serve the lodge and surrounding community by chopping wood for fire, painting, clearing brush, hauling logs, housekeeping tasks and more. Along with service projects, students have opportunity to experience the adventure of Colorado by choosing to go whitewater rafting, zip lining, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping and other exciting activities.

Contact: Email Wooddale Student Ministries

Senior High Student Trip

10th-12th grade Senior High Students & Adult Volunteers

Partnering with Next Step Ministries, experience short-term mission trips colliding with long-term community development by participating in projects selected by the community, experience engaging worship, serve alongside community members, and learn how to go beyond a one-week trip by bringing the mission home with you.

Contact: Email Wooddale Student Ministries