With the challenges of the past year and many organizations putting all mission trips on pause, many of you are still searching for mission opportunities for young adults. In a time when there aren’t many Christian mission trips abroad, you may be wondering how to find a mission trip in 2021.
The good news is: World Race mission trips are happening!
Nearly 300 people are currently serving internationally with World Race, World Race: Gap Year, and Semesters by World Race. Mission trips to Africa, Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador launched in January, and even more mission opportunities for young adults are on track to launch in the coming months!
2021 Mission Trips for Young Adults
World Race Missions
As young adults, it’s easy to get caught up in our own routines, comfort, and plans for the future, trying to fit God in the leftover space. But God is calling us to more than a Sunday-morning Christianity. He created us with a desire for a deep relationship with Him, and going through the motions of the ideal Christian life often leaves us self-focused, dissatisfied, and searching for greater purpose.
The World Race is an 11-month Christian mission trip for young adults, ages 21-35. The World Race is a life-changing mission trip where you will step out of your comfort zone and actively live out your faith alongside other believers who are also passionate about serving others and sharing the love of Jesus. With the World Race, it’s not just about the mission trip. It’s about learning to hear God’s voice in your day-to-day life and walk out the Great Commission for the rest of your life.
“Through the World Race, everything that Christ talked about can be experienced every single day.”
Colleen Widmaier, World Race missions alumna
Don’t miss out on the next routes launching in August 2021! You can find mission trips to Africa, Central America, South America, and more. Applications are closing soon! Find the best mission trip for you here.
Christian Gap Year Programs
Graduating from high school is a big step in the lives of most people. It’s time to take a step into the future, and without much experience outside the walls of a classroom, that can be hard to do with a lot of confidence. Taking a Christian gap year can be a pivotal choice to understand your identity and discover your calling while you’re also focused on serving others and making an impact.
The World Race: Gap Year is a Christian gap year program for high school graduates to grow closer to God, understand your identity, and discover your calling. In the span of 9 months, you’ll spend time living at our international bases and serving with our long-term missionary partners in 3 different countries. Gap year program leaders and mentors will take the journey with you as you begin to discover who God created you to be and how that will impact the choices you’re about to make for the rest of your life.
“I loved my time on the Race! Doing World Race Gap Year opened my eyes and heart to more of who Jesus is. There were endless opportunities to see Him move through and in me over my time on the field! I became more confident in who He has called me to be and experienced a deeper hunger for Jesus. I was surrounded by such an encouraging squad and built so many beautiful relationships. I am beyond thankful for the Race and how it provided a strong foundation for my faith for the rest of my life.”
Drew Davidson, World Race: Gap Year program alum
These gap year mission trips start each September, and it’s not too late to sign up for World Race: Gap Year 2021! This is an incredible opportunity for young adults to experience mission trips to Africa, Central America, Asia, and more. Click here to find the best gap year mission trip for you.
College Mission Trips
The value of the traditional college classroom experience was in decline even before the pandemic. Now, the walls of the classroom are closing in even more as students stare at black screens and professors struggling to adapt their teaching style to online message boards and video calls. Taking a semester away for college mission trips may actually be the most productive option. You’ll return to college with real, hands-on experience, renewed enthusiasm, and greater vision for your future.
Semesters by World Race are college mission trips that take place over the course of a college semester. Over the course of a 3 month mission trip, 2 month mission trip, or month long mission trip, college students will work alongside our long-term ministry partners to put your faith into action.
“I loved Semesters. I’ve found God on a deeper, more vulnerable level, learned how to love people and be loved by people. I would 10/10 do it again, recommend someone else to do it, and lead a trip so others can experience what I’ve experienced. This is just a taste of what the Lord had planned for my lifetime!”
Emma Hepinstall, Semesters college mission trip alumna
Summer mission trips to Africa, Central America, Colombia, and even North Carolina are happening in 2021. If you’re looking for a college mission trip this summer, you’ll want to sign-up today. Applications close soon! You can find the best college mission trip for you by clicking here.
*Fall Semester mission trips are also available.
How to Go on a Mission Trip in 2021
While the past year has come with some new challenges, the World Race is moving forward with the expectancy, wisdom, and intentionality needed to pioneer into a world where mission trips look different than they did just over a year ago. There are still mission trips for young adults in 2021 that have been planned with health, safety, and travel guidelines in mind.
Are you ready to sign up for your own 2021 mission trip? Click here to find the one that is right for you!