Missions Trips for Youth on Mission

Are your Youth on Mission ready to test their missions mettle away from home?

Here are two ways you and your students can take your missions service to the next level.

Youth on Mission Point Teams

Youth on Mission Point Teams work alongside missionaries to help enhance and further the work they do on the field. Point Teams can serve with North American and international missionaries.

What do Point Teams do? Basically, anything the missionaries need them to do! That is, within the scope of the students’ skills, talents, and abilities.

Types of ministry activities include but are not limited to

  • Bible clubs
  • drama, music, and puppets
  • food and clothing distribution
  • working with refugees and migrant workers
  • community surveys
  • light construction
  • addressing social issues

The application process will guide you through selecting the types of ministries you would prefer to work with. National WMU then matches your preferences to requests from missionaries.

Missionaries absolutely LOVE student groups appointed through WMU because they are

  • well trained,
  • well prepared,
  • flexible to changing needs,
  • and willing to stretch themselves in ways they never thought possible.

Youth on Mission Point Teams are there to work hard, to be the hands and feet of Christ wherever they are needed. That doesn’t mean you can’t have some down time to play and explore, but the priority is sharing the love of Christ.

As Youth on Mission Point Teams, students have the opportunity to grow in their Christian faith, share Christ with others, and see God working in and through them. And through this experience, they become greater missions advocates in their own churches and communities.

To learn more about Youth on Mission Point Teams including how to receive training, the role of the leader, and ministry placement assistance, email us at YouthonMission@wmu.org.

Applications to serve as a Youth on Mission Point Team are due each year by December 1 for service the following summer.



Is your group made up mostly of younger students and/or those new to going on missions trips? Don’t despair! Familyfest may be just the option for you!

Familyfest is, well, for families—folks first grade and older—but it’s also really great for student groups. And for students and their parents, grandparents, and younger siblings who look up to their big brothers and sisters. Multi-generational missions can be a blessing to all involved.

Familyfest gives teens the opportunity not only to work together as a team but also to have the opportunity to work alongside more seasoned missions volunteers. Teens get to learn by watching and doing. And they themselves model a life of missions for others (younger and older).

Click here to find out more about Familyfest!


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