Short-term Mission

Short term mission trips, well placed and supported, have changed people's perspectives on life, helped people connect with and appreciate God's one global church and have supported the longer-term work of our global partners. So we encourage small groups of all different kinds to consider going - whether that's a homegroup, pastorate, musicians or a football team.

To help practically with these kind of trips, our global missions team works to help teams plan and ensure that all our trips really link into the long-term goals of our partners - there is also short term missions fund available to part-fund the cost of trips.

Check out some of the previous trips below and for more information, please contact globalpartners@woodlandschurch.net


In May 2017, a team of 8 volunteers from Woodlands went on a short-term mission trip to Northern Uganda, working with YWAM in the local villages and refugee camps.

Watch their story as they tell us of how that trip changed their lives.


Trips Coming Up

East Africa Dec 27th 2017 - Jan 6 2018

Jason Hagar, an experienced team leader for Young Life Africa and a regular at Woodlands, will be leading this team of up to 15 people. The trip will support  the long term goal of Young Life which seeks to introducing adolescents, mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith, building Christ-centred leaders for the next generation in Kenya. 

The first part of the outreach will be serving as the work crew for the Young Life Football Camp near Nairobi.  The second part will be a work project at a school in Nairobi.  In addition, you may be able to visit an Orphanage in Kahawha West and do a day's Safari. More details in this document.

North Africa 24-31 March 2018
Interested in a short term trip driving through the mountains of North Africa meeting and praying for unreached people groups? Do you want to grow in faith on a journey of discovery? Between 16 & 35? Then our March 2018 trip is for you! Cost £400+flights.  For more information contact northafricatrip2018@gmail.com.


Previous Trips

AVIGNON, FRANCE JULY 2017 - Every year the church sends a small team to work with some of our global partners in France in and around the Avignon Summer Festival. 

UGANDA JUNE 2017 - A small mixed age group from Woodlands went to support the YWAM base in Arua, northern Uganda. Work included Bible studies and kids groups in refugee camps and latrine building. Watch the video here.

PHILIPPINES MAY 2017 - Hui King and Ai Seok Lau from Woodlands led a Bread and Life International mission to the Philippines to provide dental and medical services and support the local church. Read more here.

THAILAND JULY 2016 - a small worship team went to Thailand to lead worship at a week-long conference for 80 missionaries working in South East Asia. 

BULGARIA OCT 2016 - a mission team from Woodies, Highgrove and Community Church went to Bulgaria, serving at a 7 day programme for vulnerable women (ministering in prayer and the prophetic whilst providing simple treatments such as hand and feet washing). This was the third year in a row a team has gone out.

BERLIN OCT 2016 - Just under 20 runners took part in the Berlin 10k (nationalities included Syrian, Iraqi, Kurdish, British, German and American). The run was part of ongoing work with refugees in the city.