When it comes to college mission trips, students are looking for opportunities to make a real impact in the communities they serve. At Praying Pelican, we believe there is no better way to do that than by following the three pillars our trips are built on: genuine partnerships, long term relationships, and sustainable ministry.
We start by partnering your college students with a local church and submitting to that church's leadership. By starting there, you can be assured the work done during the week matches the real needs in that community. Ministry done in accordance with local leadership means that sustainability is within reach, with the local church being empowered to continue the ministry once your team returns home.
Due to the wide variety of partnerships we have across the US and internationally, we can also offer some real-life applications of what students are learning in the classroom on their college mission trip. Feel free to be creative, and we can design a trip around applying academic disciplines to impact the Kingdom in specific and tangible ways.
We see great value thinking in the long-term, and encourage our teams to return year after year to deepen the relationships formed during that first mission trip. Contact us today to connect with one of our missions consultants and begin planning the mission trip of a lifetime for your college students!
Minister to children through leading kids' clubs, Vacation Bible School, puppet shows, crafts, Bible stories, sports, skits, and games.
Provide tangible support through your work on various projects from painting, roofing, cement work, tiling, or whatever projects your local partner identifies in the community.
Worship alongside a local church and participate by providing special music, sermons, testimonies, or help lead Sunday School.
Use sports such as soccer, basketball, Frisbee, volleyball, or any large-group game as a platform for building relationships and sharing the gospel.
Bless communities through times of intercession during prayer walks or pray with local churches at a prayer meeting.
During the school year, your team could minister at local schools by leading devotions, tutoring students, observing classes, or participating in recess.
Be the hands and feet of Christ as you visit and minister to those that others may have forgotten in orphanages, hospitals, prisons, and senior centers.
Assist the local church in outreach by handing out Bibles, street evangelism, door-to-door visits, or sharing the gospel through community movie nights.
Connect directly with youth in the community by leading a youth rally, fellowship night, or worship.
Lead parenting classes, Bible studies, or leadership training. One of our Belizean pastors shared that when you minister to adults, you are ministering to entire families and communities.
If your group has specialized medical or dental training, your skills can be of great help in many of our ministry locations. (Note: Due to government regulations, medical ministry is not available everywhere. Please call 888-PPM-4090 to find out more!)
Have a unique ministry that God has blessed you and your team to be able to lead? Let us know and we will incorporate it into your customized trip!
|SATURDAY||FLY IN||MERCY MINISTRY||TEAM MEETING|
|SUNDAY||CHURCH SERVICE||HOME VISITS||CHURCH SERVICE|
|MONDAY||VBS||SERVICE PROJECT||YOUTH NIGHT|
|TUESDAY||VBS||SERVICE PROJECT||BIBLE STUDY|
|WEDNESDAY||VBS||SERVICE PROJECT||CHURCH SERVICE|
|THURSDAY||FINAL DAY REC||FINAL DAY REC||FINAL DAY REC|
|FRIDAY||AIRPORT||FLY HOME||CONTINUE THE MISSION...|
INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC
Our partner-based trips differ a bit by location, but are all based on the same principles we believe are crucial to healthy mission trips.
LATEST TRIP JOURNALS
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Tucson, AZ | January 9, 2023
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Houston, TX | January 12, 2023
Colts Neck Reformed Church
South Florida | January 17, 2023
Caribbean Basin Ministries
Costa Rica | January 19, 2023
Hawaii | January 25, 2023
Our customizable mission trips allow each person on your team of adults to find a place to serve, regardless of their interest or skills.
Africa's many countries boast a wide array of beauty, culture and needs. Destinations include South Africa and Ghana.
Serve with Praying Pelican across the Caribbean—locations include Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.
Serve with Praying Pelican across the Central America—locations include Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
College students are looking for a place to make a meaningful impact. Amplify that impact by partnering alongside a local church.
This is your opportunity to serve alongside a local church and experience God in a different culture—from Belize, to Cuba, to South Africa and beyond.
Get all the information you need about our mission trips and what your group can expect as they serve on mission with Praying Pelican.
From our hometown of Minneapolis to the island of Puerto Rico, USA mission trips are diverse in service opportunities, cultural experiences, and community needs.
Deepen your youth mission trip by doing ministry built on genuine partnerships, long term relationships, and sustainable ministry.