Short-term Teams (EDGE)

Every year people like you offer up their gifts to serve God in short-term mission.

They join teams and engage in cross-cultural ministry. They connect with people in a different culture and share their passion for Christ with them.

Join EDGE and learn first-hand how to pray, serve and reach out to the least-reached. Join EDGE and be impacted for life. Are you up for it?

Why not check out our upcoming mission opportunities?

What is Edge?

EDGE is a 1-2 week trip to work practically alongside one of our field teams to gain excellent first-hand experience of serving Jesus in another culture.

In joining an EDGE our hope and prayer is that the Lord continues to clarify your place in His rescue mission for the nations.

Anyone 18+ is welcome to apply.

Join a team?

Each team typically starts with a couple of days of bonding, preparation and training. This orientation is geared to strengthen your faith and equip you with essential tools for the cross-cultural challenge.

After the trip you will be encouraged to process what God has been teaching you through a debrief session.


In previous years, teams have travelled to:

  • The Arabian Peninsula
  • A multi-cultural UK city
  • Spanish port outreach
  • North Africa

Click here to see our upcoming opportunities.

When do teams go?

EDGE teams are sent out throughout the year around the holiday periods (Easter, summer and Christmas). Specific dates vary but typically include training days, 1-3 weeks of ministry and a time for de-brief. We will confirm details with applicants as soon as they are finalised.

What would an Edge team do?

Depending on the short-term team you join, you could be serving God alongside other people by:

  • Assisting health workers and business professionals in North Africa.
  • Helping with a holiday club for refugees in the UK.
  • Distributing New Testaments at a European port.
  • Prayer, cultural introduction, and Arabic learning in the Gulf.

What are the costs?

Costs of EDGE trips vary depending on the duration, destination and flights.

Whether it’s short or long-term, our workers are usually supported by their churches, their friends and family. Cross-cultural mission is a partnership between those sending and those being sent, whether that’s in prayer, encouragement or financial support.

Raising finances can seem daunting, but we are here to make the process as straightforward as possible and provide advice each step of the way!

EDGE Application

We would love to begin exploring whether the Lord is leading you to join us in reaching the least-reached.

Click here to explore upcoming EDGE opportunities.


Looking for a gap year?

Consider a Venture placement.

Want to experience cross-cultural ministry for slightly longer than an EDGE trip? Then consider a VENTURE. VENTURE placements are tailor-made programmes for up to one year linking you with one of our ministry team as you live and serve overseas. Many people have selected this option with us for:
• gap years
• medical electives
• language placements
• partnering with us whilst carrying out contracted professional work in the Arab world.

Contact Dan, one of our mobilisers, on or 01509 239 525 to explore the best options for you.