Mission Trips

Short-Term Mission Trips

Aldersgate UMC enjoys a long history of employing short-term mission teams to serve around the world. We believe that service in a context different from the one in which we live our daily lives opens us up to the receiving and sharing the grace of God in new and exciting ways. For this reason, our local mission field serves as one of the cornerstones of our mission of raising up deeply devoted disciples of Jesus.

We define short-term mission trips as Church-wide sponsored initiatives beyond Aldersgate’s local mission field through which teams of people are invited to grow spiritually as they embrace opportunities to address the needs of others through service by demonstrating God’s love in tangible ways and inviting the people they meet to become followers of Jesus.

Currently, Aldersgate plans regular trips to serve with missionaries and staff members of the following churches and organizations:

Providence Place / San Antonio, Texas

New Life Children’s Home / Villa Nueva, Guatemala

Iglesia Metodista de Costa Rica / San Jose, Costa Rica

Jose Olaya Methodist Church / Lima, Peru


Spots are available on mission teams to Guatemala and Peru this summer. If you are interested in serving on a short-term mission team, this summer, contact the team leaders below today!

Kevin Ripple / Greg Jaklewicz (New Life Children’s Home, Guatemala)
July 7-14, 2018
(325) 513-3366 / (325) 370-6237
 / gregand
Bryan Furr (Jose Olaya Methodist Church, Peru)
July 28 - August 5, 2018
(325) 660-9018

For more information about joining a short-term mission team here at Aldersgate, call (325) 672-7893.