Short-Term Missions Trips
The Ridge provides a number of opportunities to participate in short-term trips throughout the year. These trips are selected with the express intent of helping our church family see cross-cultural missions work firsthand. All trip participants are selected through an application process.
Please note: due to the travel limitations surrounding COVID-19, Austin Ridge is slowly starting to offer short-term trip opportunities. Below are the upcoming trips and contact information if you are interested. Stay tuned for updates as we hope to be able to provide more opportunities!
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Middle School STUDENTS
Trip Dates: July 7-12, 2024
Trip Leader: Bradley Brittain
Trip Cost: $465 per person
Our Ridge Students ministry is so excited to take a group of middle schoolers on a mission trip this summer! We will be partnering with Blueprint Ministries which restores homes for low-income individuals and families living in substandard housing. They exist to share Christ's love, hope, and grace, serve the elderly, physically disabled, and low-income homeowners of San Antonio by restoring substandard housing, and provide servant leadership opportunities for youth and adult volunteers as they restore homes. Click here for the Blueprint FAQ. Students in grades 6-8 as of fall 2024 are welcome to apply.
Europe: High School STUDENTS
Trip Dates: July 19-29, 2024
Trip Leader: Josh Hansen
Trip Cost: $3,000 per person
Ridge Students is headed to Europe this summer! We are teaming up with Operation Mobilization and their student ministry, "Teen Street," to help share the gospel and disciple teens through discovery Bible studies. We are looking for a team of 16 high school students who want to be a part of God’s global mission. The trip dates as well as the trip cost are subject to change. Students in grades 9-12 as of fall 2024 are welcome to apply.
Dominican Republic: Family Trip
Trip Dates: July 13-20, 2024
Trip Leader: Jason Underhill
Trip Cost: $2,100 per person
Join us in July 2024 for a short-term family trip to the Dominican Republic, where we will serve with one of our ministry partners, Makarios International, whose vision is to see vulnerable communities restored through the love of Jesus Christ by equipping families, churches, and schools in order to bring about spiritual restoration. This trip will give us the opportunity to share the gospel with others, serve in the local community, and learn more about the mission of Makarios. Through home visits, we will witness husbands and wives leading their families through familiar issues, such as, identity, relationships, parenting, and purpose. This is a great opportunity to introduce your family to cross-cultural missions work firsthand. Limited spots are available. Children are welcome, ages 8 and up.