Great news! Passport is now part of the most popular program from Adventures in Missions: the World Race.
If you or your student is between the ages of 18-22 and looking for a one to three-month missions trip experience, World Race: Semesters is for you. You'll learn by doing as you engage in a lifestyle of following Jesus by living as the early disciples did in Matthew 10.
There's so much to see, do, and explore. Click below to learn more about upcoming trips and begin an application.
If you are currently in process for applying for a Passport Trip, no worries! You can finish your application where you started it, and we'll keep all trip information here for trips going through Spring 2019. Missionaries on Spring 2019 trips will be the first to see the transition to World Race: Semesters.
You Are Moments Away from Getting Access to EVERYTHING You Need to spend a semester traveling with Passport INCLUDING...
Exposure to the Greatest Needs in the World
You'll no longer just read about the world's problems and feel powerless to help. You'll see poverty, hopelessness, addiction, and destitution firsthand. You'll bring awareness and action by being the tangible hands and feet of Jesus.
Training Camp takes place at the Adventures in Missions headquarters, in Gainesville, Georgia, for a few days before you launch for the field. Training Camp helps prepare you to connect with God, understand community living and learn to do ministry overseas.
Travel and Accommodations
Explore some of the world's most remote locations while serving local ministries. The fundraising goal amount includes food, lodging, local transportation, and round-trip travel from Atlanta, GA to your ministry location.
International Travelers Insurance
Every Racer will have a medical insurance plan through MissionSafe. This covers new accidents and illnesses when traveling outside your home country and protects you from the cost of medical care and providing emergency medical services when you need them.
Training, Tools, and Skills
From Training Camp and on-field trainings to, debriefs, and leadership development weekends, you’ll receive hands-on teaching in cross-cultural ministry, personal development, spiritual growth, and leadership tools—as well as further development of your natural skills, abilities, gifts, and talents.
Clarity and Direction
From your identity in Christ, to direction for the future, you’ll explore your purpose in Him and better define your spiritual gifts. You'll gain clarity on how to use the gifts God has given you to live out the Great Commission as a follower of Jesus.
You’ll travel and live closely with a group of like-minded individuals just like you, diving deep into the Word of God, and discovering together what it means to be the church.
As you live and travel in community like the early church did, you’ll go deeper into spiritual disciplines like worship, prayer, and fasting. As you're immersed into new cultures, you'll take what you've experienced and dive into scripture to see what God says about life.
*Fundraising goal amount does not include personal spending money, travel to training camp, return travel home from Atlanta, GA at the conclusion of your trip, and/or vaccinations.
Passport has gone to countries all over the world, including Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda, Israel, India, Peru, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Thailand, Philippines, Tanzania, Guatemala, Mexico and more. Check out the upcoming trips to see where we're headed next!
Ministry looks different on every trip we offer. You can check out the trip descriptions to get an idea of what ministry might look like in each country. We believe ministry is a way of life, not just a daily assignment to complete. Some of your ministry is determined by asking the Lord what He is calling your team to specifically. You may see a need we don't even know exists—and we want you to have the freedom to meet that need! Remember, the most impactful ministry you're a part of might be the relationship you build with your translator or the vendors at the market where you buy groceries. If you come with an open mind about what God has for you, you won't be disappointed!
It can be overwhelming to think of packing your entire life into a backpack for several months. We promise it can be done! Once you apply for a trip, you'll find a general packing list on your profile. We'll also send you additional trip specific items on your team blog.
You'll spend the first 3 days of your trip in Georgia to participate in Training Camp before you head to the field. During this time you'll meet your team, get to know your leaders, and learn about our values and how to live them out for the Kingdom.
The Pursuit of God Our hope is for you to become completely dependent on God. The journey away from the familiar is essential to this goal. Even if you have good world views and theology, you must learn to develop your own pursuit of God. To achieve this we believe you must journey away from the comfort of family, the security of friends, and the predictability of your everyday lives.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." Hebrews 12:1-2
Engaging the Holy Spirit We encourage you to learn the discipline of listening prayer. Through this, you develop a two-way conversation with God and can more easily be led by the Holy Spirit. Our desire is for you to walk in the authority God has given you as sons and daughters.
"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me." John 10:27
Being the Gospel You will have the opportunity to serve alongside our partner ministry hosts around the world. Whether playing with street children, sitting with widows, teaching English, preaching at church, painting buildings, or serving meals, you will be part of bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth.
"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give." Matthew 10:8
Community and Healthy Communication Safe communities where conflict is managed in a healthy way and feedback is a norm is not common in our society. Living in a close community provides an immediate opportunity to learn humility and selflessness. You will be encouraged to give and receive honest feedback with peers and leaders. Feedback is a tool used to help you reach their fullest potential through sharing both positive and constructive observations.
"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." Ephesians 4:15
Our desire is to take you on a journey in which you become more like Jesus and start to engage the world like He did. Jesus is not an easy man to follow. He called His disciples to die to themselves, because He knew if their agenda was motivating them, the mission would be compromised and they would never experience the fullness He had for them. After leading thousands on such a journey, we have identified some key factors to help set you up for success. Your leaders will hold you accountable to these expectations and support you as you strive to walk them out.
Positive attitude. You believe and hope for the best in every situation, even when it gets tough. We ask you to leave any victim status or negativity behind, to live without complaining or arguing. (Philippians 2:14-15).
Desire to grow. You are committed to become more like Jesus. This may mean dealing with past wounds and striving toward maturity. We want to see you walking into the fullness and fruitfulness God has for you. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Feedback. You will speak truth in love by contributing to the correction and encouragement of one another. This builds you up as one body in order to do the work of Christ. (Ephesians 4:15-16)
Community. You will serve and submit to each other in your teams. You will form relationships that are emotionally safe and vulnerable, forgiving one another when necessary. By loving each other you will be an example to the locals, countries, and the world around you. (John 13:35)
Kingdom. As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. (Matthew 10:7-8). As a Passporter, you are committing to going and spreading the kingdom of God with your words and actions.
Many participants have successfully deferred student loan repayment while participating in mission trips with Adventures in Missions. For specific information relating to your student loan, please contact your loan provider. If your loan provider requests a letter regarding your participation in Passport, please let your Mobilization Representative know, and they can help facilitate that request.
The cost of the trip includes airfare from Atlanta, GA to/from the project site, housing, meals, and the cost of any ministry opportunities while in country. In addition to the trip cost, you will be required to raise funds to cover the cost of a required medical insurance plan through MissionSafe. The estimated cost of this plan is $3.82 per day.
Additional costs may include your passport, luggage fees (if needed), transportation from your home to/from Atlanta, GA, etc.
You'll find more information about support raising on your profile once you apply.
A desire for you to succeed Our desire is for this trip to be the best possible experience for you. Our core values exist because we want to see you reach your fullest potential. The leaders we place on the field are committed to investing in you. As staff, we read all of your blogs, pray for your teams regularly, rejoice in your victories and mourn in your losses. While we may only spend a short time with you, we truly want to see greatness in you.
Communication We are committed to keeping you and your family informed in case of an emergency. Should you become seriously sick or involved an accident, your emergency contacts will be notified as soon as possible. In the case of an emergency in country (such as a natural disaster), the team leader will update staff at our headquarters in Gainesville, GA, and we will communicate information to you and your family promptly.
Should your family need to get in touch with you overseas in case of an emergency at home, they can reach us at 770-983-1060.
Emergency Travel Arrangements On rare occasions, you may need to return home early. Reasons include but are not limited to: illnesses on the field that needs to be treated at home, an emergency at home requiring your return, or your inability or unwillingness to engage with the team or ministry on the field. (Please note, MissionSafe must be involved in all medical related travel needs.) Whether an early return is voluntary or not, we will work with you to arrange travel plans and rebook flights as necessary.
Are you interested in leading this generation of college students by encouraging, empowering, and equipping them for life both on and off the mission field?
Integrity, spiritual maturity, and passion for student ministry.
Previous leadership/missions experience.
Available to attend PP Leader Training a few days before your trip launches to the field.
All leaders will fill out an application, submit references, and go through a phone interview. Once accepted, in addition to the training camp, you will be required to attend Leadership Training a few days prior to the launch of the trip you are leading.