Group Missions to Appalachia

Sylvia is an amazing leader in every way and in every situation. She is wise beyond her years and is always great at giving advice and making decisions.
Since 1989 we’ve been mobilizing the church to engage with Jesus and join His work at home and abroad. We’ll connect you with these opportunities while taking the hassle and guess work out of planning your trip to Appalachia.
Mission team

Focus

Community Service

Duration

5 or 7 days

Age Range

Ages 11+

Groups

15+ Participants

Starting Cost

$395/pp

Deposit

$500/group

Short Term Missions

Lasting Impact

In partnership with local organizations and volunteers, we deploy teams to areas in need, offering immediate assistance such as food, water, and service. But our commitment doesn’t end there. We stay for the long haul, working alongside communities as they rebuild and recover.

Mission Trip Benefits

Tailored Ministry

We adapt to your group’s unique needs, complementing the Holy Spirit’s work among you.

Reliable Local Partners

We connect you with trusted partners, both domestically and internationally, for impactful missions.

Exemplary Leadership

Our trained Mission Leaders prioritize your group’s interests, ensuring a guided experience.

Partnership Approach

Beyond planning trips, we aim to partner with you, offering tools for effective fundraising and communication.

Listening Prayer

Experience a deeper connection with Jesus through intentional listening during our mission trips.

Impactful Missions

Our missions are designed for sustainability, allowing your team to contribute to lasting change.
Everyone is Welcome

Appalachia Mission Trip Options

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$445/pp
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2024 07/06
7 Days
40
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$395/pp
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2024 07/08
5 Days
40
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$445/pp
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2024 07/13
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2024 07/15
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2024 07/20
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2024 07/22
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2024 07/27
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2024 07/29
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 01/04
7 Days
100
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$445.00/pp
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2025 01/11
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100
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$445.00/pp
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2025 01/18
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$445.00/pp
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2025 01/25
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$445.00/pp
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$445.00/pp
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 02/15
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100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 02/22
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100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 03/01
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 03/08
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 03/15
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 03/22
7 Days
30
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 03/22
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 03/29
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 04/05
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 04/12
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 04/19
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 04/26
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 05/03
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 05/10
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 05/17
7 Days
100
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$445.00/pp
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2025 05/24
7 Days
100
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$445.00/pp
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2025 05/31
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100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 06/07
7 Days
100
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$445.00/pp
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2025 06/14
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 06/21
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 06/28
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 07/05
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 07/12
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 07/19
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 07/26
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 08/02
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 08/09
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 08/16
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 08/23
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 08/30
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100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 09/06
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 09/13
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 09/20
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 09/27
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 10/04
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100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 10/11
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 10/18
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 10/25
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 11/01
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 11/08
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
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2025 11/15
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2025 11/22
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2025 11/24
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
Cost Per Person
2025 11/29
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
Cost Per Person
2025 12/06
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
Cost Per Person
2025 12/13
7 Days
100
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2025 12/20
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2025 12/22
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445.00/pp
Cost Per Person
2025 12/27
7 Days
100
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/03
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/05
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/10
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/12
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/17
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/19
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/24
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/26
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 01/31
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 02/02
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 02/07
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 02/09
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 02/14
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 02/16
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 02/21
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 02/23
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 02/28
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 03/02
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 03/07
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 03/09
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 03/14
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 03/16
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 03/21
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 03/23
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 03/28
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 03/30
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 04/04
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 04/06
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 04/11
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 04/13
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
Cost Per Person
2026 04/18
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 04/20
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 04/25
7 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 04/27
5 Days
40
Person Capacity
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 05/02
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 05/04
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 05/09
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 05/11
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 05/16
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 05/18
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 05/23
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40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 05/25
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 05/30
7 Days
40
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$395/pp
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2026 06/01
5 Days
40
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Virginia

$445/pp
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2026 06/06
7 Days
40
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Virginia

$395/pp
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2026 06/08
5 Days
40
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$445/pp
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2026 06/13
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2026 06/15
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Top 3 Most Common Mission Trip Questions

Mission Trip Details

Meet the People of Appalachia

The Appalachian Mountains are renowned worldwide for their stunning natural beauty. With steep wooded hills, narrow valleys, and winding streams, they are truly a natural wonder. Despite this beauty, the people of Appalachia face significant challenges, struggling daily with poverty and its many effects.

Endowed with abundant natural resources, these communities still fight against economic hardships. Many residents live below the national poverty line, contending with issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, poor health, and limited educational opportunities. These struggles have contributed to a “culture of poverty,” leading to joblessness and distressed communities.

The Appalachian people come from a proud heritage of hard work and resilience. However, years of economic and social difficulties have taken a toll. Many individuals work multiple jobs and rely on government aid to make ends meet.

What these communities need most is hope—hope for a better future and the assurance that change is possible. By coming together, we can help bring that hope to life, supporting the people of Appalachia in their journey towards a brighter tomorrow.

Service Opportunities

Your group mission trip will have several community engagement opportunities in Duffield, VA! Here’s a glimpse of how you can make a positive impact:

  • Elderly Care: Mostly helping with home repairs, cleaning, or projects around their houses. You could also visit a senior center where you will be able to play games, sing songs, or simply just have a conversation with some elderly people.
  • Recovery Program Ministry: Specializing in recovery programs for youth, families, and adults, one of our partners helps those recovering from alcohol or substance abuse learn to live their lives drug-free and alcohol free. They provide free programs and services through education, training, counseling and mentoring, to combat addictions. Your teams will have the opportunity to work at the youth center, thrift store and apartment complex. This could entail fellowshipping, sidewalk VBS, distributing clothes, landscaping, light construction, and prayer walks.
  • Homeless Ministry: There are several homeless shelters for men, women, and children who may be impoverished economically, educationally, emotionally and/or spiritually. Here, your team might do light construction, cleaning, organizing, or landscaping. This is also a great place to fellowship and share your faith.
  • Thrift Store: Here your team might help by sorting clothes that are donated as well as furniture and merchandise. Cleaning, organizing, helping customers, and fellowshipping with each other and the people all around there.
  • VBS: You could have the opportunity to facilitate some kids camps or programs for the local community children.
Living Arrangements

Welcome to your stay in Duffield, VA! You’ll be lodging in cozy cabins nestled in a scenic location. Each of the 4 cabins has 10 bunk beds, perfect for a comfortable group experience.

There’s a spacious bathhouse with separate areas for men and women, complete with washers and dryers. While the cabins themselves don’t have electricity, you’ll have access to electricity and Wi-Fi at the church nearby. Enjoy your stay!

Transportation

Most of our teams prefer to drive vans or a bus, which also serves as transportation throughout the week. We sometimes have Adventures vans available for a small additional fee, but they are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. So, while it’s a great option if you can get one, please have a backup plan in case our vans are all booked.

Also, please note that air fare is not included in our costs, so you’ll need to consider that in your planning.

Cooking

We have a full kitchen equipped with anything you might need. Preparing meals is a team effort, and we have a blast doing it together! Everyone will get a chance to help with meal prep and serving.

For breakfast, you’ll enjoy options like cold cereal, fruit, and bagels. If your group is up for it, we can also whip up some hot breakfasts.

Lunches will be packed with sandwiches, fruit, and a side to take along to the ministry site. After a day of serving, we’ll come together for a hot dinner, either at the church or during ministry events. Let’s make mealtime both delicious and fun!

Safety

Your safety is our top priority! We’ve got an internal Risk Management team and external consultants working together to ensure a safe experience. Our multi-pronged approach includes monitoring information from reporting agencies and leveraging the expertise of our ministry partners.

We have clear protocols in place, like ensuring students are always with an adult. Plus, our ministry hosts will share specific safety guidelines tailored to your trip location. Our Project Leaders are trained in risk management and have access to both on-field and home-office support, ensuring you’re in good hands throughout your journey.

Registration and Payment

$500 Deposit: To reserve your trip, a $500 deposit is required. This deposit locks in your spot, and we’ll stay in touch to help you with all the preparations. The best part? This deposit goes toward the total cost of your trip.

50% Payment: Three months before your trip, half of the total cost will need to be paid.

100% Payment: The remaining balance is due two months before your trip.

We’re here to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible!

Meet Your Project Leader

We’re excited to introduce you to your dedicated Project Leader! An experienced adult leader will be assigned to your team for the entire trip, staying with you and engaging in daily activities and ministry. With strong missions and leadership experience, along with a proven ability in youth and young adult discipleship, your Project Leader is there to support and guide you.

They’ll help facilitate ministry efforts, assist with meal preparations, and lead daily debriefs and devotionals. You’ll also have the chance to connect with your Project Leader in the weeks leading up to your trip, ensuring you’re well-prepared and excited for the journey ahead!


Sample Schedule

Join Us for a Week of Service and Growth in Appalachia!

We’re excited to offer group trips that can be tailored to 5 or 7-day options. Here’s a sneak peek into a fulfilling 7-day adventure in Appalachia:

Saturday: Arrival and settling into your cozy cabins in Duffield, VA. Get ready for an amazing week ahead!

Sunday: Dive into light construction projects, helping with repairs and improvements in the community.

Monday: Spend the day at our vibrant thrift store, sorting donations, organizing merchandise, and connecting with the locals.

Tuesday: Enjoy a heartwarming day of elderly care, visiting senior centers, playing games, singing songs, and sharing conversations.

Wednesday: Get involved at the food pantry and children’s shelter, assisting with distribution and engaging with the kids.

Thursday: Focus on shelter ministry and sports ministry, offering support and spreading joy through physical activities.

Friday: Wrap up your trip and depart, taking with you unforgettable memories and experiences.

Throughout the week, there will be plenty of opportunities for personal growth with debriefs and devotional sessions. We can’t wait for you to join us and make a difference while having a blast!

Experience the difference with our knowledgeable, spirit-led project leaders all committed to seeing Christ’s Kingdom spread.


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