Posted on : Wednesday April 1, 2009

By Baptist Press Staff

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—The North American Mission Board has many opportunities for you or your church to serve in short-term missions. The Bridge ( is an online volunteer/project management system where missionaries and churches post missions opportunities and volunteers find places to serve.

Here are some ways to serve:
Operation Noah Rebuild is a partnership between New Orleans’ area associations and churches, the Louisiana Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board. Skilled and unskilled workers are needed to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Visit for more information.

Wondering how you can leave a legacy of missions to your children and grandchildren? How about a mission trip for the whole family? Families on Mission is a pre-packaged, week-long family mission opportunity that allows everyone to be on mission together. Visit or email [email protected] for more information.

Every year, Baptist Builders respond to hundreds of requests for church construction assistance. Visit or e-mail [email protected].

If you like the open road, Campers on Mission is your highway to spiritual fulfillment. Campers on Mission is a national fellowship of Christian campers who combine their love of the outdoors with ministry in North America. Ministry opportunities are posted at Visit to find out how you can join these active volunteers.

Southern Baptists are the third-largest provider of disaster relief services in North America. State Baptist conventions have trained more than 85,000 volunteers to respond to national and international disasters. To find out how you can join this volunteer force, contact your state Baptist convention disaster relief office. Also visit

World Changers offers pre-planned, pre-packaged, week-long mission projects for junior high and high school students, where you and your team help fix up homes and serve low-income communities in many ways. As you serve, you’ll have opportunities to share the love of Christ and tell others how He’s transformed your life and wants to transform theirs! Visit

PowerPlant is a pre-packaged student mission experience that involves and educates students in church planting and evangelism. During a project, students are placed on ministry teams to work alongside a church planter. Visit to find out how you can participate in this amazing ministry.

Student Mission Groups: Throughout the United States and Canada, hundreds of Southern Baptist ministries need your help. You can find project needs in North America by visiting Need help planning the trip? You’ll find free resources to assist you in planning the perfect trip at

Provided by the North American bureau of Baptist Press in Alpharetta, Ga.