Oxford Study Tour 2019

Mission Trips

Southeastern sends hundreds of students all over the world every semester. These trips are an incredible opportunity to GO with our professors to see what God is doing all over the world, and participate in His amazing work among the nations there.

The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph.

Samuel Zwemer

Central Asia 2023 trip

Central Asia: Summer Break 2023

Trip Dates: May 19th-27th

The Central Asia study tour trip is focused on cultural immersion and leadership training. We’ll be traveling with other refugees touring the seven churches of the book of Revelation. You will be paired up with a few other believers from a different culture and, essentially, do “life” with them for the week (i.e. room, meals, and travel).

A $250 deposit is due upon registration.

Note: Our Covid-19 vaccination policy has changed. View the policy ›

New Orleans 2023 trip

Crossover New Orleans: Summer Break 2023

Trip Dates: June 4th-10th

Evangelism in partnership with local churches in the New Orleans area. This trip precedes the SBC Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and is focused on the surrounding area. Unless you are required to take the Crossover trip to fulfill a practicum, this trip will only count as an elective.

A $100 deposit is due upon registration.

Note: Our Covid-19 vaccination policy has changed. View the policy ›

Japan 2023 trip

Japan: Summer Break 2023

Trip Dates: July 22nd-August 1st

A land steeped in ancient traditions and culture, Japan is likely one of the hardest to reach places on earth. Rich in culture and historic ties to Buddhism and Shintoism, the Japanese people are desperately in need of the gospel. Yet, their worldview is strongly based in honor and shame, and their culture places a high value on collective identity. This group dynamic makes departing from their traditions an almost impossible prospect. Nevertheless, Tokyo is one of the world largest population centers, with over 37 million people. In fact, one third of Japan's total population lives in this city. Despite having the world's best amenities, Tokyo is still covered in darkness. Students will engage this most challenging context by partnering with local IMB field personnel and engaging in gospel proclamation among the unreached Japanese people.

A $250 deposit is due upon registration.

Note: Our Covid-19 vaccination policy has changed. View the policy ›

Southeast Asia 2023 trip

Southeast Asia: Summer Break 2023

Trip Dates: July 17th-27th

There are LIMITED SPOTS available! This trip will involve outreach as we partner with a national church as well as interaction and engagement with people from three major world religions (Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism). We will also spend time with several families to hear their vision and learn what it’s like as “sent ones” in a different country.

A $250 deposit is due upon registration.

Note: Our Covid-19 vaccination policy has changed. View the policy ›

Utah 2023 trip

Utah: Spring Break 2023


Dr. Hildreth is leading a group of students to Utah to share the gospel and support church plants in this area. We will spend some time talking with university students, learning about missionary work in the Mormon area, and working alongside those who are planting their lives in this North American mission field.

A $125 deposit is due upon registration.

Note: Our Covid-19 vaccination policy has changed. View the policy ›

Alaska 2023 trip

Alaska: Spring Break 2023


This trip would come alongside church planting churches in Anchorage to see the need for church planting in a frontier region, understand the unique challenges found in such a context, and aid these workers in the good work they are already doing.

A $125 deposit is due upon registration.

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Clarkston, GA: Spring Break 2023


This trip will be unique in a couple of ways. First, the trip will mostly be engaging in refugee ministry. Clarkston, GA is known as the most diverse square mile in North America, as it is the high concentration of refugees placed anywhere in the United States. For this trip, we will be partnering with Send Relief and the North American Mission Board who have a ministry center in Clarkston, GA. In addition to being focused on refugee ministry, this trip also includes a conference on engaging international people groups in North America. Over Spring Break, Southeastern is partnering with NAMB, the IMB, and several other denominational agencies to hold a conference headquartered in Alpharetta, GA on March 10-11. Conference attendance and registration will be included in the trip cost. The trip will provide you with several great opportunities. Clarkston is truly a one-of-a-kind ministry context, the RTN conference should be a great event focused on diaspora missions, and you'll get to see the NAMB home offices during the conference.

A $125 deposit is due upon registration.

Note: Our Covid-19 vaccination policy has changed. View the policy ›

Houston 2022 trip

Houston: Fall Break 2022

Original price was $750. An additional $250 scholarship, given by a gracious donor, has been applied, taking the total price to $500.


Join us for a truly unique Great Commission opportunity in the most diverse city in the United States. The Houston metro area is one of the largest urban metros in the world, with Houston being the fourth largest city in the United States. It is also home to peoples from all over the world, serving for decades as one of America's premier destinations for immigration. In fact, Houston has no majority ethnicity with hundreds of languages spoken around the metro. Because of this, Houston provides one of the most strategic opportunities to share the gospel with some of the hardest to reach people groups in the world.

This trip will focus exclusively on cross-cultural missions, and will feel more like an international mission trip than our normal North American trips. It will be an immersion experience in various ethnic enclaves in order to develop skills in doing cross-cultural missions and ministry in the context of a North American city. Students will learn about refugee resettlement, and receive training in engaging the foreign-born population from closed countries and highly persecuted areas with the gospel.

A $125 deposit is due upon registration.

Note: Our Covid-19 vaccination policy has changed. View the policy ›

Course FAQ’s

Note: Covid-19 vaccinations are required for all participants. Proof of vaccination must be provided to CGCS two weeks before the travel date.

1. If I go on a trip, do I have to take a class?

Yes, there is no way around this requirement. Even if you don’t need the credit, if you go on the trip, you take the class.

2. Do I have to pay for the class?

No, the tuition for all mission trips run through the Center for Great Commission Studies is waived.

3. If I go on more than one trip will the credit still count?

Yes, the credit will count as an elective.

4. Do I have to be an on campus student to go on mission trips?

No, anyone enrolled in any program at Southeastern is eligible for consideration on a mission trip run through the CGCS.

5. Is there a way to get credit for mission trips run through my church?

Yes, for more information on requirements for earning credit for mission trips done outside of Southeastern please click here.

Financial FAQ’s

1. Are there scholarships for mission trips?

Yes and no. All mission trips are scholar-shipped in that we subsidize a large chunk of the cost for each student on every trip. There is additional funding available for minority students who apply and are accepted into the Kingdom Diversity Missions Initiative program. For more info, click here.

2. How do I or my donors make payments for mission trips?

Payments for mission trips can be made by checks made out to SEBTS brought by the CGCS or online by clicking here.

3. What does the cost of the trip cover?

The cost of the trip covers travel, housing, and food.

4. What if I have to back out of a trip, will the money I’ve paid and raised be refunded for me?

Students are responsible for all money paid on their behalf for mission trips. No donated funds can be refunded to students under any circumstance. Students may only be refunded money they have paid themselves with approval from the Director of the CGCS.

5. What if I over raise?

If a student raises more support than is due for their trip, the amount that has been over raised is dispersed to students in need of trip funding.

**If you are a professor and interested in leading a mission trip, please fill out the form below and contact our Director, Keelan Cook for more information. Mission Trip Prospectus Form ›