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Any Time! Any Age! Any Location!

Are you an individual or family who’d like to join a mission trip? world map Or are you a leader who’d like to form a mission team from your church or organization? You can make a difference encouraging missionaries and children at risk around the world. Serve from one week to one year with STEM’s new partners at Orphanos.*

Orphanos offers similar quality and training as the original STEM mission teams, but with exciting new locations and opportunities. You can serve at any of Orphanos’ partner locations:

  • Caribbean
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Africa
  • Asia

STEM’s partnership with Orphanos provides you with these great benefits:

  • Orphanos assures that 100% of all money designated for your mission trip goes exactly where you request.
  • Orphanos meets SOE standards (the U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission).
  • Orphanos provide pre-, on-, and post-field training.
  • Orphanos offers online training materials, flexible trip planning, and more.

To get started on your mission trip, click Orphanos.

* STEM Ministries mission trips were managed internally by STEM staff from 1985 until August 2008. STEM Ministries mission trips were then managed by Bethany staff under a 4-year license with Bethany International from September 2008 through December 2012. Former STEM Team Operational staff may still be reached at Bethany International in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

For the historical listing of all STEM Ministries short-term mission teams from 1985 to 2012, click here.

In 2013, STEM Ministries short-term mission trips ceased under the “STEM Ministries” name, and instead are being referred to our long-standing friends at Orphanos (Orphanos founder Wayne Sneed and STEM founder Roger Peterson are co-authors of “Maximum Impact Short-Term Mission;” STEM and Orphanos have worked together on many short-term mission endeavors over the past 16 years.

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