On a trip to Zaventem, Belgium, you’re minutes from the breathtaking capital buildings of Brussels and a 10th-century moated castle in Ghent. This Lifetree Adventure is ideal for youth groups traveling internationally for the first time (home base is just 5 minutes from the airport). Although you’ll have modern amenities similar to those in the U.S., your group will experience important service in the midst of Western European culture—and eat a lot of french fries!
Operation Mobilization has been working from their base in Belgium to share the gospel with Europeans. They transformed an old paper factory into a coordination hub for short- and long-term missionaries. Now developed into a hospitality and conference center, their headquarters is used to promote evangelism and church planting. Your group will work on construction projects to help renovate and expand this facility to provide more space for growing Christian ministries.
Help renovate an old paper factory being used as a Christian conference center and ministry base! It currently hosts two church congregations—and, after the expansion, will have space for two new ministries! Regardless of your construction skill level, you'll bless Belgium by investing time in:
- Serving alongside a local church
- Construction (skilled or unskilled)
- Transforming a ministry base
Whether you're painting, cleaning, or doing construction work, you'll be helping expand a ministry—all just a train ride away from historic cities and sightseeing opportunities!
Anyone with a heart to serve others and a desire to grow closer to God is welcome to join us on a Lifetree Adventure. We welcome a blend of individuals and groups. Our domestic mission trips are designed with youth groups in mind, but many of our international trips are ideal for youth groups, too. International Lifetree Adventures are ideal for any group from your church, an individual with a heart for Christian service, or any configuration of families. We’ve had parent/child travelers looking to share an experience before high school graduation, women’s groups, a group of families from a congregation, men’s groups, and individuals seeking a new adventure. Truly any variety of ages, groups, and backgrounds are welcome. Your mission adventure concierge can give you more details, and help you discover which trip is best for you and/or your group.
The Lifetree Adventures team provides care to nearly all the details of your trip, including lodging, meals, project coordination and supplies during the mission experience, discipleship programming and materials, on-site support crew, and a T-shirt for every participant. The fee does not include transportation or meals to and from the trip location or during your time off.
No. Airfare is not included in your registration. Your Adventure Concierge is happy to provide tips on traveling to your mission site.
For international mission trips, a passport is required. Your passport's expiration date shall not be within 6 months of your trip start date. The country you are traveling to may require a visa. You would need to acquire it at least 60 days prior to trip start date.
We’ll provide reputable, safe, and clean lodging facilities.
The safety, security, and well-being of every participant is our number-one priority. Our team has years of experience ensuring that extra precautions are given to make every aspect of the mission trip as safe as possible.
Our trips vary from construction, relational ministry, outreach, and teaching English. Also, opportunities to actively engage in the local culture is important to us. Your Adventure Concierge will have specific details for each location.
What type of work does "construction" entail?
Your registration fee helped to provide the construction materials and tools. A variety of skill levels can be used during construction projects--from skilled to unskilled.
What type of work does "relational ministry" entail?
On these service sites, you’ll invest time in relating with local people. These sites are designed for you to meet and engage with a variety of people: kids, families, teenagers, and/or senior adults.
What type of work does "outreach" entail?
During outreach times of a Lifetree Adventure, you will help the local church reach out to children, youth, and adults.
What type of work does "teach English" entail?
On these types of trips your English skills and knowledge will be used through games, songs, and crafts to teach the local people English.
Yes. We will meet you at the designated airport and transport you to every scheduled location.
The Next Steps
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Build your team
Spread the word and assemble a list of who might be on your team.
Answer these questions
- Have you considered a budget with travel costs, registration fees, and emergency funds?
- Have you received firm commitments from a core number of people?
- What is most exciting to you and others about this trip?
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Register for your trip by calling our friendly staff at 800-385-4545, or by registering on this website.
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