Are you ready to join a Go Team?

The application window for 2023 Go Teams is now closed. Stay tuned for 2024 Go Team opportunities! The application window for 2024 will open in October 2023!

Go Teams are a tangible enacting of 127 Worldwide’s Mission, Vision, and Distinctives. As the redeemed people of God, we all join his work in caring for the vulnerable and restoring hope to a broken world. And as members of the global body of Christ, we collaborate in that work to spur one another on in love and good deeds.

Our team collectively has decades of experience mobilizing short term teams. We work with vetted and trusted travel agents and local leaders to create a Go Team itinerary. From international airfare to on the ground logistics, 127 Worldwide takes care of every detail to ensure you have a safe and valuable experience. Our team leaders receive additional training and are equipped to share their knowledge with you on the field.

Connect and Equip Teams

Connect Teams

Equip Teams

Connect Teams are designed to promote education and exposure that fuels action and advocacy. The experience of visiting a 127 partner affords our advocates a greater understanding of the work local leaders do year-round. Team members return equipped with the knowledge and awareness to effectively leverage their networks at home on behalf of what God is doing through local leaders to restore hope to vulnerable communities. This is our most programmed trip and is open for all to apply.

Equip Teams are skill-based teams that utilize specific expertise and qualifications to build capacity in local leaders as they help vulnerable communities to flourish. These teams could be anything from pastors training other pastors to a cow farmer helping to launch a sustainable business. All of our Equip Teams seek to promote asset-based development, which means that our projects are partner-driven and capitalize on the existing vision, strengths, and efforts of local ministries and the community. You can apply for an Equip Team by invitation only.

How to Apply for a Connect Team

We’re so excited you’re interested in joining us to see the work of our partners! Please click on the team below that you’d like to join! It’ll take you to a Managed Missions login page. Create your login and complete the application questions. Then, you will receive an email to pay your $50 application fee and complete the background check information.


Please click on the team below that you’d like to join! It’ll take you to a Manage Missions login page. Create your login and complete the application questions! Then, return to this page to pay the application fee.


Next, please pay the application fee. Once submitted, one of our staff members will be in touch! Thanks for applying!

Iglesia El Camino Connect Team


Escuintla, Guatemala


June 14-20, 2024

Estimated Cost:



Team Iglesia El Camino will visit Pastor David Lara and his family and walk alongside their ministry through Iglesia Cristiana El Camino in Escuintla, Guatemala. Each day, the team will have the opportunity to participate in various ministries of the church including the Community Outreach Program, Deaf Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Youth Ministry service project, and Sunday and Wednesday church programming. The team will also have the opportunity to visit a church plant of El Camino in San Vicente, a small refugee settlement and farming community, to aid in facilitating group bible study with men, women, and children.

*This is an estimated cost, which includes fixed cost of $1,150 plus estimated airfare of $1,200. Cost may fluctuate some, depending on actual airfare at time of purchase.

Tumaini Miles of Smiles
Connect Team


Malava, Kenya


July 25-August 3, 2024

Estimated Cost:



Team Tumaini will travel to Malava, Kenya, a rural farming community in Western Kenya. Local leader, Rose Bugusu, is founder and director of Tumaini Miles of Smiles Center where she runs a school, children’s home, undertakes various agricultural projects, and runs a nearby trade school. This team will have the opportunity to learn from Rose about culture and vulnerable community care through participating in various programs run through Tumaini. This team will help facilitate a school wide teacher appreciation event, visit widows in the community, and spend time shadowing students at the trade school.

*This is an estimated cost, which includes fixed cost of $1,400 plus estimated airfare of $2,100. Cost may fluctuate some, depending on actual airfare at time of purchase.

Swahiba Networks
Connect Team


Kibera, Kenya


October 4-12, 2024

Estimated Cost:



Team Swahiba will travel to Nairobi, Kenya, to walk alongside the work of local leader, Chrispine Omondi, Director of Swahiba Networks. Swahiba Networks is located in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum. They work primarily with youth and their families through many different ministries. The team will have the opportunity to walk alongside the work done through Swahiba’s ministry center and learn from Chrispine about vulnerable community care within the slum. From work within the high schools to home visits, this team will witness firsthand Swahiba’s commitment to evangelism and discipleship and how they are ministering to this vulnerable community.

*This is an estimated cost, which includes fixed cost of $1,400 plus estimated airfare of $1,600. Cost may fluctuate some, depending on actual airfare at time of purchase.


Am I qualified to apply for a Connect Team?

Whether you have been on a short mission trip or not, if you have a heart for international missions, a Connect Team is a great way to learn more about what effective and healthy global partnerships look like. Don’t expect to go and do as much as you go and learn. You will learn about the work of 127 local leaders, walk alongside them in their ministry activities and learn from 127 Go Team Leaders about healthy engagement and best practices in vulnerable community care. Most importantly, you will come home equipped to advocate on behalf of the local leaders you meet and have a new perspective on healthy engagement with the vulnerable.

How much does a Go Team cost?

That depends on the trip. All trips costs for Connect Teams are published when the application window opens.

What does the cost of a Go Team include?

Go Team costs are estimates and include international airfare plus all on-the-ground expenses such as food, lodging, ministry expenses and transportation. International airfare is estimated at the time that the application window opens and is based on traveling through specific gateway cities. This price could fluctuate based on market prices and any personal expense incurred to reach the gateway city. All other costs are fixed costs. You will see which costs are for airfare and which are fixed costs.

Can I fundraise for my trip?

Yes! 127 Worldwide has all the resources and tools you will need to effectively fundraise for your Go Team trip costs. We walk alongside you every step of the way. 127 Worldwide is a 501C3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

When are funds due to travel on the Go Team?

A non refundable application fee of $50 and a non refundable trip deposit of $250 are due before full application approval. There are 3 fundraising deadlines. The first deadline must be enough to cover international airfare and is due approximately 3 months prior to travel. The total amount is due approximately 3 weeks before travel.

What is the minimum age to travel on a 127 Go Team?

The age minimum is 12. Anyone 12-16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone under the age of 18 is subject to an additional interview to ensure they are ready to travel on an international trip and interact in a vulnerable community setting.

What should I expect after I apply?

127 Worldwide has an application process that includes filling out an application, paying a non refundable application and deposit fee, submitting references, and a background check. A 127 Worldwide team member will be in touch with you to schedule a time to speak with you about your application and answer any questions. Once your application is approved, you will receive access to your own portal that includes checklist items, training and fundraising resources. You can expect at least two team training sessions before you leave and will be fully prepared to board the plane for your Go Team.

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"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27