Open Doors has a variety of opportunities for both individuals and organized teams from churches, to come face to face with Christians living under persecution. Whether it's delivering Bibles or encouraging believers through compassion and prayer…one thing is for certain…lives will be changed! 

How much time is required?

Most of the trips are from one to two weeks in length.

Who will be on the trip?

If you join an Open Doors International trip as an individual, you will be traveling with other Christians from around the world. These types of trips are best suited for seasoned international travelers.

If you organize a team from your church, you decide who goes! Each team member must complete the application process and be approved by Open Doors. A team can be as small as five members to a maximum of twelve.

Where will our team travel to?

The decision on where and when to travel is made by our field staff. It is based on safety and opportunities within the restricted country.

How will we know what to do?

Once team members' applications have been approved, we will train and prepare you for the trip. You will be supplied with all the information needed.

What will the trip cost?

Trip expenses vary but the average cost is approximately $1500.00. This includes your accommodations, meals and in-country transportation. In addition, each traveler is responsible for acquiring their international flight to the country visiting, passport, visa, in-country medical insurance, and any incidentals such as sightseeing and personal items.

Who pays for the trip?

Each traveler is responsible to cover the entire cost of the trip 30 days prior to departure.

Who should go?

Travelers must be at least 18 years or older and have committed their life to Christ. If any member is over the age of 65, a medical release from a doctor is required. The maximum age to travel with Open Doors is 70 years.

Do we need to be a United States citizen?

To apply through this US office. Yes.

Beginning the Mission - What to do next?

  1. Pray and ask God to show you if He is calling you to reach the lives of other believers around the world. 
  2. Contact Open Doors regarding mission trip opportunities at
  3. Complete the application process. All travelers must submit to Open Doors' a completed application from, provide two character references, and complete a commitment to serve form. 

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