WHAT WE DO

We help you experience a city.
Living firsthand among the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of urban life is an irreplaceable experience. Our housing options are located in the heart of their respective city, providing you with the opportunity to eat at local international restaurants and discover the delights of Salvadorian, Middle Eastern, Filipino, African–American, and other cuisine.

We help you learn a city.
There are unique issues and problems that each city faces. There are also unique and incredible things God is doing to foster and further His Kingdom in each city, through the indigenous organizations that operate on the front lines of urban ministry. You’ll learn what city dwellers face, and how to overcome challenging circumstances.

We help you help a city.
At CSM, you become part of the solution for a city. By offering your time, energy, and prayers, ministry sites are supported and built up to their full potential of service. You will be integrated into a variety of hands-on ministry opportunities to ensure that your time is spent supplying substantive help to God’s people in the city.

COST

The total cost of your mission trip, regardless of length, is $68 USD per person per night ($63 USD per person per night for a college group). This covers all housing, meals including the evening meals at an international restaurant, your service program coordination, and one or more CSM City Hosts who are dedicated to your group the entire time you are with CSM. The only thing you have to cover are transportation costs. In NYC, there is an additional $31/person added to your total for public transportation.

DEPOSIT

A deposit is required to hold any dates! The deposit for a 3-6 night trip is $68/person. For a 1 or 2 night trip, the deposit is $20/person. You must complete registration and make a deposit at least 45 days before the start of the trip. 

MAKING PAYMENTS

After you’ve paid the deposit, we will subtract that amount from your total. The remaining balance will be split into 2 equal payments. The first should be paid 3 months before the start of your trip and the final payment should be paid 1 month before the start of your trip.

LENGTH

Trips can be as short as 24 hours, or up to 6 nights. During the summer and spring break weeks, we require all trips to start on Sunday evening and end on either Friday or Saturday morning. We strive to provide the best trip length option for our ministries in the city and your group needs.

CALENDAR

Because the availability changes daily, it is not possible to give specific date availability on the website. Email registration@csm.org or call 1-267-928-2620 for information on specific dates.

GROUP TYPES

JUNIOR HIGH

This group type consists of students 12 or 13 years old along with adult leaders. There must be at least one leader per every five students. Our New York City site cannot accommodate Junior High groups.

SENIOR HIGH

This group type consists of students 14-17 and older along with adult leaders. There must be at least one leader per every five students.

MIXED

This group type consists of students 12-17 years old along with adult leaders. There must be at least one leader per every five students. Our New York City site cannot accommodate Mixed groups.

COLLEGE

This group type completely consists of college students along with adult leaders. The minimum age allowed is 18 years old.

ADULT

This group type consists of adults 18 years old and above.

FAMILY

This group type consists of family units – parents and their children. Age limits vary between cities. Please consult our Home Office (267-928-2620 or registration@csm.org ) for specific details about Family trips in each city.

FUNDRAISING IDEAS

Many CSM groups include fundraising as part of the mission trip experience. Here are a few resources to help you get started. Please note that CSM doesn’t endorse any of the following, but rather, we suggest you investigate each to find the best option for your group! Have a suggestion? Email us!

Razoo – create a fundraising page that helps keep track of how much you’ve raised.

First Things First Foundation / Good Sports Gang Video Sales (Football quarterback Kurt Warner’s foundation)

Kurt Warner’s Mission Trip Scholarship (Click on the “Mission: Possible!” link to the left)

Fund the Nations (Sell custom t-shirts)

Some fast food restaurants host fundraisers! Be sure to check out Krispy Kreme, Chipotle and check out a great article on how to get started with restaurant fundraising!

Ugly Mug Coffee Sales

Explore Pinterest for more ideas…