Discovery Teams


Discovery Teams are 2-5 week international trips that allow you to experience a Word Made Flesh community in person.

Because Word Made Flesh is deeply committed to facilitating stable, long-term community and ministry around the world, our short-term Discovery Team experiences are a little different from a typical mission trip. We invite Discovery Team members to explore what long-term missional engagement looks like while getting to know the culture and people of the country they visit.

2024 Discovery Teams

Navajo: March 2024

Romania: May 2024

Costa Rica: May 2024

Brazil: June 2024


   Application Instructions

  1. Fill out the Discovery Team Application
  2. Send an updated resume and photo of yourself to (your resume should include education, work experience, skills and references)
  3. Pay the $35 Application Fee online (insert $35 into the “other” category).
  4. You must also send out three electronic reference forms to the following: a professional (job) reference, a pastor or spiritual mentor, and a personal friend.

Once we receive this application, your resume, application fee, and reference forms we will contact you as soon as possible. For detailed questions about this program, visit our FAQ section. 

Discovery Teams are excellent opportunities for groups of university students, church members and more. If you're interested in initiating a Discovery Team for your group, let us know! We will work with you and the Word Made Flesh communities to sort through the details and logistics, including establishing the budget and the overall cost of the trip. (* Discovery Team members must be at least 18 years old.)

Please contact us with any questions you have! Email or call us at 859.388.4646