Discovery Teams

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

Discover God in God's world with us. God created the world and when we go into God's world we discover more of who God is.

Discover the diversity of God's world. God created the world that is full of vibrant cultures for us to learn from. We are invited to discover the beauty of diverse community as we learn from these experiences.

Discover our calling at the margins of the world. Word Made Flesh serves in hard places around the world. God is calling us to the ends of the earth and to the margins of society. This is where we discover the gifts we have and how they can be of use in God's mission.

Word Made Flesh is dedicated to fostering enduring community and ministry globally. Our Discovery Team experiences, distinct from traditional mission trips, encourage members to explore long-term missional engagement through learning the culture and connecting with the people of the country they visit.

What to expect on a Discovery Team?

  • Grow personal relationships with the WMF community
  • Explore long-term missional engagement through learning about the culture and connecting with our neighbors, and those suffering with poverty
  • Serve and share life with staff and community through daily rhythms of prayer and worship, discussions on spiritual formation, and shared meals

To inquire about participating in a Discovery Team or if you would like to inquire about a future Discovery Team email or inquire below.

Join one of our upcoming Discovery Teams!

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Navajo Discovery Team

Embark on a one week journey to experience the rich culture of the Navajo Nation. As an intern, you will engage with Bodaway Ministries, build meaningful relationships, and learn about Word Made Flesh's involvement. You will broaden your perspective, deepen understanding of indigenous cultures, and foster personal growth through service and relationship-building.

March 9th-16th, 2024

(Applications now closed)


Romania Discovery Team

This is your opportunity to serve underresourced communities in Romania. Interns will work with children, live with a host family, and learn the Romanian language. This experience will allow you to develop skills in working with vulnerable populations, deepen understanding of Romanian culture, and contribute to sustainable community development.

April 28th - May 19th, 2024

(Applications now closed)

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Rwanda Discovery Team

This is your opportunity to explore poverty and community development firsthand in Rwanda, engaging in daily missional activities with the vulnerable such as daily formation, sharing meals, and walking alongside the women in the slums. Join us to form deep connections, serve those in need, and seek God in the midst of poverty in Kigali, Rwanda.

October, 2024

(Stay tuned for published dates)


   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.