Each year, GCU students and faculty take trips around the globe to be exposed to God's heart for the nations and to learn in a different cultural setting what it means to follow Jesus. Global outreach exists to mobilize a campus to become globally minded and ignite a passion in the student body to make a lifetime impact on disciples of all nations.

Student Mission Trips

Staring the Journey
We invite students to start a journey to develop a passion for the nations by taking the Global Tour and signing up to go on a global mission trip. These two powerful steps will engage student's hearts and minds and give them a global foundation and experience of a lifetime.

Global Tour
The Global Tour is a mini-course to learn more about the world and why missions are important. The tour is held on campus for just 2 hours a week for 4 weeks. On this tour, students will visit 4 different stops, 1 stop per week, each focusing on a distinctive global initiative that will ignite a passion for the great commission (Matt. 28). The first stop will focus on the urgency for believers to impact the nations. The second will be a more interactive experience with an international family. The third stop will be an informative insight into the life of a mission field worker. The fourth and final stop will be to discover a role in serving with Global Outreach Team at GCU.

Global Mission Trips
Global mission trips offer opportunities for students at GCU to join a team and go to a variety of locations overseas. Students can participate on a short-term team, 1-4 weeks, or on a summer-term team, 8-10 weeks, during either spring break or summer. Our trip motto is "Short-Term Trip. Lifetime Impact." For all trips we provide pre-trip training to help prepare students for an adventure they will never forget!

2013 - 2014 Trip Locations

Spring Break 2014

Northeast Africa 

Short Term Summer 2014

Northeast Africa
South Africa
United Kingdom 

Summer Internship 2014


Global Prayer Team
The Global Prayer Team meets each week and engages the nations through uplifting prayer. At these meetings, there will be a time of prayer for specific groups, mission workers and GCU mission teams. The mobilizing of others to reach the nations begins with a foundation of prayer.

Contact SpiritualLife@gcu.edu