Short-term mission

About short-term mission

Crosslinks sends individuals and groups on periods of short-term mission to many parts of the world. You can meet our current short-term partners here. Download our guide to find out all you need to know about our short-term placements.


We want your placement to help you serve others to the best of your abilities as well as to enable you to grow in your faith. That's why all Crosslinks placements start with you talking to us about your gifts, experiences and interests.

Recent short-term placements

Aimee Davenport (Bologna, Italy)

Aimee is studying languages at St Andrew’s University. She spent her year abroad in Bologna, serving alongside JP and Sue Aranzulla at Forte Torre Church. Aimee served in the youth and children’s ministry and helped translate resources from English to Italian.

Jacob and Bethany Lees (Mendoza, Argentina)

Bethany (who speaks Spanish) and Jacob are considering long-term mission. They visited the Walker family to experience life on the ground. They were able to meet the church family and to get involved in music and children’s ministry.

Gap Year Team (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Kayley Shum (second from right) served as part of a gap year team placement alongside James and Lucy Buchanan at Hope Church Auckland Park.

Here’s what Kayley says about doing a Crosslinks gap year: ‘If you’re looking to grow as a Christian, you need to be thrown in the deep end. Being taken out of my comfort zone helped me develop a deeper relationship with Christ. Making friends for life and learning about other cultures has been humbling and faith-building.’