See the world in a new way
What is it?
Tearfund’s Discovery Team trips are a 10-day experience to help our Church leaders and donors to understand the humanitarian work we do. Throughout the 10 days, you’ll be able to understand the countries we work in through the lens of the local population, the church, and our local partners.
Discovery Team 2023/2024
In 2023 and 2024, Tearfund will be leading several Discovery Team trips to Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, where we have been working for decades, and are currently implementing major projects through our strong local partners and the church.
Participating in a Discover Team will provide you with the opportunity to witness first-hand the programs you support, you will gain an understanding of how through Tearfund’s interventions, communities are transformed. But most importantly, you will see what God is doing through you and the lives you helped.
• 6th to 18th July 2023 and 4th to 16th July 2024
• 9th to 19th November 2023
• 9th to 20th of March 2023
*Dates are subject to small changes due to flight availability
Participating on a Discovery Team provides you with the opportunity to witness first-hand the programs you support and understand how, as a result of Tearfund’s projects, families and entire communities are being transformed.
You’ll meet some of the people that have benefited from your support and will put a face to some of the names you have heard about. You’ll connect with local partners and pastors and share experiences with people from across the world.
Discover your impact
Shape your understanding of the need, and experience for yourself how your financial support is used to empower people across the globe.
I was touched by the warm and celebratory welcome we received as we arrived in the villages. If only we could be so joyous with so few material possessions!
The programs and techniques that Tearfund introduced through their partners were simple and yet made such a profound difference in the lives of many of the poor.
As a result of this trip, I have grown in my appreciation and admiration for what Tearfund is doing around the globe! Please take the opportunity to go on a Discovery Trip with Tearfund. It will change your world, even as you and Tearfund help change someone else’s world."
How to Apply
Each trip consists of six to eight people. This is to ensure quality personal interaction and learning experiences.
Fill Out an Application
Take a look at our upcoming trips and submit a Discovery Trip application form.
Once your application has been accepted, you will be enrolled in pre-departure training. This includes several sessions covering a range of topics to prepare you for your trip. You will also need to submit a small deposit to confirm your spot at this time.
Off You Go!
You will join the rest of the team for an adventure of a lifetime! Upon your return, you will have a quick debrief session to discuss what you’ve learned and next steps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Cost of each particular discovery trip varies, and includes airfare, accommodations, in-country food, transportation, and visas.
Yes, participants are required to obtain the necessary vaccinations for trips in most of our countries.
Each Discovery Trip is unique, but typically you can expect to meet and participate in devotionals with local churches, sit in and learn about Tearfund programming, and enjoy meals with local people. Recreational and sight-seeing activities are usually scheduled as well.
Approximately two weeks.
Six to eight people. This is to ensure quality personal interaction and learning experiences.