Our Vision

We go to places where Jesus communities do not yet exist. We speak and serve in culturally relevant ways. We put love in action and we do it to reach people with the good news of Jesus.

Global Partners

Ward supports over 60 missionaries and other global partner organizations. Information about our partners is available at our Missions Wall just inside Entry 1, or on our beta Ward Serves the Nations website.

Mission Trip Giving

Looking for mission trip giving? Head on over to our myWARD portal.


Short-Term Trips

Each year, Ward takes a number of short-term ministry trips to support our global partners and other strategic ministries.

2019 trips:

  • Dates: May 10-24, 2019
  • Cost: $3,100

The team will be partnering with Not Abandoned, an organization located in Pattaya, Thailand to work with women made vulnerable by sex slavery. We will be connecting with and building relationships with these women and providing them with practical options to start a new life of freedom. Throughout our time there, the team will spend about 9 days building relationships and doing outreach to these women. At the end of the experience, we will have a big celebration dinner to celebrate the new relationships that have been built and connect the women to the programs and classes that Not Abandoned provides. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of application.


Questions? Email sue.hanstad@ward.church.

  • Dates: May 6 – 17, 2019
  • Cost: $2,300

We are forming a team to work at a conference for women from the Middle East, many of whom have made significant sacrifices to follow Christ. Our focus will be to connect with and serve them as they grow in their faith. Each day we will pray together and follow the Lord’s lead as we tend to the mind, body, and spirit of those we serve.


Questions? Email sue.hanstad@ward.church.

  • July 30-August 5
  • $1,400

One week conference to work with Church Plant attendees. Team members on this trip will support a variety of roles throughout the conference – child care workers, trainers, worship leaders, and organization leads.


Questions? Email sue.hanstad@ward.church.

  • Dates: Postponed – TBD
  • Cost: $2,100

This team of adults will be partnering with churches in the Beirut area as they staff medical/dental clinics among Syrian refugees. While providing medical/dental care, our team will also be working with emerging church plants in the area bringing the gospel to the refugee communities. The team will consist of medical and dental professionals as well as a few others with skills and abilities to support them in this mission.

Questions? Email sue.hanstad@ward.church.

  • Dates: August 8-18, 2019
  • Participants must be 16 years of age or older
  • Team Size: 12-15 people
  • Cost: $2,600

The main purpose will be to interact with the children and teachers at our Open Doors sponsored school in Gaya. This interaction will include 3-4 days of classroom teaching for the children (topics to be determined but plan on things like crafts, music, science & math, geography, etc.), plus 1-2 days of training for the teachers (more detail to follow as trip planning begins). In addition, we would like to have 2-3 medical personnel who can provide physical assessments of the children and possibly members of their families during the week (but would also be willing/able to teach during the other times). So in addition to the specific MD/RN/NP roles, we would be looking for volunteers willing to work with kids from K-8 in the classroom topics noted above, but also to generally show God’s love by “being there” and connecting with them.

Trip application will be available soon.

In the meantime, if you have any questions contact christopher.m.meagher@gm.com. or call Chris at 248-249-9947.

  • Team Leader: SJ Winter
  • Dates: August 4-11, 2019
  • Cost: $1,000
  • Participants: primarily singles, age 19-35

Prayerfully consider joining us as we serve with Ward’s inner city partners in Detroit. We are looking for primarily singles, aged 19-35, to apply to be part of our mission trip team for this week.

Please find more information about expectations for our mission trip by applying below.


Questions? Email sue.hanstad@ward.church.

  • June 14-23, 2019
  • $100 per adult, $50 per child age 7-15. No cost for children age 6 and under.

Experience Dearborn shoulder to shoulder with a Ward team for 1.5 weeks of strategically planned events to grow your love and understanding of our Muslim neighbors. We will live life alongside these individuals, with the goal of spreading the Gospel in word and deed.

This short-term trip will require three brief, mandatory training sessions in April, May and June.


Ward Church is an Accredited Member of the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission

TAG Internship Program

Training Apprentices to Go is Ward’s 10-month program to train interns to start Jesus-community planting movements in the Muslim world. It is for busy people who have full-time jobs or are full-time students, but who will give 12-14 hours per week to developing their passion for Jesus, their passion for his Kingdom, and their passion for Going to see Jesus-communities growing in places where they currently don’t exist.

Learn more about TAG on their website.