Memphis, Tennessee Mission Trip

Bring the Mission Home

 Memphis Mission Trip

In Memphis, your missions group will serve alongside local pastors in communities that are culturally and historically rich. The ministries your missions team will be involved in are created and maintained by our local partnership pastors and leaders who are pouring their lives into their communities daily. On your Memphis mission trip, you and your missions group will be serving in one of the most religiously diverse cities in the United States and will be able to share the love of Christ with people who need to know the truth.

While serving in Memphis on a mission trip, your team will be able to meet significant needs in a variety of areas such as homeless ministries, urban agriculture, and care for foster families. Our Praying Pelican Missions staff will work with you to find the best partnerships for your group so that your missions group will be able to use their gifts to help meet real needs and encourage those serving every day. Our staff also work to prepare you for your trip and work with you as you serve in Memphis.

Contact Praying Pelican Missions to talk to our dedicated staff about your Memphis missions trip today. Let us help you prepare for a mission trip that will impact both the community you serve and your team.

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At A Glance. get the basics.

Location Mid-South - Tennessee
Language English 95%, Spanish 2.5%, Other 2.5%
Income $32.285
Religion Catholic 6.7%.  Protestant 54.5%.  Other 2.8%. Non Religious 36%
Climate Sub Tropical
Population 1.3 million
Ethnic Groups Hispanic - 6.6%, White - 27.2%, Black - 63.0%, Asian - 1.4%
Motto "Home Of The Blues"
Independence 1819

Pricing Information. see what all is included.

 
$445/person
$695/person
Trip Length:
7d/6n
7d/6n
Group Registration Fee - Not included in participant cost:
$500
$500
Materials Provided:
  • Group leader handbook
  • Online group devotionals and handbooks
  • Trip promotional materials
  • Group T-shirts
  • Fundraising ideas
Unlimited Consultations:
35+ Hours of Ministry:
Transportation to/from Airport and Ministry Sites:    
Participation in Local Church Services:
Customizable:
Sleeping Accommodations: Floor-sleeping lodging in a secure church or school in the area Hotel accommodations
Meals: Meals provided Some local restaurant meals
Recreation or Local Cultural Experience:
 

FAQs. we know you're wondering.

Prior to the trip, you will receive a group leader manual, which includes fundraising ideas, online trip handbooks and resources for participants, promotional materials, group t-shirts, and unlimited pre-trip consultations with your trip leader.

Once in Memphis, you will receive three meals a day, sleeping accommodations, customizable ministry options, an opportunity to attend local church services, evening worship, prayer, debriefing meetings, and a local sightseeing or recreation activity.

Airfare/ground transportation throughout the trip, spending money, offering at church services, construction and/or ministry materials, personal insurance, and optional recreation.

In Memphis, most people speak English.

Yes. We take extra precautions and lay down strict ground rules to ensure safety. Crime occurs in Memphis just like everywhere else, but we have never had a PPM team experience a major incident of crime. Our genuine partnership with pastors and other community leaders in the city ensures there is always someone looking out for the well being of our teams.

There are no insects in Memphis that you wouldn't also find in most places within the US. Generally, the city is free of poisonous creatures.

On PPM USA trips, each group is responsible for their own transportation.

On PPM USA trips, each group is responsible for their own transportation.

Please plan to fly into Memphis International Airport (MEM).

Yes, PPM provides safe food for you during your trip. All restaurants we take you to have been approved by PPM staff.

Yes. There will be a time set aside to buy souvenirs if so desired.

Since we generally work with international communities even while in the U.S., we strive to provide meals that reflect the heritage of those groups. Meals will range from those ethnic foods to standard American fare.


Please see our general FAQ page for answers to questions not specific to Memphis


Location Info. basics about memphis.

Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of Tennessee near the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. With a metro population of 1.3 million people, Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee (2nd largest metro), the largest city on the Mississippi River, and the 23rd largest city in the United States.

Founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson, Memphis has been a historically important city. Home to some of greatest rock and blues artists, including B.B. King and Elvis Presley, tourists flock to the famous Beale St. to take in the sights and sounds. In the 1960's, Memphis was at the epicenter of the Civil Rights movement, something that stills shapes the city to this day.

Memphis has been working hard in recent years to build its economy fueled by several fortune 500 companies, most notably of which is FeEx. Due to a rich history and picturesque landscape, Memphis has remained a hot spot for entertainment and has been featured in a variety of major motion pictures in the last couple decades.

Memphis has four distinct seasons and is marked by its distinctive sub-tropical weather. Summer weather is generally hot and humid, July has a daily average temperature of 82 degrees, and thunderstorms are frequent, but usually brief. Memphis is know for pleasant fall weather and mild winters, December has a daily average temperature of 42 degrees.

As far as safety goes, taking common sense precautions is key in prevention of any unfortunate happenings. Your PPM trip leading staff will be with you throughout the entirety of your trip and are well-prepared for any concerning situations.

At the center of a major distribution network, Memphis is home to major distribution and manufacturing companies such as FedEx and Gibson Guitars. With so much focus on distribution and manufacturing the workforce is generally lower income, almost 40% of the population earns less than $30,000/year. In the coming years, the city has plans to diversify its industry working to develop into a leader in the medical field.

Memphis is filled with museums, the arts, and has several sports teams. Most famously, Beale St. is the epicenter of arts and entertainment in Memphis. There are countless places to eat, shop, and tour with music pouring out onto a street often filled with parades and eclectic performers sure to blow your mind. In the summer, those who are in the mood for a little sports can check out Memphis Redbirds game, the Triple-A affiliate to the St. Louis Cardinals. During the fall and spring be sure to grab tickets to watch their NBA basketball team, the Memphis Grizzlies. For a truly Memphis experience, teams can visit any number of historical sights such a Graceland, Sun Records, the Lorraine Hotel, the Mason Temple, and many more.

Memphis was founded on May 22, 1819 and quickly developed as a trade and transportation center in the 19th century because of its flood-free location high above the Mississippi River. Early on Memphis became a hub for the slave trade in large part to accommodate the cotton industry from the southern states. This "forced migration" brought a large number of African-American people to the Memphis area.

By the mid 1900's Memphis had developed into the largest spot cotton and hardwood lumber provider in the world. However, tensions were still high as a largely black population struggled under the authority of a largely white government. Memphis became the center of the civil rights movement, the sight of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech and unfortunately his assassination on April 4th, 1968.

Through the years, Memphis has enjoyed a reputation as the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll" and the "Home of the Blues." Memphis is well known for its cultural contributions to the identity of the American South. Many renowned musicians grew up in and around Memphis and moved to Chicago and other areas from the Mississippi Delta, carrying their music with them to influence other cities and listeners over radio airwaves. These included such musical greats as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Justin Timberlake, Three 6 Mafia, and many others. The great Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis.



If you were waiting for the perfect time to bring a group to Memphis, the time is now. Contact us for more information or register today!

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