SPIRITUAL PREPARATIONSpiritual preparation is the most important aspect of your trip. Pray for wisdom and clarity as you think about your participation. Step up your prayer life! Guard your time with Jesus every day above all else.
FINANCIAL PREPARATIONYou may want the ability to have people designate giving to Greenhouse Church on your behalf for your trip. After you have received confirmation, and accepted a spot with the short-term team an account will be set up in your name through Greenhouse that people can give to online or via check by marking their giving "your full name - country you are traveling to". If you are requesting money from a fellow church member, please do not do this during a weekend service time.
PREPAREDNESSWe are asking that every team member separate the entire three months leading up to the short-term trip to prepare. All team members will be required to attend weekly training meetings, complete weekly readings from Acts and the Gospels, and be faithful in prayer and gospel sharing goals leading up to the trip. Weekly meetings will begin April 14th and continue every Sunday from 3-5pm until the team departs for Nepal July 4th (Last meeting is July 2nd).
SCHEDULINGWe will leave July 4th and return July 18th. We may need to leave Gainesville very early the morning of July 4th so please make sure this time is free.
COSTThe total cost of the trip will be around $2,500. This includes flight, all transportation, food, lodging, and international insurance for each team member while in Nepal. The final cost is subject to change with flight purchases. The payment schedule is as follows:
1. A $150 deposit is due with this application (For finalized team members)2. The next payment of $785 is due by April 24th3. The next payment of $785 is due by May 24th4. The remainder of the trip's cost ($780) must be paid by June 24th
FOCUSThe goal of this trip is to serve alongside a long-term missionary team committed to catalyzing church planting movements among the unreached people groups in South Asia and beyond.
PASSPORTA current passport is required and a copy must be emailed to Rick Preato at email@example.com upon submission of this application. If you do not have a current passport, please speak to Rick before applying.
Complete this application and turn it in as soon as possible. Priority will be given to anyone who turns in a complete application. A complete application INCLUDES COPY OF CURRENT PASSPORT, $150 deposit and the below form signed and filled out in its entirety. All applications must be received by March 12, 2017.
Please contact Rick (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the trip!
I am confirming that I have the time and energy to devote to the pre, mid and post-trip responsibilities. This includes separating the entire three months leading up to the trip to prepare spiritually, attend weekly preparation meetings, and complete assigned book readings and discussion questions.
I agree to participate in the training arranged by the mission team leader and complete all requirements for the trip.
I agree to return home at my own expense if the mission team leader, in conjunction with the Greenhouse Church Missions Director, determines my behavior is/has been inappropriate and therefore jeopardizing the long-term ministry.
I understand that my participation on this trip can be denied prior to travel if I do not participate in full preparation of the trip and my money will not be refunded.
I give God permission to do anything He wishes to me, with me, in me or through me, which would glorify Him.