If you are interested in participating in a short-term missions trip with New Life Church, please read the following:
Each team budget will contain a number of major category expenses. Examples may include airfare; vehicle rental; housing costs; food and drink; ministry materials; gifts for hosts; and etc.
Every effort is made to minimize costs without jeopardizing the quality, effectiveness, or safety of the ministry. We work with travel agents who specialize in working with short-term missions groups. These travel agents can find discounted rates for ministry work and are able to provide help working with foreign governments, international banking, passports, and visas. The travel agents also provide invaluable help dealing with emergency changes in travel itineraries approved by the short-term trip leader.
Separate itineraries arranged by the individual short-term participants are not allowed. Travel arrangements go much smoother if everyone has the same itinerary. Separate itineraries make planning more complicated and more difficult to arrange group discounts. Separate itineraries also disrupt team bonding and unity.
It is encouraged that each short-term team participant should contribute at least 10% out of his/her own personal finances toward the cost of the trip. This includes the $30 deposit (submitted at the time of application).
A typical schedule of payments:
The trip leader will have more information or adjusted schedule based on the cost of the trip.
All missions trip donations are made to New Life Church and have been given to New Life Church in order to accomplish the mission and work of the church.
For more information about why donations are non-refundable, please see this letter from our General Counsel.