Purpose 

Short-term mission trips are a means of participating in the purpose of Calvary Church to spread God’s Word throughout the world. They provide an opportunity to express love and support to long-term global partners as well as learn how to better pray for them. Short-term mission trips are also very valuable for the participants.

Requirements

  1. Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and lead a life that shows evidence of spiritual growth.

  2. Active involvement in the life of Calvary Church.

  3. Attend required training sessions and complete required reading in preparation for trip.

  4. Commit to peacemaking according to the principles of Matthew 18:15-20. Love for God and others should be the goal in all situations.

  5. Agree to financial and fundraising policies.

  6. Respect partner organization’s guidelines on culturally appropriate behaviors and dress as well as social media and communications policies.

Finances  

You are responsible for the cost of your trip.

Each approved participant will receive a gift toward your trip expenses from our short-term mission trip fund. Individuals may raise funds for their personal trip expenses by contacting family and friends. There will also be a group account set up for those who want to donate to the entire team. A payment schedule will be given to each participant at the first team meeting. If a team member’s donations exceed the necessary amount, the extra funds will be applied to the rest of the team. Trip funds are non-refundable even if a team member must withdraw from the trip. Team members must satisfy all financial obligations at least two weeks prior to trip departure.

Items not included in trip cost are as follows: passport & visa expenses, immunizations & medications, medical & travel insurance. All costs listed are estimates and are subject to change. The team leader will keep you updated, once you’re signed up, if the prices change.

Team Preparation

Your team will meet several times before departure: to prepare, pray, bond together, and learn more about the country and ministry where you will be serving. These meetings are an essential part of the whole experience and must be priority.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the Commitment below to show you have read and agree to the Guidelines above.

  2. Complete the Application. It should be submitted by the published due date. Fill out the application online >

  3. A $200 deposit, made payable to Calvary Church, is due with application. The deposits from selected team members will be applied to the trip. Remaining applicants will receive a refund. Submit payment via mail (details below) or Pay online here >

  4. Submit a copy of your passport via mail or email (details below). Be sure it is valid for six months beyond your return date.

  5. If you are under age 18, your parent or guardian will have to sign a release of liability form before the the application is deemed complete. Forms are available at the church offices during normal business hours. Contact Lynette to set up an appointment.

Then the  Global Outreach team will review applications. If you are selected to be part of the team, you will be informed within one month after application deadline. 

MAIL  Attn: Lynette Green.  1304 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
E-MAIL:  Attn: Lynette Green.  lynette@calvaryweb.net

 


COMMITMENT

Name *
Name
Today's Date *
Today's Date
I have read and agree to the guidelines above *
I am 18 or older *
If you are under age 18, your parent or guardian will have to sign a release of liability form before the the application is deemed complete. Forms are available at the church offices during normal business hours.