Journey Missions is a ministry dedicated to short term foreign missions within AFLC Missions fields, through short term mission trips and the Short Term Assistant (STA) program. A short term mission trip is anywhere from 10 days to three weeks geared towards people of all ages.
Mission trips give opportunities for people to serve in a number of capacities from preaching and teaching, children’s and youth ministry, manual labor, and anything in between. Serving on a team is a great opportunity and the goal of Journey Missions is not for attendees to serve internationally and be done. Rather, the goal is for a long term impact. Our prayer is that people will go, serve, and return home with rejuvenated hearts to continue serving in the local congregation.
Here are a few general FAQ's that are asked of Journey Missions short term mission trips:
What expenses are covered by trip costs?
- Training costs
- Mission host gift (fees if applicable)
- Team Leadership
- Travel Insurance
- Housing and meals on-site
- Ground and Air Travel Costs
For what expenses am I responsible to pay?
- Passport (including photos and application fees)
- Visa cost (if visa is needed)
- Immunizations and Vaccinations (if your physician so advises)
- Spending and offering money, souvenirs, snacks.
Will I need to pay a deposit?
A deposit of $200 is required for all trips. This fee will be used toward trip expenses but non-refundable if you do not end up going on the trip.
What are my support-raising responsibilities?
After your deposit has been paid, you will be responsible for prayerfully sending out support letters. Each trip attendee is required to send out support letters and to participate in any fundraisers you, or your team, may plan. We also expect each trip attendee to seek financial and prayer support from their sphere of influence (church, family, and friends).
Where can I make donations towards my trip?
Donations can be sent directly to the Journey Missions office: 3110 E Medicine Lake Blvd, Plymouth, MN 55441.
Donations can also be made online to an STA by clicking HERE or to a mission trip attendee by clicking HERE. You will be able to designate which person/trip the money is going towards after you click "support a trip" for trip donations.
How should my donations be submitted?
Donations can be made online or sent directly to Journey Missions. All checks should be made payable to Journey Missions. For your protection, you should not have donors give directly to you or make checks payable to you. Please have your name put on a note with the donation, we would ask that your name would not be on the donation checks.
Is there a deadline for support-raising?
Yes, there are deadlines on each mission trip application and information packet.
Are my donations refundable?
No, by law all gifts and contributions (whether given personally or from churches, family, and friends) are non-refundable.