Trips: Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

If your application is successful, we will email a trip acceptance packet with further information and instructions to proceed to paying your $450 trip deposit. Once this deposit is received, your place on the team will be confirmed. Space is limited and acceptance is based on a first come, first serve basis.

PACKAGE COST

While package costs vary per trip (please see our website for specific package pricing), our application fee ($50 non-refundable) and deposit ($450) amounts are standard across all ministry trips. If successful, these fees will contribute toward your total trip expense.

Package cost: includes all in-country transportation, accommodation and two (2) meals per day including breakfast. Where trips require internal flights, these will be included in the package cost and listed in the inclusions. The package cost does not include your passport/visa* purchase or passport/visa* photos, trip travel insurance, vaccination or medication expenses, country departing taxes, souvenirs, meals bought traveling to and from the outreach location, additional snack purchases or any other personal items you might desire or need (*In some cases visas will be included).

PAYMENTS

All payments for ministry trips must be paid either online via our secure payment portal (see link on page one) or by cheque made out to Global Mission Awareness. If paying via cheque please make sure the check is designated for your chosen trip with your name on an attached note, so it will be appropriately credited to you.

Payments may be made via instalment or in full but all payments must be received by the due date listed online and in the acceptance packet. Your friends and family may also contribute to your trip expenses if you wish to raise support – simply forward the payment portal link and have them follow the instructions. They can also mail a cheque and note your name and trip if preferred.

CANCELLATION, REFUNDS & LATE PAYMENTS

The $50 application fee is non-refundable. The $450 deposit confirming your place is refundable up until six (6) weeks prior to the trip departure date. After this point, trip deposits are not refundable. Should you choose to cancel your place within the six (6) week window of the departure date, any money paid above the deposit will be refunded in full up until the final payment due date specified. This date is usually three (3) weeks prior to the departure date. If cancellation occurs after the due date of full payment, a refund of additional monies above the deposit cannot be guaranteed and may incur cancellation fees.

Final payment must be received by the appointed date to avoid possible late fees and additional airfare charges, even if you are traveling from a hub airport.

PASSPORTS

Passports and visas will be needed for your trip (unless it’s a trip in the US). If you do not have a passport, you need to begin working on getting it immediately. You can go to the U.S. Department of State website by Clicking Here. From here you can see how to obtain your passport. Also, you will need to have a color, notarized copy of your passport to give to your team leader.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ACQUIRE YOUR VISA, if needed, PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR ACCEPTANCE PACKAGE! You do not have to be concerned about your visa until 6-8 weeks before the trip if you need one. The approximate cost for a Visa and processing fees varies per country. At times GMA will obtain your visa depending on the country of our visit. We will inform you if this is the case.

Ministry Trip Guidelines & Conduct Policy:

MINISTRY CONDITIONS

Some of the ministry settings we will visit may seem primitive in comparison to what you are used to. The pace required on these trips can be rigorous, emotionally draining, and at times, physically exhausting. Every applicant must be able to handle this intense environment. It may not be easy, but we will also have lots of fun! Please ensure as you complete the application that you keep this in mind.

TEAM CONDUCT

We recognize that Ministry Team Members must be in correct relationship with God and with others, in order to ensure completion of mission objectives. The consequences of conflict, sin or disobedience have the potential to bring confusion and destruction to any ministry trip. We desire to come along side each Ministry Team Member in loving correction only when necessary.

“If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.” – Matthew 18:15-17

It is the intent of Global Mission Awareness to follow the biblical patterns of discipline within the confines of all
international ministry trips. Global Mission Awareness ministry trips are attempting to open up countries to renewal and revival, often attracting spiritual warfare. The goal of Global Mission Awareness is to create a safe, healthy environment, in order to minister to the people of the country visited.

Below are procedures that will be followed by Global Mission Awareness leadership if any disciplinary action is necessary. To avoid any misunderstanding, please read the outlined procedures below, sign the consent form, and return it to Global Mission Awareness. By consenting to the following, you agree to receive correction or removal, if decided necessary by Global Mission Awareness leadership. If issues of sin or disobedience come to light, the steps below will be followed to bring resolution to the situation.

1. If you have a problem with any individual, you are to lovingly approach that person first, without going to any other Ministry Team Member. Attempt to bring understanding and resolution to the conflict. If it is with someone of the opposite sex, please talk with him or her in a place where others are present, but cannot hear your conversation. Many times what you may consider a problem is simply a misunderstanding and bringing it to their attention often brings resolution.

2. If you find no resolution after you have conversed with the individual, the individuals involved are required to discuss the problem with a Ministry Team Leader. The Ministry Team Leader should be able to determine what the problem is, identify a solution, and bring closure to the situation.

3. If the Ministry Team Leader discovers that there has been no closure to the situation, there will be another meeting with the parties involved, the Ministry Team Leader, and the Trip Coordinator in order to bring closure to the difficult situation.

4. If the Ministry Team Leader and Trip Coordinator find any individual to be in rebellion to correction, a senior Global Mission Awareness representative will be informed. A senior Global Mission Awareness representative will bring definite closure to the situation, in which all parties will be present to hear the final conclusion of the matter. Possible conclusions may include an individual returning home within 24 hours or if absolutely necessary, the Ministry Team will be informed not to have any personal contact with the individual throughout the remainder of the trip.

5. If any individual is involved in any sin that can not, at the discretion of leadership, be taken care of in a timely manner or would affect the team in an adverse way, leadership reserves the right to put procedure (4) into action immediately.