COMMON QUESTIONS

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY FIELDS IN THE APPLICATION?

Life Fellowship Missions are not first come, first served. The missions process is a journey and we want to help make sure that everyone involved at LF has the best opportunity to take their appropriate next step.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE PART OF A MISSIONS TEAM?

You do not have to be a member or regular attender at Life Fellowship Church, but we do give preference to LF Dream Team Members. You need to commit to the participation agreement in the application and attend the required team meetings that will take place before the trip.

WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT TO PARTICIPATE ON A SHORT-TERM TRIP?

Adult trips are for 18 years and older. Student and family trips will specify the age requirement for each trip. Please contact us for more information at missions@lfchurch.tv.

CAN I ATTEND A TRIP WITH MY STUDENT?

Family Trips are open for Parents and Students of the appropriate age to participate together. If your student is under the age of 18 years old, we encourage you to attend a Family trip together. Student trips are designed to be lead by Student Pastors and Youth Leaders; parents do not attend student trips.

BY APPLYING/PAYING THE DEPOSIT, AM I COMMITTING TO THE TRIP? WHEN AM I OFFICIALLY COMMITTED?

No, you are not committing by submitting your application/deposit.You are only expressing your interest in applying for the missions trip. Before the date the second payment is due you can withdraw your interest and request a refund. After the second payment date has past, no refunds will be given or transferred. The application puts you on the trip’s list of applicants. Your application is not accepted until you have been notified by trip leader. At that point, you are considered officially committed.

WHAT DOES THE TRIP COST INCLUDE?

Most trip costs are all-inclusive and covering applicable flights, meals, ministry supplies, transportation, and lodging. It does not include things like passport fees, snacks, souvenirs, immunizations, or personal items. Trip expenses which will not be included in the cost will be communicated from the trip leader as soon as possible.

DOES LIFE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS OR FUNDRAISERS FOR MISSION TRIPS?

Life Fellowship does not provide scholarships or organize team fundraisers. Each team member is expected to raise all funds. We encourage the team members to personally contribute and raise his or her own financial support in order to go on a short-term mission trip. In addition, we suggest fundraising by writing letters to friends and family sharing the goal of the trip and the financial requirements to make the trip happen.

Download the Guide to Writing a Support Letter

HOW DO I DONATE TO SOMEONE'S TRIP?

Click here to give support.

Select the campus you attend.

Under Fund: Choose Missions Trip Support.

Enter the amount you would like to give.

Email finance@lfchurch.tv to specify what trip or person you are giving to support.

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A PASSPORT?

Apply now for a passport if you don't have one. http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

If your passport expires less than six months after your departure date, you will need to renew your passport as soon as possible. Additionally, if you have a non-U.S. passport, you are responsible for finding out if a visa is required for you to travel to a specific country.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY APPLICATION IF THE TRIP IS FULL?

If the trip is full your application will go on a waiting list. If a space opens up on the team you will receive an email to let you know. You will be responsible to catch up on all payments and trip info at that time.

CAN I TRAVEL SEPERATELY FROM THE TEAM OR STAY LONGER AT MY DESTINATION?

No, it is imperative for team unity and liability reasons that all trip participants travel together.

IS SAFETY AN ISSUE?

We have taken every precaution possible to mitigate unnecessary risks involved with our short term trips. We continually monitor the personal, social, political, and environmental factors that might heighten the security issues of our teams and consider the security of our teams very important.

IS DISCOVER REQUIRED?

Yes.

NO SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING WHILE ON LF MISSIONS TRIP?

LF wants every missions trip attender to be fully present in the experience, and not miss? The big picture of why God brought you to your missions trip. After your missions experience, your trip leader will be glad to help you communicate the impact of your trip.