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Your answers to the following questions will help the Short-Term Missions (STM) Team evaluate and determines your participation in a mission’s trip. Prompt submission of your application is requested by the deadline date – all applications not received by that date will not qualify. Complete all sections to the best of your ability. Where signatures are required, typing your name in will count as the equivalent.

If not filled out online, please return your completed application to:

Joy Church
Attn: Short Term Missions Team
11516 Idlewild Rd,
Matthews, NC 28105

Phone: 704-845-5516


Skills & Talents


Ministry Skills


Spiritual Information


Commitment

A mission’s trip requires a major time commitment. In addition to the trip itself, the team meets for training. This training could be up to two hours per week for at least 8 weeks prior to the trip. After the trip, all projects require a debriefing meeting. Relationship building is a challenging part of team experience. Please note that failure to comply respectfully with the Team Leader /Point Person or Missions Coordinator could result in termination.


Health & Wellness

If you are accepted, the completion of a more detailed questionnaire will be required.


Funding

Raising Support

-100% of a person’s financial support must be raised 30 business days prior to departure.


Statement of Faith

We Believe…

  1. We Believe in the living God of the Bible who has revealed Himself as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
  2. We Believe the Bible is the Word of God, completely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit. (II Timothy 3:16)
  3. We Believe all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Every person is in need of salvation. (Romans 3:23)
  4. We Believe God the Father has provided the only way of salvation through the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. (John 14:6) Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day. (I Corinthians 15:3-4).
  5. We Believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) Jesus still saves, heals, fills, and delivers.
  6. We Believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit for today. (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4, I Corinthians 12:7-11)
  7. We Believe in an eternal heaven for those who receive Christ, (John 14:1-4) and an eternal hell for those who refuse Him. (Luke 16:19-31)
  8. We Believe Jesus Christ is coming again in the majesty and glory. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18) We eagerly await His return and seek to faithfully serve Him until He returns. (II Peter 3:11-12, Matthew 24:45-46)

If chosen for the Short-Term Missions team, I agree to abide by the expectations listed above.

Confirmation of Missions Calling

Joy Church missions team seeks to help you clarify whether or not this is the proper time for you to participate in a Short-Term Missions Project. To help you clarify some important considerations, we have listed some points that we require for all missions participants. Please discuss any questions or concerns with your Team Leader or someone on the missions committee before making your final decision. Please understand that the missions team may recommend that you cancel your missions trip if a problem arises in regards to the expectations noted below.

Providing Proper Documentation

- Short Term Missions application in a timely fashion by the deadline indicated. - Active passport within one’s possession. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the date of travel and have at least one full blank page.

Conduct: A Willing Attitude & Teachable Spirit

- To submit to the leadership of the trip (Missions Coordinator, Team leader(s), Team members). - To respect, and cooperate with others. - To serve others. - To be culturally sensitive with regards to dress and actions. - To abstain from alcohol or tobacco if requested by host missionary. - To miss only one preparation session for a reasonable excuse. - To be an active participant on fundraising events, team socials and prayer meetings.

Raising Support

100% of a person’s financial support must be raised 30 business days prior to departure.

Cancellations

- Should you choose not to go on the trip, you are still fully responsible for all non-refundable costs incurred. Examples of non-refundable items include, but are not limited to airline tickets. - The mission coordinator, trip leader(s), and missions team have the final say in who participates on trips. Someone might be asked to not participate on a trip even after completing the training due to personal issues that the leaders feel would hinder a trip. If this were to occur, the participant would not be held financially liable.

If chosen for the Short-Term Missions team, I agree to abide by the expectations listed above.