5 Student Sending Experiences
15-20 Adult Sending Experiences
The first step in getting more information about a particular Sending Experience is to fill out the Interest Form. Click here to fill out the interest form. Once you fill out the form, a LifePoint Sending Team Leader will contact you with more information about the Sending Experience and interest meeting dates.
Interest meetings are the best place to sign up for a particular Sending Experience. They are usually held 6-8 months before the Sending Experience month. However, you can turn in your deposit for a Sending Experience as early as one year out, as this helps ensure you have a spot on that Sending Experience.
People are encouraged to sign up for a Sending trip at the interest meeting which is typically 6-8 months prior to the trip. However, people can still sign up for a trip anywhere from 6-4 months out. If they are signing up for a global Sending Experience, they must already have a passport as we purchase airline tickets 3-4 months out.
Sending Experience teams meet once a month starting at 6 months out. Team leaders determine the dates and times of the trainings. The trainings are mandatory meetings that cover a wide range of topics that are extremely beneficial for you to learn before serving in a new culture.
Most Sending Experiences leave on a Friday and return the following Saturday totaling to 9 days, including travel days. However, some trips are 10 or 11 days.
We believe that all people have something amazing to contribute! Our Sending Experiences are designed to accommodate all levels of skills and experience.
The cost of each Sending Experience covers airfare, travel insurance, visas, training materials, and all your needs once you arrive incountry, including lodging, food, and project costs. Some Sending Experiences have set excursions planned; these fees are also included in the total cost.
A $100 deposit will hold your spot. It can be turned in as early as one year out from the trip date. However, most people turn in a deposit at the interest meeting for that Sending Experience.
Many who serve on a Sending trip successfully fundraise all or part of their fees. We know that many people don’t have the time or ability to go on a Sending Experience but have the desire to be involved in some way. With that being said, we encourage you to fundraise, as it allows others who cannot go to be a part of spreading the name of the Lord! Sending team leaders also have fundraising tips to share.
Any fees turned in for your trip that do not come from a fundraiser are considered 100% taxdeductible. If you plan to fundraise for your Sending Experience, please make a note on your envelope if the money you are turning in is from a fundraiser as that is not considered tax deductible.
Due to IRS regulations, money given for a Sending Experience trip is credited as tax deductible and cannot be refunded to individuals. However, in most cases the money can be used for future trips depending on what has already been purchased for the original trip. Contact the LifePoint Sending office if you have more questions about tax deductible contributions.
It sure does! All volunteers are provided with comprehensive coverage for a short term trip from Gallagher Charitable that includes coverage for medical, evacuation, property, crisis management, accidental death and dismemberment, disability, liability, and more. It is designed for people who have medical insurance in the U.S. but provides $10,000 in primary medical coverage while overseas.
The LifePoint Staff has taken every precaution possible to reduce unnecessary risks involved with our Sending Experiences. 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.
A lot of our safety procedures have been put in place to help protect against illness in-country—like traveler-safe food and bottled drinking water. But, in the case of an illness, we are ready to ensure that the volunteer receives appropriate and professional care. Whether it means a warm bowl of soup and a comforting hand, or an appointment with a local doctor or hospital, our experienced missionaries are trained and ready to handle any situation. It starts with our comprehensive travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance, which provides the peace of mind that your needs will be covered in the event of a medical issue (up to $10,000). Our in-country missionaries and ministry partners will be there every step of the way.
Still have a question? Email Erica Baggett.