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
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
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
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
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
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 Pope.