How to Schedule and Plan

  • Steps to Scheduling and Planning a Mission Trip

 

FIRST, YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Teams must schedule arriving on Saturday and leaving not later than Friday. For other arrangements, please call But God Ministries at 601-983-1179.

COST

  1. Each group is responsible for scheduling and paying for flights to and from Haiti.

  2. But God Ministries requires a $100/night fee from each participant.  This fee covers ground transportation to and from the airport and during your stay at Hope Center, lodging, lunch and dinner each day, volunteer missionary travel insurance, translators, etc.

  3. Each person should take $3 per cart and $2 per checked bag to have available when arriving at the airport in Haiti. 

  4. The team leader needs to be prepared to pay $50 - $100 in fees if the group is taking medicine into Haiti.  This fee will be reimbursed by But God Ministries. 

TEAM MEMBERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

  1. If you are planning to have minors from 9th - 12th grade on your team unaccompanied by their parents, you must have 1 adult for every 3 9th - 12th grader, 6th - 8th graders must be accompanied by at least one parent.
  2. All participants under the age of 18, not traveling with both parents, must have a signed and notarized Minor's Travel Permission Form on file at But God Ministries and must have two original copies in their possession during travel. 

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY BUT GOD MINISTRIES

  1. Team Leader Initial Planning Form (to be mailed with $500 deposit)
  2. Team Planning Update Form (should be in the But God Ministry office 45 days before departure)
  3. Participant Information Sheet (for ALL participants)
  4. Participant Release Form (for ALL participants)
  5. Minor's Travel Permission Form (additional form for ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER 18)
  6. Passport Copy (for ALL participants)
  7. Each doctor, dentist, nurse, veterinarian, and pharmacist must provide the following:
    1. Copy of diploma from school (medical, dental, nursing or pharmacy school)
    2. Copy of annual license

It is the team leader's responsibility to see that ALL FORMS ARE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND LEGIBLE.
All forms and fees are due in the But God Ministries office 30 days before departure.  

 

HOW TO SCHEDULE

1. SELECT A DATE

Look below at "Mission Trips Scheduled."  Choose dates not yet taken. Teams must schedule arriving on Saturday and leaving not later than Friday. Contact Cynthia Howell at cynthia@butgodministries.com or 601-983-1179 to select a date.

2. SEND A DEPOSIT AND TEAM LEADER INITIAL PLANNING FORM   

Make a nonrefundable $500 deposit to secure the date you have selected. Make your check payable to But God Ministries and mail it with the completed Team Leader Initial Planning Form to: 1440 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39202.  When we receive your deposit and Initial Planning Sheet, your date is secured and your deposit will be credited to your group's account.

4. READ ALL MATERIAL IN THE MISSION TRIP SECTION OF THE BUT GOD MINISTRIES WEBSITE.  FOLLOW THE TEAM LEADER CHECK LIST WHILE PLANNING FOR YOUR TEAM.

www.butgodministries.com

Team Leader Checklist

3. KEEP BUT GOD MINISTRIES UPDATED

  1. At least 45 days before your departure, complete the Team Planning Update Form and mail to But God Ministries. This for is very important for communicating your needs with the staff in Haiti.
  2. At least 30 days from departure, send full payment of fees ($100/night per person, minus $500 deposit) and all participant forms to But God Ministries. Participant forms required are:
Mission Trips Scheduled 2014
  1. January 6-9, 2014 - BGM
  2. January 11-17, 2014 - OPEN
  3. January 18-24, 2014 - OPEN
  4. January 25-31, 2014 - OPEN
  5. February 1-7, 2014 - OPEN
  6. February 8-14, 2014 (Highland Baptist Church, Meridian, MS)
  7. February 15-21, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL)
  8. February 22-27, 2014 (University Medical Center School of Dentistry/First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS)
  9. March 1-7, 2014 - OPEN
  10. March 8-14, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS/Phi Delta Theta, Miss. State Univ.)
  11. March 15-21, 2014 - OPEN
  12. March 22-28, 2014 (Life Church, Laurel, MS)
  13. March 29-April 4, 2014 - OPEN
  14. April 5-11, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Brandon, MS)
  15. April 12-18, 2014 (Great Bridge Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA)
  16. April 19-25, 2014 (Crossgates Baptist Church, Jackson, MS)
  17. April 28-May 2 - OPEN
  18. May 3-9, 2014 - OPEN
  19. May 10-16, 2014 (Brasfield & Gorrie, Birmingham, AL)
  20. May 17-23, 2014 - OPEN
  21. May 24-30, 2014 (Palmetto Baptist Church, Palmetto, GA/First Baptist Church, Brandon, MS)
  22. May 31-June 6, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Summit, MS)
  23. June 7-13, 2014 (Broadmoor Baptist Church, Madison, MS)
  24. June 14-20, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS/First Baptist Church, Summit, MS)
  25. June 21-27, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS/New Heights Baptist Church, Summit, MS)
  26. June 28-July 4, 2014 - OPEN
  27. July 5-11, 2014 (BGM team from Decatur, MS and Natchez, MS)
  28. July 12-18, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL)
  29. July 19-25, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Petal, MS)
  30. July 25-August 1, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Lake, MS)
  31. August 2-8, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL /First Baptist Church, Gulfport, MS )
  32. August 9-15, 2014 (Calvary Baptist Church, Starkville, MS)
  33. August 16-22, 2014 - (Fellowship Baptist Church, Meridian, MS/First Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS)
  34. August 23-29, 2014 - (Fondren Church, Jackson, MS)
  35. August 30-September 5, 2014 - OPEN
  36. September 6-12, 2014 (Park Place Baptist Church, Pearl, MS)
  37. September 13-19, 2014 - (Pinelake Church Small Group, Brandon, MS)
  38. September 20-26, 2014 - OPEN
  39. September 27 - October 5, 2014 (Freedom Christian Fellowship, Escatawpa, MS)
  40. October 6-10 (Church of Christ Holiness USA, Dom. Republic)
  41. October 11-17, 2014 (Hillcrest Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL)
  42. October 18-24, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL)
  43. October 25-31, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL)
  44. November 1-7, 2014 (First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS)
  45. November 8-14, 2014 - OPEN
  46. November 15-21, 2014 - OPEN
  47. November 22-28, 2014 - OPEN
  48. November 29-December 6, 2014 - OPEN
  49. December 7-12, 2014 - OPEN
  50. December 13, 2014-January 9, 2015 (STAFF BREAK. NO TRIPS.)


Mission Trips Scheduled 2015
2015 Trips should be scheduled from Sunday to Saturday.
  1. January 11-17, 2015 - OPEN
  2. January 18-24, 2015 - OPEN
  3. January 25-31, 2015 - OPEN
  4. February 1-7, 2015 - OPEN
  5. February 8-14, 2015 - OPEN
  6. February 15-21, 2015 - OPEN
  7. February 22-28, 2015 - OPEN
  8. March 1-7, 2015 - OPEN
  9. March 8-14, 2015 - (Broadmoor Baptist Church, Madison, MS)
  10. March 15-21, 2015 - OPEN
  11. March 22-28, 2015 - OPEN
  12. March 29-April 4, 2015 - OPEN
  13. April 5-11, 2015 - OPEN
  14. April 12-18, 2015 - OPEN
  15. April 19-25, 2015 - OPEN
  16. April 26-May 2, 2015 - OPEN
  17. May 3-9, 2015 - OPEN
  18. May 10-16, 2015 (Broadmoor Baptist Church McMullan Medical Lifegroup, Madison, MS)
  19. May 17-23, 2015 - OPEN
  20. May 24-30, 2015 - OPEN
  21. May 31-June 6, 2015 - OPEN
  22. June 7-11, 2015 - OPEN
  23. June 14-20, 2015 - OPEN
  24. June 21-27, 2015 – (Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Columbus, MS)
  25. June 28 –July 4, 2015 - OPEN
  26. July 5-11, 2015 - OPEN
  27. July 12-18, 2015 - OPEN
  28. July 19-25, 2015 - OPEN
  29. July 26-August 1, 2015 - OPEN
  30. August 2-8, 2015 - OPEN
  31. August 9-15, 2015 - OPEN
  32. August 16-22, 2015 - OPEN
  33. August 23-29, 2015 - OPEN
  34. August 30-September 5, 2015 - OPEN
  35. September 6-12, 2015 - OPEN
  36. September 13-19, 2015 - OPEN
  37. September 20-16, 2015 - OPEN
  38. September 27-October 3, 2015 - OPEN
  39. October 4-10, 2015 - OPEN
  40. October 11-17, 2015 - OPEN
  41. October 18-24, 2015 - OPEN
  42. October 25–31, 2015 - OPEN
  43. November 1-7, 2015 - OPEN
  44. November 8-14, 2015 - OPEN
  45. November 15-21, 2015 - OPEN
  46. November 22-28, 2015 - OPEN
  47. November 29-December 5, 2015 - OPEN
  48. December 6-12, 2015 - OPEN
  49. December 13-19, 2015 - OPEN
  50. December 20-January 9, 2016 (STAFF BREAK NO TRIPS