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 (Marvin Gavin team, Laurel, MS)
  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 - OPEN
  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 - STAFF RETREAT
  39. September 27 - October 5, 2014 (Freedom Christian Fellowship, Escatawpa, MS)
  40. October 6-10 , 2014 - OPEN 
  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 - (Brasfield & Gorrie, Birmingham, AL)
  46. November 15-21, 2014 - OPEN
  47. November 22-28, 2014 - OPEN
  48. November 29-December 6, 2014 (Medical Team, Salem, Oregon)
  49. December 7-12, 2014
           Galette Chambon: (Central United Methodist, Meridian, MS)
           Thoman: - OPEN
     50. December 13-19, 2014
           Galette Chambon: OPEN
           Thoman: (First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge, AR)
      51. December 20, 2014-January 3, 2015 (STAFF BREAK. NO TRIPS.)

 

Mission Trips Scheduled 2015
2015 Trips should be scheduled from Sunday to Saturday.
2015 Trips can be scheduled for either Gallete Chambon or Thoman.
 1. Jan. 4-10, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: Baptist Collegians N.E. Oklahoma State
 2. Jan. 11-17, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
 3. Jan. 18-24, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
 4. Jan. 25-31, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
 5. Feb. 1-7, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
 6. Feb. 8-14, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
 7. Feb. 15-21, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
 8. Feb. 22-28, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL
     Thoman: OPEN
 9. Mar.1-7, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
10. Mar. 8-14, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: New Zion Baptist, Crystal Springs, MS
     Thoman: Broadmoor Baptist Church, Madison, MS
11. Mar. 15-21, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
12. Mar. 22-28, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: Brasfield & Gorrie, Birmingham, AL
     Thoman: Brasfield & Gorrie, Birmingham, AL
13. Mar. 29-Apr. 4, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
14. Apr. 5-11, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
15. Apr. 12-18, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
16. Apr. 19-25, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
17. Apr. 26-May 2, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
18. May 3-9, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
19. May 10-16, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: Broadmoor Baptist Church McMullan Medical Lifegroup, Madison, MS
     Thoman: OPEN
20. May 17-23, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
21. May 24-30, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: Palmetto Baptist Church, Palmetto, GA/First Baptist Church, Brandon, MS
     Thoman:  Shannon Rainey and Friends, Petal, MS (18 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
22. May 31-June 6, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: First Baptist Church, Summit, MS
23. June 7-13, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
24. June 14-20, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS
     Thoman: OPEN
25. June 21-27, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Columbus, MS
     Thoman: OPEN
26. June 28-July 4, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
27. July 5-11, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: First Baptist Church, Citronelle, AL
     Thoman: OPEN
28. July 12-18, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL
     Thoman: OPEN
29. July 19-25, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman:  First Baptist Church, Petal, MS
30. July 26-Aug. 1, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: First Baptist Church, Gulfport, MS
31. Aug. 2-8, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: First Baptist Church, Gulfport, MS
32. Aug. 9-15, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
33. Aug. 12-22, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
34. Aug. 23-29, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
35. Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
36. Sept. 6-12, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
37. Sept. 13-19, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
38. Sept. 20-16, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
39. Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
40. Oct. 4-10, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
41. Oct. 11-17, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
42. Oct. 18-24, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL
     Thoman: OPEN
43. Oct. 25-31, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL
     Thoman: OPEN
44. Nov. 1-7, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
45. Nov. 8-14, 2015
     Gallete Chambon:  First Baptist Church, Petal, MS
     Thoman: OPEN
46. Nov. 15-21, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
47. Nov. 22-28, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
48. Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
49. Dec. 6-12, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN
50. Dec. 13-19, 2015
     Gallete Chambon: OPEN
     Thoman: OPEN