First you need to know:
For the 6 night summer trips, teams must arrive no earlier than Saturday and leave no later than Friday. For the 4 night weekday trip (approximately mid August until mid May), teams must arrive no earlier than Monday and leave no later than Friday. For the 2 night weekend trip, teams must arrive no earlier than Friday and leave no later than Sunday. For other arrangements, please call BGM at 601-983-1179.
- Transportation: Each group is responsible for transportation to and from Jonestown, MS and any other locations during the week.
- Nightly Fee: For the 6 night summer trips, BGM requires a $360 fee from each participant. For the 4 night weekday trip (approximately mid August until mid May) we will require a $240 fee and for the 2 night weekend trip, a $120 fee. This fee covers lodging, lunch and dinner each day, and coordination of your team’s ministry activities during the week.
- Additional Expenses: We recommend taking up to $100 for drinks, snacks, and souvenirs at the local stores. Other extra money you will need will depend on the activity you choose for the nights out – Consult your team leader.
- Number of Team Members: The Hope Center in Jonestown has housing for 40 team members.
Team Members Under the Age of 18
- Minimum age to participate is 6.
- Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a parent.
- Minors ages 13-17 unaccompanied by their parents must be a part of a 4 to 1 ratio of teens to adults.
How to Schedule
- Select a Date. Go to “Miss. Delta Trips Scheduled.” Choose an OPEN time.
- Submit a MS Delta Team Initial Planning Form to reserve the week.
- Send a Deposit. Make a nonrefundable $500 deposit to secure the date you have selected. Make your check payable to But God Ministries and mail it to: 400 Fontaine Place, Suite 103, Ridgeland, MS 39157. When we receive your deposit and submitted Team Initial Planning Form, your date is secured and your deposit will be credited to your group’s account.
Plan your ministry
The type of ministry your team does in Jonestown is defined by the skills and interests of your team members as well as the needs of the community. Call 601-983-1179or email
Beth Rigney, mission team coordinator, to discuss the top needs and areas of service in Jonestown. The BGM staff will work together with you to plan your team’s ministry.
Meet But God Ministries Deadlines
- At least 30 days before the trip, submit all required forms on this page. Make hard copies of ALL team documents to take with you on the trip.
- At least 30 days before the trip, send full payment of fees minus your $500 deposit to BGM, 400 Fontaine PL, Ste 103, Ridgeland, MS 39157.