Churches, families, organizations, and other groups are invited to be part of But God Ministries by sending a team to work in Jonestown, Mississippi. Mission trips are scheduled during the summer months for Saturday to Friday. During all other months, there are two options: Friday to Sunday and Monday to Friday. A team can plan a multi-purpose trip or focus on only one task.

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 then 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. The minimum stay on a weekend trip is two nights. Click on the MS Delta Trip Calendar for available trip dates. Team Leader/Organizational Vision Trips can also be scheduled -for summer trips schedule prior to May 1 of the trip year. For scheduling possibilities outside of the listed trip dates, please call BGM at 601-983-1179.


1. Transportation: Each group is responsible for transportation to and from Jonestown, MS and any other locations during the week.

2. Nightly Fee: For the 6 night summer trips, BGM requires a $420 fee from each participant. For the 4 night weekday trip (approximately mid August until mid May) we will require a $280 fee and for the 2 night weekend trip, a $140 fee. This fee covers lodging, lunch and dinner each day, and coordination of your team’s ministry activities during the week. Special family rates apply to 3 or more immediate family members (parents, brothers, and sisters).

* First two family members = full price

*Third= 25% off

*Fourth=50% off

*Fifth and above=75% off

3. Additional Expenses: We recommend taking up to $50 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.

4. 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.


When planning a trip please keep in mind the 7 SPHERES of But God Ministries.

S – Spiritual  (Partnering with local churches, Bible studies for women and for men, Vacation Bible School or other Bible studies and activities for children, one-on-one discipleship, worship services, etc.)
P – Physical  (Medical and/or dental clinics)
H – H2O  (Jonestown has a new water system.)
E – Education  (Working with children in after-school programs, helping with homework, volunteering at the local elementary school, help with ongoing teacher training)
R – Roofs  (Construction of houses, cleaning lots, helping to beautify the town, etc.)
E – Economic  (Working with local business owners, helping others to start a business, etc.)
S – Soil  (Agriculture, gardens, etc.)

Depending on the team, there could be construction work, medical work, dental work, agricultural work, work with local children, evangelism, Bible studies, Vacation Bible School activities for children, sports activities such as basketball, and other work. There is a place for everyone regardless of his/her skills.

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