Oakland, California (Sienna)

How to Join a Mission Team

We encourage members of Houston’s First to participate in the worldwide missions movement. To make that possible, we have an established process for joining a mission team or project.

Interest Form

  1. Click the “Interest Form” button under the “Details” section
  2. On the trip’s page, click the “Apply Today” button
  3. Either login or create an account
  4. Complete the application questions provided
  5. Click “Submit Application” when finished
  6. Click “Update My Profile” button when prompted
  7. Complete ALL of the profile questions
  8. Click “Save” when finished
  9. A Missions staff associate will contact you for a phone interview
  10. Once the interview is done, you will receive an email letting you know if you’ve been accepted or not

What to Expect

Once a decision has been made for you to join a specific team, you will receive an email from FOCUS Missions that provides you with a link to be on the team. This is where you will electronically sign waivers and complete your paperwork for your upcoming trip.

Purchase Passport & Visa

We encourage every person to own a passport. The passport cost and visa fees are not included in your team overall cost unless otherwise noted. You can apply to a team prior to securing a passport. If you own a passport, please review it to make sure you have plenty of blank pages (a minimum of 4-5 pages when traveling internationally with multiple stops). Also, verify the expiration date of your passport is six (6) months beyond the date of return to the United States.

If your trip leaves in eight (8) weeks or less and you have not applied for a new passport, please contact the Missions staff or team leader for information on how to expedite your passport.

Team Meetings

All team meetings are required unless providentially hindered. Attendance at these will usually be on a Sunday following morning church worship services. These are led by the team leader.

Finances

All trips are to be financially solvent. Therefore, a budget is approved prior to any mission trip or project. A budget generally consists of airfare, lodging, transportation, food, insurance, supplies, and gifts. All mission trips are faith projects and everyone is expected to raise their own support. The Missions staff has a fundraising booklet consisting of guidelines and recommendations on how to raise support for a mission trip.

Details

This region of the United States is one of the most economically affluent areas in America, yet it carries the connotation as being one of the most secular regions as well. Through the vision of MISSION 1:8, Houston’s First was a foundational church planting partner with The Movement Church (launched in Fall 2013) with Pastor Edward Paz. As we serve together, we will push back darkness by prayer walking, engaging the local neighborhoods through outreach endeavors, and helping the church make deeper inroads into their community. On this trip, expect to be challenged when it comes to contextualizing the Gospel.

  • Cuando Mar 2018
  • Ends Mar 2018
  • Cost Ground package $750 + flight cost: per person
  • Focus Evangelism, Prayer, Outreach

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