The Great Commission Experience
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Training Christians for Ministry International Institute's Mission: TCM International Institute develops Christian leaders for significant service.
TCM is inviting CCV students on an experience for young adults over a two-month time period to discover, explore, and experience Christ’s Great Commission; to learn and to practice how to walk like Jesus did. Experience includes online interaction and a 10-day trip to Central Europe (Austria and Hungary [or Czech Republic]) from July 16-26, 2017.
This course contributes to the student’s understanding of God’s redemptive work for the world (Psalm 67:2-3) and the student’s individual involvement in the completion of that work (Matt. 28:19-20). Some people may be called to cross-cultural ministry, but all are called by God to be a witness in their context no matter their location or vocation. Here is the SYLLABUS for more information: GX SYLLABUS AND APPENDIX.pdf
July 16-26, 2017
Registration first requires the GX Trip Student Application 2017.pdf to be submitted to LisaHorner@ccv.church by January 15, 2017.
CCV will discount the total cost of $2500 down to $1250 for our CCV students/grads who go and will also procure for each participant a medical/travel insurance policy.
1. By June 2017, the student must have completed their junior or senior year of high school.
2. Must complete a trip application including two reference letters and a final phone interview. GX Trip Student Application 2017.pdf due by January 1st 2017
3. Must exemplify a high level of Christian maturity.
4. Must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4.
5. Must attend pre-trip meeting on June 11th, and post-trip celebration on August 13th. And any additional mission trip training meetings set by CCV Missions.
We absolutely encourage fundraising. Very few people pay for the trip on their own. Number 1 way is to send support letters. Tell your friends and family about the trip, share with them the ministry, and ask them to donate. Number 2 way is to put in some hard work and do garage sales and car washes, get together with other team members to make a bigger impact. You will talk about this when you get together as a team. Any donations made to CCV for your trip are tax deductible for the donor as long as they follow the instructions and give online or use the Covenant Form!
Fundraising Guide that can give you ideas and get you started. 2017FundraisingGuide.pdf
How to write a support letter to your friends and family. How to write and send Support Letters.pdf
Support Covenant Form - Send this with your support letter and donors can submit it with their donations. Support Covenant Form - Updated 6.16.16.pdf
How to make payments and receive donations from donors. Making an Online Payment Guide - ROCK.pdf
Do I need a passport?
A Valid passport is required for all participants. Passport cannot expire within 6 months of the trip's return date and cannot be damaged in any way. Please visit travel.state.gov for up to date information and to apply or renew. The state department is expecting high volume of passport requests for 2017, so please do not delay in applying for your passport or renewal for expiring passport.
Do I need to get any shots? Where can I get shots?
Please visit cdc.gov/travel for up to date vaccination requirements for your destination. All shots are recommended and not required. There are lots of great travel clinics in the valley to get your shots - World Travel Health, Passport Health, Walgreens, even Costco will do travel vaccinations!
Do I need a Visa? How do I get it?
A visa is not required for those who have a valid USA passport that doesn't require within 6 months.
Date / Time
Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 7:00 AM
This registration process will take about 10-20 minutes to fill out. Please allow enough time to complete the whole process which will include requiring current passport information and medical insurance information.
A $500 deposit non-refundable per person is required with this registration.
**Please be advised: It is CCV policy that a Volunteer application and Background Screening must be passed by every participant on this trip, age 16 and older. If you have any reason to believe you may not pass, please hold off on registering and placing your non-refundable deposit.
Terms and Conditions: By registering for this trip and paying the non-refundable deposit at this time, you are also committed to joining the team, attending the required team meetings, and paying the remainder of the cost of the trip before the trip's departure date. Failure to comply with these terms, completing the volunteer application process or attending Starting Point class gives CCV the freedom to ask you to not participate in the trip. The trip leader reserves the right to ask any participant to not participate if they feel the integrity of the trip is in jeopardy. If the trip participant backs out of the trip after airline tickets have been purchased in their name, they will still owe CCV for the cost of that ticket. If a participant is asked to end their trip early, they will travel home at their own cost.