1. Securing a Passport

 

In preparation for international missions, KDMI participants will secure a passport (see the CGCS for assistance).  The cost of securing the passport maybe offset by the KDMI.

 

  1. Finances

 

  • Each student is personally responsible for 100% of the deposit amount (10% of the trip cost) by the date posted by the CGCS.
  • Seven weeks before the trip, the student is responsible for raising 25% of the total trip (including the deposit). After reaching 25%, the KDMI will match the funds raised.
  • Three weeks before the trip, the student is responsible for raising an additional 25% of the total trip cost. After raising the second 25%, the KDMI will match those funds.
  • In summary, the student is responsible for raising 50% of the trip cost and KDMI will match the funds raised.

 

  1. Fundraising in an Underresourced Context

 

  • KDMI participants are required to complete the Fundraising in Underresourced Context

 

Curriculum Includes

  1. Listen to the audio file
  2. Answer the following questions with 100 words each:

 

  • In your own words, articulate why it is usually more difficult for minorities to raise support for short or long-term missions than for those in majority culture?
  • What ideas from the video will help you raise funds for the upcoming trip, and how will you execute them?
  • What fund raising strategies will you implement as a leader of an organization to help minorities fundraise? Also, clarify why you would chose those methods over others.

 

  1. Team Meetings

One major obstacle for churches and ministries beginning a Great Commission DNA is knowing the practical steps for planning a mission trip.  KDMI participants will have a “behind the scenes” look at the mission trip planning process.