How do I apply?
Applications for Arkadelphia or LA available here and for South Africa available here. Your application is complete when you have brought a deposit to the CM office (3rd floor of the student center).
When are the deadlines to apply?
The deadline for South Africa is Nov 1 and the Deadline for Spring Break trips is Nov 8.
Are deposits refundable?
If you cancel, we will try to refund the deposit if it has not already been used to secure expenses for your spot on the trip. For our trips with limited spots, if you are not selected to go, we will refund the deposit completely.
I’ve never been on a mission trip before. Can I go?
Absolutely! Our trips are often designed for students who have never been on a mission trip. You will be trained and supported all along the way.
How do you handle fundraising?
For international trips, Campus Ministries provides materials for two fundraising mailouts (envelopes, return envelopes, letterhead & brochures). For spring break trips, we organize one small fundraising event, but the bulk of the cost for spring break trips is expected to be paid or raised by the students. Teams are always welcome to organize their own fundraisers and we will help as much as possible. Gifts donated to international trips are considered gifts to OBU for the team and are not refundable.
Who leads these trips?
All CM mission trips are planned and led by Ouachita staff members and coordinated with established and trustworthy ministry partners. Campus Ministries has planned mission trips for decades and has an excellent track record of purposeful, organized trips. For international trips, we communicate regularly with family members both before and during the trip.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact James Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-245-5536.