Mission Trips with CM
Campus Ministries leads trips for students during spring break and the summer. Our spring destination is Anaheim, California, and another location to be determined. During May 2015 we will have a team that will return to South Africa.
How do I apply?
Applications will be online for each trip, promoted through OBU email when they are open. 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 all trips is currently October 24th.
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. If individual students want to send fundraising letters, we will help with those donations.
Teams are always welcome to organize their own fundraisers and we will help as much as possible. Gifts donated to mission 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.