Igniting the World
Do I have to be in Ignite to come on a mission trip?
You don’t have to be involved in and Ignite group to come on an Ignite mission trip. However, most mission trips have a limit of team members who can attend and preference is given to students who are actively involved in an Ignite group.
Why do you require a $200 deposit?
Once you are accepted on an Ignite mission team, we go to work getting fundraising supplies ready for you, setting you up an account, and building the structure of the trip around the talents of the team members. The deposit ensures you are serious about the trip and covers the costs of supplies and reservations made for you.
What if I can’t afford the cost?
Most people can’t – and that’s okay! Our mission teams get to work raising the money needed to cover the cost of the trip through sending out letters, calling family and friends, speaking at their home churches, and, if needed, engaging in fundraising events.
Don’t get us wrong – it will be work and you might be a little uncomfortable asking people for money, but fundraising grows your faith and prepares you to trust God outside of your comfort zone on the trip itself.
Do I need to get shots or vaccines?
Most likely, no. It just depends on the location of the trip. The team leader will inform you in advance if any shots or vaccines are needed.
What if I don’t have a passport?
Most post offices can take passport applications — simply fill out the form, attach a passport photo (available at any Walgreens), and pay the fee, and you’re set!
If your post office doesn’t handle passports, the County Clerk’s office at your county courthouse or administration building does handle it.
Just make sure you bring: