International missions is not cheap, but it's worth the price. Family and student ministry budgets are often tight and tough choices have to be made about programs and ministry options. Consider these suggestions:
- Involve the whole church in your mission project planning. Help them see it as an investment and a priority.
- Leaders, remember it’s not how many you take, but who you take. Don’t forgo a project just because you can’t take as many as you want.
- Plan as far in advance as possible. It takes time to budget and raise funds appropriately. IWC provides detailed preparation materials that help you think through every aspect of the trip and share information with your church and supporters.
- Check out our ideas for Fundraising.
IWC project cost and airfare
- Project fees: IWC requires a $125-per-person deposit at the time of registration. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. IWC project balances vary between projects, but are all due May 1st. Registration ends March 15th.
IWC project fees cover: costs on the field, including meals, housing, in-country transportation, experienced leadership, IWC T-shirt, pre-project study materials and ministry supplies.
- Airfare: Airfare is a separate cost from IWC registration. Another $100-200 deposit per person is required by our travel agent, Menno Travel Systems (MTS), to reserve a seat on the project itinerary. See travel arrangements. MTS will provide deadlines for passenger name list and balance due.
MTS travel fees cover: international emergency insurance, airfare as booked to project location, 24/7 emergency travel services.
- Late fees: A $25-per-person late fee will be applied to all outstanding balances after the deadlines listed above.