The 7-Standards of Excellence are a code of best practice for Short-Term Mission sending agencies. International Ministries’ Short-Term Mission office is an Accredited Member of the Standards of Excellence (SOE) in good standing since 2009. We serve with our short-term and extended short-term volunteers alongside many of our global servants and IM in country partners where Memorandum of Understanding and/or Partnership Agreements have been signed with IM. We serve where we are invited to serve. We aim to prepare volunteers before they depart the US for their cross cultural experiences, to be the best ambassadors of the Gospel, best of God’s light of truth, mercy, hope and love around the world.
Here are some pertinent resources and forms you will need to complete once you have initiated contact with the Short-Term Mission team, and completed the Initial Questionnaire. Please call the STM office at 610-768-2168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive guidance regarding which forms to complete. Forms are different if you are traveling alone or with a team, and if a high school student is part of a team, traveling unaccompanied. The medical evacuation and repatriation insurance only covers children as of age 9. Under the age of 9 years old, children are not covered.
Please know that some countries are not covered by our current insurance. Another insurance can be suggested for you to purchase, at minimal cost.
INSURANCE and RESOURCES
Please go to the following https://www.ministryopportunities.org/Details.aspx?oid=19161 and click on” apply for position”. Have your driver’s license and your passport handy, as you will need this information. This secure online application is designed to time out after 40 minutes, although you will have the opportunity to add time. If it does time out, your application will not be saved and you will need to start over. Please have your credit card handy, as you will be asked for it so that you can be charged for your background check.
FOR GROUPS, Including DISCOVERY TEAMS
SPECIAL FORM FOR VOLUNTEERS HEADING TO CHINA
Going With God Leader’s Guidebook
INFORMATION ON RAISING SUPPORT
Support Raising Ideas (STM Book)
Support Raising Ideas (Southern Nazarene University)
God Provides Funding – Encouragement Letter