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					            Mission Trip
        APPLICATION

Today’s Date: ________________________________
PLEASE PRINT
Mr. Miss Mrs. Pastor Rev. Dr.
Name: ________________________________________
        Last/Family, First/Given, M.I.
Informal Name: ______________________________
                                                       Do you have a Passport? Yes / No / Applying
Gender: Male / Female
                                                       Name on Passport: ___________________________
Address: _____________________________________
                                                       Passport #: ___________________________________
City: __________________________________________
                                                       Expiration Date: ________/_______/_________
State: __________________ Zip: _________________                         Month /     Day /   Year
                                                       Photocopies of passport enclosed? Yes \ No
Home Phone: (_______) _________ - ____________
Work Phone: (_______) _________ - ____________         Are you a U.S. citizen? Yes \ No
Cell Phone: (_______) _________ - ____________         If no, where? _________________________________
         Fax: (_______) _________ - ____________
                                                       Marital Status: Married \ Single
Email Address: _______________________________
                                                       Spouse’s Name: ______________________________
Birth Date: __________/_________/___________           Will spouse be traveling with you? Y \ N
              Month /      Day    /   Year               (Spouse must complete a separate application)
Birthplace: _______________________                    Occupation: __________________________________
                 State, Country                        (If retired, please give former position and
                                                       check here) _______
Are you a member of First Baptist
Concord? Yes / No
                                                       Social Security No. _____ - _____ - _____
If not, where is your church membership?
____________________________________
For insurance purposes, please list your
Beneficiary and Relationship:                            Please attach your testimony
Beneficiary   __________________                          (your salvation experience)
Relationship __________________



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1. Is this your first International mission trip? If not, what mission trips have you been on?




2. What new ministries at First Baptist Concord have you been involved in since your first
   mission trip?



3. What Sunday school class, Bible Study, or Small Group are you currently participating in?




4. How often do you attend church?
              Less than twice a month      Twice a month      More than twice a month


5. What is your current church affiliation? (Please include the name and phone number of a
   church staff member who knows you well.)



6. How (or from whom) did you learn of this mission trip?




7. Comment on your willingness and ability to help serve the team in any way you can.




8. How well do you deal with uncertainty and change?


       A. How well would you rate yourself in flexibility and adaptability?


       B. How well do you take instruction?


       C. Would you be willing to forego personal preferences to honor the culture in which
          you are going?




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9. Describe your cross-cultural living, training and/or travel experiences. What did you learn?
   What types of difficulties did you experience?




10. Briefly describe any major life changes you have gone through in the past year (e.g. job or
    family changes, illness, injury, death of a relative or close friend, etc.)




11. What is your motivation for going on a mission trip or why do you want to go?




12. How do you know God has called you to participate in a mission trip?




13. I plan to:
        ___ Pay my own way
        ___ Pay part of my way and trusting God to provide the balance
        ___ I will need God to provide all of the finances
        ___ I need help learning how to develop my financial support team


1.   Please describe your:
        A. Strengths


        B. Ministry gifts or skills


        C.   Spiritual gifts


15. Please describe your weaknesses or areas in which you desire growth.




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16. Describe your personal devotional habits (i.e. quiet time).




17. Describe your growth and involvement in intercessory prayer.




18. Describe your personal knowledge of and interest in the focus of this trip.




19. How does each of your immediate family members feel about you applying and/or going on a
    mission trip?




20. Have you ever been denied a visa (a request for permission to enter a country) or had a visa
    revoked? If yes, for which country and what were the circumstances?




21. Please check here (____) if you desire to discuss questions 22 & 23 with a pastor first before
    replying. If you checked the box, please indicate the date when we can expect to hear from
    either you or that Pastor: __________________.

            Please note: Any positive answers to these questions do not necessarily disqualify you.
                                All responses will be kept strictly confidential


22. Have you had any pre-marital or extra-marital (i.e. immoral) affairs in the last year?




23. Do you regularly use or have you been addicted to any illegal substances or otherwise in the
    last 10 years (i.e. tobacco products, alcohol, drugs)?




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24. Explain any difficulties you may have working with Christians who have doctrinal
    viewpoints different from your own.



25. Suppose you felt the leading of the Holy Spirit to take a direction or to act differently than
    what your Team Leader instructs. How would you handle this?



26. I have read and am in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 statement of
    the Southern Baptist Convention.                   Agree        Disagree

   If not, please explain any areas of disagreement:


27. I have read and agree to comply with the Child Protection Policies of First Baptist
    Concord. See enclosed document.                     Agree         Disagree

28. In keeping with First Baptist Concord and the International Mission Board Child Protection
Policies for staff and volunteers, have you had a background check performed by any First
Baptist Concord volunteer ministry in the past 2 years? If not, please complete the enclosed
Authorization form.

The following questions are required by First Baptist Concord and the IMB in order to
participate in any mission effort.

29. Bearing in mind that your proposed service may involve access to minor children, is there
anything in your personal history or experience that indicates that you have any problem
whatsoever involving sexual attraction to children or any related tendencies that could pose a
risk of harm to any children you may encounter during your service?

30. Have you ever been the subject of a complaint of child abuse or any other type of
mistreatment of children? If yes, please explain briefly.


31. Has anyone ever complained to you, the organization you were serving with, or to the
government concerning your care for children? If yes, please explain briefly.


32. Certain types of behavior may reflect negatively on your fitness to service in this ministry.
Have you ever been charged with or convicted of any crime or misdemeanor involving a) a minor
child, b) stalking or harassment, c) sex or lewd behavior (e.g. rape, sexual assault, prostitution,
public indecency) or d) violence against another person? If yes, please explain briefly.




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33. I agree to abstain from the use of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and
    any other behavior that would hinder Christian ministry. I understand that the breach of
    this contract will be cause for dismissal from the volunteer project and return home at my
    own expense.              Agree                 Disagree

34. Please list any questions you would like answered:




Thank you for applying for this mission trip! Keep in mind that final selection of team members
is made in accordance with our church's mission trip policies and procedures. That is, members
are ultimately approved by the Missions Committee in consultation with the Pastor of Missions
and the Team Leader based on this application, objectives of the trip, and skills/gift mix.

Signature _______________________________________________________   Date:____________________________


      Please return this completed application form to your Team Leader. Thank you!




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