Summer Missions FAQs

 

Q: Who will be going on the project?
A: 
You will be joined by other Chinese students from all over the United States. There will be American and Chinese staff and volunteers serving and mentoring students on the Chinese Trek. We hope to have a group of 40 or more students and staff on the Boston Trek and 15 or more students and staff on the East Asia Trek.

Q: How do I pay for a project?
A: You can pay with your own funds or you have the opportunity to grow in your faith by trusting God to provide the financial resources you need. Once you go through the application process and receive acceptance, we’ll send you thorough information on how to ask people you know to be a partner in ministry through prayer and financial support. You’ll be able to invite others — family, friends, fellow church members, and others — to invest in expanding God’s kingdom as you go this summer. Contact us if you would like to learn more about raising financial support.

Q: What if I need to take classes this summer?
A: We have scheduled the Chinese Trek so that students can participate before taking summer classes. If there are any class conflicts, we suggest you talk to your professor as he/she may be able to make accommodations for you.

Q: What if I can’t participate now?
A: Though we offer mission opportunities each summer, we encourage you to consider participating this summer! You may never have this opportunity again!

Q: What if I am not a believer?
A: Contact us and ask for information about special opportunities for seekers. The Chinese Treks are only for believers.

Q: How do I apply?
A:  You can apply via the online application form (for BostonEast Asia, or the Back to Jerusalem Trek). Your application needs to be submitted and references received before the early registration deadline (February 15 for the Back to Jerusalem Trek, April 15 for the Boston and East Asia Treks) in order to receive the $100 early discount. After the early deadlines we will accept applicants based on availability. You should contact your references 1-2 weeks before deadline so they can submit forms in a timely manner.

Q: What should I expect after I apply?
A: Once we receive and review your application and references, you should hear a decision from us within 1-2 weeks. We will then ask you to provide $100 deposit to secure a spot for you on the Trek. We will also give you information to help you prepare for the Trek.

Q: How can I learn more?
A: If you still don’t see your question answered here, and you’ve checked out the articles in the sidebar, then contact us. You can check out videos, photos and receive more information. Hear students share about their experiences in the Chinese Network.

问: 谁会去这个短宣?
答:去的人都是在美国的中国留学生。也有美国的同工和中国同工以及志愿者在其中服侍和训练大家。我们期待有一个40人或更多人的学生团队去波士顿,有一个15人或更多人的学生团队去东亚。

问:我如何付这次短宣的钱?
答:你可以自己付这个钱,或者相信天父会提供你一切金钱的需要,并以此来增强你的信心。当你申请这次短宣通过后,我们会发给你所有的信息来帮助知道如何邀请别人成为你短宣的事工伙伴,提供给你祷告和金钱的需要。你将可以邀请别人加入其中,比如你的家人,朋友,教会的弟兄姊妹等,邀请他们通过这个夏天你的短宣加入拓展神国度的事工中。如果你想知道更多关于获得金钱支持的方面的信息可以联系我们。

问:如果我这个夏天有课怎么办?
答:我们定的时间本来是要学生可以在夏天开课以前参加。如果有一些课有冲突,我们建议你可以和教授谈一谈,或许可以为你做一些调整。

问:如果我现在不能参加怎么办?
答:虽然我们每年都提供这样的短宣机会,但是我们还是鼓励你考虑参加这个夏天的短宣,或许你不会再有这样的机会了!

问:如果我不是基督徒怎么办?
答:联系我们问问有没有一些给慕道友办的活动,这次短宣的活动专门是针对基督徒办的。

问:我如何申请?
答:你可以通过网上填写申请表申请(波士顿东亚传回耶路撒冷短宣)。你的申请和推荐信必须在提早报名截止日期前提交(传回耶路撒冷短宣的提早报名截止日期是2月15号,波士顿和东亚的提早报名截止日期都是4月15号),这样你可以收到100美金的折扣。在提早报名截止日期之后提交的申请我们将根据当时的名额情况决定是否接受。你需要在截止日期前两周联系你的推荐人,这样他们可以及时提交推荐信。

问:我申请后应该做什么?
答:我们收到并看你的申请和推荐信之后,1-2周内会告诉你是否通过。如果你通过了需要交100美金的押金,为你在这次短宣保留一个名额。我们也会给你更多信息帮助你准备这次短宣。

问:我如何了解更多?
答:如果你已经看了侧边的信息,但你还有别的问题,你可以联系我们。你可以查看短片,照片获得更多信息,聆听学生们分享他们在 Chinese Network 的经历。