FAQs

Parent Concerns

When and where is training?


All PARTICIPANTS on a standard RIM summer mission trip MUST attend training in Miami. This training takes place at a hotel during the first two days of your trip. All RIM LEADERS (including PDs, TLs and MAs) have an additional two days of training in Miami prior to the start of the trip. Leadership training is by invitation only




What will I do at training?


Through a variety of teachers, trainers and hands-on activities, you will learn: evangelism strategies, ministry tools (drama, English camp, etc.), team building, and tips for spiritual survival on the mission field. You will also experience praise and worship, teaching and discipleship alongside your teammates and other teams headed to locations around the world. It’s an incredibly awesome, life-changing two days!




What do I do at the airport?


Two weeks before your trip, you’ll receive a t-shirt in the mail, which you wear to Miami. RIM Staff wearing the same t-shirt will meet you at your baggage claim within a few minutes of your arrival. They will escort you to the hotel shuttle, settle you in your hotel room, introduce you to your team leaders and provide a schedule for training. You do not need to arrange your own hotel or transportation. RIM will provide these for you. RIM also provides all your meals, beginning with dinner on arrival day.




Can my parents drive me?


Yes! If you are local to Miami, your family may drive you straight to the hotel instead of the airport, and your parents are welcome to meet your leaders. They can stay with you until 5pm, and then it’ll be time to say goodbye. Please make sure to indicate your plans to drive instead of fly on your domestic travel form at least 30 days in advance of your trip.





Miami Training

When and where is training?


All PARTICIPANTS on a standard RIM summer mission trip MUST attend training in Miami. This training takes place at a hotel during the first two days of your trip. All RIM LEADERS (including PDs, TLs and MAs) have an additional two days of training in Miami prior to the start of the trip. Leadership training is by invitation only




What will I do at training?


Through a variety of teachers, trainers and hands-on activities, you will learn: evangelism strategies, ministry tools (drama, English camp, etc.), team building, and tips for spiritual survival on the mission field. You will also experience praise and worship, teaching and discipleship alongside your teammates and other teams headed to locations around the world. It’s an incredibly awesome, life-changing two days!




What do I do at the airport?


Two weeks before your trip, you’ll receive a t-shirt in the mail, which you wear to Miami. RIM Staff wearing the same t-shirt will meet you at your baggage claim within a few minutes of your arrival. They will escort you to the hotel shuttle, settle you in your hotel room, introduce you to your team leaders and provide a schedule for training. You do not need to arrange your own hotel or transportation. RIM will provide these for you. RIM also provides all your meals, beginning with dinner on arrival day.




Can my parents drive me?


Yes! If you are local to Miami, your family may drive you straight to the hotel instead of the airport, and your parents are welcome to meet your leaders. They can stay with you until 5pm, and then it’ll be time to say goodbye. Please make sure to indicate your plans to drive instead of fly on your domestic travel form at least 30 days in advance of your trip.





Deadlines

When should I apply?


For summer mission trips, applications are accepted from September through April. Apply as soon as possible in order to maximize time available for fundraising. RIM recommends that all groups apply before Christmas and that individuals apply no later than February 15th. Some applicants may be accepted after May 1st; however, a late-signup surcharge may apply equal to the increased cost of airfare compared to on-time signups.




When is fundraising due?


A $95 deposit is due when you accept your spot on the team, and 100% of your trip cost is due 30 days before your start date. After the deposit is submitted, the remaining trip cost will be split into 3 Fundraising goals (~33% due on 3 dates). Deadlines are typically February 1st, April 1st and June 1st.




When is paperwork due?


Most of RIM’s forms can be completed online and are typically due June 1st. The Notarized Consent form must be physically mailed to RIM and is due June 1st for standard trips. All forms and due dates will be listed in your online account





Dietary Restrictions

When and where is training?


All PARTICIPANTS on a standard RIM summer mission trip MUST attend training in Miami. This training takes place at a hotel during the first two days of your trip. All RIM LEADERS (including PDs, TLs and MAs) have an additional two days of training in Miami prior to the start of the trip. Leadership training is by invitation only




What will I do at training?


Through a variety of teachers, trainers and hands-on activities, you will learn: evangelism strategies, ministry tools (drama, English camp, etc.), team building, and tips for spiritual survival on the mission field. You will also experience praise and worship, teaching and discipleship alongside your teammates and other teams headed to locations around the world. It’s an incredibly awesome, life-changing two days!




What do I do at the airport?


Two weeks before your trip, you’ll receive a t-shirt in the mail, which you wear to Miami. RIM Staff wearing the same t-shirt will meet you at your baggage claim within a few minutes of your arrival. They will escort you to the hotel shuttle, settle you in your hotel room, introduce you to your team leaders and provide a schedule for training. You do not need to arrange your own hotel or transportation. RIM will provide these for you. RIM also provides all your meals, beginning with dinner on arrival day.




Can my parents drive me?


Yes! If you are local to Miami, your family may drive you straight to the hotel instead of the airport, and your parents are welcome to meet your leaders. They can stay with you until 5pm, and then it’ll be time to say goodbye. Please make sure to indicate your plans to drive instead of fly on your domestic travel form at least 30 days in advance of your trip.