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Summer Team Missions Timeline

October:

  • Summer Teams Information Night: Check out the trips that will be taking place the following summer and pick up an application.
  • Applications and recommendations are due at Agape Center two weeks after information night.


November:

  • Interviews and team selection.
  • Acceptance letters sent out.
  • Support-raising information night for all Spring Break and Summer Teams.
  • Initial individual team meeting.
  • Begin compiling and a list of 75 names and addresses for support letters.
  • Solicit support from friends and relatives over Thanksgiving Break.


December:

  • $100 deposit due to the Business Office.
  • Submit your list of names and addresses to your team leader.
  • Send out support-raising initial appeal letters.
  • Individual team meeting.
  • Apply for a passport.
  • Continue weekly team meetings.
  • Solicit support from friends and relatives over Christmas Break.
  • Have a Merry Christmas! Enjoy your break!


January:

  • Individual team meeting (optional).


February:

  • Weekly team meetings begin.
  • Plan team fundraisers.
  • Send out thank you notes to those who have supported your team.
  • Schedule a time to get immunizations.


March:

  • Continue weekly team meetings.
  • Team fundraisers.
  • Send out thank you notes to those who have supported your team.
  • Solicit support from friends and relatives over.
  • Spring Break Phone-a-thon for teams still needing to reach their goal.


April:

  • Summer Team Orientation Retreat (off-campus).
  • Continue weekly team meetings.
  • Team fundraisers.
  • Send out thank you notes to those who have supported your team.
  • Final support raising goals met.

May:

  • Summer Teams commissioning service in chapel.
  • Last team meeting before departure.
  • Send out thank you notes to those who have supported your team.
  • Final exams and move-out.
  • Commencement.


June to August:

TEAMS GO OUT AND COME BACK!!!!!

September:

  • Summer Teams debriefing and re-entry retreat at Messiah College.
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