An introduction to Christian Mission Trip Fundraising
Fundraising for Mission Trips
Why Fundraising?If you have been on a Christian mission trip, you know from experience, asking for money is hard. “Why not just save up money for my mission trip?”
We hear questions like this everyday from people preparing to go on the World Race. While there's nothing wrong with putting your own money toward your mission trip, we'd like to present a different way of thinking about fundraising: it's not just about the money.
A Christian mission trip isn't a vacation. This is Kingdom work! Support raising is about building up a team to join you in your mission to share Jesus with the world, not just one mission trip.
What Does Your World Race Fundraising Goal Cover?The funds you raise cover all practical costs for your World Race, including meals, lodging, air, land, and sea travel, medical insurance, and ministry costs. This also covers administrative costs, set-up, coaching, leadership development, debriefs, Training Camp, and Project Searchlight (a week long debrief and conference one month after you return from the mission trip.)
How Do I Fundraise for a Christian Mission Trip?
You will not be alone in this journey. Once you are accepted, your Admissions Advisor will provide you with resources and instructions for fundraising and help coach you through the process. They will check in with you, help you with ideas to raise support for a mission trip, and hold you accountable to the responsibilities you have with fundraising.
The best way to get someone to donate to your Christian mission trip is to directly ask. We encourage you to build a team of supporters through personal connection and communication. We want you to share your vision and calling to this ministry and invite them to be a part of what God is going to do through you (and through them by partnering with you) on the World Race.
The first step in building a team of supporters is informing them about your upcoming mission trip through writing a support letter. After that, many World Racers put together creative fundraisers to help them get the necessary funds including: