Thank you for your interest in serving on a PAC short-term mission team. Click the Apply button to begin the online application process. A $100, non-refundable credit/debit card deposit must accompany your application. If a check is your preferred method of payment, please call us at 609.799.9000 x16 for further instructions.
The application takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. There is a 20-minute time limit, so please have your passport number and Social Security number on hand before you begin. For best results, use Firefox or Chrome as your browser, and close any other open browser windows, tabs or applications.
Following are answers to frequently asked questions about the mission team application process.
||Do I need to have a valid passport to apply for a short-term mission trip?
No, you do not need one to apply. However, you will need a valid passport for international travel, and valid passport information must be provided before your airline ticket can be purchased. The passport process can take six-to-eight weeks. For your passport to be considered "valid" it must not expire for a full six months after your return date.
||Why do I need to give you my Social Security number?
Your Social Security number is necessary for the completion of a background check. This number will be kept secure and confidential.
|3.||Why is a background check required?
Nearly all of our mission teams minister to or interact with children. The Christian & Missionary Alliance and Princeton Alliance Church require background checks for anyone who works with children, here or abroad. Background check information will be kept secure and confidential.
||Must I be a member of Princeton Alliance Church to go on a PAC short-term mission?
No. However, you must be available to attend all training and team-building sessions with your team.
||Why does my fitness level matter?
Some of our missions are easier than others, both in terms of the team's project and the destination itself. We try to assure there is something that everyone can do on every mission, but not all travel conditions are equal. Team leaders are excellent resources. If you have questions about your ability to handle anticipated challenges, the team's leader can assess the situation and advise you.
||Why do you care if I'm a vegetarian, celiac or diabetic?
We want to ensure everyone has a positive mission experience including our hosts on the field. When we are in situations where our hosts are preparing meals, we need to be gracious. Most dietary concerns can be addressed if they have been identified in advance. Your team leader can discuss your dietary restrictions with you and seek a solution that will help you maintain your health and nourishment without creating team discord.
||Does it matter if my health insurance doesn't cover me outside of the United States?
No. We purchase international travel policies for each of our mission team members. The cost of this policy is included in the cost of the trip.
|8.||What besides submitting the application is required to apply?
A $100 deposit is required with your application. The deposit confirms your commitment to serve and is applied to your trip expense. The deposit is refundable only if PAC is unable to provide a position on a team.
|9.||What if I want to pay my deposit by check instead of credit/debit card?
If you prefer to pay by check, call the church office at 609.799.9000 x 16 for a payment code to use online.
||What happens after I submit my application? What's next?
Once your application is received, we'll complete your background check. You may be contacted for an interview, and your references will be checked. Upon completion of this process, you will be informed of your status on the team.