Frequently Asked Questions
What is RMS?
How does RMS differ from other missions organizations?
Does RMS oversee missionaries and church planters?
Will mission opportunities have restrictions on participation?
Participation in the mission opportunities of RMS will be limited to those of high school age or older. Such opportunities will be tailored to individuals and groups. A first time mission opportunity experience for those of high school age will usually be limited to stateside opportunities, particularly on Teens Actively Serving Christ (TASC) trip. Depending on the mission field needs for any mission opportunity, other restrictions may apply.
How will safety be determined on a given missions opportunity?
RMS places a strong emphasis on safety for all involved with our ministries. On trips that may include elevated risk, we will be certain to let potential registrants know ahead of time so they can prayerfully decide whether to participate or find another opportunity. We continue to monitor certain risks such as political unrest, crime rate, disease, etc. and will call off any trip that the RMS Board deems too dangerous to carry out. Also, vaccination and passport requirements along with vital travel information will also be provided. Finally, RMS requires trip insurance for each participant on every trip and includes the cost of the insurance in the registration fee.
How is membership into RMS determined?
Can I participate even if I belong to a non-member church?
Yes, all applicants are considered for RMS trips regardless of whether or not applicants are from member churches. It is our hope that such participants will encourage their church to consider becoming members of RMS to support and encourage this ministry.
How will mission opportunities be funded?
Participants are responsible for the entire cost of the trip. Trip cost is determined by RMS and may include the cost of transportation, food, lodging, planned day away activity, a donation to missionary for building materials, etc. Nominal administrative fees will also be included which includes trip insurance, t-shirt, etc. Costs for trips may vary significantly due to location, needed materials, and other factors. However, a cost will always be determined prior to any trip commitments.
What are the benefits of being a member church?
Member churches will be kept informed with the latest information regarding RMS mission opportunities for youth and adults alike. They will also have opportunities to nominate members of their congregations to the RMS Board to help guide and direct our organization. Also, member church-supported missionaries will be considered as RMS missionary partners and possible trip locations for mission opportunities. Further benefits will materialize as our organization continues to grow and develop.