Global Missions:
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Thank you for expressing interest in a short-term mission trip with Cross Assembly.
Please consider the following information.
If you are then interested in joining the team, select “Continue“ to start the three-step process.

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Alaska - FAQ

What are the dates of the trip?
The Prep Team/Construction Team will serve June 6-16, 2024.

The Kids Camp team will serve June 14-25, 2024.

The Teen Camp team will serve June 21-July 3, 2024.

What is the cost of the trip, and what is included?
The trip costs $3000-3,200.  This includes airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, emergency/medical insurance and food at camp (final cost will be determined once airfare is secured).  

The cost does NOT include immunization costs, food at the airport on travel days, required evacuation insurance ($49) and personal purchases for or on the trip.  Please note several “camping” items will be needed for the trip and will be an additional cost if they are items you do not already have.  

A $200, nonrefundable trip deposit is due by the first team meeting.  Additional payment deadlines will be communicated to team members by the team leader.

Are payments and contributions tax deductible?
Yes, an end-of-year contribution receipt will be provided from Cross Assembly.

Are contributions refundable?
If you are unable to travel after monies have been paid, please consult the team leader and missions director.  Many expenses are pre-paid and nonrecoverable by Cross Assembly and will not be refunded or credited back to you.
How can contributions be made?
If writing a check, checks should be made payable to Cross Assembly.  Per IRS regulations, team member names should NOT be written on the memo line.  If at all possible, please include a payment coupon (given to team members at the first team meeting and available to download on the team website platform) with all check payments.  Checks and cash may also be placed in a Cross Assembly giving envelope with the team member’s name and trip indicated.

Contributions can also be made online at  Select “Give” at top of screen>Scroll down and choose a campus (Choose “Yonkers” if not a Cross member or attender)>Enter an amount and payment method>Select “Global Missions” and ENTER ALASKA AND TEAM MEMBER NAME in memo box>Log in or create an account with cell number>Complete transaction.

Will I need a passport?
No, a passport is not required for this trip.

Are extra immunizations needed for the trip?  
Overall, please consult the CDC website and your physician and make a vaccination decision with which you are comfortable.

For more lesser-known vaccinations, you have options such as Passport Health, Rx Urgent Care, and Wake County Human Services.  A quick Google search may also give other options.  Please note that many vaccinations are not covered by standard health insurance coverage, so please research your insurance coverage, cost, and various providers so you’re not caught off-guard.  

What if I’m not a member of Cross Assembly?
If you are over the age of 18 and not a member, please contact David and Piby Rogel at [email protected].

Can a minor join this team? 
Due to the nature of the trip, minors will not be considered at this time.  

What are the physical demands of this trip?
This trip is very physically demanding.  Emmonak, Alaska is a very remote area.  Team members will serve 24 hours a day, working with the kids and sleeping in the same tent as the kids. While at camp the team will follow the camp schedule, including multiple chapel services a day, game time, activity time and supervising free time for the children.  Prior to camp beginning, the staff will also assign specific jobs to coaches (kitchen help, shower duty, lifeguard duty, moose shack, etc).  

Is there additional training required for this trip?
Yes.  Team members will attend monthly meetings to be better equipped to minister to the children at the camp and understand cultural differences.  In addition, team members will need to have recent experience working with children in a direct role.  Those that do not have the recent experience may be asked to serve at Cross Assembly Kidz Ministry once a month to meet this requirement.  
Do you have additional questions?
Please email the team leaders, David and Piby Rogel, at [email protected].

When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply online is December 22, 2023.  

Is a background check required?
Yes, Cross Assembly and Assemblies of God US Missions requires a criminal background check for team members.  If you do not have a current background check on file with Cross Assembly, you will receive an email with instructions.

How do I apply to join the team?
If you are ready to apply to join this team, please complete Step 3 of the Next Steps process by completing an application at the link below.  The missions director and team leader will consider your application, consult your reference, and contact you in a timely manner.  Because of the nature of this trip, in-person interviews will be conducted in order to approve team members.  If an updated background check is required to complete your application, please respond to the email link that you receive.

Questions?  Click here to email the team leader.