Global Missions:
Alaska - Anchorage
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Thank you for expressing interest in joining the Alaska team with Cross Assembly.
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Alaska - FAQ

What are the dates of the trip?
The trip dates are October 5-12, 2024 (pending purchase of airline tickets).

What is the cost of the trip, and what is included?
The trip costs $2500-2700.  This includes airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, emergency/medical insurance through the Assemblies of God and daily breakfast (final cost will be determined once airfare is secured).  

The cost does NOT include immunization costs, food at the airport on travel days, some meals (to be determined), and personal purchases for or on the trip.  

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.

Online contributions can be made through a team-specific giving link.  The link will be given to team members for their use and for them to distribute to their donors.

Does Cross Assembly help fund short-term trips?
No, individual team members are responsible to contribute or raise funds for the entirety of their trip budget.  Cross Assembly sends over 150 people a year on short-term trips, so individual funding for team members is not budgeted.  By registering for the trip, an applicant commits to cover his or her expenses for the trip.

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?  
Yes, minors over the age of 13 who are accompanied by their parents will be considered.

What are the physical demands of this trip?
This trip will include multiple ministry opportunities which will require moderate walking and hiking.  

Is there additional training required for this trip?
Yes, team members will attend monthly meetings to be better equipped to minister and understand cultural differences.
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.  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.

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 April 5, 2024.
Questions?  Click here to email the team leader.