Steps to join Don’t forget to pray through everything! Step 1 PREPARATION Please read all the information. If you are unsure about the details do ask us at [email protected]. Step 2 PLANNING Talk to those who will be supporting your application. This will include the leaders in your church, maybe your parents and some close friends. Think and pray about where the money will come from for the outreach, travel, insurance and other expenses. Step 3 APPLYING Complete the online application. There is usually a link on the outreach page. If not, we'd like to chat first so complete the "I've got a question" form. Please let us know your first and second choice of outreach/dates. Places fill up very quickly and we cannot always guarantee your first choice. We ask for the address of two referees (but may only contact one of them). One person should be your pastor or another church leader who has known you for at least two years. We cannot process your application until we have heard back from them. If you’re a student it would be helpful to have contact with your home and student church if you have both. Try to pick someone who not only knows you well but will support you through the whole process including after you get back. Confirm whether you’re paying the £50 non-refundable deposit online, sending in a cheque or phoning to pay by card. (this is your first payment and is included in the prices quoted on the information sheets). [We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application and payment and contact your referee.] Step 4 PROCESSING We will receive your reference and then process your application. We might want to chat through something you've mentioned on your form, so we will contact you to set up a time. If you have been accepted to join, we will send you confirmation of your acceptance, together with further information on travel, finance, etc. You book your own travel but we can provide advice on flights and will put you in touch with other applicants from the UK if there are any. If you need to get a DBS check through us we’ll send you details of how to apply online and what ID we need to see. If you are registered on the DBS Update Service, we’ll ask you for further details. Step 5 PRAYING, AND MORE PREPARING Regularly pray for your upcoming outreach, and gather a Prayer Team of those who will pray for you. Prepare to go - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Your Acceptance Email will detail everything you need to do. Step 6 GO, and COME BACK! We will call you a couple of days before you leave to chat and pray with you. Come back and tell everyone about it! We will send you an evaluation to fill in, and then plan a time to call and debrief you. We want to know the highlights and challenges you experienced, as well as what God did - in you and through you! Step 7 PONDER Just as Mary pondered things in her heart, keep reflecting on how this experience has changed you and inspired you, and how God wants you to apply it.