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Impact Trips FAQ

How do I choose a trip?

There are a few ways to choose the right trip for you. We think people have the best outcome serving overseas when they are able to incorporate their talents, skills, and previous experiences. You may consider choosing a trip based on the best time of year for you or an area of the world where you feel connected. Ultimately, the best course of action is to pray and ask God for direction and confirmation as you consider this opportunity.

Do I need to be a member of The Father's House to go on a trip?

You need to be actively engaged at one of our campuses to go on an Impact Trip. Trip participants meet regularly leading up to the trip. We ask that you attend one of our churches in the area so you can be actively engaged throughout the entire process.

What is the age requirement to participate on a Trip?

We allow children ages 13 and up to go on trips. All minors must fill out an application to be considered for a trip.

Who is selected for trips?

Each trip requires a different set of criteria for applicants. It is important that we place people on trips according to how they best fit the trip needs. This could include looking for people with specific skill sets or experiences. Please keep in mind that sometimes we receive more applications than we have availability. Sometimes we simply don’t have enough room to take all applicants. In addition, you must be a regular attendee at any of our TFH campuses.

By applying, am I committing to the trip? When am I officially commited?

No, you are not committing by submitting your application. After the teams are selected, a trip leader will contact you and confirm your commitment.

How will I know you received my application?

You should receive a confirmation email after submitting your application through our trip’s platform, GO Method. This confirms that TFH Global Reach has received your application.

What happens to my application if I'm not chosen?

If you are not chosen, your application goes into a waiting list. If a leader of another trip is still looking for people for his or her team, then he or she may contact you to see if you are interested.

Are donations made to trips / participants refundable?

Your donation is made to TFH Global Reach as a ministry and not to an individual. In the unlikely event that the trip participant you are wanting to support is unable to go on a trip, your donation will still go toward the specified trip under TFH Global Reach, and the money will still be used for its intended purpose; to send trip participants to the mission field, cover trip expenses, and reach those that they serve with the love of Christ. All donations, including deposits, are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Where do I get the money to go on a trip?

You and the rest of your team will fundraise for financial support from others. We have found that many people don’t have the time or ability to go on a short-term Impact Trip but have the desire to be involved in some way. We ask, therefore, that every person going on a trip raise his/her funds by sharing their personal support link or writing letters to friends and family sharing the goal of the trip and the financial requirements to make the trip happen. Each year, hundreds of trip-goers raise thousands of dollars as their supporters generously join in the adventure of short-term Impact Trips!

How Do I Donate To Someone’s Trip?

  1. Click on the trip the individual you are supporting to is going on.
  2. Click on “Donate to Trip”
  3. Type or search the name of the individual you are supporting.
  4. Complete your personal and billing information along with the amount you want to donate and finalize your transaction.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to you and will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

What If I Don’t Have A Passport?

Apply now for a passport if you don’t have one! The sooner you get started the better, as it can take up to 8-10 weeks to process. Don’t delay even if you’re thinking of going on an Impact Trip, you should start the process now.

After you receive your new passport number, update your profile with that information. You will also need to upload a copy of your passport via GO Method and give it to your team leader prior to trip departure (they will advise when). As per rules for international airline travel, we are required to obtain and send the expiration date of your passport for booking travel, so we will need that information as soon as possible.

If your passport expires less than six months after your departure date, you will need to renew your passport as soon as possible. Additionally, if you have a non-U.S. passport, you are responsible for finding out if a visa is required for you to travel to a specific country.

Can I travel to another destination or stay longer at my destination?

No. It is imperative for team unity, safety, and liability reasons that all trip participants travel together.