Financial Guidelines

Financial Guidelines

Servant Life is committed to providing a quality mission experience at the lowest possible price. Our goal is not to entertain, but rather to provide opportunities for you to live the Great Commission. As you review these financial guidelines, be sure to check out our fundraising resources as well.

The cost of the mission experience includes in-country costs, such as:

  • Meals
  • In-country transportation*
  • Housing
  • Supplemental Traveler's Insurance (international trips)
  • Sponsoring local students to attend camp
  • T-Shirt
  • Pre-Trip Training Material
  • Exit tax, if applicable
  • Visas, if applicable
*Transportation not included in Houston, Dallas, Toronto

Costs not covered in base cost of the trip include:
  • Airfare
  • Passports
  • Immunization Shots
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses while traveling and in-country, including meals in airports
  • Any additional costs associated with the trip before you arrive and after you leave

Deposits:

Summer International Trips: Deposits of $250 per person and a copy of the front page of your passport are due November 1. If you register after November 1, a deposit of $250 per person and a copy of the front page of your passport are due within 30 days of registration.

Summer Domestic Trips: Deposits of $250 ($75 for Houston & Dallas) per person are due November 1. If you register after November 1, a deposit of $250 ($75 for Houston & Dallas) per person is due within 30 days of registration.

Spring Break International Trips: Deposits of $250 per person and a copy of the front page of your passport are due November 1. If you register after November 1, a deposit of $250 per person and a copy of the front page of your passport are due within 30 days of registration.

Spring Break Domestic Trips: Deposits of $250 ($75 for Houston & Dallas) per personare due November 1. If you register after November 1, a deposit of $250 ($75 for Houston & Dallas) per person is due within 30 days of registration.

Deposits are non-refundable. If you are bringing a group and need to lower your number, a deposit may be transferred to your final balance through January 31. Deposits are non-transferable after January 31.

Individuals:

If you are 16 years old or older, you qualify to register as an individual for a trip. Once you register, you will receive an application via email that will need to be filled out and mailed to our offices along with a check for the $50 non-refundable application fee within 30 days of registering online. Once we process the application and fee, you will be notified if you have been accepted to serve on the mission trip of your choice. Please allow 2 weeks for your application to be processed and references to be contacted.

Once you have been accepted to serve on a trip, the $200 non-refundable deposit will be due either by November 1 or within 30 days of being notified that you have been accepted to serve.

Airfare:

If flying, Servant Life will secure all airline transportation through our travel agent to insure teams arrive together. Once your group is in place, let us know as soon as possible so we can secure your tickets at the lowest possible rate.

You are responsible for the payment of any purchased tickets. Once a ticket is purchased, payment for that ticket must be in our office within 5 business days.

All tickets must be secured and paid in full 2 months before departure. Payments for airfare must be made via check. We cannot accept credit card payments for airfare purchases.

Summer Missions Payments:

The first payment, which is half of the base cost, is due March 1.

The balance of the trip cost is due in the Servant Life office no later than 35 days before departure. If your final balance is not received by 35 days out, a $100 late fee may be applied.

Spring Break Missions Payments:

The first payment, which is half of the base cost, is due January 1.

The balance of the trip cost is due in the Servant Life office no later than 35 days before departure. If your final balance is not received by 35 days out, a $100 late fee may be applied.

PLEASE NOTE: All checks and money orders must be made out to SERVANT LIFE. Please mail all payments and donations to PO Box 36307, Birmingham, AL 35236.