Frequently Asked Questions about serving in Metro Ministries Costa Rica
How can I get involved?
You can contact us about upcoming trips, coming alone, or bring a team of your own.
Can I fundraise for this trip?
Certainly. Many people raise money through family, friends, and church members, or by conducting fundraisers. There are many ways to raise the funds needed for the trip.
Could you provide me an itinerary of a mission trip?
Contact us at email@example.com and tell us how many people will participate in the trip... What is the age range?
and as soon as we have the information you need, we will send it to you immediately.
Where will we stay?
Dependant on team size you would like to bring or in which project you will be serving you may lodge on-site with our missionaries or stay in a very comfortable local guest house nearby. Teams will sleep 2-6 per room.
What will we do?
Our primary avenues of outreach include Personal home visits, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, community development, and community work conducted in partnership with local churches.
Teams are divided into ministry groups of 3-5 people with an interpreter. Each ministry group gets its own area to target each day, visiting people in their homes. Ministry groups typically could spend two days visiting each family, building relationships. Their approach is to "Cultural Exchange", a time to learn about the family's way of life and to share about their own. This has proven to be a very effective ministry, opening people's hearts to the Gospel. One of the objectives of the Cultural Exchange is to leave each family with a tangible reminder of God’s love and care for them.
Each day one ministry group will spend the afternoon leading children’s ministry. The time is spent teaching the Word of God through songs, stories, games, and other activities. We will provide the curriculum and structure for the day, as well as a list of suggested items to bring.
Are there any age restrictions?
For Student Trip, you must be between 16 and 26 years old, and for our adult trip, you must be 18 years or older. For church or organization led trips, members must be 18 years or older unless being accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our minimum age with a parent or guardian is 13. Additionally, it is acceptable for the team leader to serve as the guardian.
What are the qualifications for this trip?
Other than being a born-again Christian with a heart to serve and share the love of Christ, there are no other qualifications. We will provide you with some cultural and ministry training prior to working in the communities. Our goal is that you feel prepared while also stepping out to learn and experience new things.
If you have any more questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.