There are many frequently asked questions (FAQs) BOUNCE Leadership answer every year. Below you will find some of them, however many of your questions may be answered by looking at the Student Disaster Recovery Group Leader Handbook or the Student Church Planting Group Leader Handbook.
What does a week of BOUNCE look like?
BOUNCE is a combination of hands-on mission service, worship, and training (Church Planting missions). For a look at the tentative schedules for a BOUNCE Mission, check out the Group Leaders page.
Who can participate in a BOUNCE Mission?
For Spring Break Mission any student currently in 6th grade through college can participate in a BOUNCE Mission. For Summer Missions students must have completed 6th grade and be at least 12 years of age. Any underage children are not eligible to participate in or attend a BOUNCE Mission.
How many adults are needed to serve as sponsors?
Groups must provide one adult female (21 years of age or older) for every 5 girls and one adult male (21 years of age or older) for every 5 boys. For more information on Adults at BOUNCE, check the Group Leader Handbooks.
How much does BOUNCE cost and what is included in the price of BOUNCE?
Rates vary for each BOUNCE Mission. For specific rates, check the list of mission opportunities. In most cases unless otherwise stated, the pre-packaged mission rate includes lodging in an area school or church, meals, mission prep materials, on site supplies, supplemental insurance, Mission Coordinating Team, Staff, Worship Team, and a BOUNCE T-Shirt.
Where do we stay at BOUNCE?
In most cases we lodge at local churches or schools. Check the Supply Lists in the Group Leader Handbooks for everything you will need to “camp out” for your mission.
What is the difference between a Disaster Recovery/Community Rehab Mission and a Church Planting Mission?
A Disaster Recovery/Community Rehab Mission is a hands-on construction-based mission that seeks to restore HOPE, rebuild COMMUNITIES, and reflect CHRIST in areas impacted by disasters or where homes need rehabilitation. We help communities and individuals “BOUNCE” back. Church Planting Missions immerse students in church planting and seek to give church plants and planters a “BOUNCE” forward in ministry momentum.
Can any size group participate in BOUNCE?
Yes. Whether you want to bring 3 or 30, BOUNCE can accommodate your group and provide you with a significant hands-on mission experience.
What kind of work is done at a Disaster Recovery/Community Rehab Mission?
Students serve communities through a variety of challenging ministry projects. Work may include but is not limited to debris removal & clean-up; construction rehabilitation such as roofing, drywall, siding, painting, flooring, and more; and other ministry projects that will assist and encourage members of the affected community.
Is construction experience required for a BOUNCE Disaster Recovery/Community Rehab Mission?
Although helpful, your group doesn’t need construction experience. BOUNCE has experienced construction personnel to lead and supervise Ministry Teams. If your church has experienced construction volunteers, let us know. We may want to enlist them to serve as Construction Team Leaders. We need their help!