Task Force Teams

Task Force Teams are a great opportunity to get a glimpse of another culture while also serving in tangible ways. Bethel’s short term missions teams have been serving in locations at home and around the world for more than 25 years. Students raise support and participate in a variety of ministries during the couple of weeks they spend away from home.

 

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This Year's Team Trips

Costa Rica Task Force: May 7-17, 2018

France Task Force: May 8-23, 2018

Kenya - Nursing Task Force: May 2018

Israel Study Tour: May 20-June 1, 2018

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Glimpse another culture and serve in tangible ways

Here's how to apply:

  1. Login to the student web.

  2. Select from the pull-down menu which Task Force trip you want to apply for.

  3. Fill out the entire application including your passport expiration date.

  4. Submit the application

  5. You’ll be contacted shortly by the SATF Office.

  6. After you receive confirmation that your application was received you’ll be able to send reference requests using our online format.

  7. Within a couple weeks of receiving submitting your application for a Task Force, a personal interview will be set up with the team leaders.

  8. After all applicants have been interviewed, the final team will be chosen and you’ll be notified regarding final team selections.

Task Force FAQs

What is a Task Force?

A Task Force team is a group of Bethel College students that travels outside the walls of Bethel College (typically internationally) for the purpose of serving in a short-term mission capacity.

What is the cost of a Task Force trip?

The cost of a Task Force trip varies depending on the location and year. Typically, a trip will range from $1,400-$2,200 per student.

How are Task Force locations selected?

Task Force locations are chosen in a variety of ways. Whether based on an established relationship that Bethel College has with a short-term mission organization or a missionary known by the college, we try to select locations that are not only of interest to students, but that also provide opportunities for high-levels of service and impact for participants and for those we serve.

Who can participate in a Task Force?

Any Bethel student is eligible to apply to be part of a Task Force team. Final approval will be given based on the student’s application, interview and standing with the Student Development Office (inclusive of residential and disciplinary issues, chapel attendance, and health concerns).

How does fundraising work for a Task Force team?

The main source of fundraising is done through sending out support letters. We provide official letterhead, envelopes and helpful instructions on how to effectively raise support. You are responsible for all postage and actually mailing your support letters. Gifts given toward your Task Force trip by donors are tax deductible.

Are gifts given toward my Task Force tax deductible?

Yes. Any gifts made directly to Bethel College and designated for your team will be tax deductible for the year in which they are given.

Can I pay for a Task Force on my school bill?

Most Task Force teams do not earn credit because the nature of the program is service. However, there may occasionally be a Summer Travel program that is offered in conjunction with a Task Force team.

How do I apply for a Task Force?

Log in to MyBethel, join the Task Force Group, click on the “Apply Now!” link on the left hand banner, and click on the link: “Start New Application.”

Can I earn credit for a Task Force?

Most Task Force teams do not earn credit because the nature of the program is service. However, there may occasionally be a Summer Travel program that is offered in conjunction with a Task Force team.

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