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RMI believes that in order for a team to have a successful trip they must have adequate cultural, spiritual, and practical orientation and preparation. This is key for successful Short Term Mission trips.
RMI's Team Training and Orientation for both leaders and team members is an amazing collection of materials that will provide such things as cross-cultural training and tips, Haitian history, geography, practical tips and information. It is designed to help team members be as prepared as possible. The materials dovetail and are woven together in such a way that all of the materials are used during each session. It is required for all team members to go through this 6 session program. (Five sessions are to be studied together before the team's trip and the sixth session is an important debriefing after the team returns home.) Meeting regularly before you leave not only enables a team to study the material but also builds team unity and spiritual oneness as well as provides time for planning ministry.
Team Leaders, please make sure to order your needed supplies at least 4 months prior to your trip.
One-Time Church Resources - These are sent to the church once and should be passed on from team to team.
Required Team Materials - Each team member is required to have a manual and a devotional.
These materials and a team T-shirt are included in your MED in-country costs.
The following documents are available in your Team Training Manual but are provided here if you want a downloadable version.
Team Member Resources
Team Leader Resources
Each team member must complete these forms and submit them together to RMI 6 weeks prior to your trip. Team leader - it is your responsibility to make sure these forms are submitted according to the deadline. Should we not have them, especially the Release Form, before the team leaves for Haiti, they might not be allowed to travel under RMI’s banner.
Other documents that you may find useful:
"The training manual had many key points in it and I was impressed how intricately it was designed to inform us with everything we need to know about the trip."