FAQs


PROGRAM QUESTIONS

Q: What will the schedule be like?
A:
We start our days bright and early at 6am, and normally finish around 8 or 9pm. Though the schedule is full, you are only here for 5 days, and we want to make the most of it.

Q: What will the ministry labs entail?
A: 
It will be hands-on experiential ministry training in evangelizing, worship, and prayer, where you get to put into practice what you learn.

Q: What are campus labs?
A: We will be going to different college campuses where we will put into practice what you learn at SBFS, that way you get a feel of what doing ministry could look like on your campus as well.

Q: Will food and housing be provided?
A: 
Yes, both are taken care of during the program, although it is recommended you bring some extra money for the occasional venture out to eat in your free time or for additional snacks.

Q: What will housing be like?
A: 
Housing will be provided for you; it will be apartments (including a kitchen, living room) where you stay in a non-coed group. Please read through the apartment guidelines attached in the acceptance packet for further apartment guidelines. Please make sure to bring your own bedding as well.

Q: Are there group discounts?
A: 
Yes! We offer a group rate of $325 for groups of 5 or more and $275 off per person for groups of 10 or more (plus $25 application fee).

Q: Are scholarships available?
A: 
We encourage you to try raising support from your church, friends, and family. We know there are amazing people that would love to send you, but there are scholarships available upon request. We will work with you individually on the amount, depending on circumstances.


TRAVEL QUESTIONS

Q: Should I bring my car?
A: 
If you have a vehicle, it would be very helpful if you could bring it (please make sure that you have the state-required liability insurance as well). You will be responsible to get around, such as the distances from one SBFS location to another. However, you may be able to get a ride with other participants, so if you don’t have a car that you’re bringing, please be mindful to pitch in for gas to the ones who do offer rides.

Q: Which airport should I fly into?
A: It will be MCI (Kansas City International Airport).

Q: Are airport pickups available if I come by plane?
A: 
We offer airport pick ups for those who get in/leave on the exact start/end dates of our Summer Leadership Program on June 26th and July 16th.

Q: What to bring?
A: 
Bible, laptop/tablet (optional), Bible study materials (eg. journal), bedding (sleeping bag OR pillow, sheets, and blanket), casual & modest clothing, personal toiletries, alarm clock, spending cash, prescription medications. Optional: Portable musical instruments, swim attire (ladies, one-piece swimsuits only please), athletic clothing.

Q: What will the weather be like?
A: 
Usually Kansas City spring can be warm or cool depending on the year (35-60 degrees F/ 2-16 degrees C)


MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS

Q: Can I work during SBFS?
A: No, we want you to be able to put all your energy into SBFS. If you are a local student, please be taking the time off of work while you’re in the program.

Q: My parents want to come visit – can they stay with me at SBFS housing?
A: 
We want you to have the full experience of community doing life together over this period of time and it to be a save environment for everyone in your group; therefore, you cannot stay with someone else during the program nor have visitors stay with you.

Q: Have other questions? 
A: You can email us at luke18@ihopkc.org.