plan a mission trip
Our facilities can accommodate adult, youth, and family groups of up to 75 participants.
It is important that you submit your complete registration packet one month before you will arrive at Delta Grace. This allows our staff time to choose the right projects for your team, which is determined by how many teams members, your budget, and your skill levels.
To secure your date, register your group and send in your deposit. The remaining balance of your fee is due upon your arrival.
55 percent of the total fee for a group determines the budget for the team’s project materials.
Keep in mind that youth groups must adhere to the Mississippi Annual Conference Safe Sanctuaries guidelines.
Deposit Per Missioner
Required to secure your dates and non-refundable. This will be applied to the overall fee due upon your arrival at Delta Grace.
Non-Summer Cost Per Missioner
Includes housing, projects, supervision, materials, and tools. (Some projects may need additional funding to cover material costs. Delta Grace staff will discuss this possibility with team leaders prior to choosing projects.)
Summer Cost Per Missioner
June + July Only. This includes housing, projects, supervision, materials, tools, all meals, daily worship services, and evening activities. (Meal provided only when COVID guidelines allow.)
what to expect
At Delta Grace, we believe that building relationships is even more important than fixing houses. Our work is 90% relationships and 10% hammer and nails.
When you arrive, you’ll begin with an orientation session, where you’ll learn the history of Delta Grace, a little bit more about the heart behind the ministry. You’ll also receive your project assignment(s).
On work days, your team will load up your tools and materials and head to your project sites after eating breakfast and preparing your lunches. Your work will be supervised by one of our construction managers. Teams typically end their work day before 5:00 p.m. Summer teams return to the church, clean up, eat dinner, attend a laid-back worship service in the sanctuary, and spend the rest of the evening resting or participating in games and activities.
For most teams, a closing worship is planned on the last night the team is at Delta Grace. This is a chance for homeowners to fellowship with the entire team, and for everyone to witness the life-transforming work completed throughout the trip.
One Team's Story
Schedule Your Trip
Check our calendar to decide on the best time for your trip. Then, fill out the team registration form and pay your team’s deposit online or by mail.
Submit Your Pre-Trip Information Form
This form should be filled out by the Team Leader no later than ONE MONTH BEFORE your team’s arrival. This form includes several sections: Team Information, Trip Information, and Team Skills Assessment.
Arrive at Delta Grace + Submit Final Forms
Complete the Skills Assessment Form, Liability and Medical Release Forms, and Team Roster.
Have questions? Great! We have answers!
Volunteers are supervised by professional construction managers. We don’t expect you to already be a professional at home repair! (If you are…that’s a bonus!) Delta Grace provides a safe environment to learn new skills. Chances are, you will walk away from your mission trip with new knowledge on plumbing, roofing, carpentry, power tools, and more! All we ask is that you listen well, ask plenty of questions, learn as much as you can, and—above all—form relationships with homeowners.
Delta Grace completes projects by order of application and matches teams with feasible projects based on finances and numbers. Because of this, teams cannot choose the projects they will work on.
Most worksites are formally assigned at Orientation once your team arrives. Advance notice for work assignments will be general and is subject to change based on client needs. Please be flexible!
If your team wants to work on a particular type of project (roofing, for example), let us know. We’ll evaluate things and see what we can do!
Because Delta Grace has to pay utilities and maintenance on the facilities, we cannot refund team deposits.
Ask us about rescheduling to a better time!
Teams are responsible for designating their own overnight chaperones. A Delta Grace representative will be available if needed but will not always be on campus.
Yes, Delta Grace is located in the Sunflower United Methodist Church which actually was once an old school! Sunflower UMC meets for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 and teams are invited to attend but not required. Sunflower UMC also invites mission team members to participate in worship if they would like.
Safety, safety, safety is a priority. All volunteers will be instructed on worksite safety guidelines, and will be provided with proper personal protection equipment. (Note: if you have your own work gloves, safety glasses, earplugs, and other equipment, bring those!)
During the summer months, one of our primary safety concerns is proper hydration. The heat
and humidity in the Mississippi Delta provide a dangerous combination when working outside.
Please begin hydrating on your travel day so that you are prepared for your first day of work.
We encourage groups to drink at least a gallon of water while on the worksite. Sports drinks are
NOT a replacement for water, but can be consumed in conjunction with water.
Pray, pray, pray. You’ve signed up for an amazing opportunity to serve and share God’s grace with others. Begin praying for your trip and the homeowners you will encounter!
RESTROOMS + SHOWERS
- Men and women’s restrooms with 2 showers each
- 2 half-baths
- A handicap-accessible restroom/shower
- A shower house with 4 showers
- A washer and dryer
- Dining room that can accommodate up to 100
- Fully-functioning kitchen
- A small, newly-renovated chapel
- Fully-stocked tool room
- A beautiful sanctuary