People who come on a FAMM trip must be born again, believers committed to their local fellowship, confident in their salvation and able to communicate it cross culturally. They must be people committed and living a conservative biblical lifestyle. They must be trained and prepared for the mission of proclamation the will perform while on the fields with us.
Remember that I am a guest entering another culture and I represent Christ, the local pastor/believers, my home church and the FAMM team.
Remember that I am coming as a servant and a learner, not a teacher or critic. So I will be slow to speak, quick to listen and learn, demonstrating grace and humility while remaining open to learning new ideas and methods. I will diligently prepare and execute the FAMM strategy to the best of my ability. I will strive to maintain the attitude of a servant throughout my trip (Phil. 2:1-5; James 1:19).
Respect my team leaders and the local leaders and their decisions. I will be open to correction if my attitude is not healthy and conducive to the mission. I will make the team’s effectiveness in the mission my highest priority (1 Cor. 15:15-16; Eph. 5:21; Col. 3:1-3).
I will honor all other team members by withholding judgment and refraining from any type of gossip. I will seek to be charitable in my attitude towards others and speak only that which will edify and benefit those around me (Eph. 4:29; James 4:11).
I will do everything without arguing or complaining. Rather, I will seek to be encouraging and supportive in every situation (Phil. 2:14).
Refrain from negative comments or hostile discussions concerning our host country’s culture or politics.
Refrain from any activity that could be construed as romantic interest toward a national or any team member. I realize that activities that seem innocent in my own culture may seem inappropriate to others.
Abstain from alcohol consumption, use of tobacco, or any other behavior that would potentially bring disrepute to the name of Christ during the mission.