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Youth Group FAQs

What age groups serve?
Apex is open to all incoming high school 9th grader through the summer following their high school graduation.

What is the required leader-to-student ratio?
Each team is asked to bring at least one adult leader for each gender; the preferred ratio is one leader for every 8 to 10 students, and a minimum of 3 leaders per group. Adult leaders are required to be 19 years of age or older.

How much does the mission cost?
National Youth Missions cost $400 per participant.
International Youth Missions cost $900 per participant.

Is a deposit required?
There is a $100 non-refundable deposit per participant due at the time of registration.

When is the payment balance due?
Balances are due 30 days prior to the start of your mission. See registration agreement for more details.

How do you manage cancellations?
Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of your mission week will result in loss of the entire registration fee. See registration agreement for more details.

What does the cost include?
Registration includes room, board, Apex tools (pre-trip and on-site training materials), and Apex Staff. See site description for more details.

Where will our students be staying?
National Mission Groups are housed in the local church where they are serving during the week.
International Mission Groups are housed in locations most convenient for the site. See site description for more details.

Is transportation provided?
National Missions Teams are responsible for transportation. Transportation is required during the week to get to various ministry opportunities. Because of the challenges of city traffic and parking, 15-passenger vans are the largest size vehicle that can be accommodated.
International Missions Teams will have on-site transportation provided.

What do I have to do to prepare for an Apex Missions week?
Apex Missions requires team preparation in advance of your arrival. Teams will receive a pre-trip training manual designed to help you adequately prepare for ministry and links to online video content to enhance training.

When does registration close?
Online registration closes February 1st.

How do I pay for my registration?
Payments can be made by credit card online at the time of registration.
A 3% credit card fee will be added.

Payments may also be made by calling the EFCA National Office at (800) 745-2202 and asking for Donor Services. Be sure to indicate this is an Apex Missions payment.

Payments may also be made by check. Make checks payable to the Evangelical Free Church of America and note Apex Youth 9375 in the memo line.

Mail checks to:
EFCA
Attn: Apex Youth - 9375
901 East 78th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

What if I have more questions?
For additional questions or information, contact us at apex@efca.org.