Welcome to the RTN FAQ page. If you have a question that is not listed here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be sure to post or answer it. Please check the other pages for information on RTN, teams, Mission 24 and events.
Can we come and not stay at a church?
Yes. Many local groups come and work for a day, two-three days, and all week. Additionally, several of our partners in the past have chosen to stay at a hotel in the area. We can make recommendations if that is something you might like to do.
Can I come as an individual volunteer?
If there is a team in the area you are welcome to come as a single volunteer. If you wish to work with us when there is not a team, please contact us to schedule a visit.
Can I pick a particular group to work with?
Yes. We have several teams that come and want to work with a particular people group. In these cases we try to pair you up with a congregation of that PG or put you in a location that has that group. Keep in mind that when working in an apartment complex you will encounter many nationalities.
If we have a project in mind to do can we do it?
It depends. There are some things that will work here and some things that won’t. Here at RTN we are strategic in our ministry. We ask that you check with us before deciding what you are going to do as the area is very diverse and cross-cultural. We do have a calendar of events that we are needing teams to help us host. Please check with us about our calendar of events to see if anything we need matches up with a project that is on your heart.
Will there be translators for us?
In apartment ministry, because you never know who is going to show up, this is difficult. Most kids speak English. We ask that you maintain flexibility and be willing to be stretched.
Can I bring gifts, clothes, or food to give away?
Please check with us before you bring anything. Surprisingly enough refugees have access to many of these things. We want our presence in the community to be an empowering one rather than one that creates dependency, so it’s best to check with us and let us distribute them as we see fit.
What is the best time to do ministry?
The best time to do ministry with RTN is in the afternoons and early evenings. This community is late rising and often works second and third-shift jobs. Mornings are certainly not the best.