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Missionaries

MCG is pleased to provide vehicles to missionaries while in the States on furlough from foreign assignments.  In addition, retiring missionaries may use a vehicle for up to three months, starting no later than the day of their retirement.

 

If you are a missionary and would like to use one of our vehicles, please take a few minutes to read through our policies and fill out the application.  There is a link at the bottom of this page.

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The vehicle that you will receive has been donated, or funds donated, to procure it, by committed Baptists interested in missions.  Therefore, you are requested to carry out certain responsibilities to fulfill this trust and insure the vehicle will be serviceable for other users.

 

If approved, we will tell you how to contact our volunteer coordinator 14 or more days in advance of your pick-up or return date. You will be met at the Atlanta airport or at First Baptist Church Jonesboro, 147 Church Street, Jonesboro, GA, as appropriate.  MCG will shuttle you from and to the airport upon your arrival/departure if needed.

 

If possible, make your travel arrangements between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

 

  1. All transactions concerning the delivery, return of the vehicle, and completion of all documents must be conducted at FBC Jonesboro.

  2. You or your spouse MUST personally pick up and/or return the vehicle.

  3. Drivers of MCG vehicles must have an acceptable drivers experience record.

  4. By submitting the application, you authorize MCG’s insurer to obtain a motor vehicle report for any proposed driver of MCG’s vehicle from the appropriate licensing and/or consumer reporting agency as required by GRO-276-B.  (At your expense of $10 per driver).

  5. All proposed drivers MUST be listed on the application.

  6. Driver MUST be the applying missionary, spouse or child, over the age of 21, and living in the parent’s home.

  7. Driver MUST have a current and valid drivers license issued by a U.S. state, the country where they are serving, or have an international license.

  8. Applicant agrees to deny use of MCG's vehicle to anyone not listed as a driver on the application.

 

Operational Fees

 

MCG Operation Fees are to be paid at the time you receive the vehicle, as follows:

 

  •  $250.00 per month, or

  •  $62.50 per week, if less than a full month

 

Refundable Deposit:

 

  • You must make a deposit of $200, at the time you receive the vehicle, which will be refunded to you after the vehicle has been returned and inspected, if there is no service or repair needed.

  • If such repairs or maintenance are necessary, the costs of such will be paid out of the deposit and the balance returned to you.

 

Motor Vehicle Report (MVR):

 

  • A non-refundable charge of $10.00 per driver for the MVR is to be paid by the missionaries at the time you receive the vehicle.

 

Transportation to and from Airport:
 

  • If you want us to pick you up at the airport and/or return you to the airport, there will be a charge of $35.00 for each trip.

IT IS PREFERRED THAT ALL FEES BE PAID BY CHECK.

 

Travel Limit:

 

  • MCG limits the travel of its automobiles to the states it serves:  GA, FL, AL, KY, NC, SC, TN and VA.

  • Transportation for travel outside the eight states listed MUST be aquired elsewhere.

  • DO NOT TOW other vehicles or trailers with MCG vehicles.

 

Time limit:

 

  • The maximum period for loaning an auto is 12 months.

 

Source of Transportation:

 

  • The user acknowledges that this is their only source of transportation. If another source is secured while on furlough, the user will notify MCG.
    At that time, a decision will be made whether to return the vehicle.  This will be dependent on the user's circumstances and MCG's availability of vehicles.

 

 

 
Covenant Between MCG and Users of Vehicles

 

  • MCG cannot provide a warranty as to the condition of the automobile because we accept all donations as is.  Our Volunteer Mechanical Team has carefully inspected and road tested each vehicle for mechanical condition and roadworthiness.

  • As a user, you agree to maintain the vehicle in like condition by following the service schedule and performing minor and routine repairs listed below, at your expense. 

  • Documentation of these routine services must be submitted to MCG when the vehicle is returned.   Failure to do so WILL result in forfeiture of your deposit and future use of a MCG vehicle.

 

ALL VEHICLES UNDER FACTORY WARRANTY ARE TO BE SERVICED IN ACCORDANCE WITH OWNERS MANUAL. 

 

Routine Service schedule - Fill out Log Book in glove compartment with date, mileage and service done.

 
  • Every 3,000 elapsed miles or 90 days (or whichever comes first)

                   

Change oil & filer

Lubricate chassis (if so equipped)

Check ALL fluids

Check tire pressure (including spare & location of jack/ tools)

Check all belts & hoses

Clean & tighten battery cables (check battery water level)

Check all lights/replace 

Check and replace both wiper blades, if needed (rear if so equipped)

CHECK LOG BOOK IN CAR & UPDATE AFTER SERVICE IS COMPLETED

 

Minor and Routine Repairs:

 

  • In addition to the Routine Service as outlined above, Minor and Routine repairs must be performed as needed.  Remember, in all likelihood, the vehicle that you are driving has thousands of miles of usage and parts will wear out.  To insure the longevity of the vehicle and that it will be functional for another missionary, you are required to do routine repair and replace components as they wear out.

                                  

Major Repairs:

 

  • For Major Repairs, that is repairs in excess of $200 of which you are responsible, you must comply with the following procedures:

  • Secure two binding estimates as to the scope and repairs needed along with guarantee of workmanship.  We suggest you check with local churches for recommendations of mechanics.

  • Contact Buddy Scudder at bscudder@bellsouth.net or call 770.468.1150 or Lanson Newsome at lansonn@bellsouth.net or call 770.608.0566 supplying them with the proposals for their approval.  You will be informed by Buddy or Lanson concerning approval of repairs.

  • MCG has limited resources.  Therefore, only MCG Staff can authorize MCG paying for any repairs.  If you approve such expenditures, without authorization, you will be responsible to pay them.

  • You will be responsible to insure that the vehicle is maintained in good operating condition. The vehicle has been carefully inspected by the MCG volunteer mechanical team to insure that it is in good mechanical condition and is roadworthy.  It is not expected that the vehicle will need any major repairs while in your possession.  In the event that major repairs are required, ALL costs above $200 must be approved by the MCG Operating Committee.

 

Insurance:

 

1.      MCG provides one million dollars of liability coverage on all MCG vehicles.

 

2.      Collision damage costs for MCG vehicles are not paid under the liability coverage.

 

3.      If you are at fault for an accident, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UP TO $500 OF DAMAGE, which is our insurance deductible.

 

4.      Beyond this, MCG assumes the risk and/or pays the collision damage cost for your at-fault accident up to and including total loss of the vehicle.

 

5.      Loss or theft of your personal property from the vehicle is not insured, nor the responsibility of MCG.

 

6.      There is an accident procedure form in your information pack.  Please review it.  ALL accidents must be reported to MCG.

 

7.      Please call Wayne Gresham  - Email:  wayne@wgresham.com   Office: 404-377-7073 (M-F: 8:30 – 4:00 PM) Cell:  404-849-5964.

 

 

Distracted Driver Policy:: 

PLEASE READ THE DISTRACTED DRIVING POLICY AND BE PREPARED TO SIGN AND SUBMIT A PRINTED COPY TO THE MCG VOLUNTEER WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR ASSIGNED VEHICLE.

In order to comply with our insurance company and increase Missionary safety and eliminate unnecessary risks behind the wheel, Macedonian Call of Georgia has enacted a Distracted Driving Policy, effective November 30, 2015.  We are committed to ending the epidemic of distracted driving, and have created the following rules, which apply to any driver operating a MCG vehicle.

• MCG drivers MAY use their cell phone for phone calls ONLY while driving.

• MCG drivers may NOT use a hand-held cell phone while operating a vehicle – whether the vehicle is in motion or stopped at a traffic light, or for any other activity, including but not limited to, the following:

     o Reading or responding to emails
     o Texting
     o Instant messages
     o Looking at social media
     o GPS use (MUST be programmed before driving vehicle)

Vehicle privileges, for present and future vehicles, will be suspended if you fail to follow the above Distracted Driver Policy.  Your security deposit will NOT be refunded to you.

 

Review the Distracted Driver Policy HERE and be prepared to sign policy when you pick up the vehicle.

 

 

Returning a Vehicle:

 

  • The user agrees, that when it is time to return the vehicle, user will clean and service the vehicle, and have ALL SERVICE/REPAIRS and CLEAN-UP completed.  Documentation of these routine services must be submitted to MCG when the vehicle is returned.  Failure to do so WILL result in forfeiture of your deposit and future use of a MCG vehicle.  

  • The vehicle will be inspected to see if you have complied with this agreement.

  • Please review our Rules of Operation and Statement of Agreement.  If these are acceptable, you are encouraged to submit your application.

  • You will be asked to sign a confirmation of the application information you provide and agreement to abide by our Rules of Operation.

 

 

 

 

By clicking the Application button below you are agreeing to the terms and conditions above and will be directed to the Application.

 
 
 
 
 
 
OUR APPLICATION IS BEING REDESIGNED.  UNTIL THIS IS COMPLETED, 
IN ORDER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR USE OF A VEHICLE, PLEASE CONTACT LANSON NEWSOME AT lansonn@bellsouth.net.