“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8
“To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” – Mark 12:33
Our Values on Missions:
- Each person as loved by God
- Being a blessing to all we are in contact with
- Doing everything with a spirit of excellence
- A willingness to sacrifice for others
- Intentional preparation and training
- Reflection as much as the experience
Our goals are to:
- Develop gifts in participating students – 1 Corinthians 12:27
- Develop relationships with our neighbors to open their hearts to the gospel. – Acts 14:21 -22
- And mobilize teens to share their faith with others outside the mission trips. – Matthew 28:19-20
2012 Mission Trip
Week of Hope; Bay City, Michigan
Stretching you out of your “comfort zones” deepens your connection to Jesus. By being challenged, you’ll learn quickly to look to your faith to see them through. You’ll see how God uses the experience of serving others to change lives-in both you and the people you serve. And when you combine meaningful service with daily devotions and powerful, interactive programs, you open eyes and hearts to real growth. Each year, over 90% of campers report growing closer to God!
July 8th to 13th
Cost per person: $285.00 with a $50.00 deposit due on September 25th along with the Mission Trip application.
Typical Day at Week of Hope
6:30 a.m – Breakfast crew begins meal prep
6:45 a.m. – Get up (Wakey-Wakey!)
7:00 a.m. – Breakfast, get water, & pack lunches
8:15 a.m. – Morning program/depart for projects
3:30 p.m. – Return to the lodging facility
4:00 p.m. Dinner crew begins meal prep
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free time/hospitality tasks
7:30 p.m. Evening program
9:00 p.m. Youth group devotions
11:00 p.m. Lights out
Who can participate?
Junior/Senior High: Participants must be at least 12 yrs. old or entering the 7th grade in the fall of 2011.
What about adults?
Adults (age 21 and above) are a critical part of the mission experience. Adults provide safety, relationships, spiritual guidance, and discipline. And adults serve on project crews, shoulder to shoulder with young people.
How are crews organized?
A typical “crew” is a group of four or five young people and one adult. Some projects require multiple crews or slight modifications of crew size based on local partners and community needs. Project crews usually include participants from a variety of churches.
Where do we stay?
Most lodging is in local churches, Christian schools, or community centers (accommodations vary by trip). Accommodations will include areas for groups to room together by gender, a common eating area, and a program area. Showers will be available.