Groups and individuals from our congregation serve on short term mission trips.
Past trips include: the Dominican Republic, Belize, Mexico, and Guatemala.
(Current trip planning, like many other things, is on hold right now due to Covid-19.)
And we are grateful for the privilege of supporting specific missionaries through prayer, financial giving, and encouragement in the following places:
Mexico, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Spain, South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa
Our high school youth group, Roots, takes a mission trip every summer.
The location for each trip varies, but the goals remain the same:
- Align with the vision of our church by answering God’s call to use our gifts by serving others.
- Encourage each youth and the adult leaders to discover new gifts.
- Explore opportunities that will further mature our individual faith in Christ.
- Build a sense of “community in Christ,” both within our own group and with God’s community at large.
Our most recent high school mission trips:
2020 - Sutton, Alaska
This is a trip we've taken every 4 years since 2004, partnering with Eaglecrest Alaska Missions to live, serve, and play at a camp that was started as a ministry to the local community which was ripe for seeing God's love shown through tangible acts of service. Every time we go, the work that needs to be done is a little different. We've cut wood, sided and painted houses, assisted with yard work, cleaned community parks, provided a community wide picnic, served lunch at Kingdom Air, and shared our testimonies of God's work in us. We also get to see God's majesty through his beautiful creation as we hike and explore the beautiful area around Sutton.
2019 - Warrensburg, MO
We participated in the CIY Move convention that was designed to amplify the call of Christ on students lives to become Kingdom Workers. Through the study of Elijah, students learned that God calls us into his story, we can trust God to provide, God will sustain us when we despair, and God sends us to reach others.
2018 - Chicago, IL
We partnered with YouthWorks serving the local community by working in community gardens, at food distribution centers, in a children’s program, and through interior painting projects for the elderly.
2017 - Clarkesville, GA
We partnered with TEAMeffort in ministering to the local Hispanic community through home improvement projects like painting, roof repair, and yard work.