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Aurora Mission Trip

Engage in God's kingdom work in Aurora!

Add to CalendarAurora Mission TripEngage in God's kingdom work in Aurora!Village Bible Church | Sugar Grove CampusMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/Chicagotrue14/06/2021

Monday, June 14, 2021 - Friday, June 18, 2021

Village Bible Church | Sugar Grove Campus, 847 North State Route 47, Sugar Grove, IL US 60554

Cost: $100.00

Email Event Coordinator, Mitch Friestad

Team Leader: Mitch Friestad
Who: Current 6th-12th Grade Students
Dates: June 14-18, 2021

Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am - 4pm
Friday: 11am - 7pm

For several years, our student ministry has served in a variety of projects, partnering with Wayside Cross Urban Youth Ministry, a local ministry our church supports that does amazing work in the community all year long. We will help run the day camp in the early afternoon, and then have other opportunities for spiritual growth and development in the evenings. 

Why Aurora?

We want our Student Ministry to be introduced to, exposed to, and immersed in the ongoing ministry in our neighboring community of Aurora. We want our students to gain an understanding of and a renewed passion for the work that God is doing in their local community, with the hope that they will come to see how God is at work all around them and around the world, and so continue to foster an emphasis on missions. This trip will involve a variety of opportunities for students to serve. It is great exposure to see that serving God can involve so many different activities that cater to all the different

skills and passions God has given each one of us. The week will be a great experience for teenagers to learn that they can find a place to serve now and do not need to wait until they are older. We desire to see this week transform the hearts and minds of students, igniting their desire to be involved in serving God in creative ways all year long.

While this is mainly a student trip, we would like to invite all who are interested in serving to join us!  In fact, we need adults who have a heart for Jesus and teens to help facilitate this trip.

What will we do?

1. UYM Day Camp
We will run a Vacation Bible School type of ministry. This will take place in the mornings at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, which is located in the Aurora/Montgomery area. Students will be responsible for Bible stories, crafts and game times not to mention sharing the love of Jesus with the students.

2. Fellowship & Growth
Each evening will focus on fellowship and spiritual growth within the team. We are looking to have some of our own missionaries if they are around and available speak with the team to help our students catch a vision for missions. We will also attend youth group and have other activities to bond the team. 

The Cost

While you are responsible for the full amount, our goal is that you would pay 1/3 out of pocket, would raise 1/3 from outside of the church family, and would raise the final 1/3 through church fundraisers and gifts. We recommend bringing $20 pocket money for leisure.
Regretfully, payments made and funds raised are non-refundable as travel purchases are non-refundable.

Who should come on this trip?

We’re looking for mature students, GRADES 6-12, and adults who have a passion for serving their local community, love children, and are willing to do what it takes to show the love of Christ to those around them.

Important Dates

March 3: Info meeting*

  8:30 PM – Fireplace Room

March 7: Info meeting*

   After Both Services – Fireplace Room

March 15: Application & $50 deposit due

March 21:  Team Finalized

Aurora Mission Trip Application:

For your application to be considered complete, you must turn in all of the following:
  1. Application/Team Covenant
  2. Parent Reference
  3. Leader Reference
  4. Deposit of $50

Click here to apply
Click here for Parent Reference Form 
Click here for Leader Reference Form


Mitch Friestad