Engage in God's kingdom work in Aurora!
Monday, June 12, 2023 - Friday, June 16, 2023
Team Leader: Avery Tindall
Who: Current 6th-12th Grade Students
Dates: June 12-16, 2023
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 a meal at Wayside Cross on one of the evenings.
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
One evening will be devoted to eating dinner at Wayside Cross (Tuesday). Friday night will be a team debrief and hang out evening.
While you are responsible for the $25 non-refundable deposit, you can either raise the remaining $75 and/or pay the amount out of your own pocket.
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.
March 1: Info meeting
March 5: Info meeting (Room 101-102)
10:40 & 11:50 AM
March 31: Application & $25 Deposit Due
April 16: Team Finalized
Team Meetings (1-3 PM):
April 23, May 21, June 4
For your application to be considered complete, you must turn in all of the following:
- Application/Deposit of $25
- Parent Reference
- Leader Reference