Aurora Mission Trip

Engage in God's kingdom work in Aurora!

Add to CalendarAurora Mission TripEngage in God's kingdom work in Aurora!St. Olaf Lutheran ChurchMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/Chicagotrue10/06/2024

Monday, June 10, 2024 - Friday, June 14, 2024

St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 1233 Douglas Ave, Montgomery, IL US 60538

Cost: $100.00

Email Event Coordinator, Avery Tindall

Team Leader: Ethan Wentzlaff
Who: Current 6-12th Grade Students
Dates: June 10-14, 2024

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 afternoons, and also have a meal at Wayside Cross on one of 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 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.

The Cost


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.

Note: Mission trip payments & gifts, are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. If you are unable to participate in this planned ministry, your funds will be used to support the missions program of the church per its discretion and control.

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 10: Info Meeting | 9:40 & 10:50 AM
March 13: Info Meeting | 8:30 PM
March 31: Application & $25 Deposit Due
April 10: Team Finalized

Team Meetings | 1-3 PM
Apr 28, May 19, & June 2

Aurora Mission Trip Application: Due March 31

For your application to be considered complete, you must turn in all of the following:
  1. Application/Deposit of $25
  2. Parent Reference
  3. Leader Reference

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Ethan Wentzlaff

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