Youth Mission Trips
Mission Trips provide an opportunity for our youth to grow close to God while serving others. A very impactful week for our student's faith.
High School Mission Trip
High school, college and adult participants please join us for our Mission trip this summer with Experience Missions (EM), serving in Jackson County, Ohio apart of the Appalachia region. Make sure to sign up soon, spots are limited! Please note that our trip cost has increased due to the needs of the mission site. The increase cost all goes back to help provide supplies to the community. We are also asking for your participation in fundraising this year!
Here is a little more about where we will be serving: Nestled in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio is Jackson County. Due to the economic shifting of the industrial infrastructure, a once thriving community now faces a 7.9% unemployment rate. Degrading public utilities have been a constant reminder of the difficult times. In addition, a drug epidemic plagues a large population of Jackson County’s inhabitants. In 2013 Jackson County was ranked number one in Ohio for per capita prescription opioid consumption. Through all of the difficulties Jackson County faces there is an exuberant sense of community pride, and despite the hardships, many parties are seeing the issues and are striving for a better future.
EM partners with the local church, World Outreach Ministries. The church affirms the local government’s initiative to transform the community – contributing to community improvement in any and every way it can. Through our partnership, Experience Mission also works alongside a drug recovery ministry, Warriors for Christ Recovery where our teams work with the youth of drug strained neighborhoods.
Southeastern Ohio Teams share in the forward motion of community improvement. There are ample opportunities to work with the local government and church to contribute to much-needed home repair and affirmation. Additionally, teams have the liberty to work in drug-impoverished neighborhoods—building relationships and investing in the youth of the area.
- $400 Student not including travel meal expenses
- $250 Adult not including travel meal expenses (Please consider serving with us, adults make our trip possible!)
- Your trip cost also includes the cost of Local Missions weekend which is mandatory to all who attend our summer trips: February 10-12. Please also save the date for Mission Sunday, July 16 where we share with the congregation our experience of our trips!
Payments will be broken down in the following schedule:
- Payment #1 ($200) due December 1
- Payment #2 ($100) due February 28
- Payment #3 ($100) due March 26. Final payment is due March 26
- Experience Team Member Application (Online)
- Experience Liability Waiver
- 2016-2017 LOG Medical Release & Permission Form
- Photocopy of Insurance Card
- Background Check Form if 18 or older by trip date
- Experience Packing List
- Individual Fundraising
- $300 per Student, not including travel meal expenses
- $150 per Adult volunteer, not including travel meal expenses. (Please consider serving with us, adults make our trip possible!)
- Payment #1 ($100) due December 1
- Payment #2 ($100) due February 28
- Payment #3 ($100) due March 26
If you need to break up payments monthly please let us know individually. Remember Final Payment & Paperwork due March 26!
Paperwork (Team ID = 2719):
Middle School Mission Trip
Perched on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Bayou La Batre is a leader in the commercial fishing and seafood industry and known as the Seafood Capital of Alabama. Their seaside reputation has been reinforced by the History Channel’s show Big Shrimpin’, frequent references in the movie Forest Gump, and Disney’s 2005 launch of the pirate ship The Black Pearl from a local harbor. The peaceful shores of the Mississippi Sound offer a beautiful backdrop for this community steeped in heritage and tradition. Yet this community has also experienced its share of recent trouble. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina washed away much of the town and disrupted residents’ typically relaxed pace of life. And in 2010, the Gulf Oil Spill threatened the town’s livelihood. The community continues to persevere as it recovers from these disasters.
Serving in Bayou La Batre
Serve through painting, cleaning, yard work or other simple work projects. Plan and lead kids programming for children in the community, including Bible lessons, games, crafts and reading. Students will have the opportunity to participate with each of the above service sites during the week.
Alongside your students, you’ll encounter the resilient spirit of Bayou La Batre as you serve through home improvement projects, elderly care and children’s ministries. In the evenings, you’ll experience Dauphin Island, a service at Mobile Christian Center church, a tour of Bayou La Batre, and a cookout near the water. You’ll also encounter many community friends who have shared their community with YouthWorks staff, students and adult leaders for years.
Some of YouthWorks’ longest standing relationships are housed in Bayou La Batre. Since 1998, we’ve partnered with the community through work projects, kids programs and Hurricane Katrina relief. Our friends in Bayou La Batre continue to welcome us warmly year after year.
Your trip cost also includes the cost of Local Missions weekend which is mandatory to all who attend our summer trips: February 10-12. Please also save the date for Mission Sunday, July 16 where we share with the congregation our experience of our trips!
In order for us to offer our trip at a more affordable rate we ask that all participates help in fundraising throughout the year. One of our big event’s coming up is Family Fun Night, November 12 where participants will auction off service for fundraising.