Mission Trips – Summer 2019

Our Mission Trips at Christ the Servant…
We plan our mission trips with the help of YouthWorks, an organization which provides Christ-entered mission trips as a way to help others serve God.  This year we’re planning two trips, one for 6th grade through high school, and another for high school students and adults.  The trips are planned, and now, as a church, we have committed to help raise funds for their mission, either to Kansas City or The Carolinas.
Would you like to help with a donation to all of our mission participants or to one very special person in your life who is taking time to help others in our world?  We have set up a donation page for you to do just that.
Fundraising Opportunities…
1.  Palm Sunday Breakfast (April 14)
2.  Help with annual Rummage Sale (April 27)
3.  Bake Sale at Rummage Sale
4,  Concert in May with Silent Auction & Ice Cream Social
 

YouthWorks

Our Purpose:  We exist to connect teenagers to God, each other and communities through Christ-centered mission trips.
Our Vision:  Providing Christ-centered mission trips is our way of serving God’s multidenominational Church. We want to help empower every teenager to know God and be like Jesus in the ways they love and serve others, and our desire is the same for churches, families, staff and communities. We aim to create experiences that broaden perspectives, ignite passions, expose possibilities and inspire pursuits.
Kansas City, Missouri
JUNE 22 – 28, 2019 (Saturday-Friday)
This trip is for youth that have completed 6th-12th Grades.
 
Come alongside understaffed social service programs meeting the needs of the marginalized.
 
In Kansas City, MO, your group will serve with local organizations to improve life for community members. Serve residents of all ages through tutoring, assisting with reading programs, maintaining community gardens, and assisting at local community kitchens. In the evenings, engage with long term friends of YouthWorks who will share more about the neighborhoods we serve. Experience the sites and history of the city through a scavenger hunt and time on your own to enjoy local attractions and some great BBQ!
  • Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.
  • During the week, students may serve all or part of the week at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program, or elderly care facilities.
We ♥ teenagers + We ♥ communities
Teenagers need to encounter Jesus outside their normal context to deepen their faith and broaden their perspectives. Plus, communities need to be valued—not as mere recipients but as partners who have stories worth sharing in. When we bring the two together, incredible things happen.
 
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The Carolinas
JULY 13 – 20, 2019 (Saturday-Saturday)
Come alongside families and organizations as they recover from Hurricane Florence. This trip is for youth that have
completed 8th grade & up (meaning adults/young adults, too).
Communities in North Carolina like Wilmington, Pender County, and Brunswick County have been hit hard by hurricanes and tropical storms in recent years. Many had only just finished putting their homes back together from Hurricane Matthew when Hurricane Florence made landfall. Homes that were just recently restored were again flooded by a “1,000 year storm.” In an effort to provide the maximum support for these proud and historic communities, YouthWorks and Praying Pelican Mission have come together in a partnership with local ministries facing the challenge of rebuilding their communities yet again.
 
Our summer trips to the Carolinas will be a part of this partnership between YouthWorks and Praying Pelican Mission with a unique opportunity to serve under the guidance of unified resources. Scroll down to view and register for a summer trip to the Carolinas.
  • Partner with local churches and organizations to meet the on-going recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence
  • Because the recovery needs of the summer are yet to be determined, service will be decided closer to your service week. Students may serve all or part of the week working on homes or serving in ways that further the recovery process.
  • Because of existing damage to facilities, and the widespread nature of the storm, groups may drive up to 45 minutes or an hour for service each day.