“Serving One Another In Love”
Where: Pleasant Hill, Tennessee
When: July 9-13
Who: Rising 6th–Rising 8th graders
Cost: $80 per youth
Advisors & Leaders for the Trip: Karyn Cherry and Tricia G. Lytle
Mission Coordinator: Ted McKnight of Pleasant Hill Church
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/iRRWnXx5my3YHMns2
Registration Deadline April 23, 2017
Due to the need to plan accordingly and prepare for mission projects, we require a minimum of 5 youth registered by April 23 to move forward with the trip. A maximum of 20 young people can attend. No registrations can be accepted after April 23. Thank you for your cooperation!
What will we be doing?
With the support from the Pleasant Hill Church in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee we will be working with the Appalachian community in need to provide the following:
*Caulking of homes to help with heating and AC cost
*Light home repair
What’s Included in the Cost?
Cost $80 per youth
This fee covers: food, lodging, transportation, and supplies for mission projects, Cumberland County Playhouse ticket, and horseback riding
Sunday—leave Unity @ 1pm
Arrive in TN around 5:30
Grocery Shopping and Dinner
Orientation & Educational Program about Appalachian Community
Back home group and Evening Devotion
Monday – Wednesday
8 am- Breakfast & morning devotion
9am-2pm Work Camp
2-3 – Back home, clean up
3-5 -Recreation – Swimming, Horseback Riding
6 pm – Dinner
7 pm – Evening activities with youth and community
One night – Cumberland County Playhouse
9 pm – Back home group, evening devotion
Arrive home around 2 pm
Top 5 Reasons to go on a Mission Trip
1. They Bring Youth Groups Together
“Together” is a powerful word. Think of “together” as glue – the more broadly it’s spread, the better a youth group will bond. Mission trips apply “together” to students’ sense of adventure, their desire to serve, their relationship with God, their daily experiences, their broken comfort zones and much more
2. Mission Trips Broaden Perspectives
Pulling teenagers from their common context helps them understand that the world is larger that their daily lives would have them believe. By beginning to understand another setting, their own background comes into truer focus.
3. Mission Trips Challenge Comfort Zones
Beyond broadening perspectives, mission trips demand that teenagers participate. Painting a house, playing with kids, serving a meal, sleeping on an air mattress, experiencing a new culture – these are a few examples of ways comfort zones are crossed. But when coupled with intentional processing and worship, mission trips have the unique ability to challenge students’ comfortable perceptions of God and the world. Faith steps beyond the doors of the church and demands to be applied to real-world living.
4. Mission Trips Empower Students
Mission trips help students take ownership and initiative. Eyes are opened. Passions are ignited. Possibilities are exposed. Pursuits begin. Mission trips help teenagers see what they are capable of.
5. Mission Trips Create Sacred Space
For many teenagers, mission trips represent a time and a place when God worked in and through their lives.