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“Serving One Another In Love”

Galatians 5:13

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

*Light construction

*Painting

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

Sample Schedule

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

Thursday

Depart

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.

 

 

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