High School Mission 2016
We are heading to St. Louis for a High School Mission Trip!
Here are the details:
When: July 24-30
Where: St. Louis, MO
What: High School Mission Trip
Who: Grades 9-12 (Completed) Friends are welcome.
Cost: $500 (Approximate)
1. Fill out online form.
2. Turn in $150 non-refundable deposit in envelope with your name on it!
3. Wait to receive more information from Michael!
Below is a list of those we have received online registration form (Left). Deposits will be made shortly.
Last Updated 9.28.15
1. Reya S.
2. Carrie A.
3. Claire P.
Sunday, July 24- Meet at First Lutheran and travel to St. Louis
Monday, July 25- Thursday, June 29- Service in the Community
Friday, July 30- Leave St. Louis travel to Six Flags Great America. Return to Cedar Rapids late Friday night.
(Please note this is subject to change.)
More About St. Louis
The Gateway Arch stands ready to welcome visitors to St. Louis, and to serve as a reminder that this city was once considered the “Gateway to the West.” Today, this vibrant city is home to world-renowned educational institutions and hospitals, the ever-popular Cardinals baseball team, beautiful botanical gardens, and the expansive Forest Park — the largest urban park in the country, surpassing New York’s Central Park in size. St. Louis is also full of art and a variety of cultural and historical attractions. However, St. Louis is also a very broken city. The racial divisions in St. Louis are so significant that the city was recently featured on a BBC documentary, and the nation’s attention has been focused on the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson since an officer-involved shooting in August, 2014. The protests that followed this shooting and the subsequent grand jury decision called attention to racial tensions in St. Louis and in urban areas throughout the country. Poverty, unemployment, and homelessness are also significant problems, especially as much of the industry that helped to make St. Louis a booming city in the first half of the twentieth century, has declined. The decline of the city’s population has also made it a popular destination for immigrants and refugees, who have brought with them an additional set of hopes and needs. St. Louis is a city of contrasts, and alongside the brokenness are many people who are working to bring life and restoration back to the city. Indeed, in the aftermath of the unrest of 2014, there have been many displays of unity and hope that make this an exciting time to be involved with what’s happening in St. Louis.
Serving In St. Louis
• 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.
Each summer YouthWorks provides life-changing Christ-centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across North America. Because we want everyone to experience a mission trip, we provide lots of affordable options while maintaining high quality experiences.
Who we are is best defined by some relationships that we deeply value:
TEENAGERS From selecting service sites to preparing programming to hiring summer staff – we are a youth ministry that cares deeply for students. Even in our Church and Family trip offerings, we approach ministry with youthful energy.
COMMUNITIES We seek to listen to local ministry partners as we return to the same communities year after year. It is our desire to walk side-by-side with our friends in service, helping support the work God is already doing through them. We realize every community we enter has both struggles and strengths, and we have much to learn from them.
CHURCHES AND YOUTH LEADERS We can’t do the crucial relational work church leaders do every day, but we sure can make that work easier! That’s why we buy food, find housing, plan programming, set up service sites, create countless resources and do much more – so leaders can focus on relationships. We are here to support churches’ ministry.
SUMMER STAFF We spend significant resources finding, hiring and training some of the best young adults around to run our mission sites. Beyond paying our staff for the vital role they play, we seek to develop their leadership skills for future ministry.
JESUS In case you couldn’t tell, we create mission trip experiences because we want to point all sorts of people to Jesus. We seek to restore relationships, love others and serve communities because Jesus set that example with us. Our deep desire is for people to understand love and service within the context of Christ.
For more information about YouthWorks check out their website: