Winter & Spring Break SpILgrimages (Serve Trips)
Winter trips are scheduled the last week of winter break, Jan. 3-10. Applications are due no later than Friday, Oct. 17. The electronic forms for both participants and leaders are found below.
Serve Trip Participant Application - Due Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Serve Trip Leader Application - Due Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Portland (Home PDX)
We spend a week in downtown Portland with the homeless, partnering with different ministries and serving the homeless directly with food and supplies. It's a great relational ministry that allows you to hear a lot of their struggles and stories.
Rockaway Beach, Ore. (Twin Rocks)
This is a camp at the beach for discipleship of student life leaders and anyone else who has a heart for leading small groups, especially Lyfe Groups. We spend the first first half of the day doing physical labor and the second half doing leadership training.
Puyallup, Wash. (One Another Foundation)
This is another trip that works with ministries to benefit homeless and low-income people in the city. This could happen through food banks, clothing banks, homeless shelters, a youth drop-in center, etc. This is a mix between a social/relational trip and a physical trip.
Moore, Okla. (Forward Edge)
This trip is relief-based in which teams help with the devastation left by the tornadoes of May 2013. The storm was 17 miles long, 1.3 miles wide and was on the ground for 40 minutes. In its wake, 24 people lost their lives, including 10 children, and more than 375 were injured. Roughly 1,200 homes were destroyed and 10 times that many were damaged, affecting more than 33,000 people in the community. The team will have the opportunity to help repair damaged or completely destroyed homes and share the love of Jesus with people whose lives have been turned upside down. It's a commitment to reminding the thousands of victims that they are not forgotten!
Note: This trip will require a minimal amount of additional group fundraising