Philadelphia Youth Missions Trip 2021
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth!”
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? Every Summer our Youth takes a Missions Trip somewhere. Last year we decided to stay home in Clayton to do Missions Work. This year we have a great opportunity to go to Philadelphia and partner with the Rock Ministries of Calvary Chapel Kensington (https://www.therockphilly.org). We will do street outreaches to the community of Kensington, children’s activities in the neighborhood and with Rock youth ministry, Evangelism, Facility renovation and maintenance, VBS, and participation in other Rock events.
WHO CAN ATTEND? Any 6-12th graders (from the 2020-2021 school year) who love Jesus and want to share His love with others. You will be challenged in your faith, called upon to share the gospel and to humble yourself and serve others.
REQUIREMENTS: Love Jesus and have the heart to serve others.
WHEN IS THE MISSIONS TRIP? August 4-8, 2021 (leaving early morning August 4 and arriving late evening August 8).
WHEN DO SIGN-UPS CLOSE? The last day to sign-up to go is July 7, 2021.
COST: $215 per youth. This covers transportation, food, lodging, and ministry. $100 will be given to each student who participates in our local community outreaches. This brings each students cost to $115. This will will need to be payed by August 1, 2021. A link to the payment will be sent out after you sign-up to go.
Cost covers transportation, food, lodging, ministry with the Rock, gas/tolls, and a shirt.
PREPARATION FOR THE TRIP:
Individually- Be in prayer and read the Word. Continue to grow closer to Jesus Christ. Attend Church services, be involved. Start working and earning the money to cover the cost of the trip.
As a Team- We will have a few designated days where we will spend time in prayer, study, evangelism, and community work. We want to unify and strengthen our team members, and to prepare our hearts to serve and be a light to people in Kensington.
Schedule - subject to change. We will let you know ahead of time any changes and/or times we’ll be meeting, where we’ll be meeting, etc…
TBA (weekday in July) - 9am-2pm at WLFJ in Raleigh
July 9 - Work Day at the Church
July 18 - 4:30pm-6:30pm at WLFJ in Clayton
July 24 - Work Day at Congregations Home’s and around Clayton
July 30 - Hangout and Prayer Night at the Anderson's
WHAT TO BRING EACH DAY:
We all need to dress in modest attire. No yoga pants, short shorts, or spaghetti straps.
➔ Sneakers and Socks. Flip flops (for the shower – not to be worn during ministry).
➔ Work shoes and clothes that can get dirty
➔ Towel/Wash Cloth
➔ Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc…
➔ Pillow and sleeping bag/blanket (cots will be provided; the Rock can supply sleeping bags if needed)
➔ Water bottle
➔ Extra cash for any possible excursions; and for meals on the way there and back.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We will staying overnight at the Rock Ministries. Cots are provided. Guys will be in one room and ladies will be in a different room.
WHO IS THE ROCK MINISTRY?
The mission of Rock Ministries (https://www.therockphilly.org) is to provide youth at risk in the inner city of Philadelphia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through mentoring, Bible study, activities and an organized sports program.
The Rock’s neighborhood is among the poorest in America, with high rates of homelessness, fatherless homes, drug addiction and hopelessness. Their adjacent blocks comprise one of the most active drug areas in the country. All this means that they are surrounded with nearly endless ministry opportunities!
We will stay with them in their facility and serve alongside their inner city missionaries. Our service opportunities may include:
Street outreaches to the community, Children’s activities in the neighborhood and with Rock youth ministry, Evangelism, Facility renovation and maintenance, VBS, and participation in other Rock events.
Please email Pastor Jeffrey Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
WATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE 2019'S MISSIONS TRIP TO THE ROCK-