Student Missions Trips

 
Spring Break Missions
March 11-19

Over spring break, our high school students are going on a mission trip to Webster Springs, West Virginia. They will be working with Experience Mission to build relationships with home owners and families through work and service projects in one of the poorest areas of the country. 
 
Experience Mission is about "Christ-centered cross-cultural missions experiences for youth and adults that will forever change the way you see the world around you." Find out more about Experience Mission.
 
Sunday, Jan. 15, is the due date for anyone attending the High School Spring Break Mission Trip to pay their second payment of $100.

Everyone who is attending the trip need to turn in the following forms:
Experience Mission Liability form 
An up-to-date medical consent form (If student attended Night of Joy in 2016 they are up-to-date).


If you'd like to be part of the trip but can't attend, you can help by donating to pay part of the trip cost. Find out more about our Mission Envelopes Project.
Last Year's Mission Trip to Alabama
Pictures from 2016 Missions Trip

Here's What to Pack

  • 3 - 4 sets of work clothes. Your work clothes will be subject to paint, sweat, mud, etc. Please do not wear work clothes that cannot be ruined. It is also important to remain sensitive to others by dressing in a conservative manner; shirts must have a minimum of cap sleeves - No tank tops and short shorts. Conservative length athletic shorts, board shorts or capris recommended.
  • 1 pair of sturdy work gloves
  • 1 pair of sturdy work shoes, boots or sturdy tennis shoes
  • 2-3 bandanas for work site
  • Clothes to wear after work
  • Hat for the worksite
  • Safety Glasses
  • Underwear
  • Work Socks
  • Lightweight pajamas
  • 1 Light Jacket or Rain Coat
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Sleeping mat or air mattress
  • A sleeping bag and sheet, a pillow (optional) 
  • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush etc…)
  • Insect repellent
  • Tylenol, Advil or any other personal medications (please inform your Team Leader of any prescription medications you will be bringing)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15 and above is recommended)
  • Lip balm with sunscreen (SPF 15 and above is recommended)
  • Bible, notebook and pens
  • Water bottle for the work site
  • Anti-bacterial gel for cleaning hands or wipes
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Day Pack to carry personal items to the worksite etc…
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Optional Items
  • Fans
  • Power strips or extension cords for fans or charging electrical items
  • Clothesline for hanging towels
  • Camera (Please be sensitive when taking pictures of local families and homes. Please ask permission first)
  • Athletic equipment for playing with kids in the community (softballs, gloves, bats, soccer balls, Frisbees, basketballs, jump rope, hacky sacs, Bubbles…)
  • Spending money

Tools:
Below is a list of tools your team will need to bring and also a list of suggested or optional tools you can choose to bring and leave for the Community Tools Bank.
In support of the community, Experience Mission has started a Community Tool Bank that you can make contributions to. We ask however, that you do not bring tools and give them away to local individuals yourself, but donate them to the Community Tool Bank. We make this request because giving away tools and other valuable items can cause conflict and misunderstanding for those who do not receive anything. We strive to be very sensitive to our cultural giving and ask that you follow this request with no exceptions.

Required Tools to Bring:
  • 1/3 of the team bring paint roller covers
  • 1/3 of the team bring paint brushes (2,3 and 4 inch brushes)
Suggested Tools to Bring:
  • Hand tools (such as screw drivers, bolt sets, hammers, etc...) 
  • Level (longer ones)
  • Chalk line
  • Pencils
  • Skill Saw & other electric saws
  • Shovels & rakes