This is going to be one awesome weekend full of high intensity worship sessions, powerful times in the Word and in small groups, crazy fun around town, and a few surprises along the way. Students will be staying in trusted church members’ homes with small group leaders. We’ll have worship sessions at the church, and there will be some epic activities going on all weekend long. The first 10 students to register will receive VIP access. Register online HERE.
If you’re ready to take your walk with Jesus to the next level and to step up as an influencer at your school, at church, and in the community, this week is just for you. We’re headed to Bryan College in Dayton, TN for an epic 5 days of worship, discipleship, leadership development, and a ton of fun. Open to 6-12th graders. Limited slots available. Register and pay your deposit online HERE.
Cost: $200 ($100 Deposit due March 28; $100 Balance due June 10)
The Student Ministry of Berea First Baptist Church wants to take the good news of Jesus Christ to Philadelphia. We believe the greatest gift that we can offer is the message of salvation. Therefore, regardless of your role on this team, your purpose in going is to point people to Christ.
Participation in a mission trip is a serious commitment. The primary purpose of a mission trip is not leisure or tourism; the primary purpose is service to advance the gospel. In other words, this is not a vacation. Yes, we will have a ton of fun, but we will work hard, do a lot of walking, and experience long days. We will learn to sacrifice our own comfort and preferences in order to make much of Christ and accomplish His mission. You will hear us say often, “It’s not about you. It’s about Jesus.”
Therefore, going on a mission trip will require much spiritual and practical preparation. In order to participate, you will need to attend all training sessions (if you have a legitimate scheduling conflict, you should let Ricky know immediately and certainly before the training session so that other arrangements can be made for you to master the material covered). In addition to obtaining two (2) character references by May 5 (one from a Berea First Baptist Church minister [other than Ricky] or adult Berea Student Ministry leader and one from a teacher, coach, or supervisor), students will also need to complete twenty (20) hours of service and have at least three (3) gospel conversations in our local community by June 23.
The total cost for the trip is $450. A $100 deposit is due by April 7. The Student Ministry and Student Choir will also be putting on a dinner theater as a fundraiser for student missions. Every participant should make plans to attend; all those who participate in that fundraiser will have a share of the proceeds applied to the cost of their trip. Last year, enough funds were raised for students to receive $100 off their trip.
Here is the schedule for payments and mandatory training:
- April 7: $100 Deposit and Application Due. Download application HERE.
- April 28: Training from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Crosswalk (meal served)
- May 5: $100 Payment and Character References Due
- June 2: $100 Payment Due and Training from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Crosswalk (meal served)
- June 23: Service Hours and Gospel Conversations Due
- June 30: Balance Due*
- July 14: Training from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Crosswalk (meal served)
*All payments are non-refundable. The balance may be reduced due to proceeds from various fundraising efforts.