As we sought to CRAVE Jesus more at #BereaDNOW19, we wanted to make it possible for people who have never had access to the gospel in their own language to finally hear the name of the only One who can satisfy them. Our goal is to get the New Testament translated into the language of the Toba people in Paraguay. We have an anonymous donor who will match our offering IF we make it to $3,651. That’s all that stands between the Toba people having the New Testament in their heart language. Students have given sacrificially, and we’re almost there! Will you help us reach our goal by April 7? You can give online HERE or at the church (check/envelope marked “DNOW Missions”).
If you’re a dude and ready to take your dudeness to the next level, join us as we journey to Elizabethton, TN to go on a cave hike at Appalachian Underground and learn what God is calling us to be as men. Wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty (long pants, t-shirt, and a long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt to go on top). Wool socks are highly recommended because your feet will get wet. Hiking boots are best, but if you don’t have any, make sure your shoes have good treads. Bring a full change of clothes for after the trip (with dry shoes). Bring a bag lunch and $10 for a fast food dinner.
Ladies, join us for a fun night with former Miss South Carolina Kelly McCorkle Parkison as we celebrate who God has called us to be as young women. There will be food, games, and lots of great activities. Bring your pjs, and get ready for the best night in!
Register online HERE.
Register online HERE.
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: Dinner Theater from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the Crosswalk; $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.