Trips & Events

Youth Ministry Trips

As we plan our ministry trips, each trip has a specific purpose and desired outcome, each building upon each other, preparing our students for their life of ministry.

Spring Break Mission Trip:

The “comfort zone” trip partners with YWAM in Houston, TX.  We learn how to get out of our comfort zone and follow the Holy Spirit’s promptings. We find that when we do that, we see God work in amazing ways, IN and THROUGH us. This trip is during District 833’s spring break for 6th-9th graders - March 24-April 3, 2016. 10th-12th graders attend as servant leaders.

Summer Mission Trip:

We stay at a local church on the north side of Saint Paul, MN. Our trip focus is "bringing the mission home."  We want to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Twin Cities and beyond by preaching the Gospel and serving the community in love and good deeds.

International Trip:

Our last destination for our International Mission Trip was Manta/Puerto Viejo, Ecuador in July 2015.  As any future international trips are planned, we will update you with information.

Trek & Journey Trips

9th-12th Grade Awana Summit

This is a national event by Awana for high school students. Usually held in St. Charles, IL, the four day event in March creates new relationships, and challenges students to know, love, serve and celebrate Jesus Christ. Each day features national competitions in several categories: fine arts, Bible Quizzing, Awana Games, and volleyball. Applications come out in September. Approximate Cost: $300-$400

7th-12th Grade Camp Awana Honors Camp

Camp Awana, located in Fredonia, WI, has quality leadership dedicated to ministry, and an overall camping experience that produces growth and enrichment in the life of each camper. The 7 day camp in June is committed to developing campers’ Biblical knowledge, and encouraging campers in Christian living through daily Bible study, Scripture memorization and music. Applications come out in February. Approximate Cost: $375

General Calendar

Please note these are not final. This is merely a list of the events coming up and the approximate time they will be scheduled. The Youth Calendar for the next ministry year will include the exact dates & times

August
- 3rd Week: Parent Informational Meeting – a chance for parents to come and ask questions of the youth ministry, find out about the year ahead, and meet leaders.
- 4th Week: Leader Training on Wednesday evening

September
- 2nd Wednesday after Labor Day: All Youth (6-12th grade) Kick offs (6:30pm-8pm)
- 2nd Saturday in September: AWANA Trek & Journey Kick Off

October
- 1st All Youth Service Night
- No Youth Group for MEA/ADA week
- MEA/ADA weekend – our all day & overnight fall event for all youth grades 6-12th

November
- No Youth Group for Thanksgiving week
- 2nd All Youth Service Night

December
- 2nd Full Weekend – All Youth Girls Sleepover
- 3rd Week – Look for 6th-8th Grade Spring Break Mission Trip Applications, due mid-January
- 3rd Week – Look for 9th-12th Grade Summer Mission Trip Applications, due mid-January
- No Youth Group during South Washington School District’s Christmas Break
- No Sunday School during South Washington School District’s Christmas Break

January
- Winter Retreat Weekend
- Parent Meetings
- 3rd All Youth Service Night

February
- All Youth Movie Night
- All Youth Tubing

March
- Spring Break 6th-8th Grade Mission Trip
- No Sunday School during South Washington School District’s Spring Break
- No Youth Group during South Washington School District’s Spring Break
- Wednesday after Spring Break: Youth Group in Gym A – Mission Trip shares; please come and join us!
- No Sunday School for Easter

April
- 4th All Youth Service Night
- 2nd Week: Look for 6th-12th Grade Summer Camp Out Registrations and Summer Event Brochures!
- Ceremonies & Retreat for Rites of Passage Series

May
- 1st or 2nd Wednesday in May: LAST YOUTH GROUP for the year

June/July/August
- Events throughout the summer include: movie nights, Valleyfair, Mall of America, Bunker Hills Beach, Sky Zone, Pinz, grill outs, etc.
- Summer Calendar has specific dates, times & registration information
- No Weekly Youth Group during summer
- Sunday School meets during the summer