Student Life: Mission Trip Info:
When: From 7:00 AM on June 25th till 10:00 P M on June 29th, 2018
Where: Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, Address:
1600 University Avenue, Bolivar, Missouri, 65613
Who: Youth 7-12th Grade in First Union Congregation; At least 4 adult volunteers; 1,400 other Youth and Leaders from around the country; Organized by Student Life, a 23-year-old non-for-profit, para-church organization dedicated to creating one-week, non-denominational ministry experiences.
Leadership: Dan and Amy North, Janet and Marlin Janssen, Jessica Dedert
What: Student Life: Mission is a mission and worship focused ministry experience organized and managed by Student Life staff. During the day students may minister to children, help with gardening projects, serve the homeless population, lend labor to food banks and community kitchens, “and more!” When the work-day is done, the youth will return to South Western Baptist’s campus. There, they eat, worship, study scripture, and sleep. For more details visit: https://www.studentlife.com/mission/overview. On the last day of the trip, students will have an opportunity to decompress, eat out, and just have some fun in Springfield, Il before heading home to arrive at 10:00 pm on Friday night.
Cost: The full cost will be $450 for each participant. A $60 deposit is required by January 31st for registration. The remainder of the cost after the deposit ($390) is due the 13th of May. But DO NOT let the cost overwhelm, because there will be plenty of opportunities to raise funds and there are adequate need based scholarships available. Any student eager to serve and willing to make it a priority of their time will have the opportunity to cover the full costs to attend the official cost of the trip.
Transportation: Rental Vehicle, driven by qualified and experienced adult volunteers.
Student Life Camp 2018 will explore the characteristics of Yahweh, the one and only living God (Deuteronomy 6:4), as experienced by Moses in Exodus 3-4. Rather than reduce God to a single attribute like “love” or “judge,” your students will encounter an Almighty creator God who is above us, with us in His Son Jesus (who declared His own divinity with the “I AM” statements recorded in John), and worthy of our trust because He will never change or fail. Unlike our current culture which suffers from intense “god” confusion, your students will have a clear picture of not only God’s character, but also how He relates to His children. They will return home with a firm theological and relational foundation to form a God-centered worldview and decision-making process.