Macas, Ecuador : July 2017
Where: Macas, Ecuador
When: July 15-24, 2017
Who: 9-12th grade
Cost: $1,300 to $1,500 after the 25% scholarship provided by the church. Read the information links below for fund raising details.
Passport: If the applicant does not have a passport yet, factor in the additional passport cost around $80-110. Do not worry about getting a passport until you know the applicant has been accepted for the trip. If so, we will coach you on the best way to get a passport.
Details: We plan to return for our 5th Student Ministry trip to Macas in 2017. Many of our students, adult leaders and parents have participated over the years. The main objective of the trip is to serve God and his people in Macas by helping to run an ESL day camp, to work in the afternoons on school maintenance projects, and to engage in various community activities. During this trip the teens learn about God's heart for the world and His desire for them to align their hearts with His. Pastor Greg's daughter Ru had worked for a year at this school.
Trip Read Me First: This document outlines our church mission trip policy and important details parents should review.
Trip Information link: This document answers frequently asked questions.
Trip Application link: Print and fill out this application and return it to Pastor Greg with a $100 deposit (towards the trip cost). This deposit is refundable until our first team meeting in February with applicants who have been accepted for the trip. Soon after this meeting, we start committing to the trip reservation expenses.
Trip Policy: This document discusses application policy, fundraising and safety issues.
Global Outreach Paperwork Link: (This link will be available by our first team meeting in February) - Global Outreach is the umbrella mission organization that we travel under. They help us to arrange our in-country travel to and from Macas. They help us arrange in-country insurance and any special travel paperwork that we need. They are professional who assist hundreds of people with trips like this every year.
What's it like? 2014 Ecuador Trip pictures and 2015 Ecuador trip video
Why Student Ministry Missions?
Strategy: Our missions discipleship pathway starts with serving here at church, serving in local outreach ministries, serving regional outreach ministries, and serving in a cross-cultural out-of-country experiences. Our goal is to bring teen hearts in sync with God’s heart for the world.
With each of our trips students are met where they are spiritually and encouraged to step-up their commitment as a follower of Jesus.
Mission 2 Serve – This service week is our entry level training for missions trip. It is for rising 8th graders through high school. Typically the older you are the greater leadership responsibilities you will have. This trip is designed to disciple teens in living a service minded lifestyle. It is also a missions training trip to prepare teens for an out-of-country mission trip.
Ecuador – This mission trip is designed for upperclassmen (rising juniors through seniors). Rising sophomores who have a track record of growing in their faith and have participated in a service trip may submit an application for consideration. Like our Week of Hope trip, the older and more experienced you are the more leadership responsibilities you will have - especially if you are a trip veteran.
nPursuit Students on a Mission!