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Youth Norfolk Mission Trip

 
 

VBCC Youth Norfolk Mission Trip 2018!

This summer, a team from the VBCC Youth Group is going serve with Urban Discovery Ministries (UDM) and Empowering Youth 2 Serve (EY2S) at the CURT Center (named after Pastor Curt's grandfather!). We will hold discipleship as a central component of all of our activities by teaming up older and younger youth and through the guidance of the leadership at EY2S. This trip is for both high school and middle school students. All participants for the trip must fill out an applicaiton HERE. Before applying, be sure to read all the information on this page.

Learn more about Empowering Youth 2 Serve, led by Jeff Montgomery. Jeff established EY2S to empower church youth groups to serve inner-city families as a team while learning how to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

Why Norfolk? Last year, high schoolers from VBCC Youth went to La Paz, Mexico. It was a wonderful experience of drawing closer to God through service. We even have some youth who are heading back to La Paz to intern for the whole summer! While we value reaching out to communities around the world, we don't want to lose sight of our own communities and neighbors. For this reason, we have decided that our mission trip this summer would be in service to the families of Norfolk. This trip will also work toward VBCC's commitment to racial reconciliation under the headship of Christ. As always, we are also on the look-out for possible long-term partnerships with other ministries in which our youth can serve in the years to come.

What kinds of things will we do?

  • Work Projects - Projects will be to serve families in need in the community through a local church through acts such as painting projects, working in their yards, and working on their homes.
  • Running VBS – Our team will partner with a local church to run their VB program. This will include sports, crafts, Bible teaching, skits, games, songs, etc.
  • Evening teaching and debrief sessions with UDM and EY2S
  • Worshipping with the EY2S Team
  • Developing friendships with and praying for local community families
  • Fun Day - On the last day, we will do something fun like going to the Adventure Park and/or the beach!
  • Hard work will be a means for discipleship and growth for those who go. We will serve God and love others by doing lots of hard work!

Will we be safe? Yes! UDM and Empowering Youth 2 Serve have hosted many week-long mission teams like ours since July 2016 without any issues with safety.

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Important Dates:

4/15 (Sunday) Information Meeting: All interested students and their families are welcome to come. It will take place at the Chapel after second service. Provided at this meeting will be our fundraising plan, all the required forms, revelant trip information, and an opportunity to ask questions. It will be brief, so lunch will not be provided.

4/17 (Tuesday) The application for the VBCC Youth Norfolk Mission Trip 2018 is due.

4/25 (Wednesday) First Team Meeting: All members must attend, unless previously cleared with Pastor Curt for an emergency. It will be during the tail-end of Wednesday Night Youth Group, starting at 8:10. The meeting may run a few minutes past 8:30.

5/16 (Wednesday) Second Team Meeting: All members must attend, unless previously cleared with Pastor Curt for an emergency. It will be during the tail-end of Wednesday Night Youth Group, starting at 8:10. The meeting may run a few minutes past 8:30.

6/1 (Friday) Fundraising Due Date: Half of the cost ($170) must be in by this date.

6/17 (Sunday) Chapel Commissioning: The entire Norfolk team will be presented for a commissioning during the second service at the Chapel.

6/18 (Monday) Fundraising Due Date: All of the cost ($340) must be in by this date.

6/22 (Friday) Team Dinner: The entire Norfolk team will meet together for dinner.

6/24 (Sunday) Send-Off: Approximate send-off time will be posted shortly.

6/30 (Saturday) Return: Approximate return time will be posted shortly.

Trip Info for Youth and Leaders

Date: June 24-30.

Cost: Approximately $340 per person (including leaders).  Each team member will be required to send out at least 15 support letters to friends and family and to attend fundraisers for the trip.

Transportation: Virginia Beach Community Chapel will provide transportation from the Chapel to the CURT Center, to the work projects, to the Adventure Park on the Fun Day, and back to the Chapel.

Arrive at the Chapel by 2:30 p.m. on June 24 so that we pray together, pack up, and head out by 3 p.m. Pick-up will be around 10:45 a.m. on June 30 at the Chapel.

Lodging: The CURT Center is a fire station which has been converted into a facility for UDM. There are two floors. For sleeping, guys and girls will be split, guys downstairs and girls upstairs. There is a full bathroom on each floor.