The student ministry of Berea First Baptist Church wants to take the good news of Jesus Christ to Miami. 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 and 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). Each participant will need to submit a Miami Mission Trip Application. Moreover, in addition to obtaining two (2) character references by May 6 (one from an adult Berea Student Ministry Leader other than the youth pastor and one from a teacher, coach, or supervisor), students will need to complete twenty (20) hours of service and have at least three (3) gospel conversations in our local community byJuly 1.
The total cost for the trip is $450. A $100 deposit is due by April 8. 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, mandatory training, and the dinner theater:
April 8: $100 Deposit Due
April 15: Dinner Theater Missions Fundraiser
May 6: $100 Payment Due and Training from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Crosswalk (meal served)
June 3: $100 Payment due and Training from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Crosswalk (meal served)
July 1: Balance due*
July 22: 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.
We’re heading to Six Flags White Water in Atlanta, Georgia. Bring a friend–along with a bag lunch (or money for lunch in the park) and money for a fast food dinner on the ride home. We’re gonna have a blast, and we want you and your friends there!