God’s mission has a church! We all have the opportunity to participate in this great mission that Christ calls us to. Every year, teams of volunteers from Christ Place travel around the world to help meet physical and spiritual needs and share the love of Jesus Christ. We send teams to help build churches, provide medical outreaches, reach children through outreaches and more.
We exist to be a light to our city for more people to know His name. We serve our city through special outreaches and events to let them know that Christ Place exists for those who aren’t here yet! We have a specific calling to reach families and children at risk – you will find multiple opportunities to serve through partnerships with local ministries.
2020 TRIPS: Local
Teen Reach Adventure Camp - July
TRAC is a nationwide program that serves teens in the foster care system through summer camps and mentorship. Teen Reach Adventure Camp consists of two separate, gender-specific camps, for kids ages 12-15, who are or were in foster care. During the three-days, the teens will build healthy relationships with peers and adults, create positive memories, and receive a sense of hope for their future. The TRAC team is made up of caring adults with roles that need specific skills in nursing, behavioral specialists, music, drama, bible teaching, etc.
Girls’ Camp: Friday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12, 2020
Boys’ Camp: Friday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2, 2020
Projected Cost: There is no cost for campers to attend or for staff members to serve at camp. However, for food and lodging alone, it is about $250 per person. Thanks to fundraising efforts and financial donors, we hope to offer this camp free of charge to everyone who serves. If you feel led to cover your cost of being at camp, it would be about $250.
Training: All New team members will be required to one, eight-hour training on Saturday, May 16. This training will equip you to have the best camp experience working with at-risk youth.
Application: Due Sunday, March 1, 2020. Due to the vulnerability of the kids we will be working with, there will be an interview and screening process for all applicants. You will be contacted to set-up an interview once the application has been received.
I Heart LNK - July
ADULT SERVING OPPORTUNITY
Sunday, July 12 – Friday, July 17, 2020
CP Youth is partnering with CP Missions to sponsor a five-day local missions’ trip right here in Lincoln. We want to empower and equip youth to develop a heart and mind to serve others. To do this, we create practical service opportunities through partnerships with different organizations in our city. July 2020 will be our 5th year serving throughout Lincoln and surrounding areas with organizations such as: Lincoln Public Schools, L5 Ranch, Hope Spoke, People City Mission and many more.
Projected Cost: There is no cost to leaders helping with I Heart LNK
Application: Due April 1, 2020. Due to the vulnerability of our students, there will be both an application and background check. This will be submitted after your acceptance.
Royal Family Kids' Camp - July
Sunday, July 19 – Friday, July 24, 2020
Royal Family Kids Camp is a one-week summer camp especially designed with the foster child and other at-risk children in mind. These camps are part of a growing network of camps nationwide. The camping experience is geared for success, recognizing the needs of abused, neglected, and abandoned children. Royal Family Kids Camp in Lancaster County is sponsored by five area church, in addition to Christ Place.
Projected Cost: Royal Family Kids is a 501c3 and is funded through the generosity of business, private donors and fundraising efforts. There is no cost for campers to attend. This is considered a local mission trip, and team members are asked to cover the cost of their food and lodging, which is approximately $500. There is no deposit, and you will learn more about the cost and payment at training.
Training: All new team members will be required to attend training from 1:00-6:00pm on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7. This training will equip you to have the best camp experience working with at-risk youth.
Application: Due Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Due to the vulnerability of the kids, there will be an interview and screening process for all applicants. You will be contacted to set-up an interview once the application has been received. Note, applications are to be mailed to New Covenant Church, not Christ Place.
2020 TRIPS: Global
Ecuador - June
Wednesday, June 10 – Thursday, June 18, 2020
Christ Place is thankful for our partnership with Joil and Leah Marbut, AGWM missionaries, serving in Ecuador. We are beginning an ongoing partnership with the Marbuts by sending two teams to work with them in 2020. We will be working in a small jungle town outside of Sucuá, and will be breaking ground on a new church! Our June team will continue to work on the church as well as do Vacation Bible School programs with unchurched kids.
Trip Partner: AGWM Missionaries, Joil & Leah Marbut
Trip Focus: Church Plant, Community Outreach
Projected Cost: $1,900
Trip Deposit: $200 – Due Sunday, March 8, 2020
Application: Due Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Honduras - October
Saturday, October 10 – Friday, October 16, 2020
We are partnering with OneHope to send a team to Honduras. OneHope focuses on helping children engage with God’s Story. Working alongside the local church and public schools, we will present the Gospel message to children and youth in a way they can understand it through creative school assemblies and distributing OneHopes’ Book of Hope. The presentations will include skits, object lessons and personal testimonies.
The Book of Hope is a Scripture book designed to speak to the heartfelt needs of children of various cultures, clearly showing God’s redemptive plan through Christ’s life, death and resurrection. It has been translated into over 140 languages, and we will have the opportunity to distribute it to hundreds of school-age kids in their language.
Trip Partner: OneHope – Learn more at www.onehope.net
Trip Focus: Classroom and group assembly presentations in schools where the Book of Hope is personally handed to each student.
Projected Cost: $$1,500-$2,000
Trip Deposit: $200 – Due upon acceptance
Application: Open – April 1, 2020 | Close – May 1, 2020
Sri Lanka - October
Thursday, October 29 – Sunday, November 8, 2020
Community Concern is a thriving and dynamic organization that assists the local community by standing up for the basic human rights for children and families. For decades Christ Place has supported this ministry with over $825 a month. This Fall we will partner with them and invest in their children’s homes that serves at-risk kids. These homes help keep kids stay safe and families together. Our team will be working alongside their staff to work with the children and do basic home improvements.
Trip Partner: Community Concern Society
Trip Focus: Working with at-risk kids in children’s homes in the outskirts of Colombo
Projected Cost: $2,500-$3,000
Trip Deposit: $200 – Due upon team acceptance
Application: Open – March 1, 2020 | Close – April 1, 2020