In Colombia it’s common for both parents to work 12-14 hour days. Preschool-age children are left alone in their homes with no one to care for them, feed them or give them the attention they need. School-age children attend public schools plagued by gangs, violence, and drugs. God has raised up the Colombian pastors with a passion to minister to these at-risk children. In their words, “If we reach our children, it will change our country.” Christ Place is excited to continue to partner with these pastors and missionaries in 2018 through children’s programs, medical clinics & construction projects. Most importantly, we will connect them with a local church and the good news of Jesus Christ. Join us as we visit beautiful Colombia to reach the children that will change their country.
Tuesday, June 5 – Monday, June 11, 2018
Christ Place is sending a team of 30 people to serve alongside full-time Colombia missionaries, Bruce and Ridpath. Together, they’ll partner with the local church to serve the city of Bogota through a medical clinic and children’s outreach programs. Click the button below to provide financial support for someone on the team.
This is a brand-new event we are launching to connect with our West Point campus, bless their congregation, and increase the exposure of the church in West Point. We will be sending a team of 10 – 15 people as part of one of two crews: construction and kid’s ministry. We are looking for team members who are willing to get their hands dirty for some much-needed church renovations (mostly re-shingling the roof), as well as those who are excited to teach children about Jesus by putting on a mini-Vacation Bible School. This is an incredible opportunity to donate your time and skills to bless others and glorify God’s kingdom! In addition to the mission’s work, we will also be hosting a community outreach BBQ and outreach concert. We will finish the weekend with a team day at the lake on Monday!
Trip Location: West Point, Nebraska
Trip Partner: Christ Place – West Point
Trip Focus: Church Renovations, Vacation Bible School, and Community Outreach
Dates: Friday, June 1st – Monday, June 4th, 2018
Team Size: 10-15 people
The cost includes transportation, hotel accommodation, and all meals for the weekend.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF OUR TRIP CALENDAR
Friday, June 1st – Travel to West Point, begin renovations and prepare for VBS.
Saturday, June 2nd – Continue renovations, host VBS and a community outreach BBQ.
Sunday, June 3rd – Attend church service, finish renovations, and host outreach concert!
Monday, June 4th – Lake Day!
There is no formal application process, but there is a limited amount of space. If you feel called to participate on this local mission trip, you can fill out the form below
RFK SOUTH AFRICA TRIP
Wednesday, June 20th – Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Every year we partner with Royal Family Kids camp in Lancaster County; however the crisis of child abuse and abandonment is global and there is something we can do about it! Through Royal Family Kids International we have been partnered with a church in Mogale, South Africa to help provide a five-day Royal Family Kids Camp for 40 kids who currently reside in a local orphanage. To learn more about Royal Family Kids Camp and the life-change that it helps bring, go to RFK.org.
This team is no longer accepting applications, to provide financial assistance for a team member, please click the button below.
SRI LANKA TRIP
Thursday, October 18th – Sunday, October 28th, 2018
In 1980, a young couple (who currently attend Christ Place) started helping two extremely poor families living in the beach slums in Sri Lanka by sharing what little they had. Soon they were helping a few more people and Community Concern was birthed. Their only goal was to express compassion for the poor by helping the oppressed and needy. Today, CCS is a thriving dynamic organization assisting the local community by standing up for the basic human rights for children and families, for helping the poor and needy, for feeding the hungry, poverty alleviation, educating the unschooled and tutoring those already in school, helping with vocational training, prevention of child labor, starting up micro-enterprise development, mobilizing women to stand up for the rights of their own children and families, working with drug addicts, destitute children, the abused, victims of disease, homelessness, the tsunami affected and other hurting people in our community.
For decades Christ Place has supported this ministry with over $825 a month. This fall, we will be sending a team of 10-12 people to partner with their Tiny Star School. Because this school exists, single parents have the opportunity to work, so they have income to feed and provide for their kids, and kids have the opportunity to bed educated, learn life skills and be safe. This school helps keeps kids off the streets and families together. Our team will be working with the kids by serving meals, providing special programs and helping teach new life skills. We will also be helping with basic renovations to their kitchen and dining hall. To learn more about all the Community Concern does, visiting their website.
Trip Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Trip Focus: Children’s Outreach and Basic Renovations
Projected Dates: Thursday, October 18th through Sunday, October 28th, 2018
Projected Team Size: 10-12 people
Projected Cost: $1,900 (This will vary up until flights are booked).
Application Due Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Non-Refundable Deposit Due Date: TBD
All applicants are responsible for the cost of the trip. Upon acceptance, a payment schedule and tools to raise support will be given. The cost includes airfare, transportation, lodging, food, etc. Cost does NOT include meals on travel days, souvenirs, or cost of passport.
All team members will be required to attend three team meetings leading up to the trip. These meetings will cover trip details, prepare us for ministry and grow us as a team!
Applications can be picked up at the CP Missions display or filled out online by clicking the button below. There are limited spaces on each trip, so applying does not guarantee a spot. Applicants will be contacted personally about team placement.