Questions? Contact Pastor Tom or call 973.300.1717 ext. 15
Thanks for your interest in our student ministry’s 2017 missions trip to Pawleys Island, SC. Below is information regarding the trip, trip requirements, and fundraising information. Please read over this information carefully before filling out the application. You may also download and print the packet for reference here:
July 30*-August 5*It is possible that we would begin driving to SC on July 29*
We are partnering with an organization called LeaderTreks which is a Christian organization committed to youth missions and developing students into leaders.
This trip is for you IF:You want to develop as a LEADERYou want to see LIVES CHANGED You want to be seriously CHALLENGEDYou want to genuinely SERVE OTHERS
Pawleys Island, located off the coast of South Carolina, is something special. The LeaderTreks base camp is located 5 minutes from the water’s edge. Yet in the middle of this vacation paradise is a broken community. For many years, racial division has been ignored as the community has enjoyed a growing and expanding economy. Unfortunately, there only seems to be one community benefiting from all the growth: the affluent white community. As Pawleys Island continues to grow and expand, so does the division between the white and African-American communities.
During the day, we will have the chance to work in the African-American community to minister to at-risk kids and vulnerable families by partnering with a ministry aimed at breaking the cycle of generational poverty. Our team will be involved in children’s outreach in the community through VBS programs as well as doing a variety of work projects including carpentry work, painting, trash removal, and landscaping.
We will be staying at Pawleys Island Community Church with separate sleeping quarters for guys and girls. Students will sleep on the floor on an air mattress or sleeping pad and will be able to utilize showering facilities daily. A complete packing list will be provided for everyone.
That’s an interesting question because STUDENTS are the ones who will be doing the food prep and cooking each day! LeaderTreks puts a high emphasis on student leadership and believes very strongly in putting students in a position to grow and to lead.
We believe that doing “missions work” is a way of life for a Christian. We desire to see students who not only know how to serve Jesus away from home but also at home! This is why we require students to be actively involved in our ministry and be regularly serving others in some capacity in preparation for the trip. We often say: If you can’t serve people here at home, you’re not ready to serve people anywhere else. In fact, we believe it is detrimental to a student’s spiritual growth to only “do missions” when you go on a missions trip. Our goal is to see students who serve Jesus everywhere life takes them!
To that end, here are the requirements for this trip:
We will do 3 main fundraisers as a team:
Individuals may conduct other personal fundraisers with prior approval from Pr. Tom.
The cost for this missions trip is $750 per person.
*It's possible that a student may fall short of raising the full amount so in those cases, we would ask that parents pay the balance.