Youth Ministry at Christ Church has always considered outreach to be one of the most important things that we engage in as a community. Not only does Jesus call us to love and serve our neighbor through scripture, the holy spirit is also constantly pushing us to be connected to those around us. When we engage in thoughtful and constructive acts of service, we are addressing real needs of our community and building relationships at the same time. In the past, our summer trips have been focused on doing this work outside of our own city. We’ve done a lot of great work over the years, but we believe that this past year has called us to shift our focus to include our own community of Jacksonville in addition to our other outreach partners in other parts of the country. Our hope is that by working with our outreach partners in Jacksonville, we can learn more about the real and present needs that our community has and work to address them with love and grace. With that being said, I’m excited for us to announce our plans for the summer of 2021! Below are the locations, dates, and prices of each our service opportunities for the summer!
Hometown Mission Week (Rising 6-8th Grade)
June 27th – July 2nd, 2021
We are so excited to offer a hometown mission week for our middle school students this summer. We’ll spend time learning about the unique needs in our Jacksonville and Beaches communities, serve with our outreach partners, and have tons of fun! This week is a hybrid of a day-camp experience with two overnight lock-ins and a trip down the Itchetuknee at the end of the week! Priority will be given to middle school students who register, but high school students looking to help lead groups should reach out to Brooks.
High School Mission Trip to Charlotte, North Carolina (Rising 9-12th Grade)
July 11th – July 16th, 2021
CROSS Missions has been a wonderful destination for our groups to work with over the past several years, and we are excited to continue our partnership with them in 2021. We will spend the week working with CROSS’s outreach partners, spending time in prayer, and making connections! For more information about CROSS and the amazing work they do, feel free to visit their website.
You may have noticed that we are not planning a youth trip to Bolivia this year. We miss our friends at Amistad, but we look forward to traveling to see them as soon as possible. We may not know right now what the world will look like this summer, but we look forward to continuing to serve our own community and beyond. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out!
Director of Youth Ministry