Middle School Mission Trip (Nashville, TN)

Geist Christian Church

Middle School Youth Mission Trip

Nashville, TN

July 17th-23rd

Our Middle School Mission Trip is July 17th-23rd, 2022. We will join forces with Connect Ministries, a Disciples of Christ missions ministry, for our work in Nashville. Our trip will be focused around the theme of Homelessness and Housing Injustice in the city. This theme is a deep dive into learning about the things that can lead to homelessness, a variety of approaches communities take to find solutions for those experiencing homelessness, and best practices for walking with and caring for our neighbors while they are in the midst of homelessness. During our time will we be working with various organizations such as Open Table Nashville, Safe Haven, and Room in the Inn. Middle School youth will be given the opportunities to connect to God through service of our neighbors in Nashville who often get overlooked.

A packing list and more details on our accommodations will be shared as we approach the trip. Do remember, though, each person is limited to two pieces of luggage with the bus.

Mission Trip Prep Meeting: Sunday, May 15th at 4:00 (Promise Road Campus)

All youth are required to attend the Mission Trip Prep Meeting along with a parent or guardian on Sunday, May 15th at 4:00pm at the Promise Road Campus. At this time medical forms and trip covenants will be filled out and signed. Deposits for the trips will also be due on this date. Further details such a deeper look into schedules, a packing list, and time for Q&As will be shared.

Schedule Overview

July 17, 2022              Depart for Nashville, TN @ 1pm (please have lunch before you arrive at Mud Creek Campus.)

July 18- July 21, 2022             Workdays with Connect Ministries

July 22nd                            Free Day

July 2, 2021              Return trip to Mud Creek Campus @ 4pm

Payment

Your deposit of $200 for the Nashville mission trip is due on May 1, 2022. The final payment of $200 – (totaling $400) for this mission trip is due by June 5, 2022.  This will cover majority of the meals, but youth should bring some spending money for a few meals that will not be covered (a couple fast-food like meals), snacks, and souvenirs throughout the week.

Final Thoughts

As we look forward to our trip to Nashville, I am excited for two reasons. The first being I am joyfully looking forward to showing our middle school youth a city that has meant so much to me. I lived in Nashville for three years while working on my Master of Divinity. Many of the places and people that we are visiting and working with during our trip are ones that I connected with during my time there. I am also looking forward to how our youth’s faith and relationship with God might expand through their connection with the people in Nashville. I think the experiences that Nashville has to offer us will be life-changing and impactful. I cannot wait to watch it all unfold.

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