We are heading to Atlanta this summer for a 7-day and 4-day mission immersion. Wait, what? That’s right, we are creating an experience to accommodate those who cannot take off work for a full five days and those who have young children unable to sustain a week-long trip. The 7-day team will depart on a Saturday and return on a Saturday, while the 4-day team will depart on a Wednesday and return on a Saturday.
Partnerships & Work
The projects will include work with children, minor construction and repairs, social ministries, indoor and outdoor work, and meal preparation.
We will be partnering with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Project Open Hand, Georgia Avenue Food Cooperative/Urban Recipe, Gateway Center, and various non-profit organizations and ministries.
All participants will have the opportunity to serve based on his/her age and giftedness.
Most days of work be 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, with a lunch and other breaks incorporated into the day. We will setup a shorter and realistic work schedule for young children.
Trip expenses will vary based on the trip timeline options and age of the participant. The trip fees will cover lodging, most meals, and trip related expenses.
4-Day Trip (Wednesday – Saturday)
$85 per participant (10 years old and older) $60 per child (9 years old and younger)
7-Day Trip (Saturday – Saturday)
$145 per (10 years old and older) $90 per child (9 years old and younger)
2-Step Payment Process
$25 non-refundable deposit due by February remaining payment due by May 15
Our goal is to raise enough to discount each person’s trip. The proceeds from the February Gumbo-Off will benefit the mission immersion participants. Additional fundraising opportunities are being planned.
Financial Assistance (partial and full) is available upon request and is kept confidential.
Large passenger vehicles, as well as additional personal vehicles, will be used to transport the group to Atlanta and around the various partnerships. Individuals who choose to drive separate in vehicles not needed for the trip, will be asked to cover his or her own gas.
We will be housed at Park Avenue Baptist Church Lydia’s House. The group will be divided up into three large rooms, based on gender, with bunk bed sleeping accommodations.
Additional smaller rooms are available for families with young children or individuals with personal needs.
There is an additional option of renting a home for the group based on the final date of the trip and number of participants.
We are looking for participants who are willing to serve, grow, be stretched, and learn.
Please be prepared to be with the team the entire trip. These trips are not designed for individual or small group outings. All team members will be expected to work and participate in group activities.
To receive assistance from fundraising initiatives, each individual participant is expected to assist with the various events.
Each participant will be expected to attend team preparation meetings.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or sarcastic remarks, please contact the following staff:
» Children: Deb@ubc-br.org
» Youth: Chancely@ubc-br.org
» College and Adults: Andy@ubc-br.org
Participants must complete the Doodle Survey, indicating their availability for the trip by January 23. Use the following url: https://bit.ly/2CcErW4
Submit $25 non-refundable deposit by February 1
Be on the lookout for the next team meeting and fundraising dates.