Youth Summer Outreach and Mission Experiences
"and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many." --Matthew 20:27-28
We are called to serve, and we are happy to offer our students opportunities to serve others over the summer. Join us for one of these opportunities to break down barriers and love our neighbors.
Christ Church Freedom School Teen Board
The Christ Church Freedom School Teen Board is open to rising sophomores, through college freshmen. In conjunction with Servant Leader Interns from Freedom school, the fifteen Teen Board members will work with Freedom School scholars ranging from 1st - 5th grade. This work will focus on boosting scholars’ literacy skills and exposing them to enriching cultural experiences.
Summer Teen Board members will commit to working as classroom assistants for two successive weeks from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Opportunities will include working in classrooms, accompanying teachers and students on field trips, planning activities, securing and delivering supplies, and other assistance as needed. Building relationships with students will be a key component of the experience.
In addition to serving as program assistants, the Summer Board members will commit to attend one orientation and training meeting. This training will include exploring values of social justice, learning about the challenges of urban education and poverty in Charlotte, developing leadership and organizing skills, learning about the Freedom School literacy and science curriculum, and participating in Christ Church Freedom School volunteer orientation.
Youth Costa Rica Mission Trip: JULY 2020
We invite all rising 9th graders - college freshman to join us this summer to take part in the second annual Christ Church trip to Estrada, in the Limón province of Costa Rica. We will be working alongside our Costa Rican brothers and sisters at Iglesia Santiago not only to help them rebuild their church, but to form relationships with the youth in Estrada that last beyond a week of mission. We are excited about the idea of a youth camp which would serve as the foundation for a year-round bilingual bible study between the youth of Christ Church as well as the youth of Iglesia Santiago in Estrada.
The total cost of the trip will be roughly $1600 - $2000 depending on number of participants and final flight itinerary. Confidential scholarship assistance is available.
Registration information will be available in February 2020.