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Youth Service Week


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Students who are completing 8th Grade through High School are invited to join us in Atlanta, July 24-30, 2022. We will be serving through LeaderTreks, who led our Student Ministry Bootcamp in 2020. Be part of the team as we serve alongside our host church as they minister to their community. 

During our week, we'll be staying in a local church who is actively serving their community. We'll be helping with services like food distribution, minsitry to men and women experiencing homelessness, and to children in the neighborhood. This church has a vibrant ministry in their community and we're excited to help extend their regular ministry. 

One of the reasons we love serving with LeaderTreks is their commitment to equip students to discover their leadership gifts, passions, and opportunities. Since "leadership is influence," every single student has opportunities to use their leadership to lead others to Jesus - and LeaderTreks excels in this kind of training. 

Basic Info:

  • We will fly from Boston to Atlanta on 7/24 and return on 7/30. Travel during the week will be in rented vehicles. 
  • Cost is $1500 per student. This covers airfare, vehicle rental, accomodations, food, work supplies, and other team expenses. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due with each application by February 1st. An additional family contribution of $200 is requested by May 1st (for a $300 total family contribution). The remaining $1200 will be fundraised. 
  • We will be sleeping at the church, with boys and girls in separate rooms. We'll also have our meals and team time at the church. 
  • Please let us know about any allergies or dietary restrictions in your registration form.
  • Registration is due by Tuesday, February 1st
  • Sample Daily Schedule
    • 7:00 Breakfast
    • 8:00 Individual Morning Devotions
    • 9:00-4:00 Work Project
    • 12:00 Lunch
    • 6:00 Dinner
    • 7:30 Team Time
    • 10:30 Lights Out

Who Can Participate:

  • Students currently in grades 8-12 who participate in youth group (note: "participate" not merely "be present").
  • Students who demonstrate respect to the Lord Jesus Christ, leaders, other students, and to themselves in weekly Youth Group and during the service week. Repeated failure in this area after multiple warnings may result in suspension from the team prior to the trip, or an early exit during the week (and possible future opportunities). 

Why are we calling it a "Service Trip" instead of "Missions Trip?"

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Words matter. SSBC believes that a missions trip is evangelistic in nature. Of course, a gospel-driven service trip will involve evangelism. But since the main thrust of this trip is serving the urban community in the name of Jesus and we are welcoming students who have not made an explicit profession of faith then it seems wiser call this what it is: a service trip.