Empower Youth Toward a Deepened Christian Faith, Enhanced Leadership Skills, and Heightened Outreach Mindset.
Registration for Summer 2023 goes live on June 1st!
Transform your youth ministry through a powerful, cost-effective, weeklong experience.
Young People Aren’t Being Effectively Empowered.
According to a major research project over one million Christians are expected to walk away from the US church annually until the middle of this century. During this time period the number of people that have no religious affiliation is expected to double to almost one third of the population. The same report says that the dominant youth ministry methods of the last fifty years ---- including work camps --- no longer work and must change.
Youth ministries and typical work camp/short term missions have relied upon events to attract young people instead of providing experiences to intentionally develop them.
Youth who attend events are expected to be transformed by simply being present instead of embracing a process to lift them to new levels of faith, responsibility and ownership.
Events serve as an exciting stand alone item on the calendar instead of being seen as an opportunity to execute experiences as an integrated part of a holistic discipleship plan.
Expect Your Students To Grow in Mind, Body, Heart & Soul Through C.E. Mission weeks.
Youth discover what God can do in and through their gifts, experiences and situations.
Students exercise leadership traits as they actively serve.
Youth are led to connect their identity to Christ, how God has designed them and how He’s calling them to live.
“To be given the chance to share God’s love with those on our worksite, and those we came in contact with was a huge blessing. The sessions also hit home with me, and made me want to grow closer to God.”
Tiesha, age 15, Akron Grace
“I was able to see God work through the teens & leaders. It was amazing to see everyone work together to accomplish something great for God.” Crystal, The Lighthouse Church
“I was blessed with meeting new people and to grow closer with old friends. All while doing God’s work and seeing how great and powerful His love is for all of us.”
Meg, age 16, Sanctuary UMC
Oak Hill, WV
Dates: July 3 - 9, 2022, or July 10 - 16, 2022
We stay in the Old Historic Oak Hill School, which is the home base for an organization called Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS). We work alongside people going through the programs provided by SALS to equip people with technical skills in construction and operation for the betterment of their lives. Much like New Castle, our projects can range widely depending upon what jobs are being worked during our time in the area.
New Castle, PA
Dates: July 17 - 23, 2022 or July 24 - 30, 2022
New Covenant EPC has graciously opened its doors to us as our housing facility. From there, we work alongside Lawrence County Youth Ministries (LCYM), and DON Services. Projects can range from basic paint and hammer jobs to major deconstruction and home repairs depending upon what projects are currently available through our partners in New Castle.
More than just “Paint Camp”!!
Painting and landscaping are huge needs for certain people, but imagine the excitement and passion young people feel when being equipped and trusted to do more advanced tasks. The C.E. team works alongside any skilled workers you bring in order to provide challenging but appropriate projects. These projects consist of spackling, major framing, drywall, plumbing, electric and flooring repairs. Don’t worry, there are opportunities to pick up a paint brush if that is what you desire . . . but C.E. Mission Weeks is SO MUCH MORE than just paint camp!!
Our philosophy with Mission Weeks projects matches the C.E. discipleship philosophy. Why settle for youth doing simple tasks when they can be empowered to do more than they can even imagine through the power of the Holy Spirit working through them.