2018 Youth Mission Trip
June 16-23, 2018 twelve youth and four adults traveled to Ce4dar Grove, West Virginia to perform home repair projects for those in need along with 140 other campers from 7 different states. Seated in the heart of coal country on the Kanawha River the homes were in desparate need of help. Some staircases had even been demolished by coal trucks that had driven by. While there they built porches, stairs, and wheel chair ramps, caulked holes, replaced siding, and painted indoors and out. This year's theme was GRIT. When not working they explored what it means to have spiritual grit when tough times call for extra courage, forgiveness, trust, surrender, and love.
2017 Youth Mission Trip
July 14-23, 2017, eleven youth and four adults from CPC served with other campers from churches all over the country in East Moline, Illinois. They built porches, stairs, and wheel chair ramps, caulked holes, replaced siding, and painted indoors and out. In addition to repairing homes in the community we also explored the road of life that we travel and how God walks that road with us. Through daily devotions and worship programs we renewed our trust in the One who goes with us wherever we go.
2016 Youth Mission Trip
July 23-30, 2016, ten youth and four adults from CPC will travel to Prince George, VA to provide much needed home repairs for elderly and poor residents of the area. Please be in prayer for the team as they prepare for the trip and then as they travel and serve.
2015 Youth Mission Trip
June 20-27, 2015 twelve youth and five adults from CPC traveled to Accident, Maryland to provide much needed home repairs for elderly and poor residents of the area. The camp hosted a total of 363 campers from eighteen churches and nine states to make up sixty different work crews. The work crews built wheel chair ramps and decks, stained decks, painted interior and exterior surfaces, and replaced the underpinning on trailers for their residents.
Our youth and adults worked hard leading up to the trip to plan and implement fund raisers to help them attend Workcamp. Once at camp they learned building and life skills that will prove useful the rest of their lives. In addition to the work they did, through multiple daily programs and devotions, our youth “reframed” how they saw Jesus and themselves. They were reintroduced to Jesus so they could get to know him all over again and grow in their relationship with him, while also being prompted to look closer at themselves in order to better understand who they are and then to see themselves through Jesus’ eyes. It was a powerful week of service, love, hope, and transformation!
Jr/Sr High Mission Trip • July 13th - 19th, 2014
Chandler, Oklahoma • Work Camp
Called by God and led by the red shirt staff, ten youth and five adults from CPC served with 268 other campers from 13 other churches from 12 different states at 47 work sites. They built porches, stairs, and wheel chair ramps, caulked holes, replaced siding, and painted indoors and out. The homes there were among the worst shape I have ever seen at Workcamp and the community was so grateful to have us there! In addition to repairing homes in the community we also repaired our relationships with Christ as we sought to be transformed by His love and grace by handing over our grief, anger, disappointments, and fear to Him. Through nightly worship programs we brought our very selves to the foot of the cross.
Jr. High Mission Trip • July 20th - 26th, 2013
Nashville, TN • Week of Hope
In the summer of 2013, CPC sent 12 Junior High youth and 2 adults on a Week of Hope Community Service Mission Trip to Nashville, Tennessee. After almost a year of raising the funds they needed to go, a lot of planning and packing, and nine hours in the car, they joined 86 other campers to serve around the city of Nashville. Our youth and adults were placed individually in work crews of five or six to serve alongside others from various denominations and states; Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Methodists from South Carolina, Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania all working together to share the love of Jesus Christ.
Our youth worked behind the scenes in the warehouse of the Bridge Ministry which serves the Homeless, in Nursing Homes and an Elderly Day care center for Dementia folks, a Refugee Center for children, an Urban Garden, and in Resident’s homes doing a lot of cleaning. It was a fruitful experience as they grew closer to Christ through serving and exploring what they stand for in their lives.
For more information on the Week of Hope Trips, click here.
July 6th - July 13th
Puerto Rico • Lifetree Adventures
Adult / Sr. High Mission Trip 2013
CPC also sent four of our Senior High youth with three adults from the congregation to Puerto Rico with Group’s Lifetree Adventures. While in Puerto Rico they painted a school with other groups from the United States in order that it could be up to code and open for the kids to attend!
Click here for more information about this overseas mission experience!