This page shares mission opportunities for youth and youth groups.
Mission Encounter: www.missionencounter.com
Alabama Rural Ministry: www.arm-al.org
Youthworks Mission Experience for youth groups of middle school and high school age – www.youthworks.com. This program is in partnership with the United Methodist Division on Ministries with Young People.
Harvest of Hope is the mission retreat program of the Society of St Andrew, hosting week-long and weekend events throughout the summer and fall. HoH is a fun and economical way to get involved in the fight against hunger and learn about why hunger exists in this country and around the world. For more information, check out the website (www.endhunger.org) or email (email@example.com) or call (800-333-4597).
First UMC in Baton Rouge, LA is offering a mission opportunity for youth this summer called TARP. TARP is an effort to involve youth groups in rebuilding and repairing homes in South Louisiana that were damaged by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. We are desperate for youth volunteers to help us rebuild.
Laurie Byland, TARP Director
225.383.4777 x 255
Salkehatchie Summer Service in Durham, NC – sponsored by McMannen UMC
Passport Summer Camps – camp and missions all in one: http://www.passportcamps.org/
Crossbridge – a Christian outreach ministry for youth and adults: http://www.cbonline.org/
Carolina Cross Connection
Looking for a youth mission opportunity in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina? Come to Carolina Cross Connection! CCC is outreach ministry for youth and adults to provide home repairs for disabled, elderly, and poverty-stricken families in western North Carolina. Your group will gather with other youth and adults in one of five camp locations, growing in Christian community. Projects include wheelchair ramps, porches, painting, yardwork, underpinning, insulation, and more. Our summer staff will coordinate worksites and lead campers in worship, devotions, games, and other in-camp activities. Cost per person covers room, board, preparation materials, a portion of the staff salary and more. Youth must be at least 13 years old to attend. Come to CCC for an eye-opening, mountain-top experience! Call 704-735-4257 for more info, or visit Carolina Cross Connection on the web at: CCC for registration info and 2009 dates. Carolina Cross Connection is an interdenominational summer outreach ministry and has a covenant relationship with the Western North Carolina UM Conference. 2009 Brochure
Nothing But Nets is a malaria prevention campaign partnership of the UMC, United Nations Foundation, Sports Illustrated, NBA Cares and others. Goal: to raise funds to purchase mosquito nets to protect children in Africa from malaria (more than 1 million die from malaria each year). **Major fundraising initiative of United Methodist Youth**
More information at http://www.nothingbutnets.net/