Our mission trip program brings students from around the country to our facility for
one week. During that week students serve in a variety of capacities in our many ministry
programs. A typical day includes a morning of service projects in the community and in
the afternoon they participate in what we call love projects. Love projects focus on
relationship based ministries such as visits to nursing homes and hospitals, prayer
walking, and many more. Each day also includes an intentional bible study taught by
our ministry leadership teams focusing on service and God's calling for us in life.
With hundreds of young youth in attendance throughout the summer, our Mission Trip Program has become a wild success. Over the span of 8 weeks young people from all across the nation descended on St. Louis to help with dozens of projects in Carondelet and beyond. With help from our community partners, youth are able to experience many different areas of ministry around the city from food pantries and construction projects to outreaches for the city's homeless population.
This wide array of opportunities allows youth to see what an impact a small group of intentional people can have, and it has challenged them to take what they learn home with them. Since leaving many youth have gone home to start similar ministry programs in their own communities.
Want to learn more about Mission Trips?
Contact our Mission Team Coordinator Evan Barthel at firstname.lastname@example.org
I remember one mission team in particular who came in with a lot of apprehension and
the burden of troubles in their home lives. Some of them had issues respecting and trusting God's plan and some
struggled to give up control. Throughout the week, the leaders on this trip were almost sure that the youth would
get nothing out of the trip and would not grow at all.
On the last day of the trip, we had a meeting with the team to help them set up ideas of things they could take home to impact others' lives. When I asked for ministry ideas, hands surprisingly shot into the air. This team had grown so much in the week that they went home with plans to begin 5 different ministries to impact lives for Christ. Then, that night, we put on a small service for the team leaders to wash the youth's feet and send them out knowing that God called them to serve others. By the end of the night, youth were bonding with each other, even other youth on the team who they barely knew. But most of all, they went home determined to change lives.
Mission Trip Coordinator