Annual summer mission trips in local, national and international settings instill a passion for active service in students as they act as Christ’s hands and feet in the world. In 2011, the youth traveled to Pippa Passas, Kentucky (near Hindman) to rehab houses. In 2010, they went to Caguas, Puerto Rico, to paint, clean and otherwise prepare for the coming school year in and around a church, school and community center. Worshiping, praying and sharing fellowship with the members of these communities allowed students to see the face of Christ in those they served.
2013 Summer Mission Trip
From July 28 through August 3, Holy Cross youth will be working in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Mornings will be spent rehabbing houses and afternoons sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to children of the area in a Vacation Bible School setting. The evenings will feature Bible study and discussing and processing the highs and lows from throughout the day. Every youth participant will be challenged with leadership responsibilities throughout the week.
Why Take a Mission Trip?
We are going on a mission trip to share the love of Christ through serving others outside our community. This trip will be more than a time of service; anyone can serve another person. While on the trip, we will learn the meaning of serving others, while growing in our faith and developing leadership skills.
- Service: We will learn how to put our call to serve others into action. Students will be assigned to work on home restoration and a variety of other ministries within the community.
- Spiritual Growth: The students will develop individual Bible study methods, grow closer as fellow Holy Cross members and learn the importance of community in faith.
- Leadership: Through the assigned tasks, local community involvement and labor, this trip will help build confidence, motivation and broaden world view of participating students.
Holy Cross is once again working with Carol Stream-based LeaderTreks to coordinate this mission experience due to their Christ-centered approach and awesome staff members. In addition, they have a great outreach to the many local churches and ministries in the Memphis area, allowing us to intentionally serve the community with the assistance of members of the community and the LeaderTreks staff.
TM13 Important Updates
ButterBraids (November 2012)
Pie Shoppe (November 2012)
Astronaut Training -Parent Night Out- (January 2013)
Silent Auction/Dinner (Saturday, May 4, 2013)
Each TM13 student is asked to complete three individual fundraisers either alone or in a group. The fundraisers are not associated with the five community fundraisers we host throughout the year. Instead they are planned, organized and executed by the students. The fundraisers are aimed to be done outside the walls of church, developing their personal responsibility, giving them the chance to take ownership of their trip cost and to let their friends, family and community know more about the trip they are attending.
Please email Jake Bower this information.
|2013 Plant Sale Leftovers||
|2013 Plant Sale Order Form||
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|Cornerstone Youth Waiver and Release||
|Cornerstone 2013 Trip Application Form||