14 & Up
June 2 – 7, 2019
Discover “Kentucky’s Mountain Treasure” among the peaks and hollows of Appalachian Pike County as you encounter rural poverty but also small town hospitality. Despite the quiet, scenic setting, you’ll quickly learn difficult statistics about Pike County, like how the high school graduation rate is 61% and the unemployment rate is almost 9%. Our Appalachia mission trip team will see the effects of a poverty mindset and how it can be difficult for people to break free.
The Appalachia mission trip will give you the chance to build authentic relationships with locals and bond with your teammates while also meeting practical needs. Help neighbors with home repair projects and work alongside community leaders who are challenging children and youth to dream of a brighter future. We are asking you to commit to sharing your faith as you connect with neighbors in these small Kentucky communities.
The total cost of the trip is $500, and a non-refundable deposit of $50 is due when you sign up below. There are currently 25 spots available on the trip that will be taken on a first come-first serve basis. There is a possibility that more spots will open up later. All trip attendees will be required to attend five meetings in order to prepare spiritually for the trip as well as plan for key practical elements of the trip, including what you will need to bring and ways to fundraise support.
This is Compass Church’s first missions trip, and our expectation is that your life will be transformed by serving people in real need. Prepare to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in ways you never have as you prepare and execute our mission to make God accessible to everyone!
2/24 – Training Meeting
3/17 – Training Meeting
4/14 – Training Meeting
5/19 – Training Meeting
5/26 – Final Prep & Prayer Meeting
6/2 – Depart for Trip
6/7 – Return from Trip
6/9 – Trip Recap Sunday