|Summer 2015 excursion sites are:Salt Lake City, Utah
Christ Christian Reformed Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a diverse church made up of people from all over North America and around the world. Students will take part in the life of this unique church and learn what is like to be a Reformed community in a place where less that five percent of the population identifies as Christian. Students will take part in Vacation Bible school that involves four churches and over one hundred children, including a large South Sudanese congregation. Students will learn about the Mormon church, its history, beliefs, culture, and take a tour of Temple Square as well as attend a Mormon worship service. And because Salt Lake is so close to some of the most beautiful mountains in the country, students will join Life in Christ members on an overnight camping trip in the high Uinta mountains.
Austin, TX is one of the fastest-growing, leading-edge urban centers in the country, and home to one of the most unique churches in the CRC, as well – Sunrise Community Church. Here students will learn from a multi-ethnic, multi-class, urban church based on the missional community model.
Students will walk side-by-side in ministry for ten days with Sunrise’s pastor and interns, be part of a mentoring tree, work with the homeless, and compare Sunrise with The Austin Stone, a large multi-site megachurch built on similar principles.
Roseland (Chicago), Illinois
Roseland Christian Ministries (RCM) is located on Chicago’s South Side. RCM is committed to following Jesus Christ in service, worship, and training. We do this through a variety of programs and ministries including GROW (transitional shelter/discipleship program for women), weekly food pantry that helps provide food for several hundred families, daily youth activities, summer day camp, our community thrift store, as well as through Sunday worship and weekly Bible study at Roseland Christian Reformed Church.
FYF’ers should expect a vibrant community that is uniquely gifted and uniquely broken. One could come expecting to see, listen, and learn from people in the community who have been serving for decades. Fyf’ers should come with eyes to see and ears to hear the gospel in new and refreshing ways. We look forward to having you serve alongside of us.