August 2-5, 2017

Click Here for Application: 2017Detroit Mission App

August 2-5 2017, we will be partnering with Life Remodeled for a mission trips in the Detroit Area.  Whether you have been on a mission trip before or not, we can guarantee you one thing… this will be a life changing experience!

Below are the teams and a brief description.  Pick up an application at the Your Next Step Booth or click the link above.

Blight Removal Team:  Volunteer activity includes cutting overgrown brush, mowing grass and removing debris.  Will be working alongside people from various businesses, organizations, and churches to assist in making area neighborhoods a safer place for residents.

School Renovation Team:  Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects to help transform the Durfee school building into a Community Innovation Center which will operate in partnership with Central High School.

House Board Up Team:  Volunteers will assist in boarding up windows in abandoned homes.  Approximately 300 vacant homes are boarded up during the week.  The average team boards up 3 – 6 homes a day.

Eden Community Garden:  Last year TVC had a team of volunteers that renovated the home of Karen Knox.  We also spent some time in the neighborhood garden that Karen has helped establish and run.  This team will be assisting the garden with weeding, trimming and potentially some smaller projects.  This project has been reserved for families/individuals with children ages 6- 13.  There are 30 spots available total and will be filled in order of applications and deposits received.

We will be joining local community members, suburban churches, local businesses, and large corporations to help revitalize a Detroit neighborhood.

ALL TEAM VOLUNTEERS 9th grade AND OLDER MUST HAVE A KIDS MINISTRY APPLICATION COMPLETED WITH THE INTERVIEW AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

The team will be staying at:

Best Western Greenfield Inn

3000 Enterprise Dr.

Allen Park, MI 48101

Cost per adult age 14 years and older is $250

Cost per child age 6 – 13 years old is $120

This price includes accommodations, breakfast, lunch, dinner, team t-shirt and team excursion

Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to/from Detroit and during the duration of the trip to meeting locations at Durfee Elementary School, Eden Community Garden and to team excursion location(s).  We will be having team meetings where we will assist in carpooling opportunity connections but travel to, from and during the mission trip is the ultimate responsibility of the volunteer.

 

Call the church office at 269.948.2549 with any questions