Missions & Service Trips
Missions & service trips are additional opportunities that we make available to our students. Neither of these opportunities are requirements for graduation from our teen program, but they are highly beneficial to the teens who have the opportunity and desire to participate in them. We recommend that our families consider their teen’s participation as an added opportunity for growth.
One to two times a year, we provide small groups of students opportunities to go on missions trips. We have gone to places overseas, such as Haiti, to support international Teen Challenge centers. As well as, locations here in the United States: West Virginia, California, & New York to name a few.
Our missions trips provide our teens the opportunity to move from the selfishness that addiction breeds, to service and selfless acts of kindness towards others. By allowing our students to serve others through working on special projects and sharing their personal testimonies, they are emboldened in their personal confidence and in their faith.
Service trips take place all throughout the year and offer the chance for students to take a step back from their own needs to focus on helping those around them. As they build their relationship with the Lord, they learn that we are to serve others as Christ served us as found in Matthew 20:28, “Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”. These service trips have proven to be a great time of spiritual and emotional growth for our students and many have returned with a sense of contentment knowing they have impacted the lives of others.
Trips are taken in many areas in the surrounding communities. Some of the service trips have included partnering with local churches to prepare for large events, offering help to Convoy of Hope and assisting families during their move into a different home.