Purpose: to grow in sharing the gospel with others, intermixed with a great relational and restful time
This year, we are very excited about taking a new adventure to the beaches of Corpus Christi, TX! Every year, our Spring Break trip strengthens our community of friends more than anything else we do. Road trippin' with a few dozen people is a blast!
The specific purpose of this year's trip is to grow as "ambassadors for Christ" (2 Cor. 5:20) by personally learning to share the gospel with others, being stretched spiritually alongside great friends and an encouraging community.
Bottom line is: spiritual growth, personal time with God, friendship, community, evangelism, road trippin', beaches, fun & rest.
Wait, did you say the "E" word? Yes, beach evangelism will be a focus for a FEW hours on three afternoons of the trip. So, clearly we'll be doing a lot of other fun and relaxing stuff. If you're anything like me, your mind is probably coming up with tons of reasons not to participate in something like that.
However, this trip is specifically designed for people who have never tried sharing the Gospel. That means you'll get practice and training beforehand, you'll go out in pairs (more experienced with less experienced), you won't have to do the talking unless you're ready, and you'll never have to worry about seeing the people you conversed with again.
Also, we won't use Brother Jed's style of shouting and accusing crowds, but rather engage in respectful conversations with individuals.
If you take a step of faith and come, you will grow in passion for Christ, his Gospel, and reaching the lost.
When: March 13th-21st
Depart after classes on Friday, March 13th, arrive home late on Saturday, March 21st
Cost: $300 (due March 12th) - includes everything except dinners and travel meals
Deposit: $50 (due March 5th - goes towards registration, non-refundable)
Fundraising: This year, there is an option to raise some or all of the money via fundraising letters (this is easier than it sounds, despite the economy)
Register: by paying deposit @ Nav Hub or Nav Night - act soon, there are only 26 spots!
Travel: Road trippin' together in caravans of vehicles assigned by staff (discount for volunteering your car)
Lodging: Staying in a hotel, the Budget Inn & Suites, which immediately faces the beach :)
Food: Breakfast and Lunch provided (except while on the road)
Weather for Corpus Christi: (March 14th - 20th) Ave high - 76 degrees Ave low - 57 degrees
Bring: Bible, notebook/journal, water bottle, toiletries, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit, games, one duffle bag (or small luggage), one carry on bag
Attire: summer/spring clothes, casual clothes, light jacket/sweatshirt
No: laptops, alcohol/drugs, weapons, bedding/towels (provided), large items (guitars, etc must be approved)
This trip will be more relaxing and relational than most Christian events, which tend to be packed from morning to night. We won't start anything official before 10am (some sleeping in), and there will be significant rest and fun time built in.
There will be structured stuff on three days (Mon - Wed, from approx. 11am - 4pm), and time alone with God every day. The rest will be pretty relaxed, focused on relationships and community. You WILL come back more rested than when you left!
Friday 13th - Road Trippin' to Kansas
Saturday 14th - Road Trippin' to Corpus Christi
Sunday 15th - FUN DAY, evening vision meeting
Monday 16th - Relax/TAWG, Training, Lunch, Beach Outreach, Dinner, Hangout/Explore/Relax
Tuesday 17th - Relax/TAWG, Training, Lunch, Beach Outreach, Dinner, Hangout/Explore/Relax
Wednesday 18th - Relax/TAWG, Training, Lunch, Beach Outreach, Dinner, Hangout/Explore/Relax
Thursday 19th - FUN DAY in Corpus Christi
Friday 20th - Road Trippin' back home
Saturday 21st - Arrive back home (late)