Mission McKinney is our local mission trip opportunity for children who aren’t quite old enough to travel outside of our local area. The advantage of Mission McKinney is the unique partnership that’s developed between the older kids in our children’s ministry and the younger kids in our youth group. The youth group students have the blessing to practice and apply leadership skills while the older students in our children’s ministry are given a a glimpse of what they can look forward to when they move up to the youth group.
Cost- $60 per registrant to cover travel and food costs
Who can come? Kids who have finished 5th to 8th grade/limited space.
Requirements: At least one person for each registrant family (ie: older sibling, parent, or church member substitute) needs to volunteer in some capacity. See Carol McCullough for options. Volunteer sposts are filled on a first come basis.
Last year we were able to scrub all the tables in the church and wash the windows, serve at the Samaritan Inn donation store, help Shiloh Place with weeding and other yard work and share the Gospel with less fortunate children by providing a one day VBS day camp at a local church. Our final day, we joined Hopekids of North Texas and threw a Super Hero themed party for medically fragile children.
Each mission day is divided into two service project opportunities—one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The chaperones transport students to their various locations to serve. Each evening there is a Bible study.
The recreation house has many activities like swimming, basketball, and volleyball. In addition, we play many games together and a wonderful time in fellowship.
Students and adult chaperones participating in Mission McKinney will stay at The Cherith Center in Fairview.There are two adult female and two adult male overnight hosts with a separate boy and girl sleeping room. During the day there are as many as six chaperone hosts.
MEALS (ALLERGIES ARE ACCOMMODATED)
Participating students and chaperones will need to pack a lunch for the first day only. All days following, lunch is prepared and provided for all participants so they may eat in between the morning and afternoon projects. A hot meal and snacks are provided in the evening and breakfast is served prior to leaving for the first service project location.