Archive for the ‘Mission Trip’ Category

Series GraphicI’ve been pretty hyped about our new series, “Basecamp.”  You may be asking yourself, “Whattheheck is a basecamp?”  Basecamp refers to the place where, say, a mountain climber prepares for his journey.  Basecamp is the place where he rests, trains, and prepares for his journey ahead.

You guessed it!  At CORE Youth Ministry we’re about to begin a journey.  But that journey does not begin until aaaaaafter we train up at “Basecamp.”

It is my personal belief that before beginning a new, uncharted journey it is beneficial to look back on the events that brought you to this point.  Last night we remembered mission trips, theologically dense series, and hilarious kung fu movies.

We talked about the good, the bad, and the ugly things we’ve experienced together over the past three years.  We brainstormed the things we need to accomplish before beginning our new journey this summer (…like getting a white tiger for the youth room.  Wouldn’t that be sweet?!)  We began to dream about the things we need to accomplish at “Basecamp” before the summer journey begins.

I can’t help but think about Moses and the Israelites leaving slavery in Egypt for the Promised Land (Exodus).  There was a lot of fear and uncertainty (and complaining!), but there were also AMAZING demonstrations of God’s power and provision.

In the coming weeks we will explore this biblical example more closely as we prepare for the adventurous journey that lies before us.  In the mean time, I’m going to research the cost of feeding a white tiger.


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My office will be open on Mondays from 3:30-5pm to research and explore ways we can serve.  Feel free to join us then, or research on your own.  Not sure where to begin your research?  Check out the amazing organization @coreyouthmin follows on Twitter, or take a look at some organizations on Kels’ Ministry Resources Board on Pinterest.

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Mission Trip Hook

THEME: Matthew 25:40

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Top Row L-R: Tina Mead // Megan Offerman // Darla Gaskill // Chris Mundy // Dusty Ingles // Luke Preussner // Bradley O’Connell // Kristy Reth // Will Zalizniak

Middle Row L-R: Chloe Peyton // Mary Piegors // Grace Meiner // Carolyn Meiner // Alyssa Fangmann // Addison Schrader // Sydney Litterer // Paige Madlom // Emily Kenyon

Bottow Row L-R: Kelsey Anderson // Dave Gaskill // Clayton Larsen

Camp Klaus, April 27-28, 20112


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Because I was too excited to be bothered with announcements last night, here’s what you need to know:

The Fall Supper is on October 26…less than two weeks away.  CORE is scheduled to work the 5:30pm to 7pm shift and then have a bonfire and do the Corn Maze.  Howeverrrrrrrr, that night has just been announced as Playoffs.  Because that means some of you will be at the game, I need a head-count for who is still interested and able to work the Fall Supper.  You can be…

…a server, scoopin’ mashed potatoes or pourin’ gravy.  (There are several spots open for this job, and I have Katie Mitchell and Em-Ken committed here.)

…a dish-dryer.  You get to wipe down the piping-hot plates as they come out of the dishwasher.  You don’t have to deal with people.  (This is a job for you anti-social people).

…a table host.  You are in charge of making sure your table has plenty of drinks, napkins, and pats of butter for their rolls.  How easy is that?!

How soaked are you, Mary?

Tonight there is a pot luck dinner for a Missionary Speaker from Nigeria.  It sounds like a rad time to hear about his experiences and what it is like to be a Christ-follower in Africa…and to have free food.  Dinner starts at 6pm.

How soaked are you, D-Schrade?

Reminder to those who have committed to work Sherman’s Corn Maze this weekend.  Please be there 15 minutes before your shift and check in with your adult supervisor (aka the Youth Staff member who is there with you).  I received a phone call from Shermans on Monday telling me how wonderful you have been–and I looooove hearing great reports about you!  Keep of the good work…and remember, this money goes into YOUR student account.  Woot woot!

How soaked are you, Autumn?

Wondering where the 2012 Summer Mission Trip is going?  The answer will be revealed next Wednesday!  Huuuuuuge round of applause to the Mission Team for finding a cool location and unique experience.  You guys did great!

How soaked are you, A.P.?

Small Groups are from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Sundays.  We hope to see you there.

How soaked are you, Secret Agent Youth Staff?

Thanks for an epic night, last night.  We.Love.CORE.