Our goal is to bring teens’ hearts in sync with God’s heart for the world. Our missions discipleship pathway starts locally (serving others at Cherrydale, serving in local outreach ministries, and serving in regional outreach ministries) and leads to serving in cross-cultural out-of-country experiences.
With each of our trips, teens are met where they are spiritually and encouraged to deepen their commitment as a follower of Jesus.
This cross-cultural and more advanced mission trip is designed to equip current 8th–12th graders to serve in missions and to be future leaders of missions in their churches. Our youth group has partnered with Columna De Verdad Christian Church and their Christian school Emmanuel Christian since 2012. We take a team to Macas on the odd years; learn more about our upcoming 2019 trip!
Since 2012, our youth group has raised money to annually sponsor a child to attend the Emmanuel Christian School (ECS) in Macas, Ecuador. We’ve seen God’s blessings through this project, including:
- Communicating to teens that service isn’t limited to a missions trip. Rather, we’re participating in a true ministry partnership with ECS.
- Deepening former Ecuador trip participants’ connection to the ECS ministry in Macas.
- Providing tangible benefits to ECS. Our child sponsorship helps the school fulfill a state requirement to provide scholarships for a number of less-fortunate children in their community. Additionally, our sponsorship helps the school keep tuition as low as possible for all students.