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.
Ecuador Mission Trip | Summer 2023
This trip is designed for rising 9th–12th graders to serve and develop a heart for international missions. Types of service include leadership in an ESL vacation Bible school summer camp, maintenance projects on the school properties, various local experiences and an indigenous people outreach experience. We have missed being able to do this trip for a couple years. We hope to have a July date scheduled for this trip by the end of 2022.
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 not only to the children in Ecuador, but also to our teens, as it deepens their heart connection to our friends in Ecuador. To learn more about this sponsorship opportunity, contact Pastor Greg O’Dell at [email protected].