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Our student ministry seeks to provide safe and authentic environments for middle and high school students to love God, love people, make disciples and make a difference.

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CHANGE OF PLANS HIGH SCHOOL EVENT

Due to our previously scheduled event for high schoolers falling on the same day as homecoming, we are making a change of plans. Right after the 11am service on Sunday, November 14, HS Students are invited to meet in the Student Cafe for a fun-filled day of games, events and food! We will end with a night of worship. Students should bring a change of clothes and comfortable shoes. Registration is $25.

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2022 Mission Trips

Jacksonville, Florida | Middle School Students

We are joining TEAMeffort in Jacksonville, Florida! TEAMeffort provides youth group mission trips filled with opportunities to put your faith into action and return home with lifelong memories and a renewed excitement for Jesus Christ. Mission teams will minister to the community and repair dozens of homes that have been damaged by flood waters, bringing them back to livable conditions. Nightly chapel services gear towards worshiping Jesus and helping with discipleship through messages and youth group discussion time. On Friday, our team will enjoy a fun day at the beach!

When is the trip? June 19-25, 2022

How much does the trip cost? $500 per person covers transportation, lodging, meals, mission site materials and evening worship experiences. The only spending money individuals will need during the trip is for souvenirs, snacks and sightseeing.

How many people can go? We plan on taking up to 16 middle school students and 4 adults.

Who are we partnering with in Jacksonville? We are partnering with TEAMEffort. Their mission is to help students connect with Jesus and make an impact.

What will we be doing while we are there? TEAMEffort provides opportunities for students to put their faith into action through challenging and rewards projects such as repairing and renovating homes for families in need, building mission and ministry facilities, leading children’s outreach programs, working at homeless shelters, responding to natural disasters, and reaching out to individuals and communities through Christian service. Closer to June, we will know more definitively the exact projects we will be participating in.

How do I apply? Complete a mission trip application. Submit your completed application along with a non-refundable $100 deposit check made payable to DBC no later than October 31, 2021 to Ellen Powell or Mallory Thornton.

How do I prepare? Attend all scheduled team training meetings on November 7, January 9, February 13, March 20 and May 15. Participate in the churchwide event on January 30 (details are to be determined and will be a fundraiser for team members).

How do we get to Jacksonville? We will charter two large vans to travel to Jacksonville, approximately a six-hour drive.

What are the accommodations like? We will be staying in a facility with a bunk-style lodge, chapel, dining hall, lake and recreation areas.

Do I need to have any special immunizations for this trip? None are required. However, it is highly recommended you be up to date on your tetanus shot. The COVID-19 vaccine is also recommended.

Additional questions? Please email Mallory Thornton.

ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA | High School Students

We are returning to Antigua, Guatemala to work in the surrounding Panchoy Valley in connection with our partner church, Iglesia del Camino and the Guatemalan Dream Center to serve alongside their local mission partners. Some of our activities may include water filter distributions, a house build, wheelchair distributions, planting garden boxes, and above all, sharing the Gospel of Hope through Jesus Christ.

When is the trip? June 18-25, 2022

How much will it cost? $1,750 per person covers transportation, lodging, meals and ministry supplies. The only spending money individuals will need is for souvenirs and snacks. Note: this is the maximum cost; once we secure airline tickets, the price may go down.

How many people can go? We plan on taking up to 16 high school students and 4 adults.

How do I apply? Complete a mission trip application. Submit your completed application along with a non-refundable $100 deposit check made payable to DBC no later than October 31, 2021 to Ellen Powell or Mallory Thornton.

How do I prepare? Attend all scheduled team training meetings on November 7, January 9, February 13, March 20 and May 15. Participate in the churchwide event on January 30 (details are to be determined and will be a fundraiser for team members).

How long is the trip? We travel on a non-stop flight from Atlanta to Guatemala City. The flight is 3 ½ hours. We are met at the airport by our hosts from Iglesia del Camino, the church we partner with. They will take us to Antigua, where we will be based for the week.

Do I need to have any special immunizations or medication for this trip? None are required. However, it is highly recommended you be up to date on your tetanus shot. No special meds are needed (i.e. malaria, etc.). The COVID-19 vaccine is also recommended.

What will we be doing while we are there? We work alongside Iglesia del Camino, a local church in Antigua and their partner foundation, Centros de Suenos, joining them in the mission work they are doing in the very poor areas surrounding Antigua. Activities may include house building, water filter distributions, home visits, wheelchair ministry, gardening ministry for self-sustainability, soccer ministry, etc. Closer to June, we will know more definitively the exact projects we will be participating in.

What is the climate like? Antigua is nick-named the “land of the eternal spring”. This name is completely accurate. Temperatures range from 55 at night to 75 during the day. We will be there during the rainy season, so be prepared for rain.

Do I need a VISA or a passport? Yes, you will need a current passport that will not expire within at least 6 months of our return date. If you do not already have one, please apply soon!

Do I need to know how to speak Spanish? No, it is a plus, but not at all necessary. We will have translators with us everywhere we go. In fact, some of the people we work with speak one of the 23 Mayan languages rather than Spanish.

What are the accommodations like? We stay in a hotel directly across the street from the church. The rooms are large, clean and well kept. There is hot water for showers and linens are provided. Because the temperature there is always moderate, there is no air conditioning or heaters in the rooms. Some find it noisy at night, so feel free to bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.

What is the food like? We eat breakfast every morning at the hotel. They always offer three choices each morning such as french toast, pancakes, eggs, fruit, yogurt and coffee. For lunch, we have a sack lunch including sandwiches, chips, fruit, cookies. Dinners are cooked and hosted by the church each night. American food like we are used to is served. We will eat out for a couple of meals. All meals are covered in your total cost for the trip. All food that is provided through the church is safe for you to eat. Do NOT buy any food from street vendors.

Additional questions? Please email Ellen Powell.

 

Important Dates

Sunday, October 31, 2021 Applications and deposits due!
Sunday, November 7, 2021 Training Session #1
Sunday, January 9, 2022 Training Session #2
Sunday, January 30, 2022 Church Event
Sunday, February 13, 2022 Training Session #3
Sunday, March 20, 2022 Training Session #4

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Final payments due!
Sunday, May 15, 2022 Training Session #5

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Brian Smith

Student Pastor

Derrick Milner

Student Ministry Resident / Sports Center Associate

Mallory Thornton

Student Ministry Assistant