Throughout the year we take trips all over the place! We might do something to encourage fellowship like riding zip lines or playing paintball. Or we might travel to see a Christian band in concert or run a Mud Run obstacle course. We may stay local or travel to another state. We might be by ourselves for the trip or join with other groups of students. But no matter what, we want our trips to fulfill the following requirements:
- Honor God.
-Grow our relationship with God.
-Build community and fellowship among our students.
-Remind us to take joy and enjoy some fun.
Just a note about cost:
Our trips vary in price, everything from $5 to $450. We know this can be a burden at times, and we are ALWAYS working to keep our costs as low as possible. We do not want ANY student to miss out on an opportunity to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ just because of finances. If the cost of a trip is prohibitive for you, please let us know and we will do everything we can to make sure you come with us! We have some fundraiser opportunities throughout the year to help offset your trip costs. Scroll to the bottom of the page for details!
As a way to give incentives to our students who are actively part of our ministry on a regular basis, and to help offset some costs, we tier our pricing on many trips. Here is a brief explanation of that process.
Full Price -
This price reflects the full cost for a student to participate in the trip/event. This is the closest representation of what it actually costs our ministry per student.
Youth Group Price (YG Price) -
For students who are actively involved in our Student Ministry on a regular basis, we give them a discounted price on trips/events. This is just a small incentive we try to give to reward students who are making efforts to grow in their faith throughout the year by being actively involved in our ministry.
Youth Group & Church Price (YGC Price) -
For students who are actively involved in BOTH our Student Ministry AND Plymouth Avenue Christian Church on a regular basis, we give an additionally discounted price on trips/events.
*To be considered "actively involved" students must participate in our Student Ministry (attending Youth Group, helping with service projects and fundraisers, be a part of a small group, etc). "Regular basis" is determined as more often than not. In other words, they must be actively involved for the majority of the year, not just the time leading up to the trip/event.
For more information or clarification, please see Billy
Our Main Fundraiser is our Workday Fundraiser:
For example: Lets say your Grandma agrees to sponsor you for $1 an hour, and you complete 20 hours of work. You would then collect $20 from Grandma.
Once you have collected the money from your sponsors, you bring that money to Billy and it will be deposited to an account with your name on it. You can then use that amount to pay towards registration on trips such as MOVE, Believe, IMPACT, Camp, etc.
All of the places we choose to volunteer at are chances for you to help others and take part in something that is bigger than yourself! Opportunities to reach others and share the Good News of the Gospel through your actions! This is NOT “just a fundraiser”...its a chance to make an impact!
You may also collect donations if people do not want to sponsor you by the hour. So if someone didn’t want to sponsor you by the hour, but wanted to just give you a $20 donation towards your efforts, that’s ok!
All checks need to be made out to:
Plymouth Avenue Christian Church
and marked in the memo line with
your name and “Workday”
ALL money collected MUST be turned in to Billy! That way it can be accounted for and deposited.
The Following are Workday Opportunities for Fall 2017:
Interfaith Kitchen: August 24; December 12
Church Workday: Date TBA
SecondHarvest Foodbank Warehouse: Date TBA