TransforMission 2016

shutterstock_83375677TransforMission 2016

July 10-16, 2016
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN 


TransforMission is a week-long mission camp specially designed to help High School and Middle School youth connect with God and each other while serving alongside some of the best mission organizations in the City.  This life-changing mission experience will include:

IMG_0481Meaningful Mission Opportunities
We connect participants to service opportunities that allow them to use their gifts and interests in meaningful ways. Projects will include: Home Repair, Wheel Chair Ramp Building/Installation, Community Outreach Block Parties, Vacation Bible School, Parks Beautification, Urban Gardening, and Serving Children & Elderly at Hospitals, Day Camps and Nursing Homes.


Powerful Worship
Powerful worship sessions will connect participants to God and His call on each person’s life. Every session is designed to help participants apply teachings to their lives in meaningful ways. We will ask the question, “So What?” each day, inviting participants to reflect on how the message impacts action.


Engaging Small Group Discussions Participants will dig into scripture each morning in small groups to read, think, discuss and apply biblical truths to their lives.

Action Plan Session
We will help groups create a plan to reach people with God’s love when they return to their hometowns and cities.

NEW Daily Creative Activity  painting, journaling, photography and crafting are a few new additions to our activity time each day!

NEW GO Weekend Kit 
Each group will receive a GO Weekend resource kit. Go Weekends are church-wide community service/outreach events that are planned by a team of youth and adults from your congregation. Mentoring and bridging generational gaps are major components of Go Weekends, and we can’t wait to see how God will work through these projects!IMG_9123

Fun Group Outings And Activities
We’ve carved out time in the schedule just for your group to tour the City of Indianapolis, play some games, get to know other groups, or maybe even take a nap!


Butler University

$300 per person. Includes t-shirt, programming, food, lodging, work site supplies, and a Go Weekend resource kit. (Your group outings and activities are not included in this cost.) A non-refundable deposit of $50 per person is required at time of registration.

Adult/Student Ratio: 1 adult for every 5 students.

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Worship Band: Sixteen Cities

We are excited to welcome back Sixteen Cities! Their story and band philosophy fit so well with the heart of our trip! Without any intention of being a Christian rock band, they started meeting at their high school each week, in an attempt to reach their friends for Christ.  They reached hundreds of students on their campus and saw radical transformation at their school as a result of reaching out. It wasn’t long before the band knew they were called to use music as a way to reach their generation. “It is our desire to be a band of servants, humbly offering our gifts and talents to reach this world for Christ. We know we’re just a bunch of normal guys, living each day in the grip of God’s grace,” says front man Josiah Warneking.  Hear their story or watch their newest music video to get to know them better.

Sam in Oakland

Evening Worship Pastor: Samuel Yun

Pastor Samuel Yun, often referred to as “P. Sam” by his church members is a fourth generation pastor in his family. Having committed his life to Christ one summer evening in 1989 and having confirmed his call to ministry just two nights later, P. Sam has been engaged in spreading the Gospel in any way possible and in all places possible. After pastoring in four different local church appointments as well as serving as a Conference staff person, P. Sam is now in the process of planting a new United Methodist faith community in the Oakland area called EMBRACE CHURCH. A few of his convictions: 1) Life with God is better than life without God, 2) If God can love the likes of him, God can love anyone. 3) We are all called to (and can) make a difference in this world. P. Sam is proud father of two – Philip (20 years old) and Evan (16 years old), loves all sports with a net (including and especially, fishing!), and is a huge fan of Seinfeld, The Office and Jim Gaffigan stand-up. Every once in awhile, you may see him break out in a dramatic rendition of a Disney ballad in one of his sermons. Connect with Sam on Twitter or Instagram.


4:30-6:00 PM Groups Arrive (Meals on your own)
7:00 PM Leader’s Meeting/ Youth Activity
7:30 PM Participant Orientation
8:30-9:30 PM Worship & Communion
9:30-10:30 PM Time With Your Group
11:30 PM Lights Out

Monday through Friday
7:00 AM Wake Up
7:15-745 AM Breakfast In Dining Hall With Your Group
8:15-8:40 AM Morning Devotions With Your GroupIMG_9097 8:45 AM Prayer
9:00 AM Depart for Worksites
12:00 PM Lunch at Site
4:00 PM Head To Dorms/Church Sites
4:05-5:30 PM Outdoor Games & Activities
5:00-5:30 PM Team Leader Meeting
*5:30-6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Worship
8:45-10:00 PM Group Time
10:00-11:00 PM Everyone In Rooms
11:15 PM Lights Out

*Wednesday night = Dinner with your group/fun activity.

6:30 AM Wake Up
7:30-8:30 AM Cleanup/ Packing/Head Home

TRIP FORMS & RESOURCES (click and download)



  1. Cindy Garver

    Question…. Do the worship times, devos, and small groups incorporate at one or several points an invitation to give one’s life to Jesus? My youth team needs to know more before we commit. I would be grateful for a phone call. Not sure my phone number should be in a comment?

  2. Christin Nevins

    I have a very interested group of middle schoolers who are not affiliated with a UM youth group. How can we sign up and participate? Thanks!

  3. An adult from our church or parent needs to be with our kids we send, correct? I wasn’t clear if the adult mentioned in the “adult/child ratio” was an adult provided by you or if this was a trip was one where adults can attend as well. Thanks for any clarification!

    • inumcconnect

      Hi Dana,
      Yes! An adult from your church must attend with youth from your congregation. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help your group in any way. Thanks! -Helene (

  4. Larry Schmoekel

    Just curious, how many youth are usually involved in this project? It sounds like from the information that each group needs to provide an adult for every 5 students? What if a group is mixed, would one male and one femaled adult be reuired?

    • inumcconnect

      Hi Larry! Yes, 1 adult per 5 students. If your group is mixed, one male and one female leader must attend. So, if you have a mixed group of 5 students, 1 adult male and 1 adult female must attend. Last year, churches with smaller groups partnered with churches in their area to help make this possible. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help your group in any way! Thanks! -Helene (

  5. Linda Beall

    Is there a check in time on Sunday, July 19th?

    Also, would you be able to send a packing list so we can get it to our youth?

    Thanks for everything, Helene!

    • inumcconnect

      Hi Linda!
      The packing list link is now fixed. Sorry about that!
      Check in time is between 4-6 on Sunday at Schwitzer Hall.
      See you soon!

  6. Christine Kindlesparger

    I can’t seem to pull up the packing list or print it.

  7. Christine Kindlesparger

    Will we get any devo materials while there or should we bring our own?

    • inumcconnect

      We will provide devo materials. Morning devotions are with the whole group.

  8. I have a student that is attending a sports camp, but also wants to attend Transformission. Will it be okay for him to arrive late? Also if I have an odd number in my group (6 guys and 3 girls) how much of a problem will it be if I don’t have two adult males?

    • inumcconnect

      Hi Ben! Your student can arrive late. We will make arrangements to get him checked in, etc. 1 adult male and 1 adult female leader would cover your group.

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