July 10-16, 2016
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:
Meaningful 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 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!
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!
$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.
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.
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 Group 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)
- Devo for Trip Leaders
- Fundraising E-book – Thanks Group Publishing!
- Pre-trip Study: Critical_Others-Facilitator_Guide
- Pre-trip Study: Critical Others- Student Guide
- Pre-trip Study: Tipping Point- Facilitator Guide
- Pre-trip Study: Tipping Point- Student Guide
- Pre-trip Study: No Trace Mission Trips- Facilitator Guide
- Pre-trip Study: No Trace Mission Trips- Student Guide
- Pre-trip Study: Finishing Strong- Facilitator Guide
- Vehicle & Driver Summary Sheet
- Packing List
- TransforMission Roster
- TransforMission YOUTH Forms
- TransforMission ADULT Forms
- Adult Leader Background Check Verification
- Butler Campus Map
- Photo Release