GO! Trips are CPC's short-term service and vision trips to see, love, and serve God's people. When we retreat from our everyday lives to travel and serve God's people, we learn more about ourselves, our partners, and the character of Christ. We practice thinking, praying, listening, and speaking like Jesus, thereby opening our hearts to hear how God may lead us upon return to engage with our families, workplaces, church, and community. At CPC, we believe that serving in relationship with our partners brings us closer to Christ and to people experiencing poverty, injustice, and oppression.
Contact: Leslie Boie at 952.920.8515 x274; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before registering, please assemble all relevant information, including passport, credit card, frequent flyer, health insurance, and emergency contact. Thank you.
GO! TRIPS 2014
with Telos and Christ at the Checkpoint Conference
The first part of our trip is designed to help better understand the issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Next we attend the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, where Christians are challenged to help resolve the conflicts by engaging with the teachings of Jesus. Registration is now closed.
with World Servants
March 29-April 5*
High school and college students, how are you spending your Spring Break? Join HSM and College Ministry on this trip to Jamaica! Our group will partner with Christian Community Fellowship Church in Catadupa, two hours outside Montego Bay, where Pastor Leroy Gordon has been serving the community for over 20 years. We will dig holes to provide toilets/outhouses for families who are very poor, elderly, and indigent. We will engage in outreach to the community with Kids' Club and family visits, spend time volunteering and serving the people of Jamaica, and include some time for leisure activities as well. Registration is now closed.
with Habitat for Humanity
While every Global Village trip is different, you can expect to gain once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memories. Itineraries are balanced with plenty of work, rest, and free time. During your trip, you will do more than help build houses―you will become part of the local community and participate in cultural activities. The benefits of volunteering on a Global Village trip include an opportunity to: contribute to Habitat's work and create positive change in the world; learn about poverty housing, development challenges, and Habitat’s mission to eradicate them; experience the community’s culture, language, and social practices while working alongside homeowners and volunteers of all backgrounds, races, and religions; and participate in a transformative, lifelong journey to ignite your passion for making this world a better place. Register by April 30. Contact: Leslie Boie at 952.920.8515 x274; email@example.com.
with Opportunity International
Travel with CPC and our mission partner Opportunity International to serve the least-resourced country in Central America. Your experience will be very different from that of normal tourists. On this trip, you will have the privilege of seeing a developing nation through the eyes of the poor. As we travel through Nicaragua, Opportunity International staff partners will lead us, teach us, and help us to understand what poverty is all about—its effects and its impact on men, women, children and communities as a whole. They will also show us what they believe to be the best way to empower families in breaking the bonds of the cycle of poverty and the dignity that comes with success. We will learn about economic development, poverty alleviation, entrepreneurship, faith and stewardship through age-appropriate and fun service learning projects for every member of your family aged 10 and older. Register by May 31. Contact: Leslie Boie at 952.920.8515 x274; firstname.lastname@example.org.
with Jubilee Centre
October 24-November 5*
Come see how God is using local Zambian churches to transform an urban community. Through the work of the Jubilee Centre, we will participate in walking alongside pastors, lay leaders and youth, as they serve as the hands and feet of Christ in the impoverished community of Lusaka, Zambia. We will worship with the Jubilee Centre churches and join local pastors to attend the Willow Creek Leadership Summit broadcast in Lusaka. Optional safari extension. Cost: TBD. Register by September 1. Contact: Leslie Boie at 952.920.8515 x274; email@example.com.
with World Vision
Tentative: late November-early December*
Travel to Zambia this spring see the newly-opened CPC-built Ndondi High School, visit CPC sponsored projects firsthand, and meet your World Vision sponsored child(ren) in person. You will be immersed in a world very different than our own to experience the hospitality and hope of the Moyo community. Your faith will be enriched and strengthened through this very special opportunity. Register by March 31. Contact: Leslie Boie at 952.920.8515 x274; firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All dates and prices are tentative and subject to change.