You want to take your youth to the next level with God. You want changed lives.
Imagine your youth group experiencing the world, listening to the voice of God, serving others, and making a real, tangible difference in the lives of others.
Imagine your youth group going to …
Millions of guests visit the Windy City each year to experience the shopping, restaurants, and world famous landmarks. The most diverse region in the Midwest, Chicago boasts over 200 ethnic and language groups. From the famous deep-dish pizza and Ukrainian borsch to dim sum in Chinatown, it's all authentic. However, Chicago also remains one of the most segregated cities in the US. Tensions run high, and the homeless population continues to grow throughout the city.
Chicago needs to experience the power of God to break the stronghold of poverty and hopelessness.
While in Chicago, you will partner with Dunamis Life Church to share the hope and love of Jesus in a real and relevant way through a variety of ministry opportunities.
Children’s Ministry: Teams will have the opportunity to serve with a daycare program, building relationships, playing games and possibly accompanying them on field trips to the zoo, museum or other locations.
Homeless Ministry: Teams will hit the streets to build relationships with the homeless. This could look like bringing snow cones and setting up a game of checkers or just sitting and getting to know people. Teams will also have the opportunity to serve in homeless shelters.
Work Projects: This summer, the church is working on building a playground at one of the local public school that your team could get the chance to help with.
Urban Plunge: Share your faith while exploring the city! Ride the train, take in one of Chicago's many museums, ride the giant Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, or grab a Chicago-style hot dog from one of the carts that dot downtown.
Lodging, including bathrooms and showers, will be located on site with our local church partner.
God is calling you to journey with Him, to share His love with the nations and establish His Kingdom on earth. Will you join Him in Chicago?
Adventures in Missions has taken more than 115,000 people on mission trips around the world. Through various short and long-term programs, Adventures In Missions helps people from all walks of life discover the world, who Jesus is, and what Jesus has called them to: making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28) and being his witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1).
What does Adventures offer youth leaders and participants?
Planned ministry — we coordinate all the ministry for your group with our ministry contacts or international bases in every location we send teams. We believe in fostering a lasting impact anywhere we send a team, therefore we only send teams where we have a strategic ministry partner or long-term base established.
Leadership — your trip will be lead by one to two project leaders, trained by Adventures, to take care of scheduling and logistics, and to serve as your main point of contact with us.
Freedom — your youth leader can be as hands-on or hands-off as they like! Planning worship, teachings, devotions, and free time is open for you to lead or can be passed to our Project Leader.
Logistics — we handle the details on the ground! Lodging, meals, supplies, and ministry schedule. We'll work with your group leader to make sure everything is organized!
Debrief — Adventures in Missions values the process. We will give your students the space to talk about and understand their experiences daily. They may see a part of the world they have never seen before, and our leaders will be there to walk alongside your group as they process and respond.
Devotionals — Adventures has created custom devotional journals to help walk you and your group through what they are experiencing on their trip. These devotionals will be mailed out to your prior to your trip.