Redeem the weekend

Family trips create a foundation for a lasting legacy of faith, service and love. As June draws closer and VBS, soccer camps and the never-ending stream of things to do continues, take some time to hit the pause button on typical summer activities and hit the play button on a concentrated time of family connection.

This is a high impact, intensive weekend to bless our church plant partners for the spreading of the Gospel Message. This long weekend consists of projects to promote our church plant and evangelism outreach in the area. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Ron Gilliard

Upcoming trips

Grace Alive Church is in Orlando, Florida. It is a movement for all people to discover, deepen, and display, their relationship with Jesus.

The Hamilton Fellowships is a Kingdom Incubator that longs to help nurture individuals, groups and churches to recognize and grow into all that God has prepared for them. They strive to be a safe place for people to explore Jesus together and believe that there is always more to explore.

August 25, with Grace Alive in Orlando, Florida

October 2 - 7, with Hamilton Fellowship in Toronto, Canada

November 8 - 10, with Grace Alive Church in Orlando, Florida

5 reasons why every family should go on a family mission trip

adapted from YouthWorks

1. Family Mission Trips Have the Details Covered

We takes care of the details. Transportation? We do it. Schedule? We’ve got it figured out. Kid Activities? Let us take care of that. From meal planning to coordinating volunteer service sites to creating family-friendly evening programming, we provide the trip’s flexible framework and resources so parents can fully engage in the experience.

2. Family Mission Trips Provide Focused Family Time

There are no football camps, Wii consoles, TVs or work meetings. While all these things have a time and a place, it’s not on a family trip. As families step outside their normal rhythm of life, there are ample opportunities for focused family time. Families help prepare meals together, spend their days serving alongside one another and engage in programming as a unit. The time away from digital distractions and activities in favor of togetherness is a breath of fresh air.

3. Family Mission Trips Cultivate a Value of Serving Others

Sticky Faith has done extensive research showing that families who serve together tend to grow in faith together. Parents want to sow seeds of empathy, compassion and generosity in their children, but sometimes coming up with tangible manifestations of these values can be a struggle. On family trips, there are age-appropriate service sites that can easily be recreated in your hometown. We want to guide parents through the logistics of serving at a nursing home, food bank or other community organization so they can have the tools to foster similar service opportunities at home.

4. Family Mission Trips Foster Faith Conversations

Sticky Faith research has also shown that when kids grow up in families who talk about faith together, they tend to stick with faith into adulthood. On mission trips, families will explore what it means to “Live Like Jesus” in their everyday lives, diving deeper into the concepts of seeing, listening, serving and loving like Jesus through conversations.

5. Family Mission Trips Create Lasting Memories

In 10 years, it’s not the Netflix special or the Pinterest-inspired Fourth of July party kids will remember from summer 2015; it’s playing Bingo with Miss Peggy at the nursing home, bunking down in a tent at the housing site or quality time with their parents that they will remember. Family trips are all the stuff memorable moments are made of: family, shared experiences, joy, togetherness. Family trips create a foundation for a lasting legacy of faith, service and love.