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Student Mission Trips

MEMPHIS

DETAILS

The summer Middle School mission trip to Memphis, TN, is an opportunity for 7th- 8th grade students. Our goal is to partner with Street Reach Ministries to share the love of Christ with people in Memphis through sports ministry, Vacation Bible School, and door-to-door evangelism. This trip is not a vacation—but an opportunity to take the next step in your faith journey by serving the Lord and the people of Memphis.

Destination: MEMPHIS TENNESEE

Each year, Johnson Ferry is privileged to partner with STREET REACH MINISTRIES. Street Reach has been working in this area for over 30 years and has developed many strong relationships with pastors and ministry leaders in the community. Their organization handles all lodging and ministry opportunities.

Cost: $375

The cost of the trip includes all transportation, lodging, meals (except travel meals), t-shirts, and materials. A $100 deposit is required at registration. ALL FINAL PAYMENTS are due at the Parent Meeting on Sunday, April 28.

Student Requirements:

  1. Be a middle school student in grades 7-8.
  2. Attend the eight weeks of training. See the schedule tab above for details.
  3. Attend at least 80% of all Sunday morning Life Groups and worship services beginning April 28, 2024 for the duration of the trip.
  4. At least one parent should attend the parent meeting on April 28 at 4:30pm in the Middle School Room. Final payments and all forms are due at this meeting.

SCHEDULE

HOW WE PREPARE

We’ll spend five weeks together before this trip, preparing ourselves to be the hands and feet of Jesus in Memphis. We’ll spend time in worship, training, and in small groups.

TRAINING SCHEDULE:

ALL trainings are MANDATORY and are on Sunday evenings.

April 28 | 4:30-6pm (PARENT MEETING | All forms and final payments are due!)
May 5 | 4:30-6pm (Evangelism Training) (Family Group Reveal)
May 12 | 4:30-6pm
May 19 | 4:30–6pm
May 29 | 4:30-6pm (WEDNESDAY NIGHT due to Memorial Day Weekend)

We leave for Memphis on Sunday, June 2!

MINISTRY AT STREET REACH

Throughout the week, students will work in multiple ministry sites each day with their family group. We start each day with personal devotions and meet each night for worship, messages, and family group time. There is plenty of “downtime” in the afternoons and evenings to hang out with your friends or to make new ones.

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK:

Sunday: Travel Day & Orientation

Monday-Thursday: VBS in the morning, community projects in the afternoon, worship in the evening

Wednesday: We will visit the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid and eat dinner at Central BBQ.

Friday: Travel back to ATL!

WHERE WE STAY

STREET REACH MINISTRIES

WHAT WE DO

Each year, we partner with Street Reach to help reach those in their community. From sports ministry to Bible clubs to ministry projects, we use every opportunity to share the love of Christ.

  • Sports Ministry: playing sports at bible clubs like football, soccer, etc.
  • VBS: Vacation Bible School throughout the week for children ages 5-10
  • Door-to-door evangelism and community projects: these range depending on the day but they are in the same communities we do VBS in.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How do we travel?

We travel in coach buses for the entire week.

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Where do we stay?

We will stay at Street Reach in Memphis. The campus has a gym, cafeteria and is a gated community. The rooms are dorm style with bunk beds. Students will need to bring sheets and a pillow.

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How are the students divided into groups?

Family Groups are divided based on grade and schools. Our goal is to split students into family groups with other students that they don’t know in order to build deeper relationships in the student ministry. Keep in mind that there are no bus/sleeping assignments and lots of free time so students will be able to hang out with their friends for a majority of the trip.

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Can I invite a friend? What if they are not a JF member/attender?

Yes, it's not a problem! However, they must attend all the trainings listed above and they must provide a note from their student pastor. Also, please be aware that there is no guarantee that they will be placed in the same family group. (see question #3)

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Do I have to attend all of the trainings?

All trainings are mandatory, but we understand that there may be unavoidable conflicts. If you anticipate missing more than one, you need to let us know ASAP.

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Is there a parent meeting?

There is a parent meeting on the first night of training, Sunday, April 28, at 4:30pm.

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What do I bring?

A packing list will be distributed at the parent meeting.

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What about Evangelism Training?

Evangelism training will be a part of each training session, and we will have additional evangelism training on-site in Memphis. This is one reason why it is so important that you attend all of the trainings.

REGISTER

JUNE 2 – JUNE 7, 2024

There are six simple steps to register for the Mission Trip to Memphis:

  1. Fill out the application online by going to www.johnsonferry.org and clicking on the Missions tab in the top right. Then select Mission Trip List and click on Memphis!
  2. $100 deposit due by April 28.
  3. Complete and turn in Liability Form, Code of Conduct, and COVID-19 policy by April 28.
  4. Attend all 5 of the trainings listed above.
  5. Final Payments are due Wednesday, May 29.
  6. Begin praying that God will prepare your heart for our trip to Memphis!

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