THE WHY BEHIND MISSIONS
The Woodcrest Christian Missions Program exists to glorify God by providing spiritually impactful and transformational opportunities for students, and to support and bless selected Christian ministries around the world.
The answer to why we go on missions trips is worship. John Piper says, “Missions exist because worship doesn’t.” We want God to be glorified in our pursuit of excellence in education as well as the discipleship of Woodcrest Christian students. Since its inception, Woodcrest Christian has been joining in the work of God to redeem the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thankfully, we have the privilege of joining that process as part of our discipleship. Students are directly exposed to God’s global efforts and hopefully begin to understand their own lives as part of something much bigger than themselves. Discipleship through missions gives hands and feet to serving one another and loving our neighbors.
DESTINATIONS & BLOG LINKS
- Rogers Park, Illinois – Instagram
- Cleveland, Ohio – Instagram
- Kodiak, Alaska – Instagram
- Barranco, Belize – Blog
- Belmopan, Belize – Blog, Instagram
- Big Falls, Belize – Instagram
- Dangriga, Belize – Instagram
- Punta Gorda, Belize – Instagram
DATES TO REMEMBER
Oct. 2 – Deadline to Apply Nov. 7 – Missions Parent Meeting Nov. 15 – Intent to Participate Form Due Dec. 7th – Shared Table Request Form Jan. 2nd – Send Support Letters Jan 11th – Gift Card Donation and Silent Auction Items Turned In Jan 17th – Table Reservations Turned, Missions Table/Event Sponsor Turned In & Guest Invitations Sent out Jan 27th – Sell $500 worth of Raffle Tickets Feb. 4th – Missions Banquet
Mar. 1st – Medical Authorization Form, Student Pledge, Copy of Immunization Record Due
Mar. 4th – Team Training Day and Rummage Sale
Mar. 6th – Final Money Due
Mar. 7th – Final Parent Meeting
Mar. 18-25 – Spring Break Missions Trips
FORMS & PERMISSION SLIPS
Teams of WCS high school students and staff will share the love of God this year during Spring Break, March 17-25, 2023. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of going on a Woodcrest Christian Missions trip includes a team effort in fundraising. This year we will be raffling off ten amazing trips you won’t want to miss out on. All raffle tickets purchased will be entered into the live drawing taking place at this years Missions Banquet held on, Februrary 4th, 2023. You do not have to be present to win and we encourage those far and wide to support the Woodcrest Christian Missions Program through the purchase of raffle tickets. Depending on your budget we will have three different tiers of raffles to participate in this year.
Visit the link below to view the fundraiser catalogue featuring this years auction items.
Donate to a student’s mission trip!
Use the link below to make a donation to a student’s mission trip fund. You will be asked to select “Missions General” in the list of funds to donate to. Please also include the name of the student that should receive the funds.
Apply here for the 2023 Mission Trips. Use the button below to access and submit the 2023 Missions Application.