This is a unique opportunity for young adults to intentionally grow in their faith through serving people in need, living in community in beach houses along the ocean, participating in nightly worship and small groups, experiencing new “life-firsts”, meeting new people, and growing old friendships. Epworth League is a youth ministry of the Wisconsin Conference of the UMC, and youth from any Midwestern state are welcome.
This will be the 10th year taking a group of college students and young adults to the Texas Gulf Coast as a part of an annual spring break mission trip.
Focused on reaching young adults, we strive to help young adults across the world grow as disciples of Christ. Our three core values of our ministry is community building, missions, and spiritual development.
For many of these young adults, this is where their relationship to God begins or is grown exponentially! During the trip, they get to build an authentic community with old and new friends while living together in giant beach houses and experience God in new ways by serving others and participating in nightly worship and small group discussions.
Previous work projects trip-goers have worked on have included everything from painting murals in public buildings, rebuilding greenhouses and houses for a local refugee community after Hurricane Harvey, constructing and installing wheelchair ramps for individuals in the community, to clearing trails at wildlife refuges.
If you know of any young adults or groups within your church interested, have them contact Ken Rheingans, ministry and trip director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 807–3193.
This trip is also a unique opportunity for the older adult! Epworth League is always looking for older adults to join on the trip to help lead work projects or help with meal preparation throughout the week. There are also opportunities to sponsor trip-goers.
|Cost:||$220 per week (covers everything except travel to and from Texas)|
|Registration Info:||Registration is officially open and can be found at www.epworthleague.org/texas! Online payment available - the link is given once registration form is completed and submitted.|
|Sponsor:||Wisconsin Conference of the UMC|
|Shipping Info:||Epworth League does not coordinate transportation for tripgoers. However, we do offer to help get individuals in need of a ride connected to other trip goers for possible carpooling option.|
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church