Seek the City: June 18-23, 2017
Seek the City is the “stay-at-home” summer mission trip for Christ Covenant Church. Middle school and high school youth set aside a week in the summer to serve the communities of Charlotte and Matthews. We call it a “stay-at-home” mission because the students and their leaders live on our campus in Matthews, NC, for the entire week. The Covenant Day main gym becomes home base, with hundreds of volunteers sleeping on air mattresses and living out of suitcases. Dinners (donated and served by members of Christ Covenant Church) happen in the lower gym and every night all of the participants meet on campus for worship, teaching, and team meetings.
During the day, 5-8 teams of students and leaders leave to serve all over the city: running sports camps, leading vacation Bible school, partnering with programs in the local schools for at-risk students, serving nursing homes, and completing work projects for senior citizens in our church, to name just a few opportunities.
Seek the City is based on Jeremiah 29:7, where God calls the exiles to “seek the welfare of the city where I have called you.” Students spend each day serving different organizations and ministries in the surrounding area and worship together each evening in a camp-style meeting.
THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED
TO PARTICIPATE IN SEEK THE CITY 2017
FULL ATTENDANCE | Seek the City begins Sunday, June 18, starting at 3:00pm and concludes Friday, June 23, at 9:30pm. Participants must attend the entire time. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
PARENT/STUDENT MANDATORY MEETING | Sunday, February 26, 7:30-8:30pm in the Christ Covenant Church Sanctuary. At least one parent must attend.
SATURDAY MANDATORY TRAINING DAY | Saturday, June 10, 9am-4pm at Christ Covenant Church. (Each team will determine time and place.)
SUNDAY TRAINING MEETINGS | Participants must attend at least two of the four Sunday training meetings: May 21 (4:30-5:30pm); June 4 (9-10:30am), 11 (8:45-9:45am), 18 (9-10:30am). All training sessions are in the Lion’s Theater (Wilcox/C-Bldg).
PACKET | Participants must complete: the Bridge Diagram with verses, personal testimony (300-500 words), and 10-Prayer Partners. All are due by April 27. The packet will be given out at the February 26 meeting.
COST & PAYMENT POLICY | Total cost is $145. This includes an $80 non-refundable deposit due at time of filling out application and a $65 balance due by April 27. If a student cancels after June 4, the balance is non-refundable unless the student is providentially hindered from attending Seek the City. To pay your balance, click here.
IT IS OUR DESIRE FOR YOU TO EARN THE MONEY TO PAY FOR SEEK THE CITY. PLEASE BEGIN TO EARN YOUR MONEY NOW!!!!
Seek the City 2016 video
For audio of Jeff Hardy’s Wednesday talk “Running the Race-Run with Passion,” click here.
Thank you to Daniel, Ben, and Brad for the production of these videos.