family_ministry_mission_01Each summer, WCC youth and their friends put their faith into action. With sweat-stained brows, paint-streaked shirts and muddy hands, they restore hope as they rebuild homes, discovering that they are blessed with the love and power to improve lives and change the world.

Grounded in love and Christian service, WCC’s mission trips transport teens to communities they’ve not likely encountered; neighborhoods struggling with poverty, injustice and neglect. Here, they connect and form friendships with those that they serve and come to realize that there is more that draws us together than drives us apart.

 

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Our Mission Work
A mission trip is a call to Christian service that connects us with God and others in life-changing ways. We go to provide a hand-up rather than a hand-out. To share our incredible blessings with others in need of grace and love. To discover first-hand that we are all children of God, equally loved, equally valued, equally worthy. WCC’s mission trip experiences are formative and enduring. Working in adult-lead teams, teens rise early and work throughout the day to repair homes, replant gardens, and integrate into the communities in which they serve. Along the way, they cultivate relationships with the people they meet, interacting with adults over dinner, with children on the playground, with the community during prayer and worship in the local church. Together, teens and their partner community explore faith in a rich and transformative exchange.

The work is hard and the rewards many. Fascinating side trips offer opportunities to explore new regions and cultures. And fun evening activities inevitably result in laughter and gratifying down-time. Teens leave with a changed perspective on their lives and the challenges that exist in the world beyond their own backyards.

 

2018 Mission Trip Details

You’re invited!  As a high school student or rising freshman (in summer of 2018) you are invited to join the WCC Youth Mission Trip Team.  This year we will be heading to the Appalachia region in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.  Click here to view the details regarding the trip, which is sure to be a meaningful and exciting experience.

 

Ready to take a pilgrimage that will change your life? Email Lydia Gajdel at lydia@wiltoncongregational.org if you have any questions.