Arlington Mission Trip ’18
This summer we head back to Mission Arlington. This is an awesome local missions organization in Arlington, Texas, whose goal is to take the church to the people. They provide services like: after-school programs, healthcare, childcare, busing, conversational English, job assistance, food and clothing distribution, Bible studies and apartment churches.
While we will be helping with several service opportunities throughout the week, most of our time will be spent serving in their Rainbow Express ministry (i.e. their version of “Backyard Bible Club”). Last year, Mission Arlington hosted Rainbow Express in nearly 400 locations across the community. Our students and sponsors will divide into groups of 10-12 and go to two apartment complexes each day for four days; one complex in the morning and one right after lunch.
Each of our students will play a vital role in leading the Rainbow Express. They will be assigned tasks like: rounding up and inviting the neighborhood children, leading songs, sharing Bible stories and personal testimonies, leading game time and crafts. Assignments will vary depending on age, maturity, desire, etc. We want all students to have a role and be encouraged to step out of their comfort zone in some way. For some students simply going on the trip is a big step of faith, while others who have been a few times already will be looking to muster up the courage to share the gospel or their testimony for the first time. Our aim is to help each student take their next step.
I am grateful for the opportunity this provides our students with face-to-face ministry with these children and their families. For more information about Mission Arlington go to www.missionarlington.org.
REGISTER HERE by Sunday May 27th. (Cost $115)