MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITES
Each year, Rose Heights sends teams to work with our partner ministries all over the world! Here is a list of the upcoming trips!
Soldotna Church of God (Alaska)
Where: Soldotna, Alaska
When: June 21-28
Leader(s): Pastor Thomas Thornton and Shanna Thornton
For Application: Email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who may apply: Children 10 and up with an accompanied adult. (Maximum of five children on the trip)
Trip will include: We will partner with Soldotna Church of God in Soldotna Alaska during a week of revival style services during the Destiny Conference that will be held July 9th-16th.
During this time we will also host a leadership training, outreach and park ministry, and service projects around the camp.
Destiny Conference – Destiny Conference is a week of revival for the adults and during this time we will be ministering to the kids through Vacation Bible School for the Soldotna and surrounding communities. During Vacation Bible School We will host interactive Bible stories, music, games, object lessons, crafts and will also be providing the kids with dinner each night.
Leadership Training – We will host a leadership training for the staff and volunteers of the Soldotna church of God and Kenai Church of God youth and children’s ministries. We want to provide tools and resources to help them better serve the kids and youth in their community.
Park Ministry – This year we will put a new focus on some outreach opportunities and teach the teams in Alaska how to do ministry outside of the walls of their church. We will start at the local parks by inviting youth and children to church as well as praying and offering local resources for those that we encounter.
Service Project – During this mission trip we will be housed on a camp that is owned and operated by the Soldotna Church of God. There will be some opportunities for handy work around the camp that may include gardening, carpentry, painting and other various jobs to help lend a hand and be a blessing around the camp.
Mike Black Ministries (Guatemala)
Where: Santiago, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala an hour outside of Guatemala City in the mountains.
When: March 8-14
Cost: $1650 per person
Leaders: Pastor Caleb and Christine Flowers
Documents: Passport required.
Vaccines: Possible vaccines recommended (not required). Covid testing may be required to enter and exit country.
For Application: Team is Full. Not accepting applications at this time.
Who may apply: Youth 15 years and older with parental/guardian permission. Must go apply through Pastor Caleb and Christine Flowers.
Trip will include: Children’s Feeding Program (ministering to and feeding 350 children), help with the Children’s Club/Ministry that includes worship, skits and message, Sunday church service participation; evangelism and humanitarian ministry in a remote village in the mountains; light construction day and 1/2 day of sight-seeing. Additional info on outreach opportunities below:
Children’s Bible Club: Our children’s outreach consists of a dynamic Bible teaching, action filled songs, worship, skits, puppets, energetic games, crafts and food. We have developed one program reaching at least 300 indigenous children every weekend. Our staff consists of 3 dedicated children’s workers and about 40 children who have been trained to help us as leaders. Apart from the spiritual aspect of our programs, we also reinforce educational skills and personal hygiene. Our vision is to offer our kids a place to receive from God, lots of love and place to have fun.
El Rejon – Children’s Feeding Program: Mike Black ministries feeds about 300 indigenous children once a week at our Feeding Program El Rejón Project. We added this dimension of reaching out to hungry kids in October of 2012. Malnutrition in children is a big problem here in Guatemala and we hope to make their lives a little bit better. Rose Heights Church is one of the churches who invest monthly to make this feeing program available to these children.
Piedra Ancha – Desert Mountain Outreach: Piedra Ancha is a community of about 300 people located deep within the desert mountains of eastern Guatemala. It’s a 3 1/2 hour drive from our ministry center to where we leave the road for the river bed. It’s another 40 minutes of 4×4 driving through the river and up the mountain to Piedra Ancha. If you are walking from the river, plan on a 3 hour hike.
LA Dream Center (California)
Where: Los Angeles, CA
When: June 10-16
Cost: $950 per person
Leaders: Pastor Jerrod Fishback
For Application: Email Amanda at email@example.com
Who may apply: College and Young Adults
Trip may include: Playing with at risk kids in under-resourced neighborhoods, handing out food as you work in the food pantry or with the food truck, street ministry as we bring food and necessities to those experiencing homelessness on Skid Row or local parks and additional info on potential outreaches is below:
ADOPT-A-BLOCK: Adopt-A-Block is the heartbeat of the Dream Center, and serves to build relationships and build consistency in the community. Volunteers with Adopt-A- Block have the opportunity to help with the hot dog cart, which serves homeless communities and impoverished areas, as well as participating in random acts of kindness such as picking up trash, painting, sweeping the streets, etc. Our mission is to bring hope and change the atmosphere of the community.
DREAM CENTER CONSTRUCTION: We have a very large facility here at the Dream Center, and we are always expanding. Construction is an ongoing need for us as we are maximizing our space and beginning new ministries. If anyone in your team has experience in this area, please let us know.
DREAM CENTER DISCIPLESHIP: Volunteers will be working alongside our Discipleship Program, serving the community by cleaning up the neighborhood and engaging in various work projects.
FOOD BANK: Through all of our food ministries, we distribute over half a million pounds of food every month. When you serve with the food bank, you will bag up groceries and hand them out to approximately 600 local community members.
FOOD TRUCK: The Food Truck program provides relief to low-income families in at-risk neighborhoods. We serve over 20 distribution sites with our mobile food bank, and in a typical month, serve more than 40,000 people! Handing out groceries to the community gives us the opportunity to share the gospel and other resources available through the Dream Center programs.
Kidz JAM: The Kidz JAM program teams up with Adopt-A-Block to provide emotional, mental, phsyical, and spiritual support to the many youth of the under-resourced neighborhood sites served by Adopt- A-Block. Volunteers can help make a difference in their lives through sports, games, and other activities such as face painting and dancing!