Mission Summit: A Weekend Mission Experience for teenagers and their adult leaders .

Mission Summit: A Weekend Mission Experience for teenagers and their adult leaders.

Dates and Location

Friday, March 15-Sunday, March 17 in Birmingham, AL (Hosted by Baptist Church of the Covenant.

Schedule

This is our tentative schedule for the weekend, which should allow you to make travel plans for your group.

FRIDAY

7:00pm – Dinner

8:30pm – Welcome and Worship

10:30pm – Return to Hotel/ Host Homes

SATURDAY

7:30am – Breakfast at hotels/host homes

8:30am – Gather with Mission Groups

9:00am – Travel to Mission Sites

12:30pm – Lunch Break

4:30pm – Return to Host Church; Sort and Clean Supplies;

5:00pm – Break, Clean Up in Rooms


6:15pm – Dinner at Host Church


7:30pm – Worship


9:00pm – Party


10:30pm – Return to Hotel/Home

SUNDAY

7:30am – Breakfast at Hotel/Host Homes

8:30am – Closing Worship Service

9:30am – Load Up and Return Home

Mission Projects

One of the highlights of this weekend is the hands-on mission experience that you will be participating in on Saturday. On Friday night, your students and chaperones will be assigned to their mission groups. On Saturday Morning, each mission group will gather during morning worship then they will load up tools and head out for a day of service. Mission Committees, Ministry Teams, and Staff Members are working to secure mission service opportunities. There will be a variety of mission experiences that day.

Money

Mission Summit (excluding lodging) is $55 per person. This Includes three meals, mission project supplies, recreation, program costs and a t-shirt.

We are able to put on this event at a reasonable price thanks to the generosity of the host church.

Lodging

Church groups are responsible for making their own accommodations. If we can be of help, please let us know. 

1. If you are local to Birmingham, we recommend you consider using a “host home” format utilizing your church members or staying in your own church building. 

2. If you are not local to Birmingham, we recommend the following hotels. 

SpringHill Suites Downtown Birmingham at UAB

2024 4th Avenue South; Birmingham, AL 35233; 205-322-8600

  • 0.6 miles from host church

  • rooms sleep 4-6

  • includes hot/cold breakfast

  • price range: $120-140 per night.

Embassy Suites Downtown Birmingham

2300 Woodcrest Place; Birmingham, AL 35209; 205-879-7400

  • 2 miles from host church 

  • rooms sleep 4-6

  • includes cook to order hot breakfast 

  • price range: $130 -150 per night

Country Inn and Suites, Homewood, AL 

485 Wildwood Circle North; Homewood, AL 35209; 205-451-4000

  • 6 miles from host church (about 11 min drive)

  • $92-$120 per night 

  • rooms sleep 4-6

  • includes continental breakfast

Hampton Inn and Suites, Pelham, AL

232 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124, 205-313-9500 

  • 12 miles from host church (about 20 min drive)

  • rooms sleep 4-6

  • include hot/cold breakfast

  • price range $79-120 per night

Worship

Our worship theme is “Seeking Transformation.” If you have someone from your group interested in helping with worship, please email me to discuss their possible involvement.

Meet Our Worship Leadership Team

 We are pleased that Summer Hyche Harrell will be our retreat preacher.   Summer grew up in Birmingham, Alabama at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church attending events like Mission Summit throughout her teenage years. She graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.A. in English. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School in the hopes of becoming a pastor. She lives in Nashville with her husband Carter and their new puppy, Chewie. She loves black coffee, Hot Cheetos, being a woman, and fun conversations. Summer is also one of our Alabama CBF scholars.

We are pleased that Summer Hyche Harrell will be our retreat preacher.

Summer grew up in Birmingham, Alabama at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church attending events like Mission Summit throughout her teenage years. She graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.A. in English. She is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School in the hopes of becoming a pastor. She lives in Nashville with her husband Carter and their new puppy, Chewie. She loves black coffee, Hot Cheetos, being a woman, and fun conversations. Summer is also one of our Alabama CBF scholars.


 We are delighted that Katherine Mullen will be planning and leading our worship.   Katherine Mullen is an aspiring worship leader from Baton Rouge, LA. She is completing her Masters degree in Music and Worship at Samford University. Katherine currently works at Baptist Church of the Covenant as the music intern as well as a student resident with the Center for Worship and the Arts on Samford’s campus.

We are delighted that Katherine Mullen will be planning and leading our worship.

Katherine Mullen is an aspiring worship leader from Baton Rouge, LA. She is completing her Masters degree in Music and Worship at Samford University. Katherine currently works at Baptist Church of the Covenant as the music intern as well as a student resident with the Center for Worship and the Arts on Samford’s campus.

Student Participants and Involvement

Youth currently enrolled in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Mission Summit. Everyone who attends needs to be informed that a significant portion of the weekend involves hands on mission service. Naturally, student’s attitudes are adversely affected when they are surprised by having to work on a retreat! As the youth leader, you can help prepare your students mentally and spiritually for this portion of the weekend. Most youth cannot wait to serve, but some need help understanding the importance and value of serving the community.

Chaperones

Events like Mission Summit would not be possible without adult chaperones volunteering their time. Too often, when adults hear the word chaperone they understand it to be the same as baby-sitting. But, Mission Summit is a weekend that aims to be interactive for both youth and adults. Chaperones will be asked to take on a significant leadership role during the weekend. This event can be just as meaningful for adults as it is for youth.

Each church is required to bring 1 chaperone for every 6 youth of each gender. The transportation you bring to camp will be used to transport youth to mission sites. Thus, drivers of 15 passenger vans must be 25 years old. Other drivers should be 21 or older. All chaperones should be over 21. Thanks for your help in this area.

More Information

Contact Lucas Dorion at lucas@alabamacbf.org or 205.718.9443.

Registration

Registration is now OPEN!

Registration will be open until January 10, 2019 or until the event is full.

Final Numbers and T-shirt sizes will be due on February 10, 2019.

To register for Mission Summit, please complete the online registration form below. We will require a deposit of 50% at registration, which you can pay online or by sending us a check. Once your registration is received, we will send you a confirmation email with link for online payment and our mailing address.

If you need to lower your numbers (up to 5 spots) between registration and February 10, we will allow you to apply the extra deposit funds to your remaining balance. However, if you need to completely cancel your registration, we will NOT be able to refund any deposits.