Summer Missions Update!
With the easing of restrictions, we are restarting our summer missions opportunities! Praise the Lord!
Registration is Closed.
LME Cost: $200 | GUSME Cost: $500
Financial aid is available for those who volunteer hours during the Encore Valentine's Dinner and the Dinner Theater & Silent Auction.
Invoices for LME have been emailed on Monday (May 24th). Invoices for GUSME will be emailed TBD.
Local Missions Experience: June 6-10
LME is an entry-level missions experience open to all youth who have completed 7th grade or higher. The youth will stay in the dorms at NDSU, serve with numerous agencies in the FM area, do a number of group-building discipleship activities, and assist with Salem's Summer Blast in the evenings.
Cost estimate is $300
Greater US Missions Experience: June 26-July 4, Cedar Springs, MI
GUSME will be with Group Work Camps in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Home maintenance, painting, building, and serving people in need will fill the work time. We will join with over 200 people from all over the country who have already registered for this week. This is open to all students who have completed 9th grade AND have participated in a previous LME or similar experience.
Cost estimate $750
We heartily encourage our youth toward participation in missions, that they might grow a deeper love for God and His people. The Missions Board has established the following 4-level hierarchy for student involvement:
Level 1 - Gospel Presentation.
Every student starts their missions experience by presenting the Gospel message to a staff member as practice sharing their faith with others.
Level 2 - Local Missions Experience.
Intended for youth in grades 7-8, this level involves serving with the SalemKids ministry through Summer Blast for a week in the summer. Youth work in the mornings and assist at various work service projects in the afternoon.
Additionally, students stay overnight at NDSU during the week, an experience meant to confirm their ability to stay away from home and be a vital part of a ministry team.
Level 2 requirements can also be fulfilled through approved opportunities at camps or other ministries.
Level 3 - Greater U.S. Missions Trip.
Upon completion of Level 2, youth in grades 8-12 are invited to serve with an inner-city ministry in a large U.S. city. Previous trips have taken place to Denver, San Diego, and Nashville.
Level 4 - Overseas.
Youth in grades 11-12 who have completed levels 1-3 are encouraged to participate in an international missions trip with a church-wide ministry team or a para-church organization.