WHAT: A misson trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where students will focus on immersing themselves into the culture of a city so that they can observe what ministry looks like in that context. The nature of this Urban missions project is educational/experiential.
WHERE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WHEN: July 22-29, 2018
WHO: Grades Going Into 9th-12th
WHY: Philadelphia has tremendous poverty, of the large US cities it has the greatest amount of deep poverty. There is contrast throughout the city–wealth and privilege next to poverty and desperation. There is a need for gospel witness on both sides of the track and there are opportunities to be light in this city of beginnings. Westwood Students will get training and cultural experiences by connecting them to different local ministries in an urban environment. We'll spend time serving with partnering ministries but the bullk of our time will be dedicated to learning about the city from local practitioners and how that impacts ministering to people in those communities.
COST: $400 ($50 non-refundable deposit upon registration)
DEADLINE: January 15, 2018