Urban Ministry Mission Trip 2019

JULY 21-26, 2019

Our Partner: Urban Ministry (http://urban-ministry.org) is an inner city ministry of the United Methodist Church that, among other programs, offers a summer missions camp for students. Trinity and Element have already been in partnership with Urban for many years and we are so excited about the future of this deepened relationship.


Question: There are needs everywhere. Why are we staying in Birmingham?

Answer: There are needs everywhere, absolutely! One of the best ways to begin making a kingdom-sized impact is through teaching and working with students on understanding the needs within their own community. Another great benefit is that it affirms students in their passion to give back to their own community. Students are able to see first hand the brokenness in their own backyards and see the opportunities to make a difference for Christ.

Question: Cost?

Answer: $320 + $25 (Effective May 30th). Please note that partial and full scholarships are available!

Question: Where will we be staying?

Answer: The students will be staying overnight as a part of the Urban Ministry camp at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church (1126 Wilkes Rd, Midfield, AL 35228) which recently became repurposed and renovated to house up to 80 people for Urban Ministry. Rooms are twin bunk beds, typically 8-10 beds per room.

Question: What kind of work will we be doing?

Answer: One of the biggest needs in the West End Community is exterior paint renovations to homes. Most Home Owner Insurance Companies will actually drop homes that are not protected with good quality exterior paint. This can of course be expensive to do, thus many homes end up left abandoned over time. Urban works to remedy this by providing full exterior paint renovations to homes. We will break out into teams at the beginning of the week and hopefully paint 7 homes over the course of the week!


Please Review In Full

Refunds (less the $100 deposit) can be issued prior to MONDAY, JUNE 7 at 7:00 PM CST.
All payments after June 7 cannot be refunded as all finances will be rolled over to the mission organizations at that time.
*What Does This Mean?
Registration, while having a May 30th deadline, will remain open throughout the remainder of the summer. However, a $25 late fee registration will be applied to the overall cost of your student’s trip if you register anytime after May 30th.
*Why Are We Doing This?
As our summer mission trips have grown in size, it has become increasingly difficult to best prepare our teams when (on average) 55% of our students and adult leaders register within the final 5 weeks of the trip departure. By creating this deadline, our hope is to have 85-90% of our spots filled (if not all spots filled), allowing for our team to best serve our communities.
*Can I Still Receive a Scholarship?
Absolutely. Financial burdens will never prevent you from participating in the chance to be the hands and feet of Christ for our neighbors. Simply select between the ‘partial’ and ‘full’ scholarship options during registration.
What About Adult Leaders? Do You Still Need Some? YES!
We currently need (12) Urban Ministry Adult Leaders.
NO Construction Expertise Required! COST: We Cover It! (Feel free to pay part/full if you can).
Thank you so much for your help and understanding! We do hope that this better allows your family to plan your summer calendar. If you have any questions about this new policy and/or the summer trips overall, please do not hesitate to ask!