We are excited to announce our Gateway Student Ministry Mystery Road Trip, THIS SUMMER. A Mystery Road trip is a fully immersive experience, where a trip marked with fun times and spiritual growth is carefully planned and the teens have NO IDEA what’s happening until it happens! To be clear, ALL PARENTS will know exactly what the itinerary is before the trip happens.
There will be a PARENTS ONLY Questions and Answer ZOOM meeting on April 19th at 6:30 p.m. The invitation will be sent out closer to the date.
This trip will be happening in place of IMPACT this year, due to that event not happening as scheduled.
The dates of the trip are June 21-25. Deadline to sign up for the trip is APRIL 20th. You can sign your teen up BY CLICKING RIGHT HERE! Payment Deadline is May 16th. The Cost is $225.00 per person (this will cover all travel, a few scheduled activities, housing and most meals). Your teen will need some spending money. We recommend $100.00 to cover 4 fast food meals and any travel food or souvenirs your teen will want.
This trip will be open to the entire Student Ministry, 7- 12 grade (As this is a SUMMER trip, current 6th graders are considered in the Student Ministry, as of May 2021 so they are eligible to go).
Please me reminded that this is a MYSTERY trip so please don’t spoil the fun for your teen OR let your teen in the know and run the risk of them telling other teens! Let’s keep the suspense alive!
Spring Retreat Where: Laguna Beach Christian Retreat When: April 16-18th
Needs: $ for dinner Friday night, bibles and notepads, all bedding (dorm room style housing, so they need sheets, blankets and pillow), ALL toiletries. (Special note on beds. The rooms are mostly twin beds but have some doubles as well. Any sheet LARGER than a twin will fit all the beds, so feel free to pack a large fitted sheet to accommodate the variations of beds available). Please check the weather as the weekend is showing signs of being a little cooler and having some rain. Pack accordingly (nights on the beach ARE colder so a jacket/sweatshirt is advised).
Details: We will depart from the Church Office (51 Industrial Blvd) at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening and will stop for dinner. We will return home Sunday by 11:00 a.m. We will be taking I-10 to Defuniak Springs and heading south on 331 to bypass all beach traffic. We can arrange an I-10 pick up for those in Navarre if needs be. Please contact Seth to work this out.
Our meals will be catered through Laguna, so Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday are provided. We will provide some snacks and drinks for the rooms. TEENS CAN ALSO BRING THEIR OWNS SNACKS FOR THE ROOMS!
Special Notes: We will not be doing a full “no cellphone” approach but we will be working on limiting cellphone usage as part of what we hope to accomplish during this retreat. Chaperones will have their phones at all times for emergency purposes and you will be able to contact your teen as needed, but wanted to give you a heads up on this.
April 14 – Wednesday Night Bible Class and Worship April 16-18 – Spring Retreat at Laguna Beach (Click here for details ) April 21 – Wednesday Night Bible Class and Worship April 25 – Life group at the Pinney’s house April 28 – Wednesday Night Bible Class and Worship May 3 – Life Group at the Shield’s house May 5 – Wednesday Night Bible Class and Worship May 9 – No Life Group (Mother’s Day) May 12 – Wednesday Night Bible Class and Worship May 16 – Life Group at the Ray’s House May 19 – Wednesday Night Bible Class and Worship May 23 – Senior Sunday and Sr. High Dinner May 26 – Wednesday Night Bible Class and Worship May 30 – Summer Kick Off!