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"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

Sign-Up begins Thursday, Nov 1st @ 6:45am in the Grand River Room!

If you have any further questions or concerns about SB19:
Email the CM office: campusministry@gvsu.edu or call Rayanne Beaudry: 616-710-9434

Sign up process

We have a limited number of spots available, so please read this process for signing up carefully and follow these steps!

  1. Campus Ministry @ GVSU is a Grand Valley Student Organization, and therefore, these trips are meant for currently enrolled GVSU students. For Thursday's Sign-Up event, you must be a student to register for a trip. If you are not a student and have any questions about this, please contact beaudryr@gvsu.
  2. Please arrive promptly between 6:45am and 7:00am on Thursday, November 1st. You do not need to arrive earlier.
  3. As you enter the Grand River Room, you will be given a wristband with a number on it.
  4. You must be present to get a wristband. You cannot pick one up for a friend. If you must leave early, you can give your wristband to a friend to sign you up.
  5. At 7:10am, we will publish the sign-up order (randomly generated). When your number is called, you will be allowed to sign up for the trip of your choice based on what spots are still available. If you arrive after the numbers are drawn, you will be added to the end of the list.
  6. To sign-up, you need to complete an online application (made available to you at sign-ups) and pay an $80 nonrefundable deposit. We will accept online credit or debit card payments as well as cash or a check made out to “Campus Ministry @ GVSU”. If you have a money concern, please contact Rayanne Beaudry at beaudryr@gvsu.edu.
  7. Please know that we are making as many spots available as we possibly can but that we cannot guarantee that you will be given a spot on a SB trip. We will have a waitlist for those that do not get a spot on sign-up day.
  8. If there are any spots still available at the close of sign-ups on Thursday morning, those spots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Campus Ministry office in the Cook DeWitt Center starting at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 1st.

Paying for your trip

No one should stay home due to a lack of funds! In order to adequately plan these trips, we ask that you place an $80 nonrefundable deposit and follow the payment schedule below. We accept credit/debit card, cash, and check payments. If meeting any of these payment dates is a problem with you, please talk with Rayanne Beaudry (beaudryr@gvsu.edu) or 616-710-9434.

  • Thursday, Nov 1st - SB19 Sign-Up begins! Deposit of non-refundable $80 due
  • Friday, Dec 7th - 2nd Payment of non-refundable $80 due
  • Monday, Feb 4th 2018 - Remaining trip balance due, $160 non-refundable

All trip costs include transportation, accommodations, food, and project supplies. The only additional cost you will be responsible for is food on travel days.

Please make us aware of any special financial situations, so that we can help you make it on one of these life-changing trips! You can find information about support letters below. Once you are signed up for a trip, you will also be able to accept online support payments.

Trip availability & application

The only way to secure a spot is to fill out the application and pay your $80 deposit online or in the Campus Ministry office. Your application will be approved once payment is received.

Mystery

mystery

Can’t decide on where to go?! Let us decide for you! Embrace the adventure of the unknown by  joining 42 other students and traveling to an unknown destination. Where will you be going? You’ll find out! What will you be doing? You’ll find out! How will you get there? You guessed it -- you’ll find out!!  You will travel and share accommodations with a group of 42, but will spend most of your time in a small team of about 14.

Mystery

$500

Trip Limit: 42
# of Teams: 3

3/2 - 3/9

Nashville, Tennessee

community outreach

The home of all things country music is also the home to nearly 60,000 immigrants and refugees making it one of the most immigrant dense places in the United States. Serve in a historically segregated neighborhood recovering from years of neglect by working with SLAM Nashville, an organization that is focused on improving the quality of life for overlooked groups of people. Help through facilitating events for people at refugee apartment complexes, work in a community garden to reach widows, and partner with local nonprofits that work with the elderly, the homeless, and inner-city children! In your free time, enjoy all things Nashville with your team of 12.

Bus

$550

Trip Limit: 12
# of Teams: 1

3/2 - 3/9

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

construction and rebuild

Miss-iss-ippi. Try spelling that 10 times fast on your bus ride down to Hattiesburg. This is your chance to visit the state known for its soul food, Mississippi mud pie, and a giant river. World Renew is working on new builds in the area to provide homes to people that have been misplaced by natural disasters or can’t afford buying one. You’ll have the chance to paint, frame, put up drywall, finish flooring or roofing, and repair siding. After a hard day’s work, enjoy hanging out with your team of 10 and exploring Mississippi.

Bus

$600

Trip Limit: 24
# of Teams: 2

3/2 - 3/9

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

construction and rebuild

Sitting just 50 feet above sea level, Baton Rouge makes an easy target for a hurricane or tropical storm to create tremendous flood damage. With over a decade since Katrina and eight years since Tropical Storm Bonnie, the residents are still struggling to rebuild their homes. This is your chance to lace up your work boots and get your hands dirty by immersing yourself in some construction on destroyed homes. In your free time, you will the opportunity to explore around the capital of Louisiana. You will travel down on a bus with 20 students, but spend most of time with a team of 10.

Bus

$600

Trip Limit: 20
# of Teams: 2

3/2 - 3/9

Houston, Texas

community outreach

As the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston is full of opportunities to serve the Lord and share the Gospel. Battle Cry Ministries is an evangelistic/missions ministry that God is using to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ across our nation and around the world. You will partner with this ministry, based in a northern suburb of the city, to serve the community in a variety of ways as you seek to bring the Good News wherever you go! You will fly with 90 other students to Houston, but break off into three teams of 12 for work and free time.

Flying

$650

Trip Limit: 36
# of Teams: 3

3/2 - 3/9

Rockport, Texas

hurricane relief

Sitting on the gulf of Mexico, Rockport, Texas was completely under water after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Over a year later, this beautiful coastal city is still left in ruins and this is your chance to put your handy-skills to use and rebuild some of these homes. Don’t have any construction experience? That’s okay! The people with Samaritan’s Purse will work alongside you and your team. You will fly with 90 other students to Houston but will break off into two teams of 10 for work and free time. In the evenings, you will have opportunity to explore the city and spend some time at the Gulf of Mexico.

Flying

$650

Trip Limit: 20
# of Teams: 2

3/2 - 3/9

Pearland, Texas

hurricane relief

Hurricane Harvey hit Pearland, Texas as a Category 4 storm causing considerable damage in August 2017. As the storm moved inland, torrential rains continued for days and flooded many areas around Houston. Grab your hammers and shovels and get ready to work alongside the people from Samaritan’s Purse to help homeowners rebuild their destroyed homes. You will fly with 90 other students to Houston but will break off into two teams of 10 for work and free time. Speaking of free time, you’re only 30 minutes from the heart of Houston and 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, what more could you ask for?!

Flying

$650

Trip Limit: 20
# of Teams: 2

3/2 - 3/9

Orlando, Florida

community outreach

You may associate Orlando with magic and mouse ears, but this trip will give you the opportunity to step beyond the pixie dust into a low-income community just west of downtown Orlando. You will work with Kaley Square Ministry as they cultivate a place of hope, connection, and growth that equips youth for leading a thriving community. You will reach out to the surrounding community and serve with members of the neighborhood to engage the homeless, repair homes, help integrate the church into the community, and volunteer at an after school kids program. Don't worry about missing out on the warm weather and sunshine - you'll have some free time to spend at the beach! You will travel by plane and break off into two groups of 15.

Flying

$700

Trip Limit: 30
# of Teams: 2

3/2 - 3/9

Portland, Oregon

community outreach

The Portland of the west coast is home to diverse thinkers, believers, and backgrounds with nearly 25% of the population identifying with “no religion.” This city sits between glorious mountains and vast forests, but is one of the most unchurched locations in the nation. The need for spreading the Gospel of Christ is great, so help be a light in this broken city. You will dive right in with an organization called Kaleo by packing lunches, reaching out to the homeless, and interacting with people with all kinds of stories and experiences. You will fly to Portland with a group of 12 and have a chance to not only make a difference, but explore the Pacific Northwest.

Flying

$900

Trip Limit: 12
# of Teams: 1

3/2 - 3/9

Los Angeles, California

community outreach

Hop off the plane at LAX and hop into a city full of the rich and famous and full one of the largest homeless populations in the nation. You will engage with people working on the front lines of homelessness, social justice, racial inequality, gang prevention, immigration, and poverty. You will serve with local agencies and ministries, learn from local leaders, and reflect on the ways our faith calls us to respond. The work may include anything from engaging with those experiencing homelessness, helping out at the local food bank, or listening to stories involving gang tensions. As for your free time, Southern California has warm weather, mountains, ocean, and all things Hollywood - what more could you ask for?

Flying

$900

Trip Limit: 14
# of Teams: 1

3/2 - 3/9

Rio Grande Valley, Texas/Mexico Border

immigrant outreach

The Mexican-Texas border has become an attractive corridor for immigrant families from Mexico and Latin America who are working hard to build a new life in the United States. You will hear stories of the local people as they extend their hospitality, work on projects at the local church, and see what it’s like to live just five miles from the border. You will travel down by plane and then drive with a team of 14 to the border where you will experience two cultures becoming one. (Spanish-speaking not required, but helpful. Passport not required.)

Flying

$900

Trip Limit: 14
# of Teams: 1

3/2 - 3/9

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

hurricane relief and community outreach

Sitting in the Atlantic Ocean, just east of Puerto Rico, this small tropical island is home to just over 50,000 people. Hurricane Irma and Maria ripped through this island in 2017, leaving thousands with destroyed homes and no power. The St. Thomas Reformed Church is actively helping its community recover through rebuilding projects and providing food and supplies to victims. You will interact with members of the community by providing meals, helping with children's’ programs, and working on some construction projects. As for free time, enjoy the beautiful U.S. Virgin Island by exploring the beautiful coasts and walking around downtown. You will fly directly to the island with a team of 15. (Passport not required.)

Flying

$1275

Trip Limit: 15
# of Teams: 1

3/2 - 3/9

Puerto Rico

hurricane relief

In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico in unimaginable ways. Over a year later, the death toll is still rising due to effects of this storm and has reached a staggering two thousand. Be prepared for an experience like none other as we roll up our sleeves and step into the devastation to bring hope and new life to the community of Puerto Rico. You’ll have the chance to be immersed in a new culture by attending a local church service, eating authentic food, and exploring the island! You will travel and share accommodations with a group of 30, but will spend most of your time in a smaller team of about 15. (Spanish-speaking not required, but helpful. Passport not required.)

Flying

$1275

Trip Limit: 30
# of Teams: 2

3/2 - 3/9

Guatemala

community outreach

Guatemala, located in the heart of Central America, is home to ancient Mayan ruins, beautiful scenery, and more than 50% of its nation living below the poverty line. This is a great opportunity to be immersed in culture very different from America. You will run a soccer program for kids, tutor classes in English, and support local ministries and orphanages. Your free day will be spent visiting Mayan ruins, hiking volcanoes, and shopping in the local market. You will fly with a team of 20. (Spanish-speaking not required, but helpful. Passport required.)

Flying

$1350

Trip Limit: 20
# of Teams: 1

3/2 - 3/9