Youth Ministry Events

2019 Chicago Mission Trip

Details of the Mission Trip

  • Who can go? - All 9-12th graders

  • Cost: $700

  • Deposit Amount: Varies

  • Dates: July 13-20, 2019

Parent Informational Meeting

There are two informational meetings for people interested in the mission trip. We cover several important topics that are important for all parents to know. You will also get an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions. We will cover the same info at both meetings so you only need to come to one.

Monday, October 22 from 7-8 pm in the Youth Room.

Sunday, November 11 from 4-4:45 pm in the Youth Room.


Friends are invited to join us for this mission trip. They do not have to attend Risen Savior. They do still need to be in the 9-12th grade in the 2018-2019 school year however.

Adult Leaders

There will be between 4-6 adult leaders on this mission trip. We are always welcoming new adults to help with our mission trips. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested please email

About The Work We'll Be Doing

In Chicago, we spend most of our time on the city’s south side, working in the Bridgeport neighborhood and housing near Canaryville. Your group can help to meet the needs of Chicago’s people by partnering with local ministries working with children, the elderly, and those who are homeless. You may also have the opportunity to serve at a food pantry, children’s organization or at Eden’s Place — an outdoor educational garden.

Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community. During the week, students may serve at community gardens, with a food distribution center, in a children’s program or through interior painting projects for the elderly.

Expectations Prior to the Trip

Youth are expected to be active in faith growing activities as they prepare for the mission trip. This includes attending Sanctuary regularly to grow as a community. 

Transportation & Housing

We will make the trip by rental vans and will be staying at a school or church during the week & at a hotel the last night of the trip.

Evening Activities and Outings

In the evenings, learn from local friends about the community, experience a taste of downtown Chicago, and enjoy a community cookout. On the way home we’ll stay someplace fun…TBD.


Can I reserve a spot without paying the deposit?

No, space is reserved on the full application is turned in and the deposit paid. If there is a financial burden, contact Travis and arrangements can be made.

Does work count as an excused absence for meetings?

NO! Please plan your schedule around meetings and fundraisers.

Participant Meeting Dates

  • Jan. 7, 2019

  • Feb. 4, 2019

  • Mar. 4, 2019

  • April 8, 2019

  • May 13, 2019

  • June 10, 2019 (Informal meeting/Party)


There will be several fundraisers available to help youth pay for their mission trip. Most people who make a decent effort can pay for their entire trip by fundraising.

Flower Sales

We hold an annual flower sale the first two weekends in May. All profits go towards the mission trip and youth get credit for shifts worked. Dates are May 5-6 and 12-13.

Kwik Trip Gift Cards

Kids are encouraged to sell Kwik Trip gift cards to friends, neighbors, family, or coworkers of their parents. Cards are sold at face value but we receive 5% of the each cards value.

Kwik Trip Car Wash Cards

Kids can sell car wash cards to friends, family, or others and make about $15 per card sold. Cards are sold for $36 and include 5 Ultimate Car Washes.

Stock in Our Youth

Youth can invite people to invest in the mission trip. We use all proceeds from these donation investments to lower the cost of the mission trip for the youths.


Deposits and Payment Schedule - New This Year

In an effort to reduce the number of people needing to pay large sums of money right before the trip we are implementing a new payment schedule for all participants of the mission trip. The amount you will pay for a deposit will vary based on when you register...the earlier you register the less you'll pay for your deposit and each month thereafter. Monthly payments will be made automatically by credit card on the 10th of each month with the final payment coming on June 10, 2019.

You will be eligible to receive full credit (in the form of a refund) for fundraising your child does up to $700. Once your child has fundraised/paid their full amount we will stop your monthly payments for you.

So let’s say you end up paying the full $700 but your child turned in $200 of stock fundraising money late. In that case we would send you a check for $200.

Let’s try another scenario. Your child turns in $200 of stock fundraising money at the April 8th meeting. We credit him for the $200 in donations and then on April 10th your monthly payment of $100 goes through. At this point we would cancel your future payments because you would have fundraised $200 worth and made monthly payments and your deposit totaling $500 for a total of $700 which is the total cost of the trip.

The earliest registration deposit is only $25 with a monthly payment of $75.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable. After January 10th all payments made are non-refundable. After April 1, 2019 you are responsible for the entire $700 cost of the trip regardless of any reason you may withdraw.


You must register by October 9, 2018.
Your deposit will be $25.
Your monthly payment will be $75 and the first monthly payment will be made on October 10, 2018.

Super Early-Bird Registration

You must register by November 9, 2018.
Your deposit will be $50.
Your monthly payment will be $82 and the first monthly payment will be made on November 10, 2018.

Early-Bird Registration

You must register by December 9, 2018.
Your deposit will be $50.
Your monthly payment will be $93 and the first monthly payment will be made on December 10, 2018.

Regular Registration

We anticipate filling our trip by this time. We will do our best to add spaces as needed but will only do so after receiving confirmed registrations. If we can not add you to the trip you will get a refund for your deposit paid.
You must register by January 9, 2019.
Your deposit will be $100.
Your monthly payment will be $100 and the first monthly payment will be made on January 10, 2019.

Late Registration

Spaces will most likely be filled by this time but if there is space available this is what the payment schedule will be.
You must register by February 9, 2019.
Your deposit will be $200.
Your monthly payment will be $100 and the first monthly payment will be made on Feb. 10, 2019.

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