Alaska Mission

 

March 8-16, 2018

Destination: Nome, Alaska
Trip Leaders: TBA
Cost: $2,520

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Purpose

The Bayou Church heads to Alaska each spring to partner with Alaska Missions as we serve mushers and the local population at the finish line of the Iditarod—the last great race on earth. We will reach into the native community of Nome as well as the musher sub-culture of Alaska. We are looking for team members with servant’s hearts and can-do attitudes who are willing to roll up their sleeves and serve in whatever ways are needed to show the love of Christ.


Details

What will we do?

There will be an opportunity for a variety of ministries, both physical and spiritual. The volunteers will reach out to the community of Nome in many ways including service at the concession stand at the Lonnie O’Connor Iditarod Basketball Classic, Recreation Center clean-up, Bible in a Bucket Distribution, Bering Sea Women’s Shelter, Prison Ministry, hot cocoa and “Mush To Life” booklet distribution at the Nome-Golovin-Nome Snow Machine Race, children’s ministries, Community Service Patrol and cook team. We will also volunteer with the Iditarod race through finish line security, concessions sales, working the reception desk, dog lot set-up, headquarters clean-up and serving at the Awards Banquet.

What is our schedule?

We are traveling to Nome, Alaska to reach the people of Nome for Christ. Below is a general schedule of planned activities. As anyone who has been on a mission trip before knows, sometimes God opens up opportunities to do things that we didn’t originally plan to do.

Friday: Travel to Nome & orientation with Alaska Missions 

Saturday-Thursday: Ministry 
Friday: Travel home

What are the accommodations?

Your team will stay at Community Baptist Church, a local church in Nome, Alaska. Sleeping bags, pillows, and cots are provided.

What will we eat?

A cooking team prepares three home-cooked meals each day. Additionally, both chain restaurants and local restaurants are easily accessible from the church.

What are the requirements?

Must regularly attend The Bayou Church
All applicants must regularly attend Sunday services. Applications from other churches or denominations will be accepted, but priority is given to members of The Bayou Church.
Attend all team meetings
Each mission team meets six-seven times before departure to learn about the mission area's culture, plan trip activities, and bond as a team. Additionally, each team has a pre-departure dinner for family members as a celebration. 
Meet all payment requirements
All attendees make three payments: initial deposit, airline payment, and final payment. Amounts and deadlines will be shared at the first team meeting.
 
Complete First Steps classes before mission departure
In First Steps classes, you will discover who we are, meet some of our staff, and connect with others at The Bayou Church. The classes are four consecutive Sundays, starting with Step One on the first Sunday of the month (February - May & August-November) at the 11:00am service in the Ministry Center classroom. We invite you to jump in at any time.
 

More Info

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more info.

You can also contact us at missions@thebayouchurch.org, or call us at 337-984-8291.