Through the years our congregation has been greatly enriched by our members participating in mission trips. We have encouraged their efforts by underwriting transportation expenses.
Now our church has been blessed by a bequest which we wish to share with the Presbytery. We are willing to pay for the transportation expenses of anyone who wishes to participate in a FOREIGN mission trip which will directly benefit the mission. In short, a go and serve trip as opposed to a go and see trip.
All we require is a letter from a session or pastor within the Presbytery asking us to do so. Our bequest is substantial enough that in 2012 and possibly for several years there after we should be able to honor any request that meets the guide lines which because of the nature of the bequest must be foreign and must be one of service.
KEILMAN TRUST MISSION TRIP SPONSORSHIP REQUIREMENTS
To aid in accountability upon receiving notice of the session’s endorsement and a receipt for the air line ticket a check will be sent to the endorsing church and they will be responsible for its distribution.
These are initial guidelines established by the session of the Shelbyville Presbyterian Church and they are subject to change at any time. Thoughts or suggestions are welcomed.
Questions or communications should be directed to Rev. Jeff Grote 217-827-1899, firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-827-1899 or POB 264 Shelbyville, IL 62565.
MAY GOD’S BLESSING BE UPON YOU AS YOU SEEK TO SERVE! 1/18/13
MT. VERNON WORK CAMP
Here is the specific link for the Mount Vernon camp:
Here is a link to stories from folks who have attended a Group Workcamp:
And here is a link to some helpful resources for preparing for a Group Workcamp experience: