Growth, Service, Fun Highlight Summer Student Trips

Student ministries at CPC don’t take a break when schools are out for summer break.  There are several exciting opportunities for middle and high school students to travel away from West County for both spiritual enrichment and missional service.

“Year after year, these summer activities are a source of amazing growth for individual students and for Crash and KREW,” said Rev. Justin Huensch, CPC’s director of Next Generation Ministries. “The Destin trip and The Edge conference are events that our kids can feel comfortable asking friends to, where they have a lot of fun but are also exposed to the gospel message and challenged in their walk with Christ.”

This year, 104 high school students and 18 leaders packed into charter buses on Memorial Day weekend for the trek to Destin, Florida, for five days on the beach. They were encouraged each day by a speaker, worship and small group discussion time.

2018 is the inaugural year for Crash participation in The Edge youth conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Atop a mountain on the campus of Covenant College, a group of 60 Crash students and leaders joined hundreds of other attendees from churches around the country the week of June 18-22. The conference is centered on the gospel as well as counselor and student relationships, and offers exciting activities, sports tournaments, church group times, worship, and teaching.

For the past several years, KREW has taken a group of just-graduated seniors on a short-term mission trip to Guatemala City, where they have the opportunity to serve as part of the Potter’s House ministry there. The group typically helps local residents in the impoverished community with building and repair projects in their homes, and puts on a Vacation Bible School program for children there, as well. This year, 17 KREW students and leaders traveled to the Central American country from June 25-July 1.

Crash and KREW are joining together for the final student trip of the summer, but this one is not far from home.  A group of CPC students and leaders will be spending the week of July 14-20 partnering with New City Fellowship in south St. Louis for work projects, Bible study and fellowship.