Uptown Baptist Church Mission Trips
Chicago, July 7-11 2017 and October 6-11, 2017
These teams work at Uptown Baptist Church under the leadership of Mindy Cobb. Ministry will include community engagement activities such as preparing and serving a community meal, hospital visits, organizing a clothes closet and women’s group involvement. The cost for this trip is $350, which will include lodging and some meals. Learn more here.
Mobil Medical Unit
Cairo, Illinois July 28-29, 2017
This team is led by Carmen Halsey. The cost for this trip is $100, team members are responsible for travel to and from location.
Meet the Nations
Chicago, July 31-August 4, 2017
This trip is designed to provide learning opportunities about the international affinities living within Chicago. The team will travel by train to Chicago, utilize public transportation to navigate Chicago. Activities will include prayer walking neighborhoods such as Little India (experiencing a Hindu service) and China Town. The group will learn about the affinity, experience the affinity, and have a time of team debrief and reflection. The team is led by Carrie Campbell. The cost is $350 which includes transportation, lodging and some meals.
Illinois Changers Metro Peoria Project
East Peoria, July 31-August 4, 2017
This trip is for adults and college students who have skills in carpentry, general contracting, building, or a willingness to volunteer on a construction project. All participants must be 18 years old and up. The cost is $125 for the week per person.
CAC Mission Trip
East St. Louis, August 4-6, 2016
Illinois WMU has partnered with the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis for many years, assisting them with their annual back-to-school event. Participants will help to provide Bible study, crafts and other activities at a women’s day event, as well as sort through clothing and school supplies in preparation for the Saturday event. The team is led by Robin Long. The cost is $30, which includes ministry supplies. Transportation, lodging and meals are your responsibility. Learn more here.
Missions Spectacular, June 3, 2017
Missions Spectacular is our largest one-day mission event that is held in several locations with over 50 projects to mobilize your church. Watch for registration information in early 2017.
Check out opportunities specifically tailored to students!
Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis
The CAC thrives on its robust volunteer program. We welcome individuals and groups for short and long-term service. Whether tutoring kids once a month or organizing a weekly running program, volunteers' interaction with children is crucial to the CAC providing holistic growth and nurturing opportunities to families in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Uptown Baptist Church in Chicago
Throughout its history, Uptown Baptist Church has been known as one of the most active and giving churches in the city of Chicago - being recognized by various public officials, including former Chicago Mayor Daley. UBC's community involvement is one of our most defining features as a church. As senior pastor Michael Allen says, "It's always been a part of the church's DNA." Outreach takes on a variety of forms, times, and places, so mission opportunities are varied. Contact Mark Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptist Children's Home in Carmi, IL
Baptist Children's Home and Family Services is a Christ-centered agency that exists to care for children and families who are in crisis. We give refuge to children, provide a haven for young, single mothers-to-be as they struggle to come to terms with an impending childbirth and provide guidance to troubled couples. For more information about volunteering contact Adam.Koop@BCHFS.com.