What participants have said from previous summers? "Definitely brought me closer to God!" "Was awesome doing morning in nature." "Lots of fun!" "Loved it!"
How many years has Village Church done this? 2017 is the third summer for Village church youth ministries doing Extreme Bible Workout.
What can teenagers expect on this trip?
Mission adventure - The first part half of the trip is a mission trip to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Morning routine will include yard work, painting and cleanup. Afternoon ministry will include VBS for local children and families. Evenings are relaxed. Basketball, reading and other activities are options after supper. The mission group from Village Church is well recognized in this town and the community is happy to continue this ongoing relationship that we have developed.
Outdoor adventure - The last half of the trip will be in Glacier National Park where you will discover some of the most majestic mountains, wildlife, views, and trails anywhere in the world.
Spiritual adventure - Each morning includes "solitude time" and sharing time that will include practical training and exercises how to have your own effective devotional time with God. Each participant will be reading chapters from the book of Proverbs every day this year. This trip will give you time to disconnect from media and phones and connect with God. The quietness of nature will be one of the memories that will make this trip unforgettable.
Is there a media policy? Yes. Phones can be taken, but have to be turned in to staff at registration and will only be accessed during designated phone times.
What do students need to bring?
When students are accepted we will send a 10-page acceptance packet that will include a packing list.
Who are the leaders of this trip? Pastor Joe Reeves was raised in the mountains of Washington State and signs up for outdoor adventure as often as possible. His wife Ruthie shares his passion for young people. Nothing is more important to them than seeing youth encounter Christ personally. Their purpose: to grow young people who will "keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus" in a crazy world.
Allison Calhoun is a Speech-Pathology student whose main hobby is talking. Her favorite thing to talk about is Jesus and His love, and she'll do just about anything to get you talking too.
When is the real deadline? When the trip is full. It's filled up every year and we have turned some away every year. It's filling up this year faster than ever.
More questions? Contact Pastor Joe through the website or at the phone number in the graphic above.