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Seed Week

A Short Term Mission Trip to NYC

About

Riverstone Church is participating in International Project's Seed Week, a short-term mission trip to New York City. The goal of Seed Week is to plant the seeds of the gospel in communities of primarily unreached people groups by initiating spiritual conversations with those of Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh backgrounds. From these conversations, participants will note those who show an interest in hearing more about Jesus Christ. Following the trip, International Project's long-term workers will follow up with these individuals and their families.

Trip Details

Dates

Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24, 2023


Specific People Group/Location

Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh populations in Queens, New York City


Trip Leaders

Kristy Godwin and Marty Brophy


Daily Schedule

9am-12pm: Training

12pm-1pm: Lunch

1pm-5pm: Ministry in neighborhoods

5-6pm: Dinner

7:30-9pm: Sharing/debrief (Friday only)


Week’s Schedule

Monday: Intro, prayer walking & ministry in neighborhoods

Tuesday: Training & ministry in neighborhoods

Wednesday: Free day/sightseeing

Thursday: Training & ministry in neighborhoods

Friday: Training, ministry in neighborhoods & debrief


Cost & Expenses

$800 per person

This includes registration, fees, lodging, meals, travel costs, and ministry expenses for the team. 

Requirements

General Requirements

  • Must complete all of Riverstone's KidSafe certification requirements
  • Once approved, must pay a $100 registration fee to hold your place on the team
  • Must attend all training meetings
  • Must be willing to raise personal support


Applicants must:

  • Know Jesus as their personal Savior, have a mature and growing faith, be responsible, flexible and have a servant attitude.
  • Be age 18 or older, as of June 18, 2023.
  • Be willing to engage people in a high-volume and fast-paced environment.
  • Be physically able to walk for several hours each day in crowded city elements.


Additional Requirements:

  1. Have valid health insurance
  2. Bring personal money for day-off expenses

Application Process

  1. Attend the informational meeting on Sunday, December 4 at 10:45am (during 2nd service) in portable classroom 241.
  2. Contact Kristy Godwin through the church office at 215-321-3326 or email at kgodwin@riverstone.church about your desire to be part of the team.
  3. Submit a completed application (see below) to the church office no later than January 13, 2023.
  4. All applications will be reviewed before anyone is confirmed as a team member.