Middle School Mission Trip

Middle School Mission Trip June 20-26

Why here?

Keep Austin Weird. The City of Austin’s motto is lived out through its artistic culture and love of food trucks. But with any rapidly growing big city, there are also underserved neighborhoods. Through our local partnerships, students will learn how the church is responding to these needs in very real ways. Your team will serve in a variety of local ministries, ranging from a food pantry to a rescue mission. Students will also get the opportunity to explore Austin during our Mission Race and they’ll hike local outdoor adventure spots.

Why so close to home?

We understand that the location is not too far away. Given the current circumstances and the freedom to plan a trip, Austin seems to be a great match. Our heart at the Oakwood Student Ministry is to discover new ministry opportunities that might arise from this trip.

Ministry Outreach

Through our various partnerships, students will gain insight into what ministry in an urban environment really looks like. Opportunities include: soup kitchen, working at a neighborhood outreach center, and more.

Adventure Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to explore downtown Austin during the Mission Race, explore local parks and conservatories, and go hiking.

Logistics

Weather: Summers are hot and temperatures frequently average 90°F.

Transportation: Rental Vans

First Aid: Most LeaderTreks staff are First Aid and CPR certified. Please bring your own team first aid kit.

Typical Schedule

Day 1: (Sunday) Arrive at site by 4pm- Settle in

Day 2: (Monday) Serve with local community ministry

Day 3: (Tuesday) Serve with local community ministry

Day 4: (Wednesday) Mission Race 

Day 5: (Thursday) Serve with local community ministry

Day 6: (Friday) Outdoor Adventure Day

Day 7: (Saturday) Departure (by 8am)

DYC Page

All 8 Sessions from our Digital Youth Camp are posted on one page.

With dynamic speakers, and great content from this Summer, we decided to give access to each Session on one page. Whether you decide to binge on all the sessions, watch as a family, or add this as a devotional time, the greatness of DYC is that it is available anytime.

DYC Session 7

Featuring Ryan Fontenot

Password: Oakwoodms

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

Ryan Fontenot is a nobody, trying to tell everybody, about the Somebody who can save anybody. Saved by Jesus at the age of 18, Ryan’s ministry experience spans over twenty years.

The Lord has blessed Ryan with a gift of biblical preaching that speaks to, and is reaching this generation with the gospel of Christ. He communicates the truths of the Bible in a relevant and practical ways relating to life today.

Ryan founded R.A.G.E. Ministries (www.rageministries.com) in 2002 with the aim to REACH UP to God for His glory alone, REACH OUT to a world in desperate need of Jesus and REACH IN to the church empowering believers to do the work of the ministry!

Ryan is married to his high-school sweetheart, Heather, and they have three children: Elyn, Inly and Tru.

LOCKAPALOOZA COVID EDITION

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

FEATURING HURT AND MANLEY

Two Guys that love students and reach them through comedy, sketches and sharing the Love of Jesus.

LOCATION:

Oakwood Student Pavilion

SCHEDULE:

7pm Check IN

7:30 Welcome/Worship Band

8pm Featuring Hurt and Manley

9pm Wrap up and Games

10pm COVID EDITION CLOSE TIME

SAFETY WHILE GATHERING:

Our focus is gathering within the parameters of COVID SAFETY MEASURES

We encourage wearing a mask

We will practice Social Distancing

Hand Sanitizer and other cleaning measures during the event will be on hand

Food will be a SNACK PASS OUT for each student attending

We usually make this an OVERNIGHT event, but have basically cut it in half during COVID

You CAN still laugh and have a good time during COVID

We will NOT shame your students, depending on their ONLINE or FACE TO FACE decision at school this year

WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!!

DYC Session 6

Featuring Dylan Manley

Password: Oakwoodms

WHO IS THE BEARDED APOLOGIST?

My name is Dylan.  I like coffee, theology, books, and of course beards.  I am a husband, a father, an apologist, and most importantly a believer in Jesus and his gospel of grace.

I am also a full time student-pastor in Denton, TX (North DFW).  I also get the opportunity to travel and share the Gospel with people all across the world.  I speak at DNOWs, conferences, stand-alones, and any other place someone will have me.

I also do training in apologetics and would love to help you or your group be equipped for defending and proclaiming the Truth. I can teach on nearly any apologetics topic you might be interested in, but I specialize in the uniqueness of Christianity among world religions.

I’d love to partner with you to make much of Jesus and lead others to a Jesus shaped life.