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expand your neighborhood in Chicago

The third-largest city in the U.S., Chicago is full of need. Through our local partnerships, students will learn how the church is responding to these needs in very real ways. 

Through our local partnerships, students will learn how the church is helping alleviate poverty in Chicagoland neighborhoods.

Your team will serve in a variety of local ministries, ranging from a food pantry to a rescue mission. 

Your students will also kayak the downtown Chicago River, hike through the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, or dive into Lake Michigan during an afternoon at the beach.

Why we love serving jesus in this neighborhood

Chicago is our backyard. We love supporting local ministries as they feed families, provide housing, and share the Gospel (Matt 28:19) across the city.

Safety: low-contact trips

Safety is our number one priority. Throughout Summer 2020, our team led low-contact mission trips across the country. By making several adjustments to our programming, we allowed teams to serve while staying safe.

One Group Per Site
Low-Contact Service Projects
Accommodations in Non-public Buildings
Sidewalk VBS

invite your students to grow and serve

DISCIPLESHIP

Your students will learn spiritual habits that they can apply at home.

YOUR STUDENTS WILL EXPERIENCE:

  • Bible Study Methods
  • Emphasis on Prayer
  • Evening Worship
  • Intentional Staff
  • Tools for Debriefing

WAYS YOUR STUDENTS WILL GROW:

  • Passion for God’s Word
  • Reliance on God
  • Dependence on Community
  • Real Life Application
  • Spiritual Maturity

Leadership Development

Your students will learn to lead out of their unique wiring and gifting.

YOUR STUDENTS WILL EXPERIENCE:

  • Leadership Profile
  • Team Building Games
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Leadership Principles
  • Real Leadership Roles

WAYS YOUR STUDENTS WILL GROW:

  • Leadership Wiring
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Life Skills
  • Leadership Principles
  • Confidence

Trip programs offered in chicago:

Urban Adventure Serve

Focus: Students explore their personal mission while learning from key city ministry leaders.
Age Group: Junior High, High School, Combined
 

Level of Challenge:

Sites:

  • AUSTIN
  • MILWAUKEE
  • MEMPHIS
  • CHICAGO
  • DAYTON
  • KANSAS CITY

TYPICAL SCHEDULE:

7:00Breakfast
8:00Individual Morning Devotions
9:00Service Project/Adventure Opportunity
12:00Lunch
2:00Service Project/Adventure Opportunity
6:00Dinner
7:30Team Time
10:30Lights Out

2021 DATES and pricing

DatesPrice/Person
1JUNE 6-12$445SOLD OUT
2JUNE 13-19$495SOLD OUT
3JUNE 20-26$495SOLD OUT
4JUNE 27-JULY 3$495Book Your Trip
5JULY 4-10$495Book Your Trip
6JULY 11-17$495SOLD OUT
7JULY 18-24$495SOLD OUT
8JULY 25-31$495Book Your Trip
9AUGUST 1-7$445Book Your Trip

included in the cost of your trip:

Pre-Trip Training Material
Post-Trip Training Material
Housing
Service Projects
Adventure Opportunities
16 Meals
On-Trip Devotional Journals
Highly-Certified Youth Ministry Staff

bring 2 adults free

Save up to $1190 when you become a HERO Member and bring 2 adults free of charge

TRAVEL:

CITIES WITHIN 8 HOURS DRIVING DISTANCE:NON-STOP FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM:
Columbus, OHAtlanta, GA
Nashville, TNBirmingham, AL
Pittsburgh, PACharlotte, NC
Des Moines, IADallas, TX
Minneapolis, MNMemphis, TN
St Louis, MOPhiladelphia, PA

Dan Colwin is the Director of Trips here at LeaderTreks.

Dan started his time at LeaderTreks in 2007 as a trip leader and has personally led dozens of trips. He’s passionate about student development, having spent more than 20 years involved in youth ministry. It’s Dan’s heart to find a distraction-free trip that’s right for your students.

Stop worrying about your mission trip. Schedule a call with Dan and share with him your must-haves and your can’t-haves for your summer trip.

download the summer 2021 trips info pack

leadertreks mission trips summer 2021