Why Do We Do Discipleship Trips? 

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” - John 20:21

All throughout the New Testament, we see the pattern of believers receiving the gospel and then proclaiming it to others. Each gospel concludes with some version of Jesus commanding his disciples to go forth and preach the gospel to the world (Mt. 28:18-20; Mk. 16:15; Lk. 24:46-47; Jn. 20:21).
We all have that same calling on our lives today. As we are called to love God and to love others, one of the primary ways we do that is by pointing others toward the hope of the gospel— the good news that our glorious God has graciously saved us through Jesus Christ.


We partner with an organization called LeaderTreks.  LeaderTreks stands out from other mission-oriented organizations.  One of the biggest differences is that we will be the only youth group at this site.  LeaderTreks will provide a certified, trained staff member to focus solely on us and the work we are doing.  Our students will really get to get to know this ministry visionary, giving them a new view of how they can live for Jesus Christ.
LeaderTreks weaves leadership and discipleship together.  The staff member allows the students to make real decisions and experience the results of those decisions.  Activities on the trip are viewed as an opportunity for leadership development. It is also a great place to grow spiritual disciplines that lead to deeper discipleship. Every morning there will be a 45-minute morning devotion time and during team time, we will process everything that God is teaching. 

Kingdom Student Ministries
Commitment Statement for DiSCIPLESHIP Trips ?

We believe that God honors a commitment, and commitment is a major requirement for leading. This means TIME and PRAYER invested in preparation, in people, and in service, all seeking to glorify God. It means SERVING and being willing to LEARN and GROW at Great Bridge Baptist Church.
Your responsibilities as a participant and member of the mission’s team begin upon acceptance of your application



Be faithful in the ministry of Great Bridge Baptist Church, my studies, and my relationships with God and others so that my life, along with my team, will be a witness of integrity and credibility for Christ to all those whom I come into contact with while serving and leading.


Invest the time and effort to develop, participate in, and pray for the ministry and my team.


Attend team meetings as notified. If I consistently miss meetings/youth group/church, I forfeit the opportunity to participate in the Missions Trip but will be required to fulfill financial obligations.


Be kept accountable for the above responsibilities by Pastor Harry and other adult leaders and teammates, as well as keep team members accountable for their responsibilities and commitments.
I understand that if I do not keep my commitments and do not satisfactorily meet expectations established I may forfeit the opportunity to participate in any trips and privileges given to Missions Team Members.

What Trips are Offered?

Chesapeake, Virginia

WHEN-  Monday, June 17th to Friday, June 21st
COST-  $275* (This includes food and travel)
WHO-  This trip is for students currently in 6th grade to 9th grade
*$50 Deposit due  at time at application

Also Check Out Our Youth Choir Tour!

Youth Choir Tour to Asheville, NC

WHEN-  Monday, August 5th to Friday, August 9th
COST-  $395 (Covers all but two meals)
WHO-  This trip is for students currently in 6th grade to 12th grade who are part of our Youth Choir 

How Can I Afford My Trip?

We will provide some workdays opportunity through our TaskForce Program and letters for you to send out to family or friends.  Students can earn money on their own and we will help them with some creative ideas. We suggest for you raise funds through garage sales, yard work, and support letters in addition to the workdays that we have as a team at Great Bridge in the fall/spring.