MissionBASE: Birmingham is not just another mission trip. It is a fully immersive missions expedition in the heart of downtown of Birmingham, Alabama where your students will join in on the reconciliation and restoration efforts in this historic city. For a week, your students will live and serve their new neighbors for six hours every day being the hands and feet of Jesus, meeting unmet needs, relationally investing in the community.
True Vine Baptist Church is located just west of the bustling downtown of Birmingham, Alabama. Within minutes fromTrue Vine Baptist, students will enjoy access to parks, baseball, shops, and restaurants.
* Unfortunately, due to the location and nature of work, MissionBASE: Birmingham is not wheelchair accessible.
What To Expect:
Meaningful Mission Work
If you are looking for hands on construction or home repair work, MissionBASE: Birmingham is for you! Partnering with Metro Changers and the City of Birmingham to help repair and revitalize underserved neighborhoods, your students will put on their jeans and head out early in the morning for six hours of repairing roofs, painting houses, hammering nails, and clearing out overgrown yards.
Sustainable Mission Partners
PASSPORT is committed to a sustainable model of mission work. To ensure that your week-long trip is a part of a long-term and thoughtful strategy, MissionBASE: Birmingham partners with Metro Changers, an agency committed to the renewal and restoration of Birmingham’s downtown neighborhoods. As a MissionBASE participant, you will learn with and from our local partners and go home knowing that the time you spent was a meaningful part of an ongoing ministry.
Simple Missional Living
MissionBASE is about community, not luxury. Your group will be living at True Vine Baptist Church , located just west of downtown Birmingham.
You can expect:
- Air-conditioned facilities
- Bunk Room accommodations
- Indoor gym
- Shower/Locker room facilities
Cultural Experiences/ Free Night
Whether visiting the Civil Right’s Museum or venturing out for some local ice cream, your youth group will embark on guided cultural experiences that will deepen your group’s connection to each other and the community. Additionally, we offer one church group free night so that you can explore Birmingham on your own. Within minutes from Central Park Baptist, students will enjoy access to parks, baseball, shops, and restaurants.Whether visiting the Civil Right’s Museum or venturing out for some local ice cream, your youth group will embark on guided cultural experiences that will deepen your group’s connection to each other and the community.
Additionally, we offer one church group free night so that you can explore Birmingham on your own. Within minutes from Central Park Baptist, students will enjoy access to parks, baseball, shops, and restaurants.
Reflective and Informal Worship
After a day of working hard repairing downtown neighborhoods, you’ll attend a low—key and reflective time of worship. Bring casual come-as-you-are attire to join our team for group group discussion and stripped-down worship. Have musical youth or chaperones? Bring your guitars and tell our staff, we would love for you to share!
Increased Responsibility for Adults & Students
Our experienced MissionBASE staff serve as facilitators and guides. Adult leaders and students form teams responsible for significant portions of community life and are expected to come ready to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Church group adults will be living among their students and will be responsible for their supervision throughout the week. In order to best serve alongside our partner agencies, we ask that church groups bring adults familiar with construction/roofing/painting.
*Church groups are asked to bring 15-passenger vans or smaller vehicles. The communities in which we are serving have smaller streets and limited parking. This will ensure each site will have ready access to a vehicle in the event of an emergency.
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