MissionBASE: Atlanta is a fully immersive missions expedition in the heart of downtown of Atlanta, Georgia. For a week, your students will serve their new neighbors, empowering children and families though literacy and academic readiness programs.
Park Avenue Baptist Church is located in the southeast Atlanta, Grant Park Neighborhood and is home to Cooperative Baptist Field Personnel, Trey and Jen Lyon. The church is in a neighborhood that is in the process of revitalization and is convenient to downtown Atlanta and all of the many activities Atlanta offers.
** Unfortunately, due to the location and nature of work, MissionBASE: Atlanta is not wheelchair accessible
What To Expect:
Being the hands & feet of Jesus, mentoring young children.
Working alongside our ministry partners, you and your group will spend your week mentoring, playing, laughing and learning with children from the Grant Park neighborhood. From reading a child a story to leading a fun game, your presence will is a valuable part of our mission partner’s goal of achieving academic readiness and education equality.
PASSPORT is committed to a sustainable model of mission work. To ensure that your week-long trip is a part of a longterm thoughtful strategy, MissionBASE: Atlanta partners with Cooperative Baptist Field Personnel, Trey and Jen Lyon and the entire Park Avenue Baptist Church staff. Our MissionBASE students and chaperones play a vital role in executing their summer literacy and academic readiness camps and achieving their goal of closing the education inequality gap. As a MissionBASE participant, you will learn with and from our local partners and go home knowing that the time you have spent loving the Grant Park neighborhood was a meaningful part of a long-term ministry.
Simple Missional Living
MissionBASE is about community, not luxury. Your group will be working and living at Park Avenue Baptist Church is located in the Grant Park neighborhood near downtown Atlanta.
You can expect:
- Air-conditioned facilities
- Bunk Room accommodations
- Indoor gym
- Shower/Locker room facilities (with plenty of showers)
Cultural Experiences/Free Night
Whether visiting Martin Luther King Jr.’s church 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 Atlanta on your own. Only two miles away from the Georgia State Capitol, Zoo Atlanta, and Turner Field, you will have plenty of fun activities to choose from.
Reflective and Informal Worship
After a day of play and reading, 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 with educational/classroom management/recreational skills.
*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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