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Chicago West Bible Church is a church plant in the Austin Community of Chicago. Their worship services are held at Michele Clark High School and they are extremely active in the high school and community. Their presence in the high school has brought many to their church including the principal, assistant principal, teachers and many from the basketball team.
Pastor Jon Kelly and his wife Danielle have two sons and lead the church along with an amazing support staff. Calvary has chosen to partner with Jon and the church as part of a program through the North American Missions Board. Our hope is to offer prayer, encouragement, and financial support in addition to sending teams on one-day or weekend trips to Chicago to work along side the church as they reach their community for Jesus.
Purpose of Trip: Our team will help run games and serve food at the Chicago West annual Summer Blast so that the Chicago people can visit with their guests and focus on building relationships. Team members can go up for the day or stay overnight and go to church the next day.
Size of Team: 15-20 people
Dates/Times: Sat, July 27 from 7 am - 10 pm (day trip) or until Sun, July 28 at 4 pm (overnight trip)
Cost: $20/person (day trip) or $50 (overnight trip - includes travel, accommodations and food except for food while traveling)
8 and up (kids 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent)
Where will we stay?
We will be staying in a hotel near the church.
What will we do?
The team will leave Calvary at 7 am and arrive in Chicago around lunch. When we arrive we will help with setting up for the event. During the event we will grill the hot dogs, run the food line, and help with activity and food stations. After the event we will help clean up and then go for a team dinner at a Chicago restaurant before heading home. Team members who stay overnight will go to Chicago West Bible Church on Sunday morning before heading home.