Crown Point, Indiana
- Date: 07/13/24 - 07/20/24
- Church Partner: Crown Point CRC
- Availability: OPEN
- Trip Type: High School
- Rate: $400 USD before April 1st
- *$450 USD after April 1st
- Capacity: 60
In Church Partnership With
Crown Point CRC
- Special Needs ministry
- Fire wood cutting/delivery
- Food pantry
- Work on individual homes
- Community garden
Established in 1934, Crown Point is a city with a quaint hometown atmosphere and plenty of fascinating history. Situated in the center of what locals call “the Square” you will find the original Lake County Courthouse and clock tower named “The Grand Old Lady”. This historic town has inviting antique malls, restaurants, specialty stores, and coffee shops. Crown Point citizens are friendly and love hearing about the work that SERVE participants do in the community through our church.
Although Crown Point is a growing and thriving community you don’t have to go far to see a very different story. Many communities in Northwest Indiana and South Chicago struggle with unemployment, gangs, drugs, poor family structure, and the financial, social, and emotional difficulties that come with it. It’s here that we have made it a priority to nurture each other in the faith with the help of the Holy Spirit and demonstrate God’s love using words and acts of kindness as we attempt to be sensitive to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs around us.
You will stay at Crown Point CRC. The surrounding area is safe. You will sleep in air conditioned classrooms with carpeted floors, but make sure to bring a sleeping pad or air mattress as the ground isn’t soft to sleep on. Breakfast and dinner will be in the Fellowship hall with more than enough seating. Our food staff is very accommodating with things such as food allergies, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. Worship will be in the church sanctuary. Showers will be off site at the local YMCA.
Spend your day away exploring Chicago, the Windy City!
You can bring extra spending money for the day away if you’d like to buy souvenirs.
Registration fees do NOT include transportation to and from the sites. Each church group must provide vehicle(s) and adult driver(s) for the entire mission experience regardless of whether you fly or drive to the site. The vehicles you bring will be used to transport small groups to the work site each day, so 12-passenger vans or mini-vans are preferred. Cars do not facilitate the transportation of an entire small group in one vehicle, so please do not bring them. If you wish to bring a bus, please check with the Host Team to see if this is acceptable before you make arrangements. If your group is unable to provide van transportation, please have a youth leader call the ThereforeGo Ministries office to discuss options and additional charges.
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). Please DO NOT book airfare until you have received email confirmation from ThereforeGo Ministries that you have been placed at this site.