What is Kid Power Camp?
Kid Power Camp is an interactive Bible study led by children and preteens. Before preteens arrive in the city for their mission trip, the church will walk them through training for the trip. Churches that sign up will be given the resources to properly prepare their preteens and students for missions. Here is what is including in the training and prep for the trip:
L.I.T. will provide you with full support as you prepare your group for the mission trip.
How does L.I.T. Ministries choose a location for mission trips?
The L.I.T. Mission Trips begin in August of every year as we work with local churches in multiple states to partner with the ministry. Here is part of the process of determining where we go each year:
What happens with the children that accept Christ at the ministry sites during the mission trip?
What if I have to choose between the mission trip or camp?
If you had to choose between the mission trip and another activity, why would you choose one over the other?
When you attend summer camps for kids, there are certain purposes they are trying to accomplish. The majority of camps have a strong evangelistic focus; therefore, if you have kids who know Christ, they are mostly hearing the Gospel message throughout their week of camp. Other camps focus on personal spiritual growth. Mixed in the middle of camp are lots of fun activities, games, worship, and Bible teaching. In some camps, they focus on mission education. Camp is a wonderful experience.
On the mission trip, preteens and students are trained and released to do missions. They are given opportunities to serve, teach, minister, and share the Good News of Christ. The uniqueness of the mission trip is that kids can learn Scripture one minute and then in the next minute, they can see Scripture come alive through ministry and sharing the Good News of Christ in the world around them. Leaders have wonderful, teachable moments as they walk through the day with the children in their group. Every year, children, preteens, and students alike connect with God’s purpose and plan to reach the world with His love. During the trip, they will learn to pray and see God answer their prayers before their eyes. Leaders receive training that shows them how to put kids in situations that are out of their comfort zones, and then they watch God show up and use the kids in powerful ways. Their spiritual gifts will manifest in many ways on the mission trip as they use their gifts to build up the body of Christ. There are so many elements of the mission trip that are fun, and they will make friends for life. Their experience of being used by God to show His love and compassion brings transformation and changed hearts and lives among your kids.
How do I determine when my children and students are ready for the mission trip?
We see leaders every year who make the decision not to bring their kids because they have determined that they are not spiritually ready or mature enough. The problem with this approach is that we cannot judge a child or student from their outward appearance. God is the One who knows their heart.
On the other hand, many leaders go ahead and bring their group, and then they are astounded and amazed by what they see among their children and students while on the trip. One leader shared, “I did not know that they could even do something like this.” Many times, they just haven’t been given a chance. Marc Faulkenbery shared, “I have taught these kids most of their lives. I had my doubts before the trip, but they have blown me away. They stepped up to the challenge and have performed their duties with maturity and ability beyond what I could have ever imagined.” Before you say no, pray and ask the Lord what His will is for the children and students of your church.
What about safety and security on the mission trip?
L.I.T. Ministries is committed to the safety and security of every child and student that attends the mission trip. This is how we enforce it:
Can families attend the mission trip together?
Absolutely! We encourage families to attend the trip together. L.I.T. will provide family discounts. Contact us, and we will work with you to set proper discounts for each family member. If families attend, we cannot guarantee that they can room together. Also, it is suggested that families not bring children that are kindergarten age or under. The mission trip is tiring and not restful for preschool children. In some cases, there are exceptions made.
What do my mission trip fees cover?
The mission trip costs are all covered upon your arrival at the mission trip location. (One exception is that we have one evening during the mission trip when we allow churches to take their groups out for dinner or to see a local attraction.) Here are what your fees cover: