ALASKA GraceWorks Summer 2023

Jun - Jul 2023 | GraceWorks/ Global Partnership Ministries

Laura and friend

Trip #24558

ALASKA GraceWorks Summer 2023

Trip #24558

Laura and friend

GraceWorks/ Global Partnership Ministries

Location:

United States, North America

Dates:

Jun - Jul 2023
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

VBS/Bible Clubs, Service Projects & Helps, Sports, Art, Drama, Music & Puppets, Adventure/Extreme Ministry,

Cost:

$700
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: GraceWorks/ Global Partnership Ministries
Location: Alaska, United States
Dates: Jun - Jul 2023
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: VBS/Bible Clubs, Service Projects & Helps, Sports, Art, Drama, Music & Puppets, Adventure/Extreme Ministry
Cost: $700
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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Be part of the largest single Christian Ministry outreach event in Alaska! Partnering with local Alaska churches, you or your group will work in a local public park or trailer park leading recreation, feeding hungry children, and teaching God's Word in multi-ethnic, under-served communities. We live here and need your help to catalyst a multiplying Jesus movement in the least church-attending state in America. We work to exceed your expectations by being the best organized mission ever, serving the best meals, offering the best housing, and facilitating you or your church/school group significant people-centered ministry.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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"An absolute first class ministry that takes care of every detail! Can't wait to come back! By far best host I've worked with on a mission trip!" Jody. Boca Community Church.

Did you know that Alaska is the least church-attending state in the US? People think of Alaska as a tourist destination, but there is a giant need for the Gospel here!

Partnering with local churches here, we facilitate mission volunteers and church teams working direct with non-churched children, youth and adults in local city parks — feeding meals to the hungry, backyard Bible school, sports, games and crafts. Most of the neighborhoods we work in are amazingly multi-ethnic. Three out of the top five most diverse communities in America are in Anchorage, Alaska and we work in all three. Our goal is nothing less than a multiplying, church planting Jesus Movement here in Alaska. 

Our housing is clean and comfortable and safe. Our food is the best! In light of the Covid 19 pandemic, we'll be taking all precautions to keep you safe and healthy and also to protect the kids that we work with in the local public parks and mobile home parks.  We will also show off some of the beauty of Alaska while you are here!

We live here in Alaska and know Alaska. We are not a BIG mission that is scattered all over the world. We are focused only on Alaska. Our passion is reaching OUR state with the Gospel Good news. We host far more volunteers than anybody else. Our two biggest compliments are that we are SO WELL ORGANIZED and the food is the best ever on a mission trip! 

At lunch, you'll feed hungry, disadvantaged kids a good meal. In the afternoons, you will work in local parks doing backyard bible school, games and recreation with unchurched children and youth. You will be giving out boxes of food to families in need. In the evenings you will help host neighborhood evangelistic park parties.  We are happy to have individuals, families, school and church groups.  

2023 OPEN DATES

May 28- June 3 

June 4-10   

June 11-17   

June 18-24  

July 2-8   

July 9-15  

July 16-22 

July 23-29

A typical week schedule as follows:

Sunday. Arrive Anchorage, Alaska.

Monday- Friday. Ministry Project

Saturday.  Guided Sightseeing. Fly home Saturday evening. 

Sunday, arrive home.

Fun? Oh yeah. One day, we'll take you on a spectacular, jaw-dropping drive south from Anchorage along Turnagain Arm – an inlet named by the famous explorer Captain Cook. Look for eagles and whales in the sea on your right and sheep on the mountains to your left. First, we’ll stop at the Wildlife Conservation Center and see grizzly & black bears, caribou, moose, buffalo and other Alaskan crittersThen we arrive in magical Portage Valley. You’re surrounded by majestic blue glaciers! We'll take a short, easy hike to a glacier and experience the wilderness. Maybe we’ll see a bear or a moose! How often do you get a chance to throw a snowball in mid summer? Later, we’ll take an hour boat cruise to the face of a glacier and (hopefully) watch it calf. .We live here in Alaska and have been doing this a long time. We have more experience than anyone else in hosting mission volunteers. In the past five years we have hosted more than 7,000 volunteers. Folks keep coming back again and again because they trust us, we exceed expectations, enjoy the best food every on a mission trip, and do significant ministry with people.

Contact Scott Kirby at 907-440-4974 or email at [email protected]

Check out our website below and the YouTube link for more info on this project

http://www.graceworksak.com/

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Each ministry location is partnered with a local church or local church-planter

Additional Trip Information

Region:
North America
Country:
United States
State/Province:
Alaska
Other Location Info:
There is no place in the world like Alaska. When you think of Alaska, think big. Think real BIG!!!! It is awe-inspiring. Can you say, “Aaaaaahhh….laska?” Alaska is a vast land of seacoast, mountains, plateaus, forests, enormous tides, rivers, and glaciers. It's museums are outdoors. It's stories are painted, not spoken. Pack your six senses and come on!!! Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas, and larger than Spain, France, and Germany combined! Check out how Alaska compares to the continental US. http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/#2dOu0J/www.usmarshals.gov/district/ak/images/alaska-small.gif/ Check out photos and info on Anchorage at http://www.anchorage.net/gallery.html also, www.alaska.com
Participant Age:
Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High, College, Adult, Senior Adults
Eligible to Go:
Families, Groups [max size 20], Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
We offer a turn-key project and the ground expense is $700/person. This includes housing, bedding, meals, transportation, ministry setup and a day guided sightseeing. Airfare to Anchorage is extra and on your own.

If you come earlier or stay later than the Saturday night departure, housing and transportation is on your own.
Training debriefing
Orientation once you arrive in Anchorage. Lots of pre-trip communications.
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Mission Trip Offered By GraceWorks/ Global Partnership Ministries

Global Partnership Ministries started 24 years ago to help respond to the newly opening doors in Eastern Europe. Over that time, we have taken almost 3,000 people overseas on mission for Christ. Nine years ago we moved to Alaska. Since then, we have hosted several thousand volunteer missionaries here in Alaska.

In Alaska, we are known as “GRACEWORKS”

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word; that people are lost without Christ; and that it is our responsibility to get the Message to people. The Great Commission is not just that people ought to go to church. It is for the Church to go to people! We have also found that we usually have to serve people and demonstrate love before they are ready to listen to what we have to say. They don’t care what we know until they know that we care.

Our primary fields of focus are Alaska and Romania. Each year we help facilitate hundreds of volunteers serving all over Alaska which is almost three times the size of Texas! Our strategy is to use volunteer teams to help reach people and start small groups to disciple those we reach. We are especially pleased that 16 small groups involving 60 people started as a result of our “GraceWorks” ministry volunteers this past summer. Most of these groups are continuing led by local church leaders, our staff and local missionaries!

Why Alaska? Most people think of Alaska only as a tourist destination. God certainly worked overtime making it one of the most spectacularly beautiful places on the earth. However, it is also spiritually dark. The Pew Research Center recently released a study that found Alaska to have the lowest church attendance in the United States. WE NEED HELP!

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