Youth Ministry - Outreach

We are called to serve others.  Here are some of the ways the youth try to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.

Summer 2023 Mission Trips

We will have two mission trips in the summer of 2023.

US - Asheville, NC  July 9-15, 2023

Partner with Carolina Cross Connection in serving in Asheville, NC.  We will be working with Haywood St Missions and learning how to be a better friend to the unsheltered.  Cost is $365 before fundraising efforts.  Rev. Justin Lowe will be leading this trip, along with other youth leaders.

Click HERE for an example itinerary of the week.

Click HERE to register & pay $100 deposit to reserve your spot.

International - Honduras  July 10-17, 2023

Partner with Carolina Cross Connection in serving at Children's Homes in Honduras.  All youth and adults are welcome to join us!  If you are a youth and would like to go, please do not let the cost keep you from going, we will find a way!  Cost is $1,500 (including airfare) before additional fundraising efforts.  Stephanie Jenkins will be leading this mission trip.  Rev. Melissa Lowe will be joining us!  Click HERE for more information on Honduras, including itinerary, fundraising, & a link to register.  


    In 2021 we had two wonderful weeks of mission in July, one with the Mid-Hi and one with the Sr-Hi.  We partnered with Carolina Cross Connection in serving people in surrounding counties of the Wilkesboro area.

    2021 Mid-Hi & Sr-Hi Mission Trip Video Highlights

    In 2020 we were unable to participate in mission trips due to the pandemic.

    In 2019 both our mid-hi and senior-high groups participated in mission trips in North Carolina.  Click below to see the video highlights.

    2019 Mid-Hi Mission Trip Video

    2019 Sr-Hi Mission Trip Video

  • other outreach efforts - year round

    Throughout the year we participate in many different ministries that are ongoing.  Some past examples include providing a meal & devotion to With Friends, Inc., assist with Crisis Assistance Ministries, partnering with Holy Angels, and more.  

    Spring & 2022 Missions:

     Assembled More "Friendly Neighbor Bags" for our neighbors without homes

     Handed out fresh fruit, rolls and waters at Hope Fest

    Fall 2021 Missions:

    Cleaned at Crisis Assistance Ministry & also collected donations for CAM

     Handed out free waters to people attending parade/downtown activities

     Joined "Keep Gastonia Beautiful" for a trash pick up around downtown

    During the 2020-2021 pandemic we did the following...

    Created "Friendly Neighbor Bags" for our neighbors without homes

    • Nov. 22nd Outreach - fed 70 families from the Boys & Girls Club & Crisis Assistance Ministries along in partnership with First Presbyterian (Packed Thanksgiving Meal Boxes) (See picture)

    • Wrote letters to shut-ins