Current 9th-12th grade
June 8-15, 2019
Our mission week will begin with an overnight in Atlanta before heading to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. This is an interpretive museum that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. We will be enchanted by old and new exhibits that tell the story of a people and a movement. We will tour the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and take a prayer walk through Kelly Ingram Park and the sculpture garden that depicts the reality of the police dogs and fire hoses that were turned on demonstrators who gathered here to protest segregation laws. As we walk through this day, we will continue to weave our personal stories in with God’s larger story.
Together with the youth and chaperones of the Charlotte Youth Ministry Consortium, we will explore what it means to live a life of faith today in love and service to others. In Memphis, we will serve at area ministries, living out our faith. Memphis has a rich history with civil rights and we will engage museums and exhibits in responsibility and hope.