What is MYMissions?
MYMissions is for teenagers. Make new friends. Learn more about yourself. Help a church fulfill it's mission to impact their community for Jesus. That's what we're all about!
At MYMissions we want to help students become stronger in their walk with God, strengthen their leadership and ministry skills, and give opportunities to serve through local and international ministry experiences.
MYMissions leaders and students experience spiritual development, team-building activities, leadership training, workshops, excursions and participate in a variety of activities with the goal of helping a local church move forward in its vision and impact for their community.
At the bottom of this page are some frequently asked questions - please take the time to go through them to learn more about the MYMissions program. If you still have questions, message Pastor Rebecca.
2021 Event Details
Reach Church - Port Hawkesbury, NS
(Training and Ministry will take place in Port Hawkesbury, NS)
Sunday, Aug. 8 - Sunday, Aug. 15
*Training and orientation begins at 4pm on Sunday, August 8. Supper will be provided.
Application Fee: $50
Level 1: $275
Application deadline is
Monday, July 26, 2021
In 2020 MYMissions is partnering with Reach Church in Port Hawkesbury, NS!
We really value serving and supporting churches who are passionate about reaching their communities. That's why we partner every year with a Maritime church for our Level 1 experience. This year's Level 1 trip will be in Port Hawkesbury, NS! It’s going to be a great week, and we're confident students will be excited about the opportunities to serve in that region through community and youth events.
Q: How does MYMissions work?
A: Students complete a week of training and ministry prep followed by a week-long mission trip serving some of our local district churches. UPDATE: in 2021, the training and the ministry trip are being combined into an 8-day experience.
Q: Do I have to attend with my Youth Group
A: No, you don't! In fact, most of our students come to MYMissions knowing only one or two people, or no one at all...but they all leave with great new friends! If you're interested but worried because you won't know anyone else - we promise you'll make new friends here! (We will contact your youth leader to let them know that you've applied to the program.)
Q: What about Level 2, the international trip?
A: There isn't a Level 2 experience in 2021.
Q: What are the costs? And what’s included?
A: The cost for Level 1 is $275. This includes 8 days of training and ministry. Meals and accommodations, training materials, t-shirt, and ministry supplies are included. Students are responsible to arrange their transportation to and from the ministry site. There is also a $50 application fee. The application fee is refunded if for some reason you aren't accepted.
Q: What are the dates for MYMissions 2019? When is money due?
A: When you're accepted, more details will be provided about how to make payments, fundraising options, etc.
Monday, July 26 - Application Deadline (includes $50 application payment)
Wednesday, July 28 - This is the deadline for our leaders to let students know if they've been accepted.
Friday, July 30 - Level 1 costs due ($275)**
Sunday, Aug 8, 4:00 PM - MYMissions begins in Port Hawkesbury, NS
Sunday, Aug. 15, 1:00 PM - MYMissions ends
** If MYMissions is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, or a student is unable to attend due to travel restrictions affecting their area, a full refund will be issued.
Q: Is there an age limit?
A: Yes, there is. Here's the age policy for MYMissions: "In order for a student to attend Level 1 (Local), they must be at least 13 years old by the start of MYMissions or have completed the grade seven school year. For a student to participate in Level 2 (International) they must be at least 14 years old or have completed grade nine. Persons older than 18 years old by the start of Level 1 cannot attend MYMissions as students."
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: We'll send you a lot of details, including a packing list of what to bring (and what to leave at home). But, you'll need enough clothing to last you a week (including some clothes that can get a little messy), a bible, toiletries, towels, and your bedding (sleeping bag and pillow).
Q: What else is required from students?
A: Once your initial application is received, we’ll send you some additional information and directions. This packet of information is called your Advance Pack. It may contain some 'homework' that you'll bring to MYMissions with you. Payments need to be made on time or it may result in a student not being able to participate. Most important is for a student to be willing to learn and be part of our team!