Impact WV is an exciting and rewarding outreach ministry, designed to encourage and equip individuals with no missions experience or to challenge those who have done it for years. It is well suited for high school & middle school groups, college students, families with children and all adult teams. The outreach ministry is set in and around Fairmont, WV which is in the heart of West VA’s ‘coal country’. This is a unique culture that will inspire and reward everyone open to investing in it.
Teams partner with Christ Community Church (PCA) in Fairmont WV as they serve together in both Word and deed. Relationship building is the key to positive ministry growth. It is through these relationships that doors open for sharing the Gospel. Team-building and individual Christian growth are natural consequences of serving together in Kingdom building.
Our focus is serving the widow, orphan and others with need as homes are repaired, handicap decks/ramps are built. Children’s lives are changed through Vacation Bible School (VBS) and Back Yard Bible Clubs. In addition, outreach is encouraged through sports camps, tutoring, one-on-one evangelism, working with the elderly and serving in the Dayspring kitchen, there is a ministry for everyone! Unique ministry equipping and team building occur as the Gospel is lived out in practical ways.
Impact WV teams stays at Dayspring Camp and Conference Center (Dayspring), which has bunk beds in open bay cabins along with some divided cabins for small families and groups. The camp can hold approximately 175 participants per week. Teams will need to bring towels and bed linens/pillow. Breakfast and dinner are served at the camp; sack lunches and water or lemonade are supplied for the work-site.
Each team provides their own transportation for all travel to and from Dayspring Camp, all work sites and any off campus activities.
Morning devotion times, opportunities and challenges for service, and group devotions with host families are available to encourage spiritual growth. A full evening program (for all ages) offers wonderful opportunities to worship God through hearing His Word from gifted speakers, singing led by talented musicians and times of prayer and sharing.
Wednesday afternoon affords a timely break in the week’s schedule. Teams may visit any number of local and state attractions. Bring spending money for the afternoon and for the evening meal.
Project Orientation Trip (POT)
Date – May 4 & 5
Team leaders (or a representative who will be attending the project week) are required to attend this on-site orientation (others may attend for $50 per person). This time is essential for team, construction, and ministry preparation. All costs for the POT, except travel to and from Dayspring, are covered for team leaders.
$50 deposit per person due at time of registration, half of the total project cost (less registration) due April 15, the rest of the cost is due one month prior to your project date.
Full Price $495 – this price is set by the site and is payable directly to the site. (MNA does not charge for any fees or services.)
- Kitchen Staff – $195 discount (if serving multiple weeks $250 discount per week)
- Couples – Husband pays full price/wife receives $50 discount
- Children (must be attending with a parent; no discounts for 19 and older)
- Age 13-18: $ 95 discount
- Age 6-12: $145 discount
- Age 2-5: $395 discount (under 2 are free)
Project Dates for 2018
Project Orientation Trip (POT) May 4-5 (Dayspring Camp & Conference Center)
Camp Dates: June 16-23, June 23-30, July 7-14, July 14-21, July 21-28
|4:00||Registration at Dayspring – Staff Cabin|
|7:15||Welcome & Orientation|
|9:00||Team Leader’s Meeting with Impact Staff|
|1:30||Teams visit project/VBS site, final pres – Free Time|
MONDAY- TUESDAY- THURSDAY- FRIDAY
|6:00||Arise & get ready for a day of serving!|
|6:15||Devotions (personal or group)|
|6:50||Announcements & prayer|
|7:45||Leave for Project Site|
|12:00||Lunch (devotions – please invite host family for lunch)|
|4:00||Return to Dayspring|
|8:00||Team Debrief & Prayer / Staff Debrief & Prayer|
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
|Morning – Lunch (same as above schedule)|
|12:00||Half day off|
|No evening meal or program|
|Morning – Lunch (same as above schedule)|
|4:15||Leave project (NLT – return supplies and equipment to warehouse)|
|6:00||Dinner (host family appreciation_|
|6-8:00||Breakfast & Packing, Cabin Inspection, Pics & Good bye’s!|
|10:00||Please depart NLT than 10:00 so we can prepare for the next week.|
For more information please contact:Sherry Lanier
MNA Disaster Response and ShortTerm Missions Facilitator