SOAR SK

SOAR SASKATCHEWAN 2019

SOAR Saskatchewan is a 10 day discipleship and mission training program run by MB Mission. It happens here in Saskatoon during the February school break. Teams from around Saskatchewan eat, sleep, learn, and worship together and then go out into the city to learn and serve.

Throughout the 10 days participants will spend a weekend of orientation including a learning tour through the vulnerable sector of Saskatoon, a day focused on prayer, and some team time. They’ll then spend Monday to Friday working with a ministry assignment in Saskatoon. In the past SOAR has partnered with organizations like The Bridge on 20th, The Lighthouse, The Friendship Inn, and Central Haven Senior’s Care Home.

This year Forest Grove Community Church hopes to send a youth & young adult team.

Here are other specific details you need to know:

PRE-TRIP INFORMATION MEETING: We will be holding a SOAR 2019 information meeting for potential participants and their parents on Monday, Nov. 5th at 7:30pm at Forest Grove Community Church. If you would like to come, please RSVP to Chandra at chandra@forestgrovecc.com by Sunday, Nov. 4th.

WHO: Teams from around Saskatchewan co-ordinated by MB Mission.

WHERE: Saskatoon, SK – You will sleep, eat and train at Forest Grove Community Church. Activities will be around the city, particularly in the core areas of Saskatoon.

WHEN: February 14-23, 2019 (you will have to miss school on Friday, Feb. 15th).

LEADER: Alex Ebert

COST: The total cost of SOAR is $450.00. Each individual must contribute $250.00 on their own, paid to Forest Grove Community Church by cash, cheque (payable to Forest Grove Community Church or FGCC), debit or credit (additional service fees apply) during our office hours, Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. The additional $200.00 per individual will be raised together through a fundraiser and through sending out support letters that ask for prayer and donations.

PLEASE NOTE!!!! *MB Mission charges only $400 for the SOAR program (as listed on their website). We are asking for $450 per participant to cover extra costs such as pre-team meetings, transportation during the trip, and any outing as a group during a team day.

If you have questions about finances, please contact Chandra Styles (chandra@forestgrovecc.com).

APPLICATION: To be on the Forest Grove Community Church team, you will need to click HERE to apply. We are running a separate application that will then be transferred to MB Mission.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 16th, 2018. You will be notified by Tuesday, November 20th to let you know if you are on the team.

WAIVER: A GroveYouth All Year Waiver and an MB Mission Waiver will both need to be completed and handed in TO THE FOREST GROVE OFFICE by the Finance//Form deadline. We will submit the MB waiver on your behalf.

FINANCE//FORM DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 by 4:30pm.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

  • RSVP for Parent Info Night – November 4th
  • Parent Info Night – November 5th at 7:30pm
  • Application Deadline – November 16th at 11:59pm
  • Team members notified of acceptance – November 20th
  • Forms & Finances Due – December 12th at 4:30pm
  • First team meeting – TBD
  • Team Fundraiser – TBD
  • SOAR SK 2019 – February 12-23, 2019

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOAR: Check out the MBMission by clicking HERE.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ON THE MBMISSION WEBSITE! You will NOT need to apply through the MBMission website if accepted for our team. We will do that for you. Note that any applicants who register through MB Mission will not qualify for our team. If you have any questions about this, please contact Chandra (306.221.8733//chandra@forestgrovecc.com). 

Jr. High Service Team

Who: Students in Grade 9-12

Description: A group of high school students coming together to serve GroveYouth Jr. High by setting up each night, preparing and serving snack, and cleaning up once the night is done. We also spend a small portion of the night learning together in a time of Discipleship. This portion of the night looks different every week, and is tailored to what the team wants to learn about.

Expectations:

  • Show up on time, ready to help where needed
  • Participate in all portions of our night together
  • Communicate with the Service Team Leader in advance if you can no longer make it

Time Commitment: Friday Nights from 6:30pm-10:45pm*

*You must commit to at least 2/4 Fridays a month (exceptions can be made)
*starts on September 7, 2018 to June 7, 2019 (no youth on school breaks)

Please note:

  • If you were on the team last year, please text/email Cloe (306.292.860/cloe.roach@gmail.com) to recommit to the team this year.
  • You will only need to apply if this is your first year on the team.
  • If you are applying for this year, you need to provide the name and email address of a reference who is an adult (18 or older) who has been in a supervisory position over you (ex. LIT Coordinator, boss/supervisor at a job, teacher, coach, etc.). Please have that information ready before beginning the application process.

APPLICATION: Closed for 2018/2019

Short Term Volunteer

If you are looking at getting involved but can’t commit to more than one or two weeks over the year, if you’re in need of service hours, or want to cook for us, then this is for you! Different opportunities include:

  • Cooking a meal for one of our leadership teams (approx. 30 people)
  • Preparing snack for Sr. High (approx. 100 people)
  • Helping out with our program for a night
  • Driving students for events (if needed)
  • Cooking for retreats (weekend commitment)

To inquire about this opportunity email our Family Ministry Admin., Lizzie, at lizzie@forestgrovecc.com.