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Camp/Missions

The HUB Students

Camp Rush

Completed 6th-8th grade students are invited to an adventure-based camp experience each summer to give them a variety of missional experiences! Students and leaders will be going to Camp Eagle in Rock Springs, TX, for a week in the Texas Hill Country! Depending on grade, students will get a variety of different missional experiences, from learning about missions, serving their peers, and even completing a mission project while at Camp!

Camp Rush happens toward the middle to end of June each year, and Mission Matching Funds are eligible to go toward the cost of Camp Rush. (more details below on Mission Matching)

* Students who attend must be able to function well away from home and without parental supervision.

Rush Week

Completed 9th-12th grade students dive into this hybrid missional event called Rush Week in Panama City Beach, FL! Part Camp and part Missions, students will spend half their days working with local ministry partners and churches to show and share Jesus with their community. The other half of the day is filled with camp fun, activities, worship, and small groups! Rush Week allows our High School students to see how the Gospel is shared in other cities and how they have been gifted in serving others in the Kingdom!

Rush Week happens toward the end of July each year, and Mission Matching Funds are eligible to go toward the cost of Rush Week. (more details below on Mission Matching)

* Students who attend must be able to function well away from home and without parental supervision.

Rushmore

What’s better than Rush Week…well, let’s Rushmore!! Rushmore is a mission trip for 10th- 12th-grade students looking to take their mission experience to the next level! Taking place in either DC or NYC, this experience gives students a place to sharpen their missional skills while serving NYC and DC Church Planters. At Rushmore, students will interact and minister to state-side international communities and learn different ways of sharing Jesus!

Rushmore requires an application process. Applications are available in the fall, and accompanying interviews take place soon after. Mission team spots are filled based on maturity, interview, and connection to the Student Ministry and are at the sole discretion of the Student Minister.

Rushmore happens during spring break in March each year, and Mission Matching Funds are eligible to go toward Rushmore's cost. (more details below on Mission Matching)

Mission Matching

As a ministry we want to help students understand the scope or being a missionary and living a life on mission. One way we do that is by encouraging students to use and participate in Mission Matching. Instead of doing a fundraiser to earn funds towards mission trips we encourage students to work and earn their own way to each of these experiences. Like a missionary, we encourage them to find work to put those funds towards their trips and when they do The HUB Student Ministry will MATCH THOSE FUNDS!

Here’s how it works…

  • Students who work and earn funds (up to $10/hr) and put those funds towards a mission trip, those funds will be matched and added to their trip total.
  • Example: Let’s say your student babysits/walks dogs/mows lawns and makes $50 - your student fills out a ‘Matching Form’ and their $50 towards their trip - The HUB will give your student another $50 towards their trip now making their total $100.
  • Students may use Mission Matching up to 50% of their total cost of the trip minus the Deposit.
  • Deposits are not able to be submitted with “matching funds”

Matching Fund Form

Another great way to earn funds like a missionary is to write letters to close family and friends explaining what they are doing (mission trip), why they are doing it, and ways to pray for or help pay for their trip. These funds cannot be ‘matched’ because they haven’t worked for them but can be applied to the trip cost.

If you have questions about Missions please contact HUBstudents@HoustonsFirst.org

If you have questions about Mission Matching please contact Linda.Sproule@HoustonsFirst.org