CE National has always been interested in offering a variety of ministry opportunities for students that know Jesus and want to grow in their walk with Him. City Life teams were launched with the concept of a shorter tour of hands-on ministry in major inner-city locations. City Life has many of the ministry equipping aspects of our Operation Barnabas teams, but does not include programming and is only one week. Some students find the shorter tour more doable with other summer activities, while still getting opportunities for ministry training.
Past City Life teams have served in Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. For the summer of 2019, teams on both the East and West Coast are being planned, launching out of our two Urban Hope Training Center locations! City Life East, June 1-8, will serve in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Urban Hope Philadelphia location in the inner-city Kensington neighborhood. June 11-18, City Life West will minister in the greater Los Angeles area of Urban Hope Los Angeles in Norwalk, California.
Any high school student, including those just completing 8th grade, is eligible for City Life. The City Life support total is $610. This total includes all food, lodging, ministry expenses, tourist excursions, and travel while on the actual tour. Transportation to the orientation location and back home after tour would be the only additional cost.
Applications and more information about the City Life tour are available at citylifetour.org. Why not encourage several youth group students to join together and apply for this exciting week of travel, ministry, and fun! Applications for both East and West City Life are due April 1.