In last week’s article, we shared some information that readers may not know about CE National’s high school ministry team, City Life. Here are some more frequently asked questions and answers about City Life and some specifics for the exciting things planned for 2019!
- How big are the City Life teams?
We can take between 5-12 per team, which includes students and leaders.
- How do the teams travel around?
Depending on team size, we generally travel to our various ministry/city-experience sites in 12-15 passenger vans.
- What is a normal day on City Life like and what will the team be doing?
Each day begins with time to get ready, eat breakfast, and have time with the Lord. We then head out each day to experience ministry in the city and get some “hands on” opportunities to serve others. Depending on your location, we plan to visit some large church campuses, serve others through food ministry, share our faith at places like Reading Terminal Market and Huntington Beach, and do a few “touristy” things like visiting the Liberty Bell and Rocky Steps, or Downtown Disney and Hollywood.
- With the teams serving in major cities, are these teams safe for students to be on?
I’m sure you realize we would never knowingly put anyone in harm’s way. But we will be out with people and we will be doing ministry in a number of locations (always in groups, never alone). This will be our 46th year of providing high school students with short-term ministry opportunities so hopefully that speaks to our background of care and wisdom with students while providing fulfilling and enriching service experiences.
- Can students fund-raise for the City Life support?
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage team members to send out support letters and/or participate in fundraisers. A sample support letter will be available to help students know how to write one.
- What is the City Life application deadline?
The online applications are on the City Life website now, with an application deadline of April 1, 2019.
See more information about City Life and access the online application, at citylifetour.org.