MT 2016 Application

MT 2016 Overview

MT 2016 Parent Letter

MT 2016 Booklet

Below is a general overview of MT. Please read the letter above for all the details and information.

BBQ Dinner and auction

On Sunday, April 24, the Youth & Family Department will have their annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for SMT16. The Fundraiser will be in Uphaus Hall at 5:30 pm. We will sell dinner tickets in the Vanderpool and North Lobbies on April 3, 10, 17 & 24, please sign up at HERE.

Students who help sell tickets and who help before, during, and after the fundraiser will earn money to help with MT16. Each student can submit one item for the Live Auction and unlimited items for the Silent Auction. Each item must have an information sheet filled out by the student, including who made/donated the item, a description of the item, and who submitted the item. The money earned from an item will be split 50/50. 50% will go directly to the student, and the other 50% will be put into the pot to be distributed evenly among all students who help work before, during, and after the fundraiser (selling tickets, set up, clean up, etc.). Information Sheets for Live Auction items must be submitted to Candi Brown at by Sunday morning, April 10. Set up for the fundraiser will occur on Sunday, April 10, 3pm-5pm in Uphaus Hall.

If you have questions about the fundraiser or Mission Trip 2016, contact the Student Ministries Office at (913) 489-6213 or


JUNE 19-24, 2016


March 1, 2016:           $250 payment due (WITH application)

 April 15, 2016:           $100 payment due (total of $350 turned in)

June 8, 2016:             $200 payment due (total of $550 turned in) 

Please Contact Pastor Chris by February 15 to discuss scholarship needs.


There are several requirements that a student of The 11 must meet in order to be eligible to go on SMT.

Here are the major requirements:

1. Be present 60% of the time at Sunday School between October 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016.

2. Complete 4 College Church-sponsored work/service projects by June 1, 2016. 

3. Attend the mandatory training meeting in May 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm -any unexcused absence may result in forfeiture of your spot on MT

4. Read (or listen to) one missionary book and read the book of Acts in the New Testament by June 1, 2016.

5. Turn in your payments on or before the assigned due dates.

6. Follow instructions given to you by adult mentors and pastors.

7. Show consistent maturity and team work

8. Demonstrate a Christ like lifestyle.


Students who attend MT 2016 must have a completed College Church Sr. High Medical and Travel Release Form on file with the Student Ministries Office.

Summer Mission Trip is an event during which we need everyone to be flexible, selfless, positive, and supportive. Because of this, we need parents and students to commit to accept group/room assignments without drama or complaint. Failure to keep this commitment will be an indication that the student should not attend this trip. If you have any questions about Summer Mission Trip or the requirements, please contact Amanda Koerner in the Student Ministries Office at (913) 489-6213 or, or contact Pastor Chris Launius at (913) 489-6248 or


Each student can only bring one large piece of luggage, one small carry-on (backpack size), and a trash bag with bedding in it (sleeping bag, pillow). *Please label your bag. If you are bringing an air mattress, you need to be able to fit it in your luggage or in that bag. The air mattress needs to be a single (twin-size) mattress. If you bring an air mattress that is bigger than a twin, you will be expected to share it with someone else. If you are unable to find someone with which to share it, you will be unable to use it due to limited floor space.*


Be sure to bring a backpack for every day that includes the following items: your Bible, MT Booklet, pen, sunscreen, bug spray (optional), and a WATER BOTTLE.

Please bring the following items;

- Clothing (comfortable and modest, NO short shorts, tank tops, or sleeveless shirts. If you are questioning whether a piece of clothing is modest or not, DO NOT bring it!)
- baseball cap (no bandanas or other type of head wear)
- shoes (bring both tennis shoes and flip-flops; tennis shoes must be worn on work days)
- Sleeping bag or bedroll (air mattress is optional)
- towels (at least 2) - toiletries/shower supplies, DEODORANT!
- trash bag for dirty clothes
- Bible and pen
- Sunscreen and two water bottles (both very, very necessary)
- Snacks (optional; if you bring snacks, you must pick up after yourself and no food should be left open)
- Money for snacks at gas stations, the lake or the Mall of America
- additional items that you have signed up to bring, such as fans, extension cords, power strips, and/or CD boom boxes (also remember if you are doing a devotional or not)

Remember that we will be on a caffeine fast during the trip! Students can bring a cell phone but they can ONLY USE IT TO CALL HOME ONCE A DAY. We are not allowing any other uses of any electronic devices. Unless there is an emergency, students’ phones should be out only once per day to communicate with parents.