The mission trip to Brisbane, Australia is a four week opportunity for Lipscomb students to build relationships and impact the lives of the youth and adults in the area. With a population of 1.5 million, Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia. While living with their Aussie host family, the Lipscomb team will work with the churches in Brisbane and with Redlands College, a local K-12 school.
The first week is spent finalizing details and recruiting for Camp Orion while also developing relationships with the host families and other church members. We host a "kids' day" at the end of our first week, which is facilitated by the Lipscomb team while the parents participate in a day-long Biblical seminar.
The following day (second week) the Lipscomb team along with local church members and teenagers from area schools, will leave for Camp Orion, a five day outdoor adventure evangelistic camp. Many of the local students attending have not heard of and do not know God's love and the life of Christ. One-on-one relationships are built with these teenagers through ropes course activities, evening testimonies, application lessons, and one-on-one time to discuss the day.
The third week is spent leading a vacation bible school as well as following up with the teens from Camp Orion. The final weekend is spend participating in Camp Connect, a weekend youth retreat, which is attended by youth from local churches and from surrounding areas. The entire trip is focused around a relational ministry that will leave you exhausted at the end of four weeks!