WHAT IS UNITE? UNITE is a local missions mini-camp in Shelby County, Alabama. Functioning through the Shelby Baptist Association, UNITE provides the opportunity for church student ministries across the Birmingham Metro area to partner together in serving our county with the gospel of Jesus Christ – both physically and spiritually. Students are placed into adult-led “ministry tracks” through which they will serve each day. Some past projects include helping to facilitate a kids camp, yard work / landscaping for a family or place in need, working with a local nonprofit or church to meet a need in the community, and engaging in active prayerwalking and evangelism. We also plan to organize at least one community block party to engage families with fun activities, music, and gospel conversations. Each evening everyone will come together for a time of Spirit-led worship with an experienced band and speaker. There is a camp theme for all Bible study, teaching, and worship. For 2023, the theme is “Here to Serve,” and the focus scripture is Mark 10:45.
WHO IS IT FOR? Students that have completed Grades 6-12
WHEN IS IT? July 12-15, 2023
WHERE DO STUDENTS STAY? Churches can choose how their students will be housed at night. The preferred option is for students and chaperones to stay on-site at a local participating church. Currently, we plan to meet each morning at the FBC Pelham Annex on Hwy 31 to UNITE for prayer and to be sent out to our ministry assignments.
WHAT IS THE COST? $75 per person BEFORE June 15 // $85 per person AFTER June 15
DO I NEED MY OWN TRANSPORTATION DURING THE WEEK? Yes. Each track will be assigned to a vehicle/van/bus that is provided by participating churches. Your drivers and modes of transportation will be utilized by UNITE to transport students during the day according to Track teams which consist of participants from different churches. We request that you bring 12-15 passenger vans and small buses if possible. See our Transportation Agreement for more details.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER DATES I NEED TO KNOW?
- Church Registration Deadline: May 15, 2023
- Church Deposit Due: May 15, 2023
- Final Numbers, Forms, & Half of Camp Balance Due: June 15, 2023
- Remaining Balance Due: July 12, 2023
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, WHO CAN I CONTACT?
- Rebekah Parr / Evangelism & Ministry Strategist / Shelby Baptist Assoc. / email@example.com
- Keith Brown / Ministries Center Strategist / Shelby Baptist Assoc. / firstname.lastname@example.org