1997-2017: Celebrating 20 Years!

We will be celebrating our 20 years of ministry with several exciting events this year! 

1. First, we are kicking off our 20th anniversary year with a "Day of Service" scholarship challenge. Students and adults who have served with Jeremiah Project over the past twenty years are encouraged to plan and execute a Day of Service in their own communities based on JP's Core Values (see details below).  

2. Next, we will be hosting a 20th Year Staff Celebration on June 3rd at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va for all former and current staffers (see details below)!  

3. Finally, we will wrap up our 20th year celebration with a Gala Celebration on October 14th at Sydenstricker UMC in Springfield, VA for former campers, youth leaders, parents, and other guests (see details below)!

Be sure to check out all of the details below and to sign up for our upcoming events!

JP's Day of Service Scholarship

To celebrate the 20th anniversary milestone, the Jeremiah Project is challenging students and adults to host a Day of Service event to engage their local communities and celebrate the many ways God has worked through the ministry of the Jeremiah Project. To inspire participation, a scholarship is being awarded to the Day of Service project that most closely represents the core values of the Jeremiah Project.

Day of Service Scholarship Overview

The Jeremiah Project will award three scholarships in the amount of $1,000 in three categories: 6th Grade through 8th Grade, 9th Grade through 12th Grade, and Adults. Students should apply for the appropriate category based on their grade level for the 2016-2017 school year.  The scholarship amount will be split in such a way that the sponsoring church will receive an amount of $750 and the submitting individual/leader of the Day of Service event will receive an amount of $250.  The Jeremiah Project strongly encourages that scholarship funds be used for leadership development or to offset costs associated with serving in the local community or beyond.

Scholarship Timeline

  • Plan & execute your Day of Service event following the criteria & eligibility information provided on the corresponding page.  
  • Submit your online Day of Service Scholarship application by 11:59pm on August 14, 2017
  • Scholarship recipients will be announced and awards given at the 20th Anniversary Celebration being held October 14, 2017 at Sydenstricker UMC in Springfield, VA.

Day of Service Criteria & Eligibility

When applying for the Day of Service Scholarship, the following items will receive careful consideration by the Scholarship Committee:   

  • The mission of the Jeremiah Project is to, Transform Lives for Christ through Middle School Mission & Ministry. Therefore projects will be examined to see how they challenge youth to live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • The project must benefit the local community in which the project is held.

  • Projects will be evaluated against the Jeremiah Project core values of community, excellence, faith, fun, innovation, personal, servant leadership, and worth. The core values can be found HERE. 

  • Applicants must have an active relationship with the church listed as the sponsoring entity.

  • A completed application form must be submitted electronically by the application deadline. 

         Apply here!

JP's Celebration Events

Staff Celebration: Saturday, June 3rd

Youth and young adult staff who have served with JP are invited to our Staff Celebration on Saturday, June 3, 2017 that will be hosted at the Student Union Building on the campus of George Mason University from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. We will celebrate with special staff activities (water balloon volleyball, anyone?), a reception, heavy hors d'oeuvres, flashback videos, testimonies, acoustic worship with Chris Lane, and a special message by Rev. Bryson Smith.   

Register Here!

A culminating Gala Celebration is planned for Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church in Springfield Virginia.  Worship celebration with the Keith Elgin Band, a reception, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a special anniversary video. Several key leaders including founders, Todd Freneaux and Rev. Abi Foerster, will be featured speakers at the celebration.

Register Here!