1. We enthusiastically share the Good News of Jesus Christ. At JP, we place a strong emphasis on the spiritual component of the mission trip experience. We begin each day with a morning devotional, allowing students to hear a staff testimony followed by quiet time for students to reflect on the daily scripture and questions. During lunch, work teams engage in the same devotional material and share their responses to the questions. Each night we set aside time for worship, teaching, "God Sightings", and more, led by a trained Program Director and worship leader.
2. Fresh staff! Have you ever arrived at a work camp only to discover that the staff is exhausted because they are on their 4th, 5th, 8th, or 10th week of staffing? They simply don't have much left in the tank. Not at JP! Our staffing model is unique and ensures a fresh staff each and every week at JP. They are pumped for serving your team and the community all week long!
3. Separate Jr. and Sr. High work camp experiences. For many of the same reasons Jr. & Sr. High students are separated in school and in youth groups, we believe both age groups need a work camp experience that is tailored specifically for them. Our 21 years of providing Jr. High students with their own mission experience has produced some serious fruit in those students' lives, and had a dramatic impact on the youth group.
4. Leave your tools at home! Who needs the headache of begging and borrowing tools from all sorts of people and hauling them to the work camp only to find out that many of the tools you brought won't even be used! JP's state of the art tool trailers are equipped with all the tools your team will need to get the job done. Oh, and did I mention you won't have to return all those tools you borrowed (and replace the broken ones)!
There are more, but those are four of the biggies!