Missions Trip

Vertical Impact is Detroit Bound in 2017!

VI Missions Trip, July 9-15, 2017

Registration now OPEN!

We will be serving through a company called the Center for Student Missions (CSM). We are excited to partner with them in this new and exciting adventure. (Visit CSM online: https://www.csm.org/detroit.php)

Why Detroit? Well, that is a great question. A week long missions offering has been something our students and I have been buzzing about since I got here just over 3 years ago. As part of the reassessment, we wanted to find  a different opportunity that would broaden our experiences, that would stretch us out of our comfort zone, and empower us to be better servants in Cincinnati. (See below for how Detroit fits these criteria.)

It’s going to be an amazing summer for Vertical Impact. Elevation will get us spiritually pumped up and then we can take that passion up to the streets of Detroit to spread the love of Christ and watch the Spirit move in new and different ways! I am super excited. Save the date for that week!

Why Detroit?

  1. It will be a relational ministry driven trip. That means we will be working directly with people at soup kitchens, ministering to homeless folks in parks, kids camps etc. This is very different from VI’s typical more construction oriented trips. Plus, it’s urban vs. rural.
  1. It puts VI on the front lines of ministry. This type of ministry is a huge step outside of our comfort zone, VI in many ways both locally and in Appalachia has served behind the scenes and this puts us right out on the fronts lines of the ministry effort. Trust me… this will be a transformative experience.
  1. It will equip us to serve Cincinnati better. During the week with CSM, we will work with a variety of different types of ministry in an urban setting uniquely equipping us to serve here in Cincinnati during the rest of the year.
  1. Detroit needs us. This city is in a unique period of rebuilding and healing as it continues to rebound from the recession. Detroit is still hurting and has a huge need for groups like ours to partner with local ministries.

Trip Details

Trip Details 

Location: Detroit, MI

Dates: July 9-15, 2017

Partnering Organization: Center for Student Missions

What’s Included:

Meals while at CSM (Not while on the road)
Trip t-shirt
Service to others



VI 2017 Missions Trip will be July 9-15, 2017. We have several pricing options. In February, you will receive a registration packet of information for both summer trips, which will indicate the registration period is open.

Financial Assistance is available to students if cost is prohibitive. Please contact Pastor Kyle to discuss options.


How Do I Sign Up?

Complete permission form (Click below for an online version or turn in the paper version mailed home in early February. Extras in the L)

Turn in  permission form & $100 deposit by the corresponding date to the rate

ACUMC Liability form

Don’t forget we have an amazing Summer 2017 Combo Package. If you sign up for Elevation your mission trip rate is only $150!

Online registration is available



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