Transformation Trips

Week of Passion


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Cost: $275 per participant. Cost includes all learning environment materials, food, housing, staffing, and BridgeTown t-shirt.

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Schedule

*Please note the following schedule/activities are subject to change at the discretion of BPM staff.

Tuesday

Students arrive Tuesday evening.


Wednesday

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.

Scavenger Hunts: Students become familiar with Portland’s history and culture through this activity of discovery. It is through thorough understanding and knowledge of our environment that we can better love the people who live within it.

Prayer walks (Optional for non-faith groups): Students begin to build passion for the city and its people by learning to see through the eyes of Faith. Groups participate in focused, active prayer through the streets of Portland and praying over the city and those who live here.

Walk Abouts: Students travel to outlying areas within the city core to seek understanding and renewed perception through relationship. Groups take basic items such as food, coffee, and socks to those living on the streets and are encouraged to learn the names and stories of the people they meet.


Thursday

Urban Plunge Details of this event are revealed upon the day.

Walk Abouts: Students travel to outlying areas within the city core to seek understanding and renewed perception through relationship. Groups take basic items such as food, coffee, and socks to those living on the streets and are encouraged to learn the names and stories of the people they meet.

Night Strike: Students participate in BPM’s NightStrike where participants have the opportunity to cultivate understanding, passion, and love for people through service and engagement with Portland’s homeless. Joining many other volunteers, students engage in providing various services, including serving dinner, washing feet, handing out basic necessities, and participate in conversation with guests.



Friday

(Elements vary but include some of the following)

REAL. LIFE. Exhibit: Students travel to Medical Teams International to view the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit to learn what it means to be aware and compassionate on both the local and global levels. The exhibit focuses on concepts such as poverty, disaster and conflict, and groups learn the importance of attaching action to compassion.

Service Project: Students explore compassion through action by engaging in service projects around town. Projects include activities like graffiti removal or basic maintenance at BTown Kids apartment complexes (sweeping doorways, painting red curbs, etc.). We may also partner with other non profits doing amazing things in the community. Youth learn that compassionate actions aren’t necessarily grandiose in size, but that even small acts can have a huge impact.

Walk Abouts: Students travel to outlying areas within the city core to seek understanding and renewed perception through relationship. Groups take basic items such as food, coffee, and socks to those living on the streets and are encouraged to learn the names and stories of the people they meet.

Prayer walks (Optional for non-faith groups): Students begin to build passion for the city and its people by learning to see through the eyes of Faith. Groups participate in focused, active prayer through the streets of Portland and praying over the city and those who live here.

Love Feast. Our Love Feasts are designed to tell a new story to a few very honored guests. Students will set the table and the culture that tells our guests that they matter. Once the room is set, students will go out to invite only a very select few to join them for a full meal. This is when stories are exchanged and where the richest of conversations mark the student’s experience.

Adult & Teen Challenge peek-in. Students participating in the 12 month discipleship program at Teen Challenge are scheduled to tell their stories and answer questions relating to this culture and addiction, the power of a changed life, and how forgiveness and healing is possible. It is a wonderful two-way street of encouragement for both the TTrip participants and the Teen Challenge students.


Saturday

BTown Kids: Students participate in BPM’s BTown Kids program helping Portland’s diverse group of inner city kids feel loved and encouraged. (BTown Kids operates during the summer months only)

Weekly Recap: Students are engaged in an open discussion going back over the week’s experiences and applying them where they live. Groups are reminded they have a choice to come and learn; upon returning home, how they choose to live will illustrate how they’ve chosen to respond to what they’ve learned. Students are encouraged to understand that they have within them the power to change their own environments.

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