High School Seniors at CCC are invited to the 2023 Service Trip in Queretaro, Mexico. This service trip will help students learn what it means to make a difference on a global scale and to see what God is up to around the world.

The team will travel to Queretaro, Mexico, to work with Impacto Latino. CCC has been working with Impacto Latino in Mexico to plant churches and develop leaders. We will be working with a brand new church plant in Queretaro called “Expansion”. This trip will immerse students in a unique culture, will help them learn sacrificial service, and to understand the power of hospitality.

This trip will be broken down into multiple types of activities. We’ll be doing manual labor at Expansion, as well as working in a neighboring park to prepare and then execute a festival for the community. It is important that while much of our trip is planned out in advance, there are plenty of moments where we will meet the current needs of those in the community. 

Make sure you scroll down to find our FAQ section below. 

Mexico  Service Trip at a Glance:

Who: All current CCC high school seniors
What: A service trip designed to fast forward what God is doing in your student
When: June 27-July 3, 2023 (Register by Feb 26)
Where: Queretaro, Mexico
Cost: $800 ($100 deposit at registration)

Parent/Student Information Meeting

A Parent and Student information meeting will be held on Sunday, February 5 at 11AM in CCC Suite 

Expectations

  • Participate in all C3 Students Weekly Programming (LG & SG)
  • Attend all of the trip team meetings
  • Raise a portion of the cost of your trip

Process

  • Turn in application by February 26
  • Meet with Student Ministry Representative & parents
  • $100 Deposit
  • Apply for passport
  • Attend trip team meetings
  • Make scheduled payments

Trip Meetings

  • Sunday, January 29: Parent informational meeting 12PM at CCC office 

  • Sunday, February 26 @ 4PM

  • Sunday, March 19 @ 4PM

  • Sunday, April 16 @ 4PM

  • Sunday, May 7 @ 4PM

Cost

$800 

We also understand that not everyone is in a place financially to pay for this trip on their own, so we are offering multiple fundraising opportunities for you to raise your money.

By applying, am I officially commuting to the trip? When am I officially committed?

No, you are not committing by submitting your application. Your space on the team is not reserved until you have made the $100 non-refundable deposit and received an acceptance email from the C3 Student Team. 

What are the requirements to be a part of the team?
  • Regularly attend at C3 Students Weekly Programming
  • Attend all trip meetings
  • Raise a portion of the cost of your trip
What does the trip cost include?

The trip is all-inclusive and covers the flight, all means, transportation on the ground, and lodging. It does NOT include passport fees, vaccinations, and souvenirs. 

How do I pay for the trip?

Each team member has the opportunity to contribute and raise their own financial support personally. We have found that many people don’t have the time or ability to go on a trip like this but have the desire to be involved in some way. We ask, therefore, that every person going on the trip raises a portion of their funds by sending letters to friends and family sharing the goal of the trip and financial requirements to make the trip happen. We can provide each team member with a template letter.

What if I don’t have a passport?

Apply now for a passport if you don’t have one.  If your password expires within six months after our departure date,  you will need to renew your passport as soon as possible.

What If I am not a senior?

At this time,  our trip to Mexico is just for current  High School seniors. If there is still space left after all of the seniors have had a chance to sign up,  the trip  will be opened up to other current high school students.

What will we be doing?

This trip will consist of a combination of manual labor and community engagement. Our goal is to help the local church in Queretaro reach people who are not a part of any church. We will do this by helping to meet any needs they have at the time we are there. Be prepared to paint, knock down a wall, build a new wall, play soccer, make a craft with kids, or cook a meal. 

Is safety an issue?

We have taken every precaution possible to mitigate unnecessary risks involved with our trip. We continually monitor the personal, social, political, and environmental factors that might heighten security issues of our team. Queretaro is regularly ranked as one of the most, if not the most, safest cities in Mexico.