What Is Chicago Urban Plunge?
Chicago Urban Plunge is an urban mission experience designed for students and adults, high school age and older (Jr. High students may be included in trips with a wider student age-range). Through this experience they will be introduced to an opportunity to serve a church within a multiracial urban community. The experience will include projects to serve the community, share Christ with the church’s neighbors, and assist the church community in connecting with our neighbors.
Trips can be planned for Spring/Fall Break terms (which are highly adaptable), or planned for the summer (to coordinate with our summer outreach programming).
The Ministry Staff of FCC will take the lead in planning your mission experience with input from the group leaders, and have some interaction with the group. However, Chicago Urban Plunge is not a “full-service” mission trip. The Urban Plunge mission group will be responsible for meals, and spiritual formation programming for the team while they are here (helps can be suggested for those who desire). If you are interested in a “full-service” trip, you can contact our partner, LeaderTreks, about scheduling a trip.
Download a copy of the Urban Plunge Agreement.
Why Take The Chicago Urban Plunge?
People – The Bible begins in the garden, but ends in the city. God loves people. The city is all about God’s people, either needing or proclaiming His message of love through Jesus Christ.
People of the World – There is not a more ethnically diverse area in the Midwest than Chicago. The opportunity to touch people who could in turn touch the world is unmatched.
Opportunities – How do you see the needs of approximately eight million people that live in the greater Chicagoland area? The apostle Paul calls such opportunities in the city of Ephesus a “great door of effective work” that was opened up for him.
Exposure – See firsthand the many unique ministry opportunities in Chicago. As you participate in these ministries it will open your eyes to the opportunities for ministry in your own hometown.
Impact – The Urban Plunge is designed to move your group to consider a life involved with urban missions. Watch God touch their lives through the experiences of each day and throughout the week.