Alabama
August / All Church Trip

8/6/2023 - 8/12/2023

OVERVIEW
Head to the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement to explore racial history in America and gain a new understanding of God’s Kingdom and his call upon us in light of that.

IMPACT
You’ll be immersed in top notch museums, hearing from living legends, learning from one of your many guides on the ground, and walking in the footsteps of the Civil Rights giants that lived and dreamed on the same corners and streets where you’ll be staying and having dinner.

We’ll also be rolling up our sleeves serving alongside partners in the community. From working on renovation projects to feeding neighbors, God will use you to have an impact. We're confident you'll also find your life being impacted along the way.

STORY
Wherever you are on your journey with racial history and reconciliation, whatever you know, or think you know, there is a place for you in Alabama. Join us in furthering the Kingdom by leaning into the conversation of racial history in America.


Signup Deadline: 2/11/2023


When: 8/6/2023 - 8/12/2023


Deposit: $300


Size of Trip: 150


Crossroads Community: Churchwide


Focus: Justice


Audience: All


Minimum Age: 13


Restrictions: Background Check Required


Total Cost: $1,350 


Day 1

Travel day. Take a daytime bus ride from Cincinnati to Lexington to Montgomery with some of your soon-to-be friends. Dress comfortably, bring a book or some headphones, and prepare to relax and enjoy the ride down Interstate 65. It’s gonna be a great day.


Day 2-5

We will serve, learn, connect, worship and reflect. Through museum visits, engagement with the community, and serving with our partners, you’ll experience historical cities (Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma) with critical roles in our country's history.


Day 6

Daytime bus ride back to Lexington and Cincinnati. Another chance to unwind and reflect while journeying home.


We’ll be staying in downtown Montgomery in a typical major city hotel with plenty of rooms, and all the usual amenities. There is also morning coffee and breakfast every day. Everyone on the trip gets a roommate. Married co-ed couples may room together, otherwise you and your significant other get split up for the trip (no shacking up on Crossroads time).

Flatline Church

We met the great people of Flatline Church in 2021 when we were exploring partnerships and relationships in Montgomery, Alabama. The people of Flatline are a small but mighty and inspirational group dedicated to serving the roughly 12,0000 people within a one mile radius of their location in a lower income area of Montgomery, Alabama, the hub of the Civil Rights Movement.

What precautions will be taken for COVID?

  • Require a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before departure.
  • Follow CDC guidelines which currently advise wearing masks on the buses. If the CDC guidelines change prior to the trip we will adjust the expectations.
  • Follow all requirements of state and local authorities in Alabama, as well as the rules of any vendors, venues, or partners that we visit or serve.



We will not require proof of the COVID vaccine to go on this trip which is consistent with Crossroads’ overall approach. However, if you are not yet vaccinated and are considering getting it, we want to encourage you to consider the time between doses and the departure date.

If you do contract COVID during the trip, you will need to quarantine. We do have insurance that will make any extra hotel, lodging, and medical expenses reimbursable to you up to certain limits, but you will need to make arrangements to return home at your own expense.

How much does it cost?

$1,350. This covers your transportation, room and board, work supplies, and activities. Vaccinations, and souvenirs are not covered.