Alabama
October Week 1

10/31/2021 - 11/5/2021

For: Oakley, East Side, Florence, Uptown, Dayton, & Anywhere/Online Church communities A trip to connect, to serve, to learn, and to grow. Why Alabama? To explore racial history in America in a place uniquely suited to do that and to take ourselves and our church to a new understanding of God's Kingdom and what His call is upon us in light of that. Get ready to get your hands dirty-rebuilding homes, teaching children before and after school, feeding neighbors and renovating a campsite that will host hundreds of thousands of people in the future. We'll visit world-class museums, monuments, and have some fun along the way.

What we'll be doing in Alabama

Serve. For many years, the economically neglected and distressed community on the west side of Montgomery has been under-resourced (google “Washington Park - home to Campsite 4 on the historic trail from Selma to Montgomery”). We’re partnering with organizations that are committed to this neighborhood with God-sized visions. We'll be doing some work on homes, churches, and non-profit buildings, feeding neighbors, and a lot more. We need all skill levels.

Connect. We’ll develop and deepen relationships with others from your site, your site leadership, and the partners and people we meet in Alabama as you bond through a unique experience and shared mission. In the midst of this, your relationship with God may grow to a new place as well.

Learn. We’ll visit world-class museums and monuments to explore racial history in America and take ourselves and our church to a new understanding of God's Kingdom and what His call is upon us. (And you'll have some fun along the way…that’s important too!)


Signup Deadline: 9/13/2021
When: 10/31/2021 - 11/5/2021
Deposit: $200
Size of Trip: 150
Minimum Age: 13
Restrictions: Background Check Required
Total Cost: $900 


WHAT ABOUT COVID?

We've got a plan

For the safety of everyone on the GO Alabama trip and our partners, we will implement a number of precautions. See the list of precautions in our FAQs

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$900

That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family.

Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.

Alabama Trip: Day 1

Daytime bus ride from Cincinnati to Lexington to Montgomery


Alabama Trip: Day 2-5

Serving, Learning, Connecting, Worshipping, Reflecting


Alabama Trip: Day 6

Daytime bus ride back to Lexington and Cincinnati


We will be staying in Downtown Montgomery in a typical major city hotel with all the usual amenities. There will be plenty of rooms, AC to escape the warm tropical weather at night, and among other things. There is also morning coffee and home-cooked southern meals every day. Everybody 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).