HOPE WEEK | is an unforgettable experience that challenges students to grow in their faith. One of the best things about Hope Week is the way it builds community amongst students while creating high challenge opportunities. Whether it is their first or fifth time going, it inspires a heart of compassion, driven by faith in God’s marvelous gospel.
Over the course of 6 days, you will have the time of your life while serving with the Pontiac Campus and The Dream Center (7th and 8th graders) and in the communities of Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield, Pontiac & Warren (9th-12th graders). Everyone will be staying at Rochester College for the week as we launch each day to serve!
When a student arrives on Saturday at Rochester, they will be assigned to a team (family) of students and leaders. The families (teams of Woodside students and leaders) will be broken up by Oasis and Wake and be given a site/organization they will serve for the week. On Saturday and Sunday, the families begin to spend time together, plan for the week and will participate in training with all of the Hope Week Families. Their day consists of being present at their site Monday-Thursday from about 9AM-3PM, after morning devotions and prayer. After each day at their site, we will have different activities and sessions for everyone to be a part of!
When a student registers for Hope Week, they are committing themselves to being present the entire week of service. This is from Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm through Thursday night back at the Troy campus for the Hope Week Celebration at 7:00pm.
COST | The cost of Hope Week is $300 if you register before May 17th. If you register after May 17th the cost will be $325. The cost of the week includes meals, transportation, supplies for each of the work sites, lodging and the opportunity for the families to be able to bless those they serve. At the time of registration, a $75 non-refundable deposit is due. The deadline for registration and full payment for the trip is due by July 14th.
You can register by clicking the register button to your left!
LEADERS | You can register through the same link on your left, and once you have paid the deposit of $75, your trip is paid for and your registration is complete.