“Workcamps” has a new name!
Step Out: Seeking New Paths
The FaithX Office is excited to officially announce 2021 FaithX options and Tier costs. See below for more information.
“Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.” (Isaiah 43:19 (CEB)
Stop. Put down what you are doing and pay attention. This old, stuck-in-a-rut way of living is no good. Strike a match and let the fire within you burn. See how your dry bones ignite with new life. God has made you a living sacrifice ready to transform the world. All you need to do is pack a bag, grab your favorite sweater, and follow the compass placed on your heart. Call a friend when you get lost, rest when you are weary, and celebrate each step you take, for the journey lasts a lifetime. God has given you a spirit that is powerful and a map to show you the way as you take the first step out, seeking new paths
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2021 FaithX Options
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FaithX team has developed alternative FaithX options for summer 2021. Our top priority is the health and safety of FaithX participants and the communities we serve, and we hope to offer options that reflect this priority while also providing a meaningful FaithX experience. We are grateful for those who participated in our informational survey; your feedback has been valuable as we continue planning for next summer! At this time, we would like to officially announce that we will be offering four different options for 2021 FaithX trips. This fall, we’d like to begin planning with individuals and groups who are interested in attending a FaithX trip next summer.
FaithX registration will open March 15, 2021.
The four 2021 FaithX options, and their cost, are as follows:
Tier 1 – $75: In this tier, participants will gather in the evening virtually for devotions and activities. Individuals and groups from across the country will be able to connect in the evenings through fellowship and devotions. The FaithX Office will provide devotional materials to participants as well as leadership during the virtual evening meetings. While there is no daytime element to Tier 1, the FaithX Office always encourages taking time to serve. Updated Feb. 25th
Tier 2 – $235: In this tier, participants will serve in their local area with other members of their congregation during the day. In the evening, they will gather together physically, in a socially-distant manner, for dinner, devotions, and activities. Participants will return home to sleep each night and be expected to bring their own lunch while serving. The FaithX Office will work with the congregation to plan local service and will provide leadership and participate in-person during the week.
***UPDATE: We are offering a price break on Tier 2 FaithX trips! If 25 or more individuals have registered and paid a deposit for a single Tier 2 FaithX trip by April 15, 2021, the price will drop to $200 per person.
Tier 3 – $285: In this tier, participants will serve locally with other congregations in their region during the day. In the evening, they will gather together physically, in a socially-distant manner, for dinner, devotions, and activities. Participants will return home to sleep each night and be expected to bring their own lunch while serving. The FaithX Office will work with each congregation interested in participating to plan local service and will provide leadership and participate in-person during the week.
***UPDATE: We are offering two price breaks on Tier 3 FaithX trips! If 30 or more individuals have registered and paid a deposit a single Tier 3 FaithX trip by April 15, 2021, the price will drop to $225 per person. If 50 or more individuals have registered and paid a deposit for a single Tier 3 FaithX trip by April 15, 2021, the price will drop to $200 per person.
Tier 4 options will not be offered this summer.
Please note: Tier 1-3 FaithX trips will start on a Sunday evening and run through Friday evening.
This year, all FaithX experiences will be intergenerational and open to individuals who have completed 6th grade and older. As usual, adult advisors are required to attend with groups of youth and are expected to fully participate in all aspects of the FaithX experience. Advisors will register at the same time as their youth and pay the same registration fee. FaithX staff ask that congregations send at least one adult advisor for every two to four youth participants, keeping gender in mind (i.e. if youth are all male, there should be at least one male advisor). All adults who attend a FaithX trip will be required to go through a background check administered by the denominational office.