Miami, Florida, USA
Journey to Miami
There are those of us who like to venture with God to the unexplored. Looking for beauty in the mysterious. Those of us who go out there with a sense of wonder. Cultivating our curiosity of the unknown. Finding delight in the possibilities. If you're one of us and want to explore the unending glorious possibilities found in a relationship with Jesus, serve with True Vine Christian Church and Kidz XL.
Ministering to families in their community is a high priority for these ministries. Located on the border of the Westchester/Olympia Heights communities of Miami, a population of over 100,000 people within a 3-mile radius of the church. 80% of the homes in these communities speak Spanish as the primary language. Academic enrichment, bible study, worship and play are ministry cornerstones. The goal of this Apex experience is that individuals learn to lead and serve in the city.
Apex is committed to your growth as a disciple: It is of great value that we see Apex city team members grow in their ability to speak and apply the gospel to all of life. The city provides a perfect training ground to learn from many different people (culture, ethnicity, economic, political, religious) and the opportunity to show impartial justice to those who are affected by these seemingly dividing lines. It is only when we cross over these barriers and enter into missional relationships that are centered on the gospel that we can begin to see Christ transform lives of ALL people. Apex desires to help you lead others and make disciples: As an Apex city team member, you will be trained by Apex staff and local pastors on specific focus topics for the city and group. We desire to see you grow in your God given gifts and leadership abilities. We are committed to helping you be equipped for the good work that God has prepared for you to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
As part of the Apex City Team you will lead middle school and high school students who are in Miami for their own week-long Apex trips. You will have opportunities to provide leadership and develop relationships with students, helping them take next steps in their own faith journey.
Consider a summer in Miami, Florida. Our hope is that this urban experience will expose you to diverse approaches to ministry and will introduce you to church and local leaders who are transforming their communities with the gospel in fresh ways.
Additional Trip Information: This trip is best suited for students interested in:
- Developing their faith and leadership abilities
- Discipling the next generation
- Working collaboratively as a team
- Exploring diverse communities
Costs: Student covers transportation costs & spending money. Apex covers ministry & living expenses.
The Miami metropolitan area is a major port city on the Atlantic Coast. With a population of more than 5.5 million people, it’s ranked seventh largest in the United States, and is the largest metropolitan area in the southeastern United States.
The Latino population in Miami accounts for 70% of its total population. As of 2016, a total of 73% of Miami's population age five and over speak a language other than English at home. Of this 73%, 64.5% of the population only speak Spanish at home while 21.1% of the population speaking English at home.