Baltimore , Maryland
TRIP OVERVIEW This Apex group experience will take you into the diverse neighborhoods of Baltimore. The week will be filled with opportunities to serve alongside leaders and members of Stillmeadow Community Fellowship where you will learn more about their heart and ministry for the people of Baltimore.
Stillmeadow is a community church and their desire is to continue to develop ministries that support the well-being of their neighbors. The main focus of ministry during the week will be leading a kids summer camp. Not only are you learning about the community, you will also be engaging in daily training in personal evangelism. You will be going home with training and tools that will help you be gospel influence the rest of the year. Even though the days are full, we do create time for daily team devotional and debrief giving you time to connect with each other and to discuss what you are learning and how it translates to personal context at home.
Join us this summer in Baltimore, Maryland. 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.
Transportation- Transportation is required during the week to get to various ministry opportunities. Because of the challenges of city traffic and parking, 15 passenger vans are the largest size vehicle that can be accommodated.
Lodging- Groups will be staying at Stillmeadow Community Fellowship
Capacity-The church can accommodate 30 participants.
Age Range- Apex trips are ideal for High School students but this city experience is well suited for both Middle School and High School groups or combination of both.
Training- This trip will require your team to plan ahead with pre-trip training materials provided by Apex.
Nicknamed “Charm City,” Baltimore City is a city of many US firsts - the first post office system in 1774, the first telegraph line, the first commercial/passenger railroad (B&O), the first professional sports organization – The Maryland Jockey Club. The Star-Spangled Banner was written here. Babe Ruth was born and raised here. Adding to its place in history, in the 19th century, Baltimore was the second largest port city for incoming immigrants to America.
Once the 6th largest city in the US, Baltimore City experienced a steady population decline. After losing nearly 1/3 of its population, it now ranks 26th. While Maryland is now the richest state in the country, Baltimore City’s demographics from the U.S. Census Bureau show 24% of the city’s inhabitants live below the poverty line.
Like many US cities, Baltimore’s population has stabilized and some areas of the city are experiencing rebirth. Baltimore is home to the famed Johns Hopkins University, the “snowball,” amazing crab cakes and Old Bay.