Nicknamed “Charm City,” Baltimore City is a city of many U.S. 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.
Meet Our Partner
Stillmeadow is a community church located in the Westgate Community of Baltimore. Their mission is to help one another in every aspect of life. “Through Christ, our goal is to improve the quality of life for each and every member. And thereby impact our community by sustained kindness, thoughtfulness and creative helpfulness.”
They continue to develop ministries that support the well-being of their neighbors. Its most recent initiative focuses on the spiritual and emotional needs of the community with the development of Stillmeadow Peace Park, a bible-centered meditation and retreat space on 10 acres of land adjacent to the church.
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.