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Kansas City, Kansas, USA

Destination Overview

About Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas are perceived as one city divided between two states, but the truth is they are two cities in two states. The largest city in the Sunflower state, Kansas City is also the “barbecue capital of the world,” and yes, we will eat barbeque during your trip. Kansas City is known for many things from baseball to fountains. Speaking of fountains, there are lots of them. 200 to be exact! See how many you can spot during the Cultural Scavenger Hunt Challenge!

Meet Our Partner

Bridge of Hope Community Church is compassionately transforming lives through Jesus Christ. Located in the Northeast section of the urban core in Kansas City, they seek out the marginalized in the community to express God’s love through tangible acts to the homeless, the poor, the addicts, the widows, and the orphans.

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Come alongside Bridge of Hope as they work to ease the burden of neighborhood families in need. Serving kids and their families is a priority in this community where 37 percent of residents live with income below the poverty line.

The heart of the people of Bridge of Hope is love for their community. They have personally experienced the transformational love of Jesus and invest their lives to pass that on. Their stories of hope will challenge and stretch your faith. Our goal is that your Apex summer experience will be filled with opportunities to learn, serve and lead alongside them.


Trip Overview

How You'll Serve

  • Summer Camp — Bridge of Hope hosts a vibrant gospel-focused camp for kids 5–13. Your group will provide Bible lessons, crafts, and games while building relational bridges into the community.
  • Community engagement — Groups host games and a picnic dinner at the local water park. This is a great time to meet families who live in the community. Also, you will participate in a cultural scavenger hunt around the city. How many fountains will you find?
  • Serve a local food bank — While packaging meals you will learn about the physical needs of people living in “urban food deserts”.

This trip requires your team to plan ahead with pre-trip training materials provided by Apex.


Housing

Bridge of Hope
1925 North 11th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104


Sample Schedule

Sunday
  • 9:00am Arrival — Plan to attend Sunday Worship with your host church.
  • 12:00pm–2:00pm — Check-in & Lunch
  • 3:00pm — Welcome & Orientation
  • 5:30–7:00pm — Dinner
  • 7:00–8:00pm — Ministry Prep Time
  • 8:30pm — Team Time & Daily Debrief
  • 10:30pm — Lights Out
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Monday–Thursday
  • 7:00am — Wake-up & Breakfast
  • 8:00am — Devotional Time
  • 9:00am — Camp Ministry On-Site
  • 2:30pm — Local Ministry Off-Site
  • 5:00–6:00pm — Dinner
  • 6:30–7:30pm — Engage community (e.g. prayer walks, engage families in local park or take in culture at local dessert shop)
  • 8:00–10:00pm — Team Time & Daily Debrief
  • 10:30pm — Lights Out
Thursday Evening
  • 8:00pm — Sending Huddle
  • 9:30pm — Team Time & Daily Debrief
  • 11:30pm — Lights Out
Friday
  • 7:00am–9:00am — Breakfast, Reset sleeping areas & Depart for home

What‘s Included

  1. Room and board
  2. Pre-trip training materials
  3. On-site ministry costs
  4. Some ministry supplies

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