Apex Minneapolis

High school students will learn about the experiences of church planting and minister alongside Hope Community Church as they reach out to their community.

Minneapolis, MN
North America
Youth Group
How long
1 week
Early-bird rate $450/participant; Regular rate $500/participant

Dates and Registration

June 15–22, 2024

6 available spots

June 22–29, 2024

12 available spots

God called Pastor Drew Zuehlke to plant a church in the Columbia Heights neighborhood just north of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drew has an exciting vision to reach this community with the gospel and establish a ministry presence in this diverse and multicultural community. Hope Community Church — Heights started in 2020 as a multisite location of Hope Community Church.

On this Apex trip you will come alongside Pastor Drew and Hope Community Church — Heights to learn about church planting and see how God can use your students in reaching new communities. Drew offers great practical activities to engage students, leading them to understand and even consider church planting. Your students will also come alongside Hope Community Church as they serve their community and open doors for the gospel. 

How You'll Serve

  • Learn about church planting and hear stories of how God is using people to reach this community — Drew will share with your students and connect your students with local gospel influencers who are faithfully allowing God to use them for gospel impact in their communities. 
  • Picnic and Bible Camp Day — Groups host a one-day Bible Camp (think back yard Bible club) and a picnic dinner with the kids and families of Hope Community Church — Heights.
  • Practical Service Projects — Groups will be serve in various service projects around Columbia Heights in the name of Hope Community Church — Heights.

Where You'll Stay

  • Information coming soon


  • Early-bird rate: $450 per participant
  • After December 31, 2023: $500 per participant

If you are registering for a U.S. trip, please know that if you have not reserved every spot during your initial registration, there is a potential your group will share this site with another youth group. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at apex@efca.org.

Special Requirements

  • This trip requires pre-trip training with the materials provided by Apex Missions.
  • This trip requires you to bring your own air mattresses and bedding.
  • This trip requires your team to plan and prepare a one-day VBS program, including lessons, crafts, games and music. Materials are not provided by Apex Missions or Hope Community Church.
  • You may be asked to bring supplies for work projects.