Edmonton

June 28 - July 5, 2022

$1200 | Grades 9-12

(Completed by start date)

Leadership Needs: College Students and Adults

About Edmonton

Edmonton is a beautiful and thriving Canadian city with cool summer temperatures. The people love attending summer festivals and outdoor events. The diverse population is less than 6% evangelical and there is only one Baptist church per 75,000 people. We will help new church plants move their ministry forward and share the Gospel through block parties, service projects, and personal evangelism.

Why serve in Edmonton?

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Evangelical Christians

With a mix of college students and oil industry workers, the population of this Alberta province city is diverse and growing—as is the need for the Savior. The diverse population is less than 6% evangelical and there is only one Baptist church per 60,000 people.

Population Increase in the last 10 years

Capital of Canada’s Alberta Province, Edmonton lies along the curving North Saskatchewan River. The population has grown by 160,000 in the past 10 years. The swell in numbers has been attributed to an increase in student attendance at the area’s dozens of universities and post-secondary institutions as well as an influx of workers from China, India, the Philippines and other parts of Canada who have found employment in city’s thriving the oil business.

Laying Foundations

Though the number of people in general is growing, the percentage of those who follow Jesus is not, and it is this statistic that makes Edmonton an ideal ministry target. As Canadians and immigrant populations move to the “Oil Capital of Canada” for fortunes or for higher learning, we as the Church are laying the foundation for another type of future growth.
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The Vision

Send City missionary Nate Vedoya hopes to see local leaders and business owners join forces and be part of the vision and ministry efforts here. He says, “We are looking for partners from other places who will join us in reaching Edmonton for Christ.”
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Our Focus

We will help new church plants move their ministry forward and share the Gospel through block parties, service projects, and personal evangelism.

Who will we serve in Edmonton?

Religious People Groups

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Partner Organization

North American Mission Board

What will we do?

  • Teams will be partnering with Church in the Valley, Kingdom Minded Church, and West Edmonton Fellowship.
  • Teams will be staying in a hotel.
  • Teams will get to project locations on foot. Participants need to be prepared to walk a couple of miles each day.
  • Teams will be working with a church planter in various projects to move their ministry forward and share the Gospel.
  • They will put on a couple of block parties that will involve getting the word out, setting up, running various components, and sharing the Gospel at the events. Students will be canvasing neighborhoods promoting events and services of the church plants that we are serving.
  • The group will have a fun day exploring the city.

How to pray:

  • Pray for safety as we travel and work
  • Pray for our team to work well together
  • Pray for boldness for myself and my team members as we share the saving power of the Gospel
  • Pray for opportunities and wisdom to share the Gospel in a way that focuses on a real relationship with Jesus, not just religion
  • Pray that the people of Edmonton would realize their need for a savior and come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray that God will raise up the right people to reach the different cultures living in Edmonton (Chinese, Philip-pinos, East Indians, Middle Easterners)
  • Pray for the church planters that we’ll be working with. Pray that they would be encouraged, equipped, resourced, and be given open doors to reach the people of Edmonton. Pray they would remember they are not alone in this mission

December 10, 2021: Applications Due for 2022 out-of-state projects

March 14, 2022: Applications Due for 2022 Oklahoma projects

March 26, 2022: Mandatory GoStudents training in OKC

Next Steps

1) Review the GoStudents projects

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2) Fill out the Interest Form

4) Start Fundraising

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