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Senior Christian Educational Ministries Capstone Trip to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

I have not blogged in a while because I have been on a trip with 17 Christian Educational Ministries students from Taylor University.  We were in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for 14 days in early January visiting churches, urban ministries, mission organizations and camps.  This was a January "Interterm" course.  I don't have time right now to tell you about all of the great ministries and people we met but I thought I would at least post our actual schedule to give you an idea of what we did. 

I led this trip last year as well.  You can see who we met last year at the Senior Capstone Trip category link to the right.  I want to thank JR Kerr and Amy Swaagman for planning the bulk of the Pittsburgh portion of the trip. Below is the syllabus for the course.

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Taylor University Senior Christian Educational Ministries Capstone 2007

Pittsburgh Part 1

Friday, January 5 – Calling/Identity/Worldview

8:00-11:30

Travel from Taylor University in Upland, IN to Columbus, OH

11:30-1:00

Lunch at student Koon’s house plus two devotionals

1:00-4:00

Travel from Columbus to Union Project in Pittsburgh, PA

5:30-6:00

Orientation by Hillary Brown to Union Project. See Stained Glass Making Operation.

6:00-8:30

Union Project event: Hip Hop Bingo.

8:30-9:30

Dinner at Wendy’s

9:30-10:00

Travel to Pittsburgh Project where we sleep in Pittsburgh

10:00-10:30

Meet with JR Kerr, teaching pastor at North Way Christian Community and Taylor University grad, at Pittsburgh Project

Saturday, January 6 Calling/Identity/Worldview

10-12

North Way Oakland launch meeting – Mike Arnold’s House. Breakfast there.

12-1:30

Meet with Mike Arnold, pastor of North Way Oakland and Taylor University grad.

1:30-2:30

Lunch at fast food (Arby’s)

3-5

Free time: Grocery shopping, Barnes and Noble, Panera near North Way, Mitch run, Watch football

5:30

Service at North Way at 6:00 pm

8-9

Debrief – Dinner from NWCC – JR Kerr

Sunday, January 7 – Theology of Church

9:00-9:30

Breakfast and pack dinner

9:30-10:00

Devos

10:00

Leave for Hot Metal Bridge

9-1

Hot Metal Bridge Community (11:00 am service with lunch afterward at HMB)

1-5

Free Time – “The Waterfront” Damon’s, Panera, Coldstone, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Movie Theater

5:00-5:30

Eat packed lunches; PULSE – meet at Union Project

5-7

Open Door Church (website Firefox browser only. Service 6-7:30)

8-10

BJ Woodworth afterward

Monday, January 8 – Emerging Leaders

7:30-7:55

Breakfast and pack lunch

8:00-10:00

Saleem Ghubril – Pittsburgh Project

10:00-11:30

CCO including Wendy McConnell (Taylor grad)– at Pittsburgh Project - bagels

12-1

Drive to Sewickley and eat packed lunch

1:00-2:00

Becca Chapman/Fellows at Henning House

2-5

Free time in Sewickley – Coffee shop, cut hair, watch TV, nap, run, games

5-6

Talk with JR Kerr at his house

6-7

Dinner at Sandwich shop or Pizza in Sewickley

6-10

Ohio State vs. Florida Championship Game at Henning House at St. Stephen’s w/ Fellows including Michelle Jongsma and Amy Swaagman (Taylor grads)

10-11

Drive to Pittsburgh Project

Tuesday, January 9 – Theology of Church

7:15-7:45

Breakfast, pack dinner

7:45

Leave for North Way Christian Community

8:30-9:30

Morning staff meetings at North Way

9:30-11:30

John Huber – student ministries at North Way

11:30-1:30

Lunch with student ministries staff at North Way (Lunch provided by North Way)

1:30-3:00

Lisa Slayton and Christina Shaffer from Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation

3-5

Emerging Leaders Panel @ North Way Christian Community

5-7

Dinner and Free time Options: Mall, Amy Swaagman’s house to watch movie, Homeless ministry, play games in gym at North Way

10-11

Singing and devos

Wednesday, January 10 – Theology of Church

7:45-8:15

Breakfast and pack lunch

8:15-9:00

Travel to Union Project

9-12 

Union Project – pass out flyers for Martin Luther King Jr. Night on Monday

12-1 

Travel and eat packed lunch

12:30-3

Scott Stevens (Family) and Leah Edwards (Kidz) at North Way Christian Community

3-4:30   

David Watts (Worship) at NWCC

5:00-8:00   

Dinner at food court at mall

8:00-9:00   

Travel to Pittsburgh Project

9:00-10:00

Debrief, Singing and Devos

Philadelphia

Thursday, January 11– Social and Theological Justice

10:30-10:50

Breakfast and pack lunch

10:45-10:50

Pack everything

11:00

Drive to Philadelphia

1:00

Stop

4:00 

Arrive at CrossWorld where we sleep in Philadelphia

5:00-5:45

Fast food at SaladWorks, Qdoba, TacoBell, Subway

5:45-7

Drive to Camden

7-9 

Bruce Main Urban Promise - Camden

9-10

Return to CrossWorld

Friday, January 12

9:00-9:30

Breakfast

10-6

Free time:   Go to Art Museum and run Rocky steps. Philly Cheesesteak. Free tour of Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

6:30

Dinner together. Buca di beppos.

Saturday, January 13– Social and Theological Justice

9:00-9:30

Breakfast

10-12

Ron Sider from Evangelicals for Social Action at Palmer Theological Seminary

12-12:30

Eat packed lunch

12:30-3

Craig Keener from Palmer Theological Seminary

3-5 

Extra time with Keener

5-8

Dinner out and free time. Watch football.

8-10

Debrief and devos

Sunday, January 14 – Emerging Leaders

8:15-8:45

Breakfast

9:30-12

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

12-4:45

Free time – football game

4:45-10

JR Briggs (teaching pastor, resonate pastor and Taylor grad) Calvary Church Resonate service at 6:00 pm. Dinner afterward with JR provided by Calvary.

10:00-11:00

Return to CrossWorld

Monday, January 15 (MLK Day)

9:00-9:30

Breakfast

9:30-10:30

CrossWorld presentation

11:00-3:00

Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at St. Joseph’s University

8:00-10:00

Debrief, Lecture by Andy on Surviving After Graduating, two devos

Tuesday, January 16 – Christian Leadership

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:45-10:00

Travel to Kennett Square, PA

10-12   

Greg Lafferty and Gretchen Buher (Taylor grad) from Willowdale Chapel

1-3   

Travel

3-7   

Hearts&Minds Bookstore and Byron Borger

7-10   

Travel and get groceries

10-11

Stay at Pittsburgh Project

Pittsburgh Part 2

Wednesday, January 17 – Christian Leadership

8:15-8:45

Breakfast and pack lunches

10-12 

North Way Oakland: surveying people on street

12-1 

Eat packed lunch and travel to World Vision

1-4:30 

World Vision (Gift-In-Kind) – learn and serve

5-7 

Get lost and terrible traffic

7-9 

Eat dinner at the Waterfront

9-11 

Debrief and sing and devo

Thursday, January 18 – Christian Leadership

7:15-7:45

Breakfast and make lunch

8-10   

Travel to Summer’s Best 2 Weeks camp

10-12

SB2W

12-3

Travel back/Lunch

3-4

Treat at Panera or Icecream – 2 devos

4-6

Optional meetings with Scott Stevens or JR Kerr at North Way Christian Community

6-8

Thursday Night service

8-9

Pizza @ NW/Final Debrief

Friday, January 19

8:00

Drive from Pittsburgh Project to Taylor in about six hours

11:30

Stop for Taco Bell or Subway and get gas

2:30

Arrive back in Upland, IN at Taylor University

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