Friday Field Trip (FFT)

November 5: 10 am – 2 pm

Missions Fest Seattle is once again hosting a Friday Field Trip for Christian students in grades 4-12. There will be various workshops appropriate for their age. The event happens on Friday, November 5, from 10 am – 2 pm. There is no charge – the students bring their own lunch. Please scroll down for the registration form. We look forward to having your students with us!

 

The Bible is increasingly under attack, so this year we are offering workshops related to the credibility of the Bible in Creation and also dinosaurs living alongside men. This will add validity to the command in Scripture to “GO into the world”. We want to encourage young people to trust the Bible in all areas as it is further undermined by society (and even some churches) and give them ways to share their faith, which is Scripturally commanded.

 

Logistics: We do not have a required adult/student ratio, but the student should be able to navigate to different rooms on their own. Hall monitors will direct them to their next chosen workshop. There will be 3 workshop choices for them, as well as an opening and a closing general session. The exhibit visits will be during the lunch break.
Covid Policy: Attendees at the conference are asked to wear a mask. Free masks will be available at the registration tables and throughout the venue for those who may not have one.

Friday Field Trip Workshops

“Flying For The King”

 

Dan Swanson & Steffan Pyle: Mission Aviation

 

Extending Christ’s love to unreached people groups is impossible without transportation that can provide access into the most remote regions of the world. Come hear stories from missionary pilots and watch inspiring videos.

“Evolution Shmevolution”

 

Mark Champneys

 

What exactly is evolution, and why do some very intelligent people believe it? I’ll explain the different kinds of evolution clearly, so it will become obvious why it can’t possibly work nor be true.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How to Care for Families Recovering from Homelessness”

 

Debbie Gannon & Liz Heffington: Vision House

 

What would you do if you found out that one of your classmates was living in a car? How could you best help someone while showing care and honor? Consider with us ways that we, as Christians, can make an impact on families experiencing homelessness. Vision House has been providing transitional housing and supportive services since 1990 and has a 94% success rate over the course of our 30 years right here in Seattle.

“Dinosaurs and the Bible”

 

Chris Ashcraft: NW Creation

 

Dinosaurs have inspired countless myths and legends, but where do the facts meet with the Bible? Paleontologists assert that dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, long before humans ever walked the Earth. But, this view is in stark contrast to the creation in Genesis, which states that both humans and land animals were created on the same day. This presentation will provide a summary of the naturalist perspective of dinosaurs, and then looks to the Bible for insight into their true history. Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible? Were they also placed on Noah’s ark? If so, why are they now extinct? These and other key issues will be answered in this popular talk

“Connecting the Dots: The Gospel to the Isolated Peoples of the World”

 

Doug Nunziato: MATA

 

How do candy, the Gospel, and isolated people groups form a chain (or dot-to-dot) between each other? Come hear all about it and how flying airplanes on the mission field helps advance Christ’s Kingdom to the far reaches of the world.

“Six Days, or Millions of Years?”

 

Mark Champneys

 

The Bible says God created the earth in six days, but many people suggest it really meant something much longer.  What does the Bible say about millions and billions of years?  What does science say about it?

“How Do I Know What’s True?”

 

Mark Champneys

 

You are being taught about the Bible, but there are other people that teach very different things.  How do I tell who is telling the truth?  A short class in discernment.

“Five Keys to Everyone’s Heart”

 

Mark Schauffler: MSTGO

 

How to open the heart of any religious or non-religious person with real issue conversations. Based on work in all six continents during outreaches worldwide.

“Wheelchairs for Nigeria”

 

Dr. Ron Rice

 

See a short video and hear about an amazing ministry to the tens of thousands of polio survivors in Nigeria who spend their lives crawling on the ground.

“Evangelism for People Who Aren’t Evangelists”

 

Mark Schauffler: MSTGO

 

Description: Key tools you can use to plant and water and eventually harvest in the mission field we call home.

“What You Do Now Matters!”

 

Jeff Boesel: One Challenge

 

Sometimes we think that we can only have significant impact when we get older. This just isn’t true. God uses us at any age as we respond in obedience to Him. In addition, what we do now equips us for what God has planned for us later. Make the best of every opportunity.

“What Can You Fit In A Shoebox?”

 

Cheryl Peirson: Operation Christmas Child

 

Join us for an interactive walk on the journey of a shoebox with Operation Christmas Child. Not only do you get to provide a special gift for a child who you don’t know, but because of your thoughtfulness they’ll get to hear about how much Jesus loves them.

“Should Youth Go on Short-Term Mission Trips”

 

Mike Pettengill: Mission to the World

 

Is it a waste of time and money to send young people on short term mission trips? Wouldn’t it be better off to send adults who have training to foreign lands? The answer is no. Matthew 28 and Acts 1:8 are very clear that the church and all Christians should play a part in missions. Youth have a major role to play in short term mission trips.

“Kids Reaching Kids!”

 

Janet Radford: Child Evangelism Fellowship

 

Is your friend in crisis and needs to know WHO REALLY CARES? Learn ways to share the Good News with others in your sphere of influence. Invest in eternity. Object lessons, and useful tools will be shown.

“A Mission Mindset”

 

Peter Lublink: Bethany Kids

 

This interactive workshop will help children creatively consider ways that as Christians we can partner with others around the world in the Gospel of Jesus, avoiding some of the pitfalls of missions in the past. The goal of this workshop is for children to see how partnering with others can be far more beneficial long term than simply helping others.

“Cat n Dog Theology”

 

Gerald Robison

 

What can Cats n Dogs teach us about missions? Apparently quite a lot! There are still people groups on the planet who have never heard the name and purpose of Jesus even though we’ve had the gospel for 2,000 years. How can that be? This session about Cats and Dogs will help you understand what needs to happen in order to give God the greatest glory possible and what missions has to do with that.

“Making Fun of Jesus”

 

Nik & Ruth Ripken: International Mission Board

 

What would you do if you were the only follower of Jesus in your school? How would you react if your classmates made fun of Jesus? Nik and Ruth want to share what it is like for the children of Believers in Jesus who live in places where they are persecuted for their faith. As we hear their stories we will be encouraged to stand with these young people by praying but also by witnessing where we live.

“A Reasonable Faith – Answering People’s Questions When the Gospel is Presented”

 

Dan Williams: Reasonable Faith

 

Introducing young people to the concept of reason and faith working together in missions.

“Feed the Hungry Giant”

 

Angela Brandle: BLF Ministries (Bibles and Literature in French)

 

Learn who the hungry giant is, where he lives, what he wants to eat, and how to feed him. Includes a quiz with prizes.

Register today for your spot!

 

If you and your school would like to attend the Friday Field Trip, please fill out the form below. Thank you.