Urban Plungers Conclude Mission Trip to the Inner City

March 04, 2013

Missed the current Plunge but are interested in catching the next one? Plan to attend our next Plunge September 2013!

Join us to see parts of Memphis you may not even know exist and be encouraged by all of the partnering ministries working alongside of Oasis and Hope Urban to make Memphis’ inner city even better. Join Eli and the Urban Staff as they lead the group through our own inner-city and to cultural landmarks famous in Memphis’ rich civil rights history.

Some of the places we visit are:

- Streets Ministries
- Oasis of Hope (The Green House, In the Cut, Bickford Community Center, Oasis Appliance, The Bike Shop, Sweet Shirts, & KIPP Memphis School)
- Youth United with Senior Citizens
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Memphis Leadership Foundation
- Eikon Ministries
- Economic Opportunities
- Luke 4:18 Ministries
- Slave Haven
- First Baptist Church Broad

We have two Plunges a year, one in March and the other in September. The cost is $200 but we feel this is such an important experience that we subsidize part of the expenses and only charge $100 per person (members and long-time attendees) or $175 (non-members). Overnight lodging, meals and snacks are provided. We like to keep our groups small for a more personal experience so we limit our roster to no more than 32.

Trip Details:

The Plungers’ schedule is to leave Thursday evening and return to Hope on the following Sunday afternoon. While away we stay at one of our ministry partners in a dorm style fashion; all the women in one room and all the men in the other. We provide beds but you must bring your own linens or a sleeping bag, toiletries, clothes and a pillow.

All your meals are provided along with beverages and snacks. We have speakers come in, panel discussions, visit approximately 10 of our ministry partners, tour the National Civil Rights Museum and Slave Haven, eat lunch on Friday in one of our many urban, home cooking restaurants, eat Saturday dinner in Eli’s home, have a work project on Saturday from 8am to 1pm in North Memphis, and end the weekend by attending First Baptist Church on Broad Avenue. We do a lot in a couple days and the whole experience will stretch your mind, heart and beliefs in a way you never imagined.

You will be changed by this three day journey and moved to view our city in a new way.

For more information about how you can attend our next Plunge, contact Di.