Welcome to the Student Mission Revolution
Now taking appointments for 2018 Calendar Dates : Sign-your group up today!
Join Student Ministries from all over Illinois who are competing in various mission projects at the Baptist Children’s Home. These teens have chosen to worship God through service to the children and families served by BCHFS.
The Latreia program provides impactful life experiences for your students to share and learn with our residents – utilize their gifts, talents and abilities for the Glory of God-and get a first-hand account of what the Baptist Children’s Home is all about. We welcome and encourage groups of all ages to participate in the Latreia missions program at BCH, however, points will only be awarded to Student Ministry groups. We welcome you to come and experience how your life, and the lives of others, will be changed forever by “Worship through Service.”
Rewards, mission categories & how scoring works for your group
Latreia is an opportunity for your youth group to participate in building the Kingdom and growing in their walk with Christ. Not only that, your group will be rewarded with points in three missions categories and the top contributors will be rewarded with trophies. The overall Latreia champion will get to possess the Latreia traveling trophy for the entire next year.
Here is the low down on earning points in the Latreia program:
DEAD PRESIDENTS – FINANCIAL MISSIONS
All financial gifts (cash, checks and gift cards) count for this category. Every penny counts! To determine your point total for the Dead Presidents, simply multiply your monetary gift by 20,000. It’s that simple!
- Dollers Donated x 20,000 Points = Latreia Points
NOTE: Please make checks payable to BCHFS. Indicate for “Latreia” so teams are credited correctly.
MOUNTAIN MOVERS – SUPPLY MISSIONS
Points are scored in this category by collecting and delivering supplies or materials used by BCHFS. Donations will be weighed and points accrued accordingly.
- Lbs. of Stuff Donated x 5,000 Points = Latreia Points
SOUL SOLDIERS – SERVICE & TIME MISSIONS
In this category, points are earned by contributing your time on the BCH campus. This may be in the form of work projects or interactive activities with the BCH youth. Interactive activities may be anything you can dream up that involves your group interacting with BCH kids! Work project options will be identified by contacting BCH Staff.
The Otho Williams Retreat Facility is available for your team to stay at free of charge during your visit to BCH.
- Work/Activity Hours x 250,000 Points = Latreia Points
*BONUS POINT OPPORTUNITIES
- You have the opportunity to earn bonus points by cleaning the ranch before you leave (500,000 pts.), having a booth at our annual Fall Festival (1,000,000 pts.) and by donating toilet paper (1,000 pts. per roll) for our general supplies.
Team points will be updated frequently on our website, so check back often to see how your group’s scores compare with other missions groups from the state. NOTE: Teenagers must make up at least 75 % of the group to qualify for points and compete for Latreia trophies.
Accommodations We Offer Our Latreia Groups: Otho Williams Retreat Facility
While staying at BCH, groups will stay at the Otho Williams Retreat Facility located on the BCH ranch (about 2.5 miles from campus). The Otho Williams Retreat Facility offers 6 bedrooms (beds for 26), 5 full bathrooms, a kitchen fully equipped for food preparation, laundry facilities, 2 living rooms, dinning room, a large patio deck with big gas grill – and a piano. For extra large groups, we have “overflow” housing available in our activities building which also has bathrooms and showers available.
Also while at BCH, your group will have access to our activities building. Groups will also have access to low ropes and team building exercises, as well as a 40 foot tall climbing tower, the “pamper pole” and zip line, all lead by trained, qualified and experienced ropes course instructors We have two stocked ponds your group can go fishing in, a sand volleyball court, softball field, soccer goals and outdoor basketball courts for your enjoyment. Check out pictures here.
SIGN YOUR GROUP UP TODAY
Check out the calendar below, and sign your group up today to start their student mission projects!