Students in Grades 10-12 are encouraged to participate in the Missions Program at least once in their high-school career. Participating in the Missions Program includes becoming a leader in our KCS community, taking the Missions Elective course and participating in all elements of preparing and going on the Missions Trip in the Spring.
Students focus on fundraising for the trip in their Grade 10 year. Fundraising during this year consists of recycling cans/bottles, poinsettia orders, pizza Mondays and other fundraisers that take place over the year. By the end of Grade 10, students are asked to make a commitment to participate in the Missions program.
During their Grade 11 year, students focus on preparing mentally and spiritually for the trip. This includes group meetings, ministry planning, researching Guatemala, preparing testimonies, writing sponsor letters and visiting classes as that particular class’ “Missionary” for the year. Students are typically expected to raise $1,000.00 in support for their trip during their Grade 11 year. The remainder of the cost is raised through group fundraising efforts, mainly through our Dessert Auction Evening.
KCS partners with Impact Ministries for our trip to Guatemala.
Impact Ministries is a ministry started by Les & Rita Peters from Kamloops, BC. They have over a decade of experience hosting short-term missions teams from schools, churches and communities across Canada and the United States. The short-term missions teams participate in furthering over fifteen years’ worth of community involvement in developing Christian schools, outreach programs, and planting churches. In addition to a variety of cultural activities, the short-term missions teams work alongside the staff of Impact Ministries and participate in a number of community outreach projects:
- Children’s Ministry
- Construction Projects
- Evangelism Outreach
- Home Visits
- Devotionals and prayer ministry with medical groups and clinics