Dawson Student Ministries

Foundations Bible Reading Plan

December 12th - May 31st, 2018


In 2018, Dawson as a whole will be focusing on The Word. As a student ministry, we would like to provide an opportunity for students and parents to study Scripture through the Foundations Bible Reading Plan. Our goal is for students and parents to read through the Bible together in 2018 and discuss Scripture weekly. You can find a description of Foundations below.

The registration cost is $15 and guarantees you one book with the option of adding on more books (each for $15).

"With Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Teens, students can read through all 66 books of the Bible in one year, while still having the flexibility of reading 5 days per week. Along with supplementary devotional content each day, they can experience the miracle of reading and responding to the entirety of God’s Word. By using the H.E.A.R. journaling method, students will be guided through Highlighting, Explaining, Applying, and Responding to passages, allowing for practical application throughout the year-long plan."

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Father/Son Retreat

March 2nd - March 3rd, 2018


Dawson Student Ministry is excited to join Youth Ministry 360 for Make Ready Weekend on March 2-3, 2018. This discipleship weekend will take place at The Church at Brook Hills here in Birmingham. This conference is designed to create intentional moments of discipleship between fathers and sons. Furthermore, Make Ready Weekend will encourage and equip fathers to be the spiritual leaders their children need. This will be an incredible weekend led by Rick Burgess of the Rick and Bubba Show and Andy Blanks, publisher and co-founder of Iron Hill Press.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Dinner: Disciple-Making Session 1 (on your own) 6:30 pm: Doors open 7:30 pm: Session 1 (on site – The Church at Brook Hills) 9:45 pm: Dismiss Night: Disciple-Making Session 2 (on your own)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Morning: Breakfast/Disciple-Making Session 2 (on your own) 9:15 am: Doors open 9:30 am: Session 2 (on site – The Church at Brook Hills) 12:00 pm: Lunch/Disciple-Making Session 3 (provided on site) 1:30 pm: Session 3 (on site – The Church at Brook Hills) 3:45 pm: Dismiss Evening: Disciple-Making Session 4 (on your own)


Spring Break Mission Trip - Dominican Republic 2018

March 25th - March 30th, 2018

$0 - $1,650

We are so excited that you will be joining us as we travel to the Dominican Republic! The trip is $1,650.00 and is March 25-30, 2018. Please note that this trip is non-refundable after you make your first payment. Below is the information about the trip. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

What are the dates? March 25- 30, 2018

What is the price? $1,650.00

What does this cost include? Their flight, hotel, all meals and transportation. The only extra money needed would be for meals on “travel day,” and for souvenirs when we explore the city.

Where will we fly? We will be flying out of Birmingham and into Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Where will we stay? We will be staying at Dominican Fiesta Hotel. This is where all groups that serve with Mission Emmanuel stay.

What will I need to be able to go on this trip? Passport- Make sure you have a valid US Passport book that will not expire before our trip return date OR within 6 months after return date. The cost for a new passport is $100 for applicants 16 years and older and $85 for applicants under age 16. Processing a Passport application takes approximately 6- 8 weeks using routine service, or 3 weeks using expedited service (additional $60). If you need a passport, please be sure to apply BEFORE November 20th. All information concerning passports, including required information and documents, can be found at http://travel.state.gov/passport

Medical Information Tetanus Vaccine: Make sure you have received a tetanus vaccination booster dose within the past ten years, or per your doctor’s recommendations

Malaria: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that travelers to Santo Domingo or surrounding provinces take anti-malarial drugs

Hepatitis A:Some travelers to the DR have received the Hepatitis A vaccination per their doctors’ recommendation

Please refer to the CDC website or Travelers’ Health Information Line for complete and up-to-date information regarding vaccinations and other health information http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationDominicanRepublic.aspx

What is the schedule? 7:00 AM Breakfast/Devotional 8:15 AM Load the bus and head to Cielo 9:00 AM Begin work projects 12:30 PM Lunch 3:30 PM Finish work projects/community time and head back to hotel 6:30 PM Head to dinner at various restaurants/cultural night/Cielo BBQ (Wed) 8:00 PM Church service (Wed only)

Is this for middle school and high school? Yes! If a student is in middle school we would love to have them, BUT we require that at least one parent comes with them.

Is the student and parent price the same? Yes.

When is the deadline to sign up? We have limited spots and will not be taking any more than 25 on this trip, including the DSM staff and adults. The deadline to sign up is November 20, 2017.

Is there a registration fee? Yes, there is a nonrefundable registration fee of $300.00 when you sign up for this trip.

Is there a payment plan? Yes! If you want to pay it all up front you may. On Planning Center you can pay as little or as much whenever you are able; however we will need your payments by: November 20- sign up deadline- 300.00 (no refund) December 1- $300.00 January 1- $300.00 February 1: $300.00 March 1: $450.00 (remaining balance due) *If you need help financially please let us know and we will see if there is scholarship money available.

Is there a deadline of when I will need my passport? Yes. You will need to have your passport in your hand by January 1. We have to have this so we can get tickets for the flight.

Who do I contact if I have questions about this trip? ajohnson@dawsonchurch.org

Thank you, Abbie Johnson ajohnson@dawsonchurch.org