ASP Trip Information – Documents, Information and Links for Our ASP Trip
- Theme: “Complete, but not Finished”
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 1:6
- Dates: July 18th – July 25th 2020
- Group Code Number: TBD
- Location: Virginaia (Location TBD)
- Registration: Register Online to Join Your Group
- ASP Information Page: TBD
- Facebook Page: TBD
2019 Theme Days (2020 TBD):
- ‘Merica Monday – we want to see all of your red, white, and blue apparel that usually stays at the back of your closet until the 4th of July
- Yuletide Tuesday– inspired by our half green, half red truck, see if you can find any Christmas colored/ themed clothes so you match our truck, Elmer, and can take a fun crew picture in front of it! But PLEASE do not bring a Christmas sweater, it is HOT in RuffCo!
- Where are you Wednesday? – Wear your camouflage clothes so we can only see floating heads on the work sites.
- Tropical Thursday – If you have a spare Hawaiian shirt or lei, wear it!
- Faster than you Friday – We’ll be doing a Chinese Fire Drill in the morning as each crew leaves for their work site….Who will be the fastest???
Forms for Each Volunteer
- Register Online to Join Your Group
- Complete Volunteer Statement & Registration Form
- Covenant Sheet for Youth Groups
- Required Reading: Safety Manual, the 3 S’s, and Rules
- Packing List
- Individual Registration
- Volunteer Statement & Registration Form
- Covenant Sheet for Youth Groups
- JELC ADULT Volunteer Forms (ALL Participants 18 and over Must Be Current)
Access the Participant Center
Preparation & Study Materials
- Daily Devotionals — Coming soon
- ASP Construction Manual
- ASP Songbook
- ASP Training Videos
- Handout: How to Volunteer with ASP
- Commissioning Service Template
Summer Program: June – August
ASP is open all summer for volunteers of all ages (14 and up). Bring your youth, college, and adult groups to Appalachia to make homes warmer, safer, and drier. You’ll return home with volunteers who are stronger, wiser, and closer to God. ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation for youth ages 14-18 and their leaders. ASP takes much of the burden of logistics off of you and frees you to minister to the hearts and minds of your group.
We’ll provide you with plans for the preparation phase from church program tips, to fundraising tools, to study materials to help your group learn about Appalachian culture. Getting ready for ASP will be a high point of your year — an exciting goal that rallies families and draws people closer together.
When you arrive for your week of service, you’ll be housed in one of ASP’s several base camps — often a school or community center rented for the summer to put you closer to Appalachia’s remote communities. The ASP staff will provide guidance on the overall direction of your project. All tools and construction materials will be provided, not to mention three meals a day and plenty of opportunities for worship and reflection.
ASP is more than a building program though, it’s a relationship ministry. Your group will spend time interacting with the family they’ve been assigned to serve. They’ll forge friendships that will impact them for the rest of their lives, and they’ll learn lessons that will enrich their faith and build character for the rest of their lives.
Armed with a new heart for service, they will begin to give back to their own families, to your program, and to your community. For many, this experience is the first step towards a lifelong vocation of caring for and serving others.