Mission in Shreveport
discover the impact of community transformation
Weekend of the Cross is more than just a local mission trip. W.O.C. is designed specifically for the youth groups and individuals who are looking to make a lasting impact on the community. You are divided into work teams who are sent out to do light construction on people's homes who would be lost without your assistance. But W.O.C. is more than just work projects. Many of the teams come to know their homeowner and make lasting impressions on them. But your experience doesn't end there! .
Worship in Community
discover the community of youth coming together for Christ
Each day you will experience much on the campus of Centenary College who has hosted us the past 11 years. You will return for an evening of awesome activities. From the gym and pool to the grounds of campus there are many things for you to do. Plus our breakfast and dinners will be served at the wonderful Centenary Cafeteria. Each evening we will experience Worship together along with time with our guest speaker. We strive to be a community of local missionaries for the weekend.
Designed for Youth Groups
discover the power of group change
Weekend of the Cross is designed for you to come with a group from your local church and be involved in a weekend of mission to families in need of minor home repairs in the Shreveport area. This is a great first mission experience for many youth. We accept groups of youth (completed 6th grade & up) and adults. We recognize the need for many local churches to be involved in a large scale mission locally in their own community.
the latest information about WOC...
Church Pre-Registration is open
January 28, 2014
It is time to pre-register your church for WOC 2014 and save. Pre-register & pay $50 per spot by April 1st to secure the $160 per person price. After April 1st fee goes to $200. Remember this in for pre-registration. Individual adult & youth forms are not due till May 27th. There will be no registration after May 27th.
January 3, 2014
Even though we began as initiative of local United Methodist churches and work under the umbrella of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Church we partner with local agencies and other churches and groups outside our own denomination. We would love for more partnerships. If you are interested in partnership with us or bring your church group we would love to help make that reality. . .
Accepting Homeowner Applications
September 1, 2013
We are in the process of accepting homeowner applications for the next WOC 2014. Applications are available and are due by April 1, 2014...
we are in need of skilled & unskilled volunteers...
We solely serve on a 100% volunteer organization. We are need of youth groups & individuals to be apart of this amazing week of transformation in the Shreveport area. We need skilled and un-skilled volunteers.
- Youth & Adult Volunteers
- Driving Adults must be 21 & over
- Carpenters & Skilled Volunteers needed
- Non-skilled Volunteers needed too
- Volunteers willing to transform Shreveport/Bossier and their own lives as well.
we work with families & individuals in need of minor home repair...
Our construction projects are limited to time. For 2014 we will touch 30 homes this year in the Shreveport/Bossier community, with varying projects of handicapped ramps, replacement of rotted porches and steps, to painting homes in desperate need. The average age of persons we serve can be estimated at around 72 years old. Most of these folks have incomes of less than $10,000 per year to live on. The Weekend of the Cross program has been in existence in Shreveport/Bossier for over 11 years, and continues to grow and spread throughout the state of Louisiana. Are you in need? Do you own your home?
Address: Shreveport District of Louisiana United Methodist Conference P.O. Box 41188 Shreveport, LA,71134.