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What Is the Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund?

The Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund was created in memory of The Rev. Chad Miller after his tragic death in June 2009. Chad served as our Associate Pastor for Mission and Youth from August 2007 until his death. During that time, he became an integral part of our church and community.

As a member of the Youth Ministry Team, Chad wished to implement a mission trip rotation in which youth in grades 9 – 12 would experience international, regional, and local mission opportunities. Chad believed in the transforming power of mission work, not only for teenagers but also for their families who share in the experience with them.

Sharing Chad’s passion, our Youth Ministry Team has initiated a mission trip rotation. In the summer of 2013, youth traveled with Hearts in Motion to Zacapa, Guatemala, and this past summer, youth worked with ASP (Appalachia Service Project) in West Virginia. In the summer of 2015, we are partnering with UrbanPromise for a week of service right here in Wilmington.

The Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund makes these trips possible by providing scholarships and subsidies, making mission trips affordable for youth and their families. This coming summer, the fund will underwrite all expenses for our UrbanPromise Mission Week. You can support the Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund and the mission work of our youth by supporting our 9-Square-a-Thon on Sunday, January 18! All money raised will benefit the fund and fulfill Chad’s dream.