Students Minister Through Pop-Up Markets December 20, 2018
Every summer, Westover's High School Ministry takes a mission trip to different locations in America to serve on mission for a week. This past summer, the ministry headed north to Washington D.C. to serve all over the city in 15 different locations. One of those locations was Mclean Bible Church. While partnering with Mclean Bible Church, the students were introduced to an outreach activity called Pop-Up Market in which the church was actively involved.
The premise of the Pop-up Market is to take various foods and goods directly into areas of the city where there are great needs. These items are donated through the church, sorted by people involved in this ministry, and then taken directly into the community to be distributed to those that have a need. It is a very simple idea that allows the local church to be out in the community meeting tangible needs. This not only has a visable impact, but it also allows time for the students to have Gospel conversations and pray with the people that attend.
With the help of Reed & Jennifer Humphrey, along with Rebecca Pittard, Westover students have taken this great idea and brought it back to Greensboro. The group has used collected food from Westover donations, produce from Westover gardens, and food donated from local grocery stores to have three successful Pop-up Markets here in Greensboro on August 10th, October 28th, and December 16th.
The students passion for this new ministry has been contagious as many other students and small groups have shown interest in getting involved. The High School Ministry has even taken the next step and will host a serve week the week of March 24-31. During this week, the entire ministry will spend one Saturday going out into the community collecting food, a Wednesday night sorting and preparing, and the following Saturday hosting a large Pop-Up Market for the community. To get involved, contact Matt Rossman, High School Ministry Pastor.