High School and Young Adult Transformation Trip

Portland, Oregon

August 2nd - 4th

Through the Transformation Trip, you will do more than go to Portland to serve. You will discover and act on the truth that all people matter to God. You will learn the importance of living intentionally, and explore different ways that God may want to use you to impact the lives of people in our city and surrounding communities. Get ready to be transformed as you grow in your compassion and love for all people!

Investment: $190

(includes all learning environment materials, food, housing, staffing, and BPM t-shirt.)

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Embrace the Story

Engage and recognize your part in this story of radical acceptance and love.

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Become Aware

Allow God to break your heart for what breaks His. Develop a new understanding and awareness of the broken and hurting.

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Build Relationships

By engaging with Portland’s marginalized populations in new ways, you will learn what you must do in order to make real change and meaningful relationships.

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Return home as an agent of change in your own sphere of influence by simply living differently and partnering with others more purposefully.

The Schedule:

*Please note the following schedule/activities are subject to change at the discretion of BridgeTown Inc. staff.


Night Strike: We will participate in BridgeTown Inc.’s NightStrike where participants have the opportunity to cultivate understanding, passion, and love for people through service and engagement with Portland’s homeless. Taking place under the Burnside Bridge, You will serve dinner, wash feet, hand out basic necessities, cut hair, and participate in conversation with guests.


(Elements vary but include some of the following)

REAL. LIFE. Exhibit: You will travel to Medical Teams International to view the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit to learn what it means to be aware and compassionate on both the local and global levels. The exhibit focuses on concepts such as poverty, disaster, and conflict, and groups learn the importance of attaching action to compassion.

Service Project: You will apply compassion through action by engaging in service projects around town. Projects include activities like graffiti removal or basic maintenance at BTown Kids apartment complexes (sweeping doorways, painting red curbs, etc.). You will learn that compassionate actions aren’t necessarily grandiose in size, but that even small acts can have a huge impact.

Walk Abouts: We will travel to outlying areas within the city core to seek understanding and renewed perception through relationship. Groups take basic items such as food, coffee, and socks to those living on the streets and are encouraged to learn the names and stories of the people they meet.

Prayer walks: (Optional for non-faith groups): You begin to build passion for the city and its people by learning to see through the eyes of Faith. Groups participate in focused, active prayer through the streets of Portland and praying over the city and those who live here.

Scavenger Hunts: Become familiar with Portland’s history and culture through this activity of discovery. It is through understanding and knowledge of our environment that we can better love the people who live within it.


BTown Kids: You will participate in BridgeTown Inc.’s BTown Kids program helping Portland’s diverse group of inner city kids feel loved and encouraged.

Week Recap: Students are engaged in an open discussion going back over the week’s experiences and applying them where they live. Groups are reminded they have a choice to come and learn; upon returning home, how they choose to live will illustrate how they’ve chosen to respond to what they’ve learned. Students are encouraged to understand that they have within them the power to change their own environments.

Transformation Trip Registration:

Registration, Medical Release Form,

and investment of $190 due by July 29th.

*Please register each participant individually*

Are you younger than 18?*
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