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Harlan, KY Evangelical Festival 2017

Dates: July 17 – 20, 2017

Cost is $80 per person / night
Cost includes: trip coordinator, lodging, meals, and mission assignment

Day Volunteer Registration: Register Here

Please be sure to choose “2017 – Harlan County Day Volunteers – US – Other – 7/16-7/21” at the end of the application process.

Overnight Volunteer Registration: Register Here

Please be sure to choose “2017 – Harlan County Overnight Volunteers – US – Other – 7/16-7/21” at the end of the application process.

Harlan Co., KY Quick Facts

• Harlan County was founded in 1819 and is named for Silas Harlan who assisted in delivering gun powder to settlers in KY during the revolutionary war.
• Black Mountain, the highest point in the state of KY is located in Harlan, County
• Its population is 27,703
• Poverty Rate at 34%
• Median household income $25,186
• There are 54 counties in Eastern KY, 48 of those are classified as being in economic distress. Harlan is one of those counties.
SCORE sends short-term mission teams to Harlan to assist the local churches, communities and people of this region. JUST GO!

Opportunities for Ministry

• VBS: Work with local ministries to provide VBS for local children
• Home Repair: Assist low-income homeowners with repair needs.
• Sports Camp: Assist local ministries as they minister to kids through sports.
• Servant Evangelism: Assist local churches with outreach.

For more information contact:
Mickey Bane
Director of Domestic Missions


What is included in the cost?

• Lodging
• Field Staff
• Meals – Breakfast is served each morning. To-Go lunches are provided Monday – Thursday. No evening meals are provided, except in Appalachia & Eutaw, AL.
• Group Interaction – Large group meetings include orientation, and two additional worship and devotion sessions.
• Ministry Set-up – Our office staff works with you to assess your group’s ability and ministry goals to match you with a mission project or multiple projects.

What is NOT included in the cost?

• Transportation – to and from, and local
• Group insurance
• Group discipline
• Ministry materials for project (VBS Curriculum, Construction Materials, Tools, etc)

What size group can participate?

• Any size mission team may participate! We have groups from 10 people up to 250 people.
• Our average group size is 20 people. Some ministry sites may have group size limitations.

Will our group be split up?

• Your mission team will serve together on a mission project.
• Groups typically are not mixed together for work projects.
• Larger groups may split into smaller teams to work on multiple projects.

Do you have staff on site?

• All regularly scheduled mission trips will have on-site SCORE Staff to oversee the general workings of the week.
• Duties of the SCORE Staff include visiting the mission sites, leading worship meetings, ministering to the groups, and assisting you with any problems that may arise.
• Each group is assigned to work with a ministry contact at each work location.

Do you have worship services during the week?

• Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings we have large group worship and sharing time.
• Groups are encouraged to have their own devotion/quiet time each morning.

Who do you partner with?

• Local churches
• Church Planters
• Homeless Shelters
• Outreach ministries
• Baptist Associations
• Local Housing Agencies
• Salvation Army
• Relief Ministries