Weekend of the Cross is an opportunity for youth and adults from different churches throughout the state to come together for four days of service, worship and community. By answering the call for us to be the hands and feet of Christ, we go out to serve the community to show God’s love to those who need it most.

Our projects range from painting the outside of homes, repairing deteriorating porches, and building wheelchair ramps for the disabled. This mission weekend is a great first‐time experience for middle school youth and a chance for high schoolers to develop as leaders. Join us as we come together to change the lives of people and families forever.

Grace Valentine

Grace is a popular author, blogger, speaker, and podcast host. She grew up in Mandeville, LA (attending Weekend Of The Cross as a youth regularly) and went to Baylor University where she graduated in 2018. Currently, she resides in Orlando, FL where she works as the Curriculum Developer and Director of Girl’s Ministry for First Baptist Orlando Students. She has a passion for using both written and verbal words to connect students to their Savior. You can find out more about Grace on her web blog at www.gracevalentine.org.

Alive By Sunrise

Alive By Sunrise was founded in 2012 in northern Louisiana by singer and front man, Cameron Theodos. In November of 2015, Alive By Sunrise wrote and recorded their current EP, Wanted Man and released an independent worship album in early 2017. Apart from writing and touring on original music, ABS enjoys playing and leading worship at conferences and camps throughout the United States. Find out more about Alive By Sunrise at www.alivebysunrise.com.

Aldersgate UMC / Slidell, LA

July 24-27,2019

Adult & Student Price



Homeowner Application

Daily Schedule

5:00 PM- Registration
6:30 PM- Supper (Fellowship Hall)                  Adult Leaders Meeting
7:30 PM- Work Group Assignments
8:00 PM- Worship
9:30 PM- Free Time
10:30 PM- In Rooms
11:00 PM- Lights Out
6:00 AM- Wake up!
6:30 AM- Breakfast
7:15 AM- Morning Devo
7:30 AM- Leave For Work Sites
12:00 PM- Lunch
1:00 PM- Back To Work Sites
4:00 PM- Return To Church
6:00 PM- Dinner
7:00 PM- Group Time
7:45 PM- Gather For Worship
8:00 PM- Worship
9:30 PM- Free Time
10:30 PM- In Rooms
11:00 PM- Lights Out
6:30 AM- Wake Up
7:00 AM- Breakfast
7:45 AM- Morning Devo
8:00 AM- Leave For Work Sites
12:00 PM- Lunch
1:00 PM- Back To Work Sites
4:00 PM- Return To Church
6:00 PM- Dinner
7:00 PM- Group Time
7:45 PM- Gather For Worship
8:00 PM- Worship
10:00 PM- Free Time
11:00 PM- In Rooms
11:30 PM- Lights Out
7:30 AM- Wake Up
8:00 AM- Breakfast
8:45 AM- Church Group
9:45 AM- Clean & Pack Up
10:00 AM- Closing Worship
12:00 PM- Dismiss

FAQs About The Weekend


What Can You Do For My House?

Because we will only be working for two days, the project must not be too large. We will ONLY be able to work on the outside of homes – NO interior work. We can paint the exterior, add/repair wheelchair ramps, or replace deteriorating porches. We will supply all materials.

Do I Have To Be Home Those Days?

YES, it is very important to the volunteers that they are able to spend time with the homeowner and their family. We ask that you be home at least one of these days.


What Are The Requirements To Attend?

PARTICIPANTS– Any youth, who are going into 7th grade in the fall through those who have just graduated high school, can attend the event.

ADULTS– Adults are considered to be individuals who are at least 21 years old. All adults must have completed a UMC Safe Sanctuary training. It would be ideal for adults to have been involved with their own church group for at least 6 months.

DRIVERS– Each church will need to register 1 driving adult (21+) for every 3 youth. Adults 19‐21 that have graduated high school can participate as adults but cannot drive youth. Youth that have completed high school in the same year as the event can not attend as an adult. Group leaders will need to provide a copy of all drivers’ current license and proof of insurance.

Will My Church Work As A Group?

No. All attendees for the event (youth and adults) are arranged into work groups by the WOC Leadership Team, taking into account adult “know-how” of work projects (as well as past experiences with the event). But, depending on the size of your group, you may have some of your church group with you.


What Does Sponsorship Do?

Sponsorship allows us the use of greater resources for our projects we do each summer. All proceeds go directly to the projects that youth and adults will be working on.

Does Sponsorship Help My Business?

YES. Depending on the level of giving, your company or organization name (and/or logo) will be publicized for the public to know and be aware of.

What Are The Different Sponsorship Levels?

// Company Name At Job Site
   Logo On WOC Website (with link)
   Logo At Lunch Sites

// Company Name At Job Site
   Logo On WOC Website (with link)

// Scholarship Full Cost Of An Attendee
   Logo On WOC Website (with link)

So I Want To Be A Sponsor. What Now?

Simple! Download and return to us the Sponsorship Letter & Form to the address shown on said letter/form.

Still Have A Question? Send Us One!

2019 WOC Sponsors