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2019 I-term Blogs

The 2019 I-Term week is April 1–5, with some trips leaving March 30. Stay tuned for I-Terms to start reporting!
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  • Experience Greek and Roman history and culture and learn more about early Christianity as you visit some of the places associated with the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul and the New Testament. From the iconic religious sites retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul to historic wonders like the Acropolis in Athens and explore the biblical town of Corinth on a guided tour featuring the Agora and the Bema, where Paul was brought before the tribunal.  Enjoy a 3-night cruise of the magical Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos and Santorini. Find inspiration throughout as you visit the places where the great apostle lived and preached before going on to Rome for a visit to the Coliseum and other great sites. 

  • Students will be working with Living Hope ministering to the poor and needy in the Townships. They will see the gorgeous sites of Cape Town, South Africa. Table Mountain, Cape Point and Green Market Square will be highlighted. They will get to stay in a beach house on the shores of beautiful Noordhoek beach. South Africa has become a staple trip for CCHS I-Term and your student will not return the same. Putting your deposit down before summer is recommended.



  • This I-Term experience will allow students to help a local pop-up church, Calvary Community Church - Puyallup, that meets at Cascade Christian High School on Sundays. We will be helping set up their stage and chairs, their children's ministry, and their foyer to create an atmosphere where people feel invited to worship the Lord. This will also equip students to help in their own churches and to be doers of the Word, not only listeners. This will be a year-round experience as we meet on Sunday mornings to set the church up for their 10 AM service.

  • The focus of this I-Term is to study how God connects to us spiritually and physically by serving our community and pushing our physical limits.  Our service component will be filled January through March by aiding people in need in a variety of ways including physical labor and meal preparation/delivery. In Leavenworth we will push our cardiovascular physical limits through hiking, biking, and river rafting. In addition, we will hold devotions centered on how God connects with us spiritually through physical exertion. Lastly, our forested lodging will allow us the opportunity to appreciate God’s natural creations. 

  • Through this year-long opportunity, students will partner with Care Net of Puget Sound and Step-by-Step to serve local mothers, babies, and families in tangible ways. Through supply drives, facilitating special events, and practical hands-on experiences, we will share in God’s vision for the unborn & their families in Jeremiah—“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” Service dates and times are flexible throughout the year, with a whole group (required) opportunity on March 23rd. 

  • Students will be given the opportunity to serve on our very own campus. Projects will be developed based upon the needs of the campus coordinator. Cleaning, painting, and sprucing up our campus, as well as completing some projects at the district office campus will be the order of business.


  • This class will provide students with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of CCS elementary students by tutoring in classrooms.  Students may also provide general assistance to teachers and may have the opportunity to teach a portion of a class.


  • Puyallup has homeless people who are most in need of help during the cold, winter nights of the year.  This I-Term will join with a local church to provide services for the homeless during these months.  As a team, we will volunteer 3 hours a night every other week during the months of January through March.  The service will involve preparing and serving meals, setting up cots, handing out clothing, providing fellowship and any other needs that might become apparent during the time you work.


  • We will be helping where we can at Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as sending some gifts to Seattle Children’s Hospital. When meeting, we will discuss how to fulfill some of the items on the Seattle Children’s Wish List as well as prepare our hearts and bodies to serve at Good Samaritan the week of I-Term. During I-Term week we will meet to put together all of the wish list items as well as make cards for the patients of Seattle Children’s. The rest of the week we will be on campus at Good Samaritan doing whatever tasks they need done—anything from cleaning out old rooms to grounds keeping work to helping the nurses with their day to day duties. As we get closer to the service time you may need to get certain immunizations to make sure we are guarded from sickness.   


  • Sambica is an I-Term that will allow us to give a helping hand at the campground and have a taste of the camp experience at night.  Sambica is a summer campground and a retreat center located by Lake Sammamish.  We will be staying on the campground and getting to know each other through service projects, dining together, playing games, worshipping, and sharing our “God Moments” together every night.  We will be told the specific jobs of the week when we arrive at the camp.


  • Our team will be a light for God through sports and youth outreach by teaming up and serving CCS Puyallup Elementary. Every day we will meet around 12:00, pray, pick activities, and head over to Puyallup elementary to serve their extended care kiddos. By teaching them sportsmanship, healthy living, and how to build sports skills, we will minister to kids about what it means to be on “God’s team.” We'll serve God, serve our community, and have fun while we do it!    


  • In this course, students will learn about the animals, their habitats, and conservation programs supported by Woodland Park Zoo. Over the course of this week students will interact with 3rd graders at the Puyallup Elementary sharing their knowledge and preparing the students for a field trip to Woodland Park Zoo, where the CCS students will be the tour guides as we explore the zoo together. In addition to learning about conservation programs and zoo tours, the students in this class will conduct a service project at the Woodland Park Zoo during the I-Term week.


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