Thank you for your interest in coming to our inner city mission trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The dates will take place June 25-28, 2020 and will be led by Cody Van Sickle. Cody is the Student Ministries Pastor at First Open Bible in Cedar Rapids.

To participate you must be in middle school or high school or an adult actively involved in your local youth group. If you are an adult not currently involved in youth ministry but would still like to attend, please contact Kevin Starkey prior to applying. Office phone number is 515-282-6491. Email is

To apply, complete the proper application and submit it along with a $50 deposit (refundable if not approved to attend trip). Once approved to participate, please download and use the Fundraising Packet as soon as possible. Start talking to friends and family about your desire to go on this trip. Post about it on social media and look for extra work that you can do to help put the finances together. Students, talk to your youth leader about a fundraiser.

Payments can always be made early. Schedule after acceptance is as follows:
Deposit with Application due no later than May 15, 2020 – $50
May 29, 2020 – $250
Total – $300 (including deposit)

You may pay faster than the required payment schedule. Please make checks out to Open Bible Central and include a note telling us who’s account to credit.

Mailing address is:
Open Bible Central
1920 Bell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50315

AM: Travel

(Vans from Des Moines and Cedar Rapids)

PM: Meet in Minneapolis, tour the city

AM: NCU Tour
PM: Urban Venture

AM: Feeding the Homeless
PM: Free Time

AM: Church
PM: Travel Home

During this missions trip we will be focusing on inner city missions and how we can teach our students to reach the lost within our own country. It doesn’t have to you to be a missionary to do mission work here. We will provide the opportunity for middle school and high school students to go on this domestic missions trip to experience and learn how to reach those who are around us everyday.