Pass Creek Mission Trip


The Pass Creek Church in Allen, South Dakota is doing great work for the Kingdom within the Pine Ridge Reservation. Tim and Kim Wardell are missionaries leading the ministry with the Lakota people, making a huge impact for folks who are experiencing extreme spiritual and physical poverty. To understand more of what is happening at Pass Creek, check out their blog at

In May, we will be taking a group of people to South Dakota to help with home improvement projects for some people on the reservation who are part of the Pass Creek Church Family. The projects will involve general home repair, so experience working with tools is needed. The exact work projects are yet to be determined, so we will determine at a later date what tools we will need to take. If you are interested in joining this team, please fill out the application below.

We will also be taking our own cooking staff. If you would be interested in joining the mission team by working in the kitchen, preparing daily meals, we invite you also to fill out the application below.

Thanks for your interest!


Please read the information below before filling out the application. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor Chris at


May 5 – 12, 2023


Pass Creek Church

20910 B.I.A. Road 22

Allen, South Dakota 57714


We will drive, which will allow us to bring our own tools.  It is a 14 hour trip.  We will drive straight through, switching drivers as needed.  We will take our church van or bus, which is fairly comfortable.


We will stay in the bunk house on the Pass Creek Church property.  The bunk house has comfortable beds and bathroom facilities with showers.  We can use their bedding, or bring our own.


We will have a crew that comes with us who will fix all our meals.  If you are interested in being on the Cook Crew, let Chris Spitters know.  The bunkhouse has a full kitchen and eating area.  Travel meals will be on your own expense.


Saturday, May 5th:  Depart at 5am from the Stevensville Campus

Saturday, May 5th, shop in South Dakota

Saturday, May 5th, arrive at Pass Creek Church

Sunday, May 6th, attend church

Monday – Friday, May 7th – 11th, work projects all day, evening community event options

Thursday, May 10th – extra work day

Saturday, May 12th – 5am departure, arriving home late around 9pm


$350 covers transportation, gas, bunkhouse fees, food, and some project costs.  Travel meals are not covered.


If you are interested in going, please click on this link and fill out the Application Form.


After filling out the application, to secure your spot, pay a deposit of $175.  Make check payable to First Church, memo – Pass Creek Mission Trip.  Mail to 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085, give to Rachel (receptionist) at St. Joe Campus, or drop in Chris Spitters staff mailbox at the St. Joe Campus.


A deposit is due by March 12th: $175

Final payment is due April 23rd: $175 (total $350)

After the deposit is in, you will get a “what to bring” list and a few more details.  Please contact Chris Spitters to let him know if you are interested in being on the Cook Crew.