Big Break


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"'Just as you sent me into the world, so I send them into the world.'" John 17:18

A week of learning to share your faith, listening to the spiritual journeys of others, sharing the Gospel with people who desperately need Jesus, having incredible fellowship with one another, enjoying the ocean and sand and warm weather!  

Conference info can be found at


Dates - March 19-26, 2016  (MIT's Spring Break is "week 4" on the Big Break website)  
Location - Panama City Beach, FL - Edgewater Beach Resort - a very safe and secure and very nice resort, and it's right on the ocean and the white sands of Panama City Beach!
Accommodations - We will be staying in fully furnished condos with kitchens and everything you need, including a washer and dryer, dishes, linens, etc.  
Food - Food is not included in the conference cost, but we will be cooking meals together so your costs should be low.  We'll go to the grocery store and you can get whatever you want to eat for the week.  It could be around $50-$60 for the week.  
Transportation - Either a nice charter bus or flying (it will depend on how many people commit to coming)

Price and How to Register:
Conference cost is $350 (which includes 7 nights lodging and conference costs) - 
Make sure to select "Week 4."  You will need to pay the full $350 by March 11th.  If you pay at least $50 when you initially register, we will make sure to secure your spot for Big Break.  The $50 is non-refundable.  The sooner you pay the $350, the better, but you must be paid in full by March 11th.  If you are going to raise financial support for the trip, you will be able to apply that to your registration costs as the money comes in.

Transportation cost:  Our plan is for the transportation cost to be no more than $150 per person, thanks to some gracious alumni who give to help reduce our costs.  You will pay for the transportation cost separately from the conference cost. This number will be more accurate as we know how many people are coming and as donations are received. 

Scholarship Money:
We do have some additional scholarship money set aside to help those in financial need.  Please email Chris at cjswanny[at] for more info.    
How God can provide the funds to pay for the remaining cost of the trip:
Many of us have raised financial support to help fund this missions trip.  Friends, family, and churches have been very enthusiastic about giving to help send students on Big Break.  Basically this entails sending out letters to people about your trip and asking them to partner with you and send you on the trip.  A detailed packet on info about how raise financial support is posted below.  We have seen God faithfully supply the needed funds for everyone who takes the step of faith to come.  Contact Chris (cjswanny[at] or any Cru staff with questions about how to do this.  There is also some guidance on the Big Break Website for support raising:  Scroll to the bottom.  

***If you are raising support, you can also pay your balance by turning in the checks you receive from donors.  

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