Alaska

Many of Alaska’s communities seem similar to towns you might find in mid-western parts of the US, but throughout Alaska there are some regions that are very different than anything you’d find in the continental US (aka: the “Lower 48”). Geographically speaking, Alaska is the largest state in the country (more than twice the size of Texas). If Alaska were a separate country, it’d be the 19th largest nation in the world. There are many communities within the state that are completely isolated from the rest of Alaska, with their own distinct sub-cultures and unique social problems.

More than half of Alaskans identify with Christianity, but many have a mixture of beliefs, combining elements of Christianity with superstitions that come from traditional Eskimo religions, and there are many communities in Alaska with no Gospel-centered church whatsoever. Our teams have the opportunity to partner with missionaries and local church planters to introduce Alaskans to the Gospel through unique community service projects, VBS, construction projects, and personal evangelism.

Trip Details

Cost/person:

$800-$900 + airfare

Trip Length:

12-14 days

Team Size:

Up to 60 people

Age Range:

Elementary Age up to Adult

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Costs Include

  • Extensive Pre-Trip Training
  • Fundraising Resources
  • Lodging/Accommodations
  • Meals & Water
  • Supplies for Ministry/Outreach
  • Construction Materials
  • Ministry Itinerary Planned
  • Free-Day Activities

TRIP FACTS

Potential Types of Ministry

  • Construction Projects
  • Community Service Projects
  • Church Planting Promotion
  • Personal Evangelism
  • Prayer Walking
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Sports Ministry
  • Youth Ministry

Demographics

  • Population: 736,732
  • Languages: English and Eskimo-Aleut
  • Climate: Cold/Frigid Winters, Warm/Humid Summers
  • Government: Constitutional Republic

Religion Facts

  • 48% Protestant
  • 10% Buddhist
  • 10% Atheist/Non-Religious
  • 5% Roman Catholic
  • 4% Tribal/Eskimo Religions