Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Opportunities
Fall Break Information Meeting
September 21, 7pm
Find out more about the various trips going out over fall break. Ask questions and find answers to help you decide which trip would be right for you.
October 14-18, 2016
The Chicago Inner City Vision Trip is designed to help students learn about and from inner city cultures and about ministry in these cultures. The trip will include exposure to both Hispanic and African-American churches and neighborhoods, homeless shelters, work projects and more. This is not primarily an evangelistic mission, but rather a learning mission-although we certainly hope that opportunities for spoken and lived evangelism will occur.
October 15-18, 2016
The Colcord Outreach Trip is designed to engage students in practical ways of service in a small, rural community only 15 miles from campus. This trip serves as a great opportunity to not only reach out to our neighbors in need, but also join with the local church and other ministries that are already at work in the community. We will be doing repairs on houses and working with local churches to strengthen the community in several different ways. This trip is designed to help students begin to engage with basic community development principles by coming alongside churches and organizations that already invest in the community to put each of our different skills and abilities to use in practical and needed areas of work.
Southern Louisiana - NEW!
October 14-18, 2016
Partnering with Samaritan's Purse, a team of students will serve flood-ravaged areas of Louisiana by participating in on-going clean up efforts. More details coming soon!
Spring Weekend Trips
January 21-22, 2017
Exploring issues of poverty, homelessness, and Christian community development with the power of the Gospel.
Join in with a monthly apartment outreach to children and youth on Friday night, serve at the Family and Youth Center, listen to stories from John 3:16 Mission staff, volunteers, and clients, learn from men and women engaged in developing communities through the power of the gospel, worship with a faith community committed to preaching and living the gospel, come back with a larger vision of the work of the Gospel!
New Orleans, LA - March 18-25, 2017
The New Orleans Service Trip is for the purpose of helping the New Orleans community in their continued efforts to rebuild their homes and their lives. We will partner with Reach Global, a relief ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of America. We will be available to help in any way possible, from home repair/construction to prayer walks and outreach ministries to meal preparation.
Jackson, MS - March 18-25, 2017
We will be partnering, as community builders, with the Spencer Perkins Center. SPC focuses on Christian community development through reconciliation, redistribution, and relocation . We will be given a work project for the week which will consist of anything from refurbishing houses to landscaping to painting. Through educational opportunities, teaching from John Perkins, outreach ministries, and visits to historically significant civil rights locations, the goal is for a spiritually enriching experience that helps students understand how to engage in Christian community development.
Atlanta, GA - March 18-25, 2017
Partnering with Friends of Refugees trip participants will work alongside and learn from refugees and those who work to settle, care for, and train refugees in the Atlanta area. From resettlement efforts to education and job training to gospel-centered outreach, organizations are working everyday to welcome "the stranger" with the love of Christ. This trip will explore the challenges and opportunities of men and women from all over the world who seek to start a new life in the US.
Limited financial assistance may be available for Spring Break trips. Please contact Frank Huebert for more information.