Spring & Fall 2017 Opportunities
Spring Weekend Trips
January 27-29, 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!
Spring Break Trips
Louisiana Service Trip - March 18-25, 2017
Partnering with Samaritan's Purse, a team of students will serve flood-ravaged areas of Louisiana by participating in on-going rebuilding efforts. All skill levels are welcome! Use the skills you already have to help families rebuild their lives and learn new skills in the process. Added perks include visiting the historically rich cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Chicago Community Development Trip - March 18-25, 2017
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 issues of race and poverty and the intersection of the gospel. Working with and exploring with Bridge Builders and Sunshine Gospel Ministries students will serve others and learn about the key aspects of Christian community development.
Atlanta Refugee Trip- 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.
Minnesota First Nations Trip - March 18-25, 2017
This trip will provide meaningful and robust service and renewal experience for 10-12 JBU students and leaders hosted by Coldwater Foundation. This week long opportunity will have a particular focus serving the Native American or First Nations community, either in Grand Portage, MN or Thunder Bay, ON (Canada). The trip will also have a short time of respite and renewal, to take place at Coldwater’s beautiful wilderness base camp, Mink Lake Wilderness Camp.
Fall Break Trips
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.
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.
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!
Limited financial assistance may be available for Spring Break trips. Please contact Frank Huebert for more information.