Ministry Opportunities

Living out our mission

The "hand" of JBU's educational philosophy applies not only to classroom learning but to the spiritual service of our students. Active involvement in our community and our world is key to students' growth.

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Mission trips

Vision + action trips

In line with JBU's motto of Head, Heart, Hand, JBU students have several opportunities to go out from JBU to grow in understanding of God's work in the world, experience worship in a variety of contexts, and serve others here in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Chicago Urban Vision: Designed to help students learn about and from inner-city cultures and about ministry in these cultures. 
  • Tulsa Vision & Service: Serving alongside the community development ministries of Crossover Bible Church in North Tulsa. 
  • Spring Break Action: Partnering with Samaritan's Purse, a team of students will serve areas affected by natural disasters in the region by participating in ongoing rebuilding efforts.

Encounter trips

  • Atlanta Refugee EncounterPartnering 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. 
  • El Paso Border Encounter: Join a trip to the US/Mexico border to explore the various complexities of immigration and help serve alongside Abara.
  • Chicago Community Development Encounter: Explore issues of race and poverty and the intersection of the gospel with Bridge Builders in Chicago.