October 17-21, 2014
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 18-21, 2014
The Colcord Outreach Trip is designed to engage students in practical ways of service in a small, rural community. Colcord is less than 10 minutes 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 town. 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.
Spring Weekend Trips
January 23-25, 2015
The OKC Evangelism Trip is designed to help students learn about church planting and evangelism in an urban setting. As we work with and learn from the people of Joe's Addiction, a coffeeshop, community assistance ministry, and church in a neighborhood scarred from addictions, crime, corruption, and poverty, students will explore the role of community development in evangelism--the meeting of felt needs as an avenue to not just speak the gospel message but to show it as well.
New Orleans, LA
March 21-28, 2015
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 Touch 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.
March 21-28, 2015
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.