Because Daytona Beach is one of the most popular Spring Break destinations in the US, especially among college students and young adults, it houses a great opportunity to witness not only to the local community in Daytona, but also to people from all over. Alongside experienced leaders, Steve and Erika Mortland, you will spend your days on the beach, at a community park, and in and out of various low income and homeless centers in the area. Through simply playing volleyball, offering a beverage and just hanging out, you will have the opportunity to build relationships and discuss Christ and the hope He is to you with hundreds of people from all walks of life.
In Memphis, Spring Break Missions and Carpenter’s Hands are teaming up with Service Over Self (SOS) helping to rebuild and improve houses of families in need. Through this ministry, we will help qualified homeowners to rebuild their homes for their families, giving us the opportunity to minister to them by and through this work. This trip, then, is for those who enjoy getting their hands dirty, wearing out every muscle in their body, and having swollen hearts for the families they work with face-to-face.
“All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.”-John Calvin
Through partnerships with St. Martin and Gethsemane Episcopal Church, Taylor students are given the opportunity to serve their literal neighbors in Grant County. Through this experience, Taylor students can learn how to better serve the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those who live right around the corner in Marion, IN. Teams will be able to see the need for Christ through local ministries, housing projects, devotionals lead by community members, and panels on relevant topics to Marion.
Indianapolis, IN is often regarded as a booming metropolis, reaching forward to prosperity in the Midwest. The communities fraught with cyclical poverty and gang violence, however, are easily overlooked. Join us in our servant relationship with Shepherd Community Center as we help engage youth living in inner-city poverty. Whether working with children’s’ minds in the classroom, their relationship with Christ in the church, or helping to improve the environment surrounding them by getting your hands dirty, you can effectively help bring prosperity to an urban community in need through this ministry.
Alongside Polish Christian Ministries, Taylor students will have the opportunity to experience the culture, language, history, and people of Poland. While assisting in a high school English Class or participating in after-school English conversation classes, students will be encouraged to engage youth who don’t yet have a relationship with Jesus. Other involvement will include a service project for a needy family, visiting the Majdanek concentration camp, prayer-walking throughout the city, and sharing in a cultural exchange night with Polish “English” students.
The number 750,000, depending on what context it is used in, can be either overwhelming or unimpressive. In this case, it is the number of children that face their early life cramped in orphanages throughout Russia. Through The Boaz Project, Taylor students are truly given the opportunity to “…visit orphans and widows in their afflictions” (James 1:27). The Russia trip serves to give students a new perspective on this difficult reality by allowing them to serve children through various outlets such as Vacation Bible School, and to build relationships that they will always remember.
Back2Back Ministries is an organization that focuses heavily on the spiritual and physical needs of children in impoverished homes and needy communities. In Mexico, Taylor students will help this ministry by engaging poverty while being able to practice Spanish fluency and working with children who will leave a lasting impression on the hearts of anyone who serves there.
Are you interested in Social Work? What about Medicine, Education, Psychology, Sports Management, or Ecology? Students International has a unique focus on providing challenging cross-cultural experiences geared towards students through occupational ministry opportunities, and will give students the opportunity to connect to many major areas of study pertaining to ministry and meeting the needs of the people. While staying at their base in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, you will have the opportunity to serve in a variety of settings at various locations nearby, using your specific passions and skills.
In Honduras we will be partnering with missionaries David and Debbie Hawk. This team will be working with World Gospel Mission and the focus of this trip will range from construction work based on current site needs, running ministry programs for children in schools, and volunteering in the local church. Within Honduras lies a colorful and rich culture with a need to be filled by the love of Jesus Christ through students like you.