U.S. Summer Missions
Your college years are very likely the only time in your whole life when you will have the freedom to give up your summer to serve God and grow in your walk with Him. Consider using one of your summers to do just that. You can also get a job at most locations to make some money, receive training and gain ministry skills experience, learn how to walk with God for a lifetime, gain lifelong friendships, and more. Summer Missions are truly a life-changing experience!
U.S. Summer Missions give you the opportunity to take the good news of forgiveness in Jesus to virtually anywhere in the states, so ultimately everyone will know someone who truly follows Jesus.
Anywhere you go will involve taking steps of faith – following God as He stretches you to become the kind of person He wants you to be. Our region,The MidSouth, currently offers six diverse U.S. Summer Missions spanning the entire country.
Experience the laid back lifestyle of Santa Cruz, California, or spread the gospel on two of Florida's beautiful sunny beaches Clearwater and Daytona. Walk down the historic cobblestone streets of old Charleston. Maybe the majestic Smoky Mountains are calling your name. Or do you have a heart for one of our nations largest cities, metropolitan New York City?
Time spent on Summer Projects range from 2 to 10 weeks depending on the location. You may reach out to college campuses in the U.S., a beach or resort community, international students, inner cities, etc. . . . You get the picture. It is truly an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Visit cru.org/summer for more info on US & International locations and trips.
International Summer Missions
There are over 100 million university students in the world who represent a key component of the global culture. They are the future and hope of all nations. The opportunity is ripe for students from the U.S. to go to the nations and spread the gospel internationally. At UNCG, our strategic campus partnership is with East Asia. That means we commit to PRAY, GIVE, and GO. We have two venues for students to reach these partnerships with the gospel: International Summer Missions and STINT.
Visit here for more info and a list of locations.
We are currently partnering with locations in:
- Dominican Republic
- Czech Republic
- Central Asia
- East Asia -- UNCG partnership sending location
An International Summer Mission is an opportunity to experience a new culture (sightseeing, food, people, and culture), to be involved in international ministry, and to work with a team whose common purpose is to make Christ known on the college campus. All of what we do internationally can give you great ministry skills to use back on campus.
On an International Summer Mission you will receive training in how to go about ministry in a manner that is culturally relevant and sensitive to your location, however it is assumed that you know how to share your faith. If you are not comfortable or do not know how to share your faith, but are going internationally this summer, you should ask a Cru staff at your campus to teach you. If there are no Cru staff on your campus, pursue training through your local church.
STINT, which stands for Short Term International, is a one-year commitment to tell students at our partnership locations about Jesus Christ. While on STINT you will be on a team that is responsible for beginning or continuing to build a movement of evangelism and discipleship at your location. Your main activities will involve sharing your faith, doing basic follow up, possibly leading a small group, planning retreats and weekly meetings, and training students to be leading the ministry after you have gone. You will spend time praying for these goals as a team and working together to make it happen. Grab a friend and go reach the world!
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