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National and International Service and Mission

-Individual Opportunties-

There are lots of resources and opportunties for students interested in serving during Spring or Summer break on their own.  Through an assortment of ways, we support individuals who choose to serve around the world thorugh various mission organizations. Check out the resources below to see how we might be of service to you!

Finding an Organization

Several useful resources for finding an organization are available online. However, If you need additional help finding a service and mission project, feel free to contact Nancy Sharpe, Individual Missions Coordinator, ns1207@messiah.edu.

Messiah College Summer Missions Grant Opportunites

Grants Available:

  • WCF Grant- Your fellow students raise money for this fund which helps to assist with summer experience expenses for those who serve a minimum of one week with an established organization.
  • Messiah College Parent’s Council Grant – Up to $1,800 is available to assist students with summer ministry expenses for those who spend at least one week serving.
  • Frey Family Grant – Each year, up to seven $2000 grants are given toward tuition for the next academic year to a student serving a minimum of eight weeks with an established organization.
  • Mulberry Foundation Grant - Each year, up to ten $3000 grants are given toward tuition to students serving a minimum of four weeks with an established organization        

            Interested in more details? click here.

Time Line Spring 2008:

December: Grant applications become available

February 15th, 2008 : Grant applicants are due

Early March: Grant applicants are notified as to whether or not they received a grant

April: checks are sent out to student's organization

         or church

Mission Awareness Week

Learn more about missions by meeting representatives, attending alternate chapels, luncheons, cultural dinners.  Roughly 30 different organizations will be available on campus to give mission updates and information on how you can be involved in furthering God’s Kingdom. This year’s Mission Awareness Week will be held November 5th – 9.th

Embracing the “Different”

We are committed to equipping students, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, for their service and mission experiences. There are many things to learn and many questions to ask before leaving and upon returning to campus. Therefore, in an attempt to provide students with a foundation for asking questions and making the most of their experiences we offer both an Orientation Retreat in the Spring and a Reflection and Reentry Retreat during the Fall. Keep your eyes posted for the dates of these retreats.


The College has ongoing partnerships with many service and mission organizations through which student can get connected with service opportunities in the U.S. and internationally. There are also many opportunities for students to engage in short- or long-term experiences after graduation. Mission Awareness Week provides a great opportunity for students to talk with representatives from several different service and mission organizations. Check out past student experiences to discover a few of the endless opportunites that await you!

 

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