Mission trips by their very nature are cross-cultural experiences. Whether traveling to the inner city or to someplace more rural, the students are leaving the comforts of Northern Virginia to experience another culture. Mission trips are also an opportunity to serve God. Depending on the service opportunity students might serve food to the homeless, construct a wheelchair ramp for the disabled, repair a roof, or teach Bible School. In addition to an emphasis on expanding cultural horizons and growing a heart of service, Student Ministries mission trips are intentional about team building among trip members. As such, you will find that there are a few pre-trip meetings prior to any mission trip designed to help students get to know one another and the work they will be doing. Lastly, time for worship and devotions is a key component of any mission trip allowing students the space to experience God.
Keep an eye out for communication about pre-trip meetings. In the meantime, stay up-to-date with Student Ministries activities and events: