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Departments such as Athletics, the Office of Christian Outreach, the Office of Multicultural Development, and the Student Activities Office offer many service, ministry and co-curricular opportunities, usually during spring break and summer.


SPRING BREAK

Honduras Project
Our Mission: Honduras Project is a Christ-centered community that seeks to serve the Lord by encouraging, building relationships and working with the people of Honduras. This project exists because Christ first loved us and has called us to love him and to love others, and springs out of the belief that Christ's love is holistic and cares about physical needs as well as spiritual needs.
2020 Theme: This year, the theme for the Honduras Project is wholeheartedness. In seeking to serve others as Christ has served us, it can be easy for a person to get overwhelmed by global needs or personal inadequacy and, as a result, lose heart. However, as an organization, we believe that “God can never be loved as much as He deserves to be loved, but He can be ‘loved wholly’ or ‘by the whole person’” (Mary T. Clark). This is an amazing (and consuming!) truth: we are asked to love God with all of our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind, and all of our strength, and though we can never love God as fully as He deserves, we can seek to love Him with our whole selves. In the context of Honduras Project, we have found that wholeheartedness often looks a lot like raking leaves and doing dishes.
2020 Verse: Our Lord Jesus Christ said: The first commandment is this: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength’ (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’. There is no other commandment greater than these. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets (Matthew 22:39-40).




BreakAway 2020 Opportunities

Our Mission: BreakAway Ministry creates opportunities for personal transformation while having staff, faculty, and students minister together during Spring Break.

Our Vision:  Serving in unity with the body of Christ and growing together in love..
2020 Verse: “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, unto Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” - Ephesians 4:15-16






BREAKAWAY SIGN-UPS BEGIN ON DECEMBER 5th



SUMMER
 
GLOBAL URBAN PERSPECTIVES

Our Mission: Transforming students by raising their awareness of urban issues and mobilizing them to live out the incarnational gospel in cities around the world.
Our Vision: Empowered by the Gospel, Global Urban Perspectives invites students to re-imagine the beauty and depth of urban life and encounter Christ and neighbor in the global urban periphery. We aim to achieve this by providing immersive experiences within cross-cultural faith communities and on-campus learning opportunities.
2020 Verse: "He has told you, O Man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?"  - Micah 6:8

 

STUDENT MINISTRY PARTNERS

Our Mission: Mobilizing and equipping students to partner with the global church and to make known the Kingdom of God among the nations.
Our Vision: To cultivate relationships between Wheaton students and partners throughout the global Church.
2020 Verse: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  - Matthew 28:19-20
 
 

YOUTH HOSTEL MINISTRY

Our Mission: Mobilizing and equipping students to minister to the traveling communities of Europe and other parts of the world through living in community, offering friendship, evangelism and service.
Our Vision: Because we are part of God’s redemptive story, Youth Hostel Ministry seeks to let respect and companionship abide among us, as we strive to live humbly and serve the traveling community with hospitality.
2020 Verse: “Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!"  - Hebrews 13:1-2