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  • Locations: Bronx, NY, United States; Charlotte, NC, United States; Miami, Florida, United States; Mount Vernon, Kentucky, United States; Philadelphia, PA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: MC applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Spring Break Service Trips (March 11th-19th)
Each Fall, J-Term and Spring Break, the Agapé Center Service Trips team provides students with opportunities to engage with diverse communities through acts of service and fellowship.  Through service, we hope students will experience enriching and challenging growth which will help to foster learning of oneself, of the needs of others and of the role that service plays in society through a lens of Christian faith.
 
The Service Trips Team is now accepting applications for Spring Break Service Trips, which will take place March 11-March 19, 2017.  Spots are limited and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  For consideration, all applications must be received by February 23, 2017.  We are looking for trip leaders, participants and drivers!   
 
Please read and review the various service trip opportunities below.  Questions? Please contact servicetrips@messiah.edu or stop by the Agapé Center for Service & Learning.


Spring Break Agency Descriptions
March 11-19, 2017
 
Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, NY)
Travel Time: 4 hours
Priority 1 does a remarkable job of providing a variety of ways in which students can actively engage with impoverished and hunger-stricken communities in the greater NYC area.  Students have the opportunity to actively reflect upon their interactions with the urban populations that they will serve.
 
Topics of Interest:
  • Hunger and Homelessness
  • Social Injustice
 Praying Pelican (Miami, FL)
Travel time: 17 hours
Praying Pelican is a Christ-based short-term international mission’s organization that assists in serving the needs of indigenous local churches, pastors, and communities around the world, while also focusing on areas of the United States. The non-profit organization provides students with the opportunity to engage with children from lower income households, while also serving the local homeless population.
 
Topics of Interest:
  • Lower income communities  
  • Companionship
  • Hunger and Homelessness
WorkFest (Mt. Vernon, KY)
Travel time: 9 hours
WorkFest, also known as Christian Appalachian Project, is a Christian-based organization out of Eastern Kentucky. This organization’s mission is to serve the poor, while building a sense of community in an ecumenical Christian environment. Much of the work completed by participants includes physical labor.
 
Topics of Interest:
  • At Risk Youth
  • Companionship
 
AROMA Sports Ministry (CROSS Ministries/Habitat for Humanity) (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Travel time: 8 hours
CROSS Missions challenges all who serve with them to "cross lines that divide" in order to "share in God's love". On this trip, students will have the opportunity to serve in several different ministries catered to a variety of populations. 
 
Topics of Interest:
  • At Risk Youth
  • Hunger and Homelessness
  • Persons with Disabilities
 
Interfaith (Philadelphia, PA)
Travel time: 2 hours
This program is an exciting and transformative week-long experience for students who wish to acquire an understanding of major world religions, dialogue with members of those faith communities, and collectively serve the common good.
 
Topics of Interest:
  • Social injustice
  • Religious diversity
See Below For More Details:
Service Trips Experience_Agape Center.pdf
Domestic Service Trips Roles.pdf
Domestic Service Trips Leader Responsibilities.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 03/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.