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  • Locations: Bronx, NY, United States; Carmel, NY, United States; Harpers Ferry, WV, United States; Mechanicsburg, PA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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 October 12- October 15, 2017.  Spots are limited and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  For consideration, all applications must be received by September 20, 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!

Fall Break 2017 Agency Descriptions

Aroma, Cumberland Point (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Staying is the new going! Cumberland Pointe is a low-income housing neighborhood located just miles from campus. Primarily through the means of Sports Ministry, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the local Somali Refugee population. Students will foster relationships with community elders and experience interfaith dialogue.

Topics of Interest:
  •  Interfaith Outreach
  •  Sports Ministry

Children’s Bible Fellowship (Carmel, NY)
For nearly 76 years, Children’s Bible Fellowship of NY (CBFNY) has worked with inner city, at-risk, and disabled youth through camp programs, consisting of a variety of activities. Messiah students will have the opportunity to participate in outreach and discipleship ministries and will engage in teambuilding, evangelism, and conflict resolution skills through an in-depth orientation that will introduce participants to the realities of urban life.

Topic of Interest:
  •  At Risk Youth

Priority 1 Ministries (Bronx, NY)
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. Some students may be serving in a storehouse, organizing food and other materials for distribution; while others may be interacting with homeless communities directly. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with children in an after school tutoring program.

Topics of Interest:
  • Hunger and Homelessness
  • Social Injustice

Rolling Ridge (Harpers Ferry, WV)
Rolling Ridge is a longtime partner of the Agape Center. The Center is located in rural West Virginia and aspires to maintain green space where people in the MD-DC-VA area can come and be enveloped by God's natural creation. Volunteers usually partake in garden upkeep and minor building projects.

Topic of Interest:
  • Sustainability and Environmental Awareness
  • Construction & Building Repair
See below for more details:
Fall Break 2017 Agency Descriptions (003).pdf
AgapeCenter ServiceTripsExperience.pdf
Domestic Service Trips Leader Responsibilities.pdf
Domestic Service Trips Roles.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.