Our mission trips are definitely not “mission trips as usual.” Rather than “church tourism” or excursions to take care of the “less fortunate,” all the trips we take, whether with our youth or intergenerationally, are designed to be experiences where we can connect with God and our neighbors (and by the way, we’re all neighbors on this planet) in a deeper way – face to face, as human beings. They are opportunities for us to respond in faith to the challenges being dealt with by people in places way outside of our own zip code and life experiences, to listen to and learn from each other and to reimagine how we can be God’s hands and feet in the world, together. These are eye – mind – and heart-opening opportunities for, as one author puts it, “encountering and participating in the presence of God in the life of the world.”
Some of our most powerful recent trips have been multifaith mission trips, where we’ve joined with Jewish, and Muslim congregations to work together on projects of social justice — one rebuilding homes after a hurricane, another feeding asylum seekers at the border in Texas. To learn more about any of our upcoming trips, get in touch.