Disciples are connected to a variety of Mission Destinations across the country. Clicking on any of the markers in the map below will provide contact information and in many cases a link to the site, program, or project page. The sites are grouped by category (the key is revealed by clicking on the symbol in the top left corner of the map) and each category is described below the map. While some of these opportunities are coordinated in partnership with Disciples Volunteering, many are referrals to locations that Disciples Volunteering has a relationship with. We would love to hear about your experience after participating with any of these partners.
Are you making a mission trip and looking for a church to stay in along the way? Disciples Volunteering is collecting information here and will publicize it here as it becomes available. Does your church have the capacity to host mission groups for a night? Please click through and complete the form so that we can add your congregation to the map.
Mission Centers have an historic place within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They are as varied in their mission as they are by their location and their history. Most Mission Centers provide some form of direct services to their community. Mission Trips to the Centers usually include opportunities for service and education.
Disciples Volunteering is highly involved in the service opportunities facilitated through Disciples Mission Stations. These typically include a partnership with some combination of local congregations, an Area/Region of the Church, and ecumenical organizations. Mission Stations are established in response to a specific need. Unlike Mission Centers, their purpose is to work themselves out of a Mission by operating until the specific need is met. Currently, the focus of all Mission Stations is on Disaster Response.
Mission Inns are an exciting new movement of congregation-based mission destinations emerging across the country. All Mission Inns focus on hospitality, providing a great location for overnight mission groups. Some Mission Inns coordinate the work that your Mission Team will perform. Others make referrals to local service agencies within their community.
From time to time, Disciples Volunteering will partner with a local congregation, a Region / Area, or an ecumenical organization to support a Special Project. Depending on the timing for the project, this could take the form of an Alternative Spring Break, a Summer Project, or a Blitz Build. Past projects have included the restoration of a congregation’s facilities after a disaster, the summer F.A.S.T. program in partnership with the United Church of Christ, and Habitat Blitzes. Is your congregation, cluster of congregations, or area/region interested in hosting a special project? Let us know!