Mission Travel Suspended Due to Coronavirus
Mission groups are not being scheduled for travel. Instead, Disciples Volunteering strongly encourages local mission engagement. Mission Inns and other Partners may have different protocols in place – see the list at the bottom of this page. Recommended safety guidelines and best practices for serving in mission have been compiled and are available here.

 

Disciples Volunteering continues to Call, Connect, Equip, and Send Servants and the Church for Service with the Community. Disciples serving community move from volunteer to servant to neighbor to friend as we Get Dirty for Jesus together.

Shaping Servant Leaders

Each year, young adults are called to serve as Summer Mission Interns, providing leadership at a variety of mission destinations. What are you doing next summer?

Learn about other Young Adult Service Opportunities.

Long-term Volunteers are needed to support a variety of missions and service ministries.

Sending Teams in Mission

Disaster Recovery Mission Stations

Missouri

Flooding in late spring 2019 and an EF-3 tornado exacerbated an already significant shortage of affordable housing in Jefferson City, MO. Now, First Christian Church is prepared to receive mission teams to aid in the community’s recovery. Learn more and sign up here.

Oklahoma

Flooding across Oklahoma forced many people from their homes in 2019. Low attention and lack of federal support left most people no choice but to return to those flood damaged homes, working on them as they can – or waiting for help while the damage worsens. Help is needed – information and registration are available here.

Puerto Rico

Many general ministries and local congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) continue to support our brothers and sisters in the Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) in Puerto Rico. Through Programa Edifiquemos, they are ready to receive mission groups who travel as ambassadors to Puerto Rico to repair homes and learn from the people of Puerto Rico about life in this U.S. Territory. More information is at this Puerto Rico recovery page (or here en Español).

Disaster Recovery Referral Sites

North Carolina

Hurricane Florence wrought significant flooding across a significant portion of North Carolina. Disciples are responding long term in partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina, which has made housing available for work teams at Camp Caroline. In January, 2020, Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion announced the receipt of a $25,000 grant from Lowes Home Improvement to purchase materials for the recovery effort. Now all that’s needed is servants to lend a hand! For more information, click over to Camp Caroline’s information page. You can also contact Casey Perry, Camp Manager: caseysperry2@gmail.com

Dayton, Ohio

Significant storms over Memorial Weekend wreaked havoc across the Miami Valley. Disciples are in conversation with local partners about a new kind of response effort. The coronavirus has slowed progress; watch here for updated information.

Mission Partners

Other Mission Opportunities exist through these partners. Click on each link to learn more.

Disciples Mission Centers – a network of community-serving mission destinations across the country

Mission Inns
This is a growing network of Disciples congregations which provide housing, sometimes meals, and connections for your Mission Trip.

Urban Mission Inn Union Avenue Christian Church, St. Louis, MO
Blue Theology The Christian Church of Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA
Connect Ministries  locations in: Fort Worth, TX
Tucson, AZ
and Nashville, TN
Hiram Farm Hiram, OH
North Street Mission Trinity UCC, Wooster, OH
Wilkinsburg Christian Church Wilkinsburg, PA
Christian Temple Baltimore, MD
First Christian Church Slidell, LA
SoCal Mission Inn Orange, CA

Mission Organizations

Society of St. Andrew – leading others into lives of Christian community and service, primarily around issues of food security (year round)

Reach Beyond Mission – providing challenging and meaningful short-term mission experiences, moving youth toward making a long-term difference (spring break and summer)

Disciples Summer Mission – for youth groups looking to dive into mission via a large group experience (summer)