What is Global Outreach?
The purpose of Global Outreach is to provide interested participants the opportunity to experience ministry opportunities in local churches, community organizations, and to experience missions on a short-term basis. We send teams of students to assist and enhance the ministry of the established local church, community organizations, or mission.
What are the qualifications for involvement?
Global Outreach is available to all students. To be involved, each student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and submit the appropriate application. Participants should show evidence of a growing faith and be actively involved in a local church.
What types of teams are available and where are they going?
Some teams are invited to return to the same locations each year and new ones are added as we become aware of the need. Previous ministry teams have included: music/drama, military, TESL, education, camps, general helps, sports, children, medical, engineering, business and other ministry gateways assisting pastors, volunteer coordinators, and missionaries. Our teams have served in surrounding communities and countries around the world.
How does Global Outreach determine where to send new teams?
Each year we have established weekly teams and various mission agencies, of like doctrinal stance, that send us a list of opportunities available, Also, a faculty or staff member or a student may propose an opportunity with which they are familiar. Brian Nester, the director of Global Outreach investigates the opportunities and presents them to the a committee which serves in an advisory capacity. When an opportunity is selected, our office works with a team leader to recruit students for involvement.
If I don't have a "special talent," what kind of ministry can I have?
There are a myriad of opportunities for people who feel that they cannot sing or act. All teams will be oriented and receive training for the area in which they will be involved. Some teams may be directed toward academic majors such as engineering, broadcasting, business, and nursing. There are also "ministry" teams such as worship, children's ministry, youth camps, construction, evangelism, VBS, etc. Those who are interested, but do not know where they might "fit in" are welcome to come to the Global Outreach office and talk with one of our staff.