MISSION TRIPS provide a unique opportunity to develop a heart for God's people and world. Learning and formation happen effectively and rapidly when we are out of our ‘comfort zones.’ During the Resonate experience we will travel several times together, participating in a variety of mission trips.
Regional Mission Trips
These trips will occur throughout the two semesters and will vary per location by year.
Costs for the regional service/mission trips ARE included within Resonate tuition.
International Mission Trip
This trip will occur late in the spring semester and will vary per location by year.
Costs for the international mission trip are NOT included within Resonate tuition. We ask each student to send out support letters and fundraise to raise money for this trip. This is an intentional part of our curriculum. The goal is for students to experience what career missionaries experience as they raise funds. If a Resonate student feels called to vocational missions, they will understand the fundraising process. Resonate students not called to vocational missions will understand what missionaries go through to fundraise and hopefully be much more willing to support missionaries who ask for their help in the future.
A Special Note on the International Mission Trip
Why international missions? Aren’t there people in 'our backyard’ who need our help first?
Yes, there are, and it is very important to the heart of God that they are served. The Resonate program requires students to be involved in local ministry. We will also take regional mission trips to serve others in our home area. Traveling internationally gives students the opportunity to see the Kingdom of God through the lens of another culture. International travel puts us way out of our comfort zone and gives us the opportunity to rely on and trust God at a new level. We also get a fuller picture of who God is and how He works in the world when we participate in international ministry. It is not uncommon for international mission trips to be the part of Resonate where students clearly understand the mission God has for their own life.
It should also be noted that we know we can’t be effective at building the Kingdom if we just swoop in and swoop out in a week leaving no lasting relationship. Instead, we partner with ministries/organizations that have long term relationships in the area where we will serve. Our goal is to come along side local ministry already in place. The goals are to use whatever gifts and abilities we have to undergird those ministries. We want to support and help further ministry already happening. Finally, we want to encourage the believers and ministry leaders God has raised up there.