Short-term Missions - The Isaiah Project
The Isaiah Project equips AU students to love and serve in the name of Jesus. The project takes its name from the prophet Isaiah who, after having had a powerful encounter with God, responded with a wholehearted willingness to go and serve.Isaiah Project participants are called to respond to God in much the same way and the Isaiah Project focuses on mission trips.
Catholic Campus Ministries/Newman Immersion Mission Trip (Spring Break)
Each year Catholic Campus Ministry identifies a domestic location to visit and serve. Teams engage in different projects based on the needs of the community.
School of Nursing Dominican Republic Medical Mission Trip (Spring Break)
Juan Tomas is a small village in the Dominican Republic. Each year, the team works with local missionaries who share Christ by looking after the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the community. Ministry areas include the medical clinic, mission school (K – 12), English classes and service projects at the mission and in the village.
The Well Mystery Mission Trip (Spring Break)
Ready for a real leap of faith? The Well invites students to travel to an undisclosed location and partner with a local ministry center. Projects range from serving the homeless to providing community service.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Dominican Sports & Service Trip (Summer)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes travels to South Carolina & the Dominican Republic to work with local missionaries, providing sports clinics, mission school (K-3 to 12), English classes and other service projects.
Domestic or International Mission Trip (Summer)
Each year the Office of Christian Ministry offers one or more week-long mission trips to either a domestic or international destination. These trips are open to all AU students, staff and faculty. The types of work include construction, Bible school, community health and flood/tornado recovery. Each trip includes a number of cultural explorations to better understand the people and context of the mission work.
Contact the Office of Christian Ministries for upcoming mission opportunities.
The Application Process
To participate in a mission trip, you must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with the university.
- Reach out to contact the Office of Christian Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about upcoming trips and the application process.
- Attend an informal interview with a team leader (the team leader will reach out to you to schedule this meeting).
- You will be notified if you have been selected for the mission team. You will also receive details about the trip, team meetings, passport processes (if applicable) and mandatory training.
- Submit your deposit to secure your place on the team.
- Complete all the online forms that are required for participation in your mission trip.