Isaiah Project

The Isaiah Project equips AU students to love and serve in the name of Jesus both near and far.

Originally named after the prophet Isaiah who, after having a powerful encounter with God responded with a wholehearted willingness to go and serve, the Isaiah Project participants are called to respond to God in much the same way.

2019 Spring Break Mission Trip Location

  • Mystery Mission Trip
  • Music City (Nashville) Mission Trip
  • Dominican Republic (Medical)

2019 Summer Mission Trip Locations

  • Dominican Republic (Sports & Service - May)
  • South Africa (May-June)
  • Dominican Republic (Medical - August)

APPLY FOR A MISSION TRIP! (CLICK HERE)  Deadline: Oct. 19 @ 5pm

APPLY FOR A MISSION TRIP SCHOLARSHIP (CLICK HERE) Deadline: Oct. 19 @ 5pm

REL 260: Short-Term Missions Course

Students are able to participate in Isaiah Project trips as well as obtain course credit through the Religion Department (though this is not a requirement of all participants). Rev. Dr. Sue Dickson offers a course each Spring semester that pairs nicely with Isaiah Project trips in order to fulfill the CCI requirement.

Dr. Dickson describes the course as follows, “Rel 260 Short-term Mission provides an opportunity for reflection by those who care about globalization, social justice, and Christianity’s engagement with the world. It explores the origins, development, theology, economics, and practices of short-term missions with academic rigor, critical honesty, and creative engagement. Heightened cultural awareness is an important objective of this course."


About the Mission Trips 

Mystery Mission Trip (Spring Break)
Students will travel to an undisclosed location and partner with a local ministry center to serve the city. Ministry will include prayer walks, meal ministries, street evangelism and community service projects.

Dominican Republic - Medical Mission (Spring Break)
Juan Tomas is a small village in the Dominican Republic, located about 10 miles northeast of Santo Domingo. The team will work with Paul and Linda McMillan, local missionaries, who share Christ by looking at the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the community. Ministry areas include the medical clinic, mission school (K-3 to 12), English classes, and service projects at the mission and in the village.

Music City Mission (Spring Break)
Experience a City / Learn a City / Help a City with City Service Mission
Whether it’s the creativity from the music industry, or the numerous colleges, hospitals, and healthcare corporations, Nashville is filled with energy and life. With all the “success”, sometimes it is difficult to remember the contrasting side of Nashville. There are folks living off minimum wage in a city requiring twice that income to survive. There is a public school system trying to overcome its 40% drop-out rate. The chronic homelessness statistics are 20-30% higher than the national average. Thankfully, there are a number of churches and non-profit organizations in Nashville that are serving those who are economically, physically, mentally, and/or spiritually poor. This short-term experience is an opportunity to be a small part of the ministry being done locally.

Habitat for Humanity (Spring Break)
(Sponsored by Student Life / Open to all AU students)
Contact: Nicole Dyer, ndyer@ashland.edu

Dominican Republic - Sports & Service  (May)
Juan Tomas is a small village in the Dominican Republic, located about 10 miles northeast of Santo Domingo. The team will work with Paul and Linda McMillan, local missionaries, who share Christ by looking at the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the community. Ministry areas include the sports clinics, mission school (K-3 to 12), English classes, and service projects at the mission and in the village.

South Africa (Mid-May to Mid-June)
Participate in what God is doing in South Africa! The people of Molweni, a village in the Valley of 1,000 Hills, are recovering from decades of spiritual and societal oppression. Isaiah House Ministries seeks to restore hope to Molweni through the grace, love and truth of Jesus. This team will partner with the local ministry team for children’s ministry, church planting, youth ministry, relational evangelism and community service projects.

Dominican Republic - Medical Mission (August)
Juan Tomas is a small village in the Dominican Republic, located about 10 miles northeast of Santo Domingo. The team will work with Paul and Linda McMillan, local missionaries, who share Christ by looking at the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the community. Ministry areas include the medical clinic, mission school (K-3 to 12), English classes, and service projects at the mission and in the village.

CCO City Mission Intensives
Encounter Philadelphia / Ocean City Beach Project June/July
Over two months in the summer, students will work and worship in one community while being challenged to become a kingdom leader. Each of these projects provides the opportunity for students to grow personally in their faith and to develop a deeper vision for their place in an increasingly urban and global world. These summer experiences will prioritize the areas of: leadership development, city engagement, Bible study training, the global Church and community living. Students will secure a part-time job or internship of their choice and live together in a large house while hearing speakers unpack the history and theology of the city. At the end of their time, students will not only experience the joy of the city, they will have developed the character and skill to become an effective kingdom leader wherever they go.

Application Process

Step One: Apply using the link above (deadline: October 19)

Step Two: The staff leader will reach out to you for an informal “interview.” OCM Staff will check your eligibility status (GPA, judicial standing).

Step Three: You will be notified if you have been selected for the mission team. You will be provided with information regarding the trip, team meetings, passport processes and mandatory training day on January 26, 2019.

Step Three: Submit your $50 deposit to secure your place on the team (deadline: November 16)

Step Four: Complete all online forms for mission trip participation (deadline: December 1)

Contact

Lori D. Oney
loney2@ashland.edu
419.289.5489