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.
If we look to the first chapter of the book of Acts, we see the Risen Christ calling ALL of his followers to be Spirit-filled witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Because we take the call to Jerusalem just as seriously as we take the call to the ends of the earth, past Isaiah trips have gone to domestic locations as well as Peru, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Italy, Ireland, South Africa and other nations.
2018 Spring Break Mission Trip Locations
- Dominican Republic (Medical)
- Mystery Location
2018 Summer Mission Trip Locations
- Dominican Republic
- South Africa
Feel free to reach out to our coordinator, Sadie Zegarac (firstname.lastname@example.org,) to have any questions answered or to hear more about what the Isaiah Project is up to in the world!
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.