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.

ALL MISSION TRIPS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2021 ARE DEPENDENT UPON CAMPUS, LOCAL, STATE, REGIONAL, AND FEDERAL TRAVEL RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE U.S. AS WELL AS THE HOST COUNTRY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT IF THEY OCCUR AT ALL.

Possible 2021 Spring Break Mission Trip Locations

  • Mystery Mission Trip
  • Catholic Campus Ministries/Newman Immersion Mission Trip - Site to be determined
  • Dominican Republic (Medical)

Possible 2021 Summer Mission Trip Locations - Dates to be determined

  • Dominican Republic (Sports & Service)
  • South Africa
  • Dominican Republic (Medical)

Global Perspective Inventory

Global Education Grant (Applications accepted starting September 1, 2020; Deadline: October 1 @ 5pm)  https://ashland.abroadoffice.net/grant.html

The Dr. Jane Bogniard Scholarship and the Dinsmore/Whitted Endowed Scholarship are available to Mission Trip participants.

APPLY FOR A MISSION TRIP!  This will open when travel is permitted.

APPLY FOR A MISSION TRIP SCHOLARSHIP! This will open when travel is permitted.

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.
You must receive a trip acceptance notification from Rev. Dr. Charles Neff before beginning this enrollment process as space is limited.

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.
You must receive a trip acceptance notification from the AU staff leader of this mission trip before beginning this enrollment process.

Catholic Ministries/Newman Immersion Mission (Spring Break)
Experience a City / Learn a City / Help a City with City Service Mission
Location to be determined.
You must receive a trip acceptance notification from Nate Ediger before beginning this enrollment process as number of participants are limited.

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

Dominican Republic - Sports & Service  (Summer)
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.
You must receive a trip acceptance notification from Joe Maggelet before beginning this enrollment process.

South Africa  (Summer)
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.
You must receive a trip acceptance notification from Sadie Vanderzyden or Rev. Dr. Charles Neff before beginning this enrollment process.

Dominican Republic - Medical Mission  (Summer)
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.
You must receive a trip acceptance notification from the AU staff leader of this trip before beginning this enrollment process.

CCO City Mission Intensives
Location TBD -  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.  Please contact Dolly Dong for information and application.

Application Process

Step One:  Apply using the link above once Mission Trips have been approved to happen.

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 (if applicable) and mandatory training.  Date and time to be determined..

Step Four:  Submit your $50 deposit to secure your place on the team (deadline: to be determined)

Step Five:  Complete all online forms for mission trip participation (deadline: to be determined)

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