Service + Ministry

Summer Serve  |  Community Services  |  Serve Trips  |  Urban Outreach  |  Little Bruins  |  Senior Outreach  |  Missions  |  Questions?

Summer Serve

Summer Serve is a three- to four-week-long ministry, missions and awareness trip in the month of May or June, during which students work with the people and culture of a specific country. Summer Serve is specifically designed for a team of students both individually and corporately to experience and understand Christ and his kingdom from a perspective outside their home culture of the United States.

Visit the Summer Serve information page to learn more information about  how to get involved.

Community Services

Community Services includes a variety of different opportunities to serve Newberg and the surrounding community. James Project is a weekly service event that sends groups of students into the community to perform a wide variety tasks for people who are in need. Adopt-A-Grandparent partners with Friendsview to connect students with a resident for one hour each week.

Visit the Service Opportunities page to learn more information about how to get involved.

Serve Trips

Serve trips provide a great way for students to get involved with short-term missions through weeklong ministry trips at the end of Christmas break and during spring break. Trips include inner-city missions, work projects, VBS, etc. Serve teams are challenged and stretched as they grow together as a team, and they always have a deep and meaningful impact on those they serve.

Visit the Serve Trips page to learn more information about how to get involved.

Urban Outreach

Urban Outreach seeks to combine the ideas of 'the least of these' and 'my neighbor.' We go to locations in Portland and Salem weekly where we get to know the homeless and find friends among those on the street. We'll share a meal, provide some small goods, and be the love of Christ.

Visit the Urban Outreach page to learn more information about how to get involved.

Little Bruins

Little Bruins is a big brother/big sister program that matches students with a student of a local elementary or middle school. Students spend one hour each week with their little bruin as well as opportunities to attend various events with them. This is a great way to invest in the life of a child who needs extra support and encouragement.

Visit the Little Bruins page to learn more information about how to get involved.

Senior Outreach

Senior Outreach Ministries connects students with the older generation of Newberg. This is a relational ministry that allows students and senior citizens to pursue friendships through monthly parties at Friendsview Retirement Center and/or pairing college students with a specific elderly person for weekly visits.

Visit the Senior Outreach page to learn more information about how to get involved.


New to the Christian Service Committee this year, the Missions Committee seeks to connect students interested in global missions with information on how to participate with different mission organizations. The missions coordinator exists to encourage an interest and passion for global mission.


Please contact Rusty St. Cyr, Associate Pastor of Ministry and Service at for more information on how to serve the local community. Or if you have specific questions about a ministry listed above contact the student Christian Service Director, Toni Snyder (, or stop by the ASC office in the SUB. We appreciate your thoughts and questions, and we are very excited to serve with you this year.

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