Experiential

Centering around Christ with the George Fox Community off campus.

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James Project     Foster Parent Night Out (FPNO)

Kin-dom     Little+Big Bruins

Immersion & Service (SpIL) Trips

Neighboring Schools

Little+Big Bruins   is an umbrella title depicting four different ways of serving to partner with Newberg Public School Counselors and Teachers in serving local kids:   Big Bruins/1-on-1 mentoring, Volunteer Coaching/Club Advising, Homework Helpers, Special Projects. These volunteer opportunities seek to encourage the well-being of youth and volunteers alike by establishing trusting relationships and opportunities to achieve. 

Under-resourced Neighbors

We Dine Together  offers regular opportunities for immersion and service in Newberg and Portland to learn and serve in alongside organizations seeking not only to serve Christ, but also to encounter Christ, alongside people experiencing firsthand the complex problems of poverty, hunger, homelessness, human trafficking, racism, sexism, and other systemic inequities.  

Neighbors in Retirement

Fox & Friendsview   connects students with people of older generations at Friendsview Retirement & Avamere communities. This is a relational ministry that allows students and neighbors in retirement to pursue mutually benefiting connections. 

Neighbors in Foster Care

  • Foster Parent Night Out  
  • Embrace Oregon
  • Every Child Oregon (connected to the Portland Leadership Foundation) is a community based initiative that exists to provide ways for community members to get involved with the foster system. Every Child aims to provide love, care, and support for vulnerable children and families in Oregon in partnership with Oregon's Department of Human Services (DHS). A network of nonprofit organizations acress Oregon are emerging to carry the Every Child effort in their local communities. Every Child Oregon is now active in 13 counties. By 2022, Every Child will reach across all 36 counties of Oregon.

To help carry the Every Child effort, George Fox hosts a monthly Foster Parents' Night Out event. Foster parents often lack consistent breaks to rest from their much needed, yet difficult job. At Foster Parents' Night Out, students get to spend four hours mentoring and building relationships with children in foster care while their parents get a night off! The night involves crafts, games, and plenty of time to play in the amazing gym at Newberg Christian Church. We always love more volunteers!

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Contact Information If you have questions or are interest in becoming involved, visit http://everychildoregon.org/ or contact Cana Buckley at cbuckley17@georgefox.edu

Neighbors with intellectual or developmental disabilities

Helping Neighbors

Saturday "James Project"/Community Service    includes a variety of different opportunities to serve Newberg and the surrounding communities. James Project is a weekly service event that sends groups of students into the community to work alongside partner organizations (like Love INC, Habitat for Humanity, Faith in Action, etc.) to perform a wide variety tasks needed to support our neighbors in the community.  

Global Neighbors

Immersion & Service ( SpiL) Trips   are one- to four-week-long immersion and service trips during the winter, spring and summer breaks through which students learn and work alongside both domestic and international partner organizations that are working to bridge disparities of all kinds in the name and mission of Christ.

These experiences are designed to provide a great way for students to both get a taste and to get involved learning and serving towards community development in the way of Christ Jesus throughout the world. SpiL trips take students to both urban and rural communities around the world (Romania, Moldova, Kenya, China, San Francisco, Yakima Indian Reservation, Neah Bay, Seattle, Portland, and Christian campgrounds, as well as various locations and communities which have recently experienced natural disasters) to work primarily in supportive service to our partner organizations as they keep their long-term commitments to Christian community development in the neighborhoods, villages and cities.  SpiL Trip partner organizations includeThe Global Immersion Project, World Relief Sacramento, Word Made Flesh, Open Arms International, Evangelical Friends Mission,  Seattle Urban Impact, Mending Wings/SLAM trips, Camp Attitude, among others.  


Have questions? Seeking Spiritual Direction or Mutual Mentoring?

Please contact Rusty St. Cyr, Associate Campus Pastor for Service & Christian Community Development, at rstcyr@georgefox.edu or stop by the  Barclay ( SpiL) House  or the SpiL Desk in Hadlock Student Activities Center for more information on how to get involved. We appreciate your thoughts and questions, and we are very excited to learn and serve with you this year.