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SpILgrimmages (of Immersion & Service) | Local Outreach & Service Partnerships | Global Outreach & Service Partnerships | Questions?
SpILgrimages are one- to four-week-long immersion and service trips during the winter, spring & 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 in Christ's mission and ministry of reconciliation throughout the world. Our 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.
SpILgrimage partner organizations include Word Made Flesh, Forward Edge, Open Arms International, the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, Urban Impact, Mending Wings, HomePDX, ReImagine, Five Rock Ranch and Twin Rocks Friends Camp. Visit the Winter & Spring Break SpILgrimages and/or the Summer SpILgrimages information pages to learn more information about how to get involved.Local Outreach & Service Partnerships
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.
Yamhill Community Service 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 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. Visit the Yamhill Community Service opportunities page to learn more information about how to get involved.
Senior Outreach Ministries connects students with people of older generations in and around Newberg. This is a relational ministry that allows students and senior citizens to pursue friendships, and/or pairing college students with a specific elderly person for weekly visits. The majority of this ministry is done in partnership with our neighbor organization, Friendsview Retirement Center. Visit the Senior Outreach information page to learn more information about how to get involved.
Little Bruins Outreach is a program similar to a Big Brother/Sister program, in which George Fox students are paired with a student from one of Newberg School District’s Elementary, or Middle schools. The program entails the students visiting their Little Bruin for one hour a week, and attending 2-3 Little Bruin parties a year. The goal of the program is to build strong and trusting relationships with the children, and be positive role models in their life. Visit the Little Bruins page to learn more information about how to get involved.
Urban Outreach travels weekly to locations in Portland and Salem to learn and serve in tandem with organizations and collaboratives (i.e. Bridgetown Ministries, HomePDX, the Portland & Salem Leadership Foundations, MLK Day of Service, Word Made Flesh, and others) where we seek to both meet and serve Christ while learning and serving alongside people experiencing firsthand the complex problems of poverty, hunger, homelessness, human trafficking, racism, sexism, and other systemic inequities. Visit the Urban Outreach information page to learn more information about how to get involved.
Global Outreach & Missions seeks to connect students interested in long-term, vocational global ministry and missions with information, networking, educational forums and conferences (i.e. global ministry "Expo's" & special events and classes on campus, "The Justice Conference", "Beggars Society Forums", etc.) raising awareness of reconciliation ministry, Christian community development, and missions going on around today's world.
Please contact Rusty St. Cyr, associate pastor for outreach and service, at email@example.com for more information on how to get involved. Or, if you have specific questions about a ministry listed above, contact Erika Lopez (SpILgrimages), Mikayla Greenwell (Global O.S.P.), or Kyle Webster (Local O.S.P.),or stop by the Sheridan Street House or the Annex Office in the SUB (Student Union Building). We appreciate your thoughts and questions, and we are very excited to serve with you this year.