Mission Trips 2015

Engage 2015-16

Are you interested in going out of the country to spread the Gospel message and rebuild communities in 2015-2016? We already have the dates for 2 of our trips for Engage 2015-16. See below and pray over the country or city where you can engage in God’s mission for the world.

Eastern Kentucky
October 15th – October 18th

Las Vegas
March 12th – March 18th

Check back here and at www.springdalechurch.com for additional tidbits including dates and locations of informational and prep meetings.

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Give Life

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SCC recently received this card from a lady whose life has been impacted and forever changed by the ministry of Hosea’s House. HH is a Springdale global missions partner and home in Louisville for women and children in crisis. Her testimony and narrative points to the life-changing power of the Gospel and to the real motivation for giving of our time, talent and treasure to engage in God’s mission for the world. If you don’t think giving to missions and the work of the Lord makes a difference… think again.

YMI in Africa

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Randy Smith (pictured above in the back row, far right) President of Youth Ministry International and SCC global missions partner, just returned from Kenya, Africa and he recapped his exciting visit:

The trip (to Kenya) was more successful and yielded more results than I could have imagined. The primary purpose was to present a YMI sponsored M.A. in Youth Ministry into the degree program of the African International University (AIU), a quality Christian University in Nairobi, Kenya.

I met with a large administrative staff led by Dr. Samuel Katia, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The meeting lasted 2 hours and yielded a unanimous decision to go forward with the M.A. program. A faculty committee was formed and a chair person was appointed with the goal of making a formal presentation to the University Senate by December to have the degree program approved and then submitted to the Kenya Department of Higher Education for final approval.

If all goes well, the first classes could be offered as early as August 2014. The M.A. will be a 72 credit hour program, 42 of which will be YMI’s youth courses taught by YMI adjunct professors over a period of 3 years. This will be the first M.A. in Youth Ministry in all of Eastern and Western Africa. Opportunities in Africa are expanding quickly for YMI’s formal training program!

ENGAGE: Eastern KY

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Last week, a team of nearly 40 people from SCC traveled to Eastern Kentucky to support, encourage and do ministry with our engage partners, Club 180 and Loaves & Fishes. While there, the team did various service projects, assisted with a food pantry and helped facilitate Club 180’s Fall Festival that reached out to the entire area. 3 children made decisions for Christ and countless others were touched by the Gospel message.

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Our students were also in the area partnering with the ministries of CLub 180 for their annual Fall Retreat. They joined the adult team from SCC on Saturday to serve at the Fall Festival.

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Christmas Missions

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Operation Christmas Child is a great opportunity to share the love of Christ by giving to children in need. Our goal this year is to fill 250 boxes. Each box you donate will enter you in a drawing for tickets to the Newport Aquarium. If you are unable to fill a whole box you may donate needed items and place them in the giant box in The Café or you may make a monetary donation. All shoeboxes are due on Sunday, November 17th.