Engage partnerships encourage a spirit of service between the CSU family and the local community. Matthew 20:28 states, “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Jesus came to serve the people. When we serve others, we give our lives away to them just as Jesus did for us. Community service is the link we use to reach our community and fulfill our university’s vision of integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. Like Elijah, we are not only to serve our CSU community but those in need outside of our borders (Luke 4:24-27).
Some of the organizations we have partnered with include: Habitat for Humanity, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, Operation Christmas Child, Water Mission and Summerville Miracle League.
Campus Ministries is affiliated with various organizations to provide summer, Fall Break and Spring Break mission opportunities to students. Some of these include:
- South Carolina Baptist Convention
- Southern Baptist Convention
- South Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM)
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- International Mission Board
- North American Mission Board
Converge: Jan. 31-Feb. 2
At Converge, students experience authentic worship, relevant speakers, and opportunities to respond to God. Students and leaders can expect a quality experience with lots of time for building community and having fun. You can also expect to hear clear and relevant teaching from God’s Word, presented in a way that students and leaders alike will be challenged to move to a deeper level of commitment to Jesus Christ. CSU Campus Ministries would love for you to join us at Converge 2020!
Contact: David Dyer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York: March 7-11
Want to spend your Spring Break with other CSU students working with church planters in New York City?
During the missions trip, we will work with a brand new SBC church plant in Hell’s Kitchen in downtown Manhattan. We will be helping them begin to do community outreach and prayer walking.
Cost: $700, all-inclusive, plus some food and extras
Contact: Dr. Jonathan Denton, email@example.com
Tennessee: March 7-12
Join other Bucs blessing the Fishery Community Church in Erwin, Tenn. The people in this church are some of the finest people that we will ever meet. We will be there to serve the people. Johnson City is a large city of around 67,000 people offering a great deal of opportunities to not only serve but to relax and rejuvenate. In the past we have: painted, cleaned, cleared trees, ministered to a nursing home, helped fix the houses of some elderly people, worked with the homeless, served with children in a children’s home, and shared the gospel countless times. We will be working with Pastor Arthur Gibson and the precious people from the church. You will never forget this trip.
Cost: $60, all-inclusive
Lodging: vacant parsonage; bring an air mattress and sleeping bag, pillow, towels, and toiletries
Contact: Laurie Diel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bahamas: March 7-13
This is an amazing opportunity to serve in the Caribbean in the Bahamas. What better place to spend a college spring break!! This trip will be largely geared towards hurricane relief.
WHO: We will be traveling with Praying Pelican Missions (PPM). “Praying Pelican Missions aims to give your mission team the opportunity to make a long-term, genuine impact on a local community. When your team joins us for your mission trip, your group will work directly alongside local ministries where you can help to meet real needs.”
WHAT: Due to the recent events of Hurricane Dorian, our group will largely be working in relief from this devastating event. Ministry here will focus largely on hurricane relief. There will also be some relational components of the ministry as we build relationships with our partners and those who have returned to their homes after the trauma.
WHERE: Our team will be traveling to Abaco Island, which is one of the larger islands in the Bahamas. After having talked with our PPM representative who just visited the Bahamas, she stated that the island is about 95% destroyed (and that was being generous).