Welcome to the Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service (Halbert Center) at ACU - a place to learn effective ways to serve our Lord domestically and internationally. The Halbert Center complements ACU’s undergraduate and graduate degrees by providing missions opportunities outside the classroom to all ACU students, regardless of major.
Vision -- The entire ACU family, fully on mission with God
Mission -- To infuse missional and intercultural competence into the entire ACU campus, inspiring and equipping all students, faculty and staff to join in God’s mission as we become exceptional, innovative and real disciples for Christ in the world.
Halbert Center programs provide missions opportunities for students through short service trips, summer internships, and gap year opportunities around the world. We also partner cross-campus for on-campus missional activities such a weekly Missions Chapel, the annual Broom Colloquium, and the Missions Student Association.
Team training and missionary care are vital pieces to the history of missions at ACU. The Halbert Center continues this work of forming teams, preparing them spiritually, culturally, theologically, and practically, and walking with them once on the field.
The Halbert Center partners with academic programs to provide co-curricular formation in missions. This training involves assessment of missionary candidates, the formation and development of teams, as well as site-specific training. Undergraduate and Graduate degree information can be accessed through our academics page.
For deeper insight, please read A Short History of Missions at ACU, 1968 - 2004.
The Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service is proud to be approved by the Standards of Excellence in Short Term Mission.
“Our experience with Halbert Center training has helped us all in many ways such as preparing us to be better teammates, helping us gain more knowledge about missions abroad, and understanding our journey ahead. We have been meeting every Monday morning at 7:30AM for two hours since school has started. Over the summer, we did online courses with lesson trainings along with reading a few books. We've also had weekend retreats that have helped our team get closer together. Halbert Center staff have invested a lot of time in helping us and we greatly appreciate their teachings and the Halbert Center program.” -Erika Scott, GAP team 2017.
The greatest benefit of my WorldWide Witness experience was “the confirmation that long-term missions is what I am called to do with my life and that I would be good at it.” -Clarissa Lavaki, WorldWide Witness 2017