Global service trips coordinated through the Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service provide many opportunities for all ACU students to begin developing a missional framework for life. Many of these trips take place in a ministry setting that allow students to serve in their chosen field of endeavor or area of interest. Halbert Center partners cross-campus with departments and non-academic groups to send ACU students, faculty, staff, and alumni on trips lasting anywhere from 5-21 days.
All ACU short term teams prepare missionally, cross-culturally, and spiritually through weeks of training. Teams debrief immediately after return, to process the experience and discern how it fits with their vocational calling as disciples of Christ.
In recent years, much has been written about the unintentional harm many short term missions may have caused in the past. We believe there is a healthy way to send teams that help without hurting, which is why proper training and debriefing are of vital importance. Halbert Center strives to partner with organizations on the ground that empower those they work with, and to join with God in work He is already doing through faithful, capable people all over the world.
Some global service trips include:
“We are so thankful to Health Talents International and to LiveBeyond for their partnership in allowing our students to see the ways they will be able to use their training as health care professionals to be Jesus' hands and feet in this world." -Cynthia Powell, PhD., Department of Chemistry and BioChemistry