ACU Missions

The entire ACU community has various opportunities to be on mission with God. Programs provided through the Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service include short service trips, summer internships and gap training opportunities around the world.

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ACU students on a missions trip and playing with children

Global Service Trips

Global Service Trips are brief and take place during winter break, spring break, and summer. Teams are led by staff and faculty, and locations range from the U.S. to Asia.
Many of these experiences take place in partnership with academic departments and other campus groups such as:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Athletics
  • College of Business Administration
  • Department of Engineering and Physics
  • Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
  • Department of Teacher Education
  • Pre-health program
  • School of Nursing
  • Social clubs

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World Wide Witness (WWW)

WWW offers summer missions internships for students of all majors. Whichever location you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to work with ministers and members of the local community, using your unique gifts and passions.
Interns typically work in groups of two to four in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and across the U.S.
Service options include:

  • Medical missions
  • Serving at children’s homes
  • Building homes
  • Business as mission
  • Technology projects
  • Teaching English in local schools
  • Evangelism
  • Agricultural projects
  • Many other opportunities
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GAP Training Program

Many students have a desire to serve on longer missions opportunities, ranging from six months to two years. This typically takes place in the "gap" between graduation and whatever comes next. Students partner with missionaries and ministries around the world, and these experiences can be catered to a student's individual areas of interest. The Halbert Center provides training and support, walking along students as they prepare to serve.


Other missions activity at ACU

Each year, groups travel to numerous destinations to feed the hungry, give the thirsty something to drink, visit and care for the sick, partner with local communities in work projects, teach, and share Jesus’ love with the oppressed. Through the ACU Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service, students can also participate in missions activities like:

  • Conferences
  • Discernment groups / mentoring
  • Local missional opportunities
  • Missions chapel
  • Missions Student Association
  • Weekend Campaigns
  • Workshops and missions events
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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.