Spring Break Teams
These teams serve for 10 days within the US during spring break. Team members will be expected to raise between $800 to $1000 depending on the team.
Chicago: At-risk youth. Join the Family Empowerment Center in their ministry to urban youth through an after-school program. The team will also participate in an Easter Outreach for the community with the hopes to share the gospel and connect families in the neighborhood with the local church. March 23-April 1.
Minneapolis: Refugees. Minister at the International Village community center in a neighborhood with Bhutanese, Hmong, Somali, and Burmese refugees. By teaching English and welcoming new immigrants, the team will have the opportunity to share the good news with unreached peoples. March 23-April 1.
Olympia, WA: Trafficking. Learn about the multi-faceted issues surrounding trafficking and exploitation in the US. The team will serve alongside the Mercy and Justice Foundation to reach out to impoverished families, learn about the legal system, and be part of their Easter ministry. March 23- April 1.
These teams serve for 2-3 weeks internationally over the summer. Team members will be expected to raise between $2800 to $3200 depending on the team.
India: Youth. Join God’s work in one of the most unreached nations in the world. The team will get to spend time with children from spiritually and physically impoverished families in the city. They’ll also travel to a village to work alongside a pastor’s ministry there and share the good news of Jesus’ salvation to Hindu peoples who have never heard. April 29-May 17.
El Salvador: Church Partnership. Team up with Salvadoran church leaders in reaching their people for Christ. Students will be paired with local believers and pastors to meet with families who are interested in learning more about God. There will be many opportunities to share testimonies, minister to kids, pray for people and see the indigenous church grow. May 9-26.
Moldova: Women’s Basketball. Connect with young women and sports professionals in Western Europe through playing and teaching basketball. Develop relationships on and off the court in order to share about God’s love and truth. Build up the local church to have a voice in the athletic community. *Priority given to Simpson Women’s Basketball team members. May 15-31.
Laos: Hmong Ministry. Visit Hmong churches and new believers who follow Christ wholeheartedly in a Buddhist nation. Discover the history and culture of the Hmong peoples in Laos, and learn about issues of persecution, community development, and human rights. *Priority given to Hmong students. May 16-June 7.
South East Asia: Cultural Immersion. Live with Muslim families in island villages and take part in their everyday life. While playing sports, helping with community projects, and hanging out with youth, this team will dive into the local culture and learn how to start conversations that naturally bring up Christ’s work in their own lives. May 8-31.
Ukraine: Missionary Kid Camp. Give missionary kids living in Ukraine the best week of their summer by counseling at camps just for MK’s. The team will get to lead in all aspects of the camp, from running games and teaching Bible, to cleaning and cooking. They will also help with a week of camp for Ukrainian foster kids. *Simpson MK and International students strongly encouraged to apply. May 29-June 23.
North Africa: Youth Soccer. Use the sport of soccer to minister to kids and their families in this predominantly Muslim city. By running a soccer clinic with local long-term workers, the team will have the opportunity to teach the kids Biblical truths and connect their parents with a community center where they can hear about Christ. June 21-July 12.
Thailand: University Students. Spend time building relationships with the brightest and best students at Bangkok’s “Ivy League” university. Partner with long-term workers in teaching English, discipling new believers, and creating opportunities to share God’s love and truth with Buddhist young adults. July 10-29.
Mongolia: Discipleship. Help young Mongolian believers grow in their walk with Christ. In a nation where the church is primarily under the age of 40, there is a lack of discipleship for the next generation. This team will use camping, hiking, teaching English and leading Bible studies as a means to pour into new believers one-on-one. July 10-29.
These teams serve for 4-8 weeks internationally over the summer. Team members will be expected to raise between $3200 to $3400 depending on the team. *These teams can be counted as Cross-Cultural Studies Internships, but anyone may apply.
Middle East: Community Center. Join the long-term work among Muslims in this peaceful seaside city. Participate in activities at the thriving community center, from leading health classes, to running kids programs and teaching English. Take opportunities to encourage the workers and pray that God’s name would be known in this area of the world. May 29-June 26.
Russia: Adventure Camp. Help run a Christian outdoor adventure camp, much like ones we have here in the States. American counselors are a big draw for Russian youth who want to learn English but might not otherwise go to a Bible-focused camp. Team members will be paired with Russian counselors to lead sports, activities, cabin time, English classes and devotions. June 5-July 5.
Central Asia: Students. Teach youth about purity, character and moral decisions in a country where those topics are rarely addressed. This team will partner with national believers to run day camps for Jr. High to university age students who have a hunger for truth and knowledge. As possible, the team will also be able to share about their hope in Christ. June 24-August 9.
South Korea: English/Culture Exchange. Use the classroom setting to teach kids about American culture and practice conversational English. Also learn about Asian culture and build relationships with the local church. Through these 10-day intensive camps, the team will have the opportunity to develop their own teaching skills and share Christ with their students. *Practicum credit for TESOL majors or minors if enrolled in TESL 4500 for spring semester. July 18-August 10.