Past Trips



Czech Republic
January 4-8, 2014



London
July 28 – August 10 


Turkey

June 22-July 6, 2012


Mission Peru
Christianity among the Quechua People
January 4-19, 2012


 

Students explored London as a case study in urban missions. The program included lectures and readings on London as an urban mission field, visits to a wide range of ministries, and the opportunity for students to work individually with a missionary of the London City Mission.


 

Students explored Kenya as an introduction to Christianity and missions in Africa. The program included lectures and readings on Africa, Kenya and African Christianity, as well as participation in the life and ministry of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa.  Participants gaiedn a basic understanding of issues facing Christians in Kenya, grasped a clearer picture of African traditional religions, and are exposed to life in East Africa and missions in Kenya.


 

June 23-July 7, 2010

Students  explored Christianity and missions in the Middle East through contact with Christians in Jordan and through participation in local ministries in Amman. The program  included lectures and readings on the topics of Christianity in Jordan, Islam, and missions to Muslims. There were also be side trips to Petra, the Dead Sea, and several sites of biblical and historical interest. 

DVCC 521 Jordan Syllabus
DVCC655  Jordan Syllabus 


 

India: Ministry and Missions

December 27-January 12, 2010


Students explored ministry and missions in India through participation in a student ministry conference in the city of Shillong in the Northeast state of Assam, and through participation in ministries in Kolkata (Calcutta), including the ministries of Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity organization. The course also included an opportunity to visit a church planting project in a rural village. This two-credit hour “Special Topics in Missions” course included lectures and readings on Christianity in India with an emphasis on understanding issues facing the church today.

 

June 24-July 11, 2009

Students explored Christianity in China through contact with Christians in Beijing and Qingdao in Shandong Province. This Special Topics in Missions course included lectures and readings on Chinese Christianity with an emphasis on the historical background of Christianity in China for understanding issues facing the church today. Students participated in an English training program for Chinese pastors and evangelists in Qingdao and had the opportunity to visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace in historic Beijing.


 

 

January 4-21, 2009

Students explored Christianity in Brazil through participation in a church planting project in the northeast state of Bahia.  This Special Topics in Missions course included lectures and readings on the topics of Brazilian Christianity, neo-Pentecostalism and Brazil as a missionary-sending country.  Students visited a variety of urban ministries in São Paulo.