Serve The City: Summer Missions is an inner-city missions trip for students who want to make a real difference in their world. STC is not your typical youth trip! We don’t ask students to come and sit, sing and listen. At STC, we experience powerful worship, hear great messages, AND THEN take it to the streets, serving the people of Columbus to show God’s love in practical ways. The goal of Serve The City is to give students an opportunity to grow closer to God while developing a heart to serve those around them. Our goal and expressed mission is to “serve simply, love deeply.”
We believe that “small things done with great love will change the world.” Over the course of the week we will have multiple jam packed-services, trainings, and will be spending each day doing outreaches all over Columbus. Students can expect to be working with the elderly, homeless, disabled, kids, urban poor, and serving the people of Columbus and we will have an opportunity to show love well. Instead of just telling people about God’s love, we get creative in showing His love in practical ways. As a result of this week, we hope to rock your paradigms of “evangelism” or “outreach” so each student will experience a new freedom or possibly even be radically changed. We are praying that students who have attended Serve The City will go home with a new sense of missional living that inspires them to act, and a new set of skills and experiences that empowers them to impact others and especially their families.
Restoration in God’s economy is always in abundance. When something is restored, it is always better than it was to begin with. We have been called to not only enter the process of inward restoration, but to join in the mission of the outward restoration in our city, through God’s help. This year will be discovering what has been lost, and building into the people we were always designed to be. Get ready for a year at STC you will never forget.