Short Term Service Learning | Break on Impact

Every spring break, members of the Covenant community participate in Break on Impact, spreading across the globe to serve and learn about cross‐cultural ministries. The past few years, Covenant has focused on three locations: London, England; Clarkston, Georgia; and the Yakama Indian Reservation.

 

London, United Kingdom

With over 300 languages spoken and citizens and immigrants from a myriad of ethnic backgrounds, London is among the most diverse cities in the world. The team from Covenant will be partnering with a group that has been working in London since 1990, with a particular focus on evangelism and church planting in the South Asian community. In addition to learning about the different cultures and religions of the communities of Southall and Harrow, the team will be active in engaging in conversation on the street and visiting door to door to help the local church make connections in the community.

 

Clarkston, Georgia

Clarkston, Georgia, has been a haven for refugees since the 1990s. These refugees, however, often struggle to make their way in a new country with little or no connections. Partnering with Friends of Refugees and Mission to the World, this team of Covenant students hopes to better understand the challenges refugees face during the resettlement process and to learn how the church can be the hands and feet of Christ in welcoming strangers to our country. The trip will involve worship with a church plant in the refugee community, several days of entering into the experience of a refugee family, and opportunities to engage in service with the community.

 

Yakama Indian Reservation

This team will work with Sacred Road Ministries on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington. They desire to lovingly respond to the physical, emotional, and social needs of the Yakama in order to address their deeper spiritual need. This team will be assisting Sacred Road by reaching out to the children of the Reservation by leading afternoon Bible clubs and participating in a variety of work projects on homes needing repair.

 

Applications will be available in late October, and are due by December 2.

Conrad and Michael describe their spring break experience doing evangelistic outreach among Hindu, Sikh and Muslim communities in west London.

Grace and Sarah Grace describe their rewarding experiences among resettled refugee families in an east Atlanta suburb.
Break On Impact | Ann Jones '14
Ann recounts her spring break experience in the most diverse square mile in the United States.