Professor Cambria Kaltwasser teaching a student.

Mission opportunities

Northwestern’s acclaimed campus ministry program offers all students numerous opportunities to explore missions both on campus, in the community and throughout the world.

Serve all semester

Students can join or lead a number of mission efforts based on campus, including:

  • Justice & Service Team
  • Project Serve

Mission trips

Students can experience short-term missions through a 10-day Spring Service Partnership (SSP) or 10-week Summer of Service (SOS).

  • Spring Service Partnerships during the college’s March spring break send more than 200 students, faculty and staff in teams to serve in the U.S. and overseas. SSP teams have traveled to Nicaragua and the Netherlands, to California, New York, Oklahoma and Florida. They build and repair homes, tutor at youth centers, live with residents in homeless shelters and more.
  • Summer of Service supports around 20 students who serve individually all over the world for 6 to 10 weeks. SOSers have traveled to countries like Croatia, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Russia, South Africa and Thailand to serve with mission agencies like The Luke Society and Pioneers International. They have worked in churches, hospitals, orphanages and refugee camps.