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Missions
Follow God’s call to the ends of the earth
We believe that mission work creates in us a desire to change the way we live and inspires us to share the Gospel for the rest of our lives. Each year through our missions movement, SEU Destinations, hundreds of students, faculty and staff serve across the globe and in local community outreaches.
Destinations gives students the opportunity to not only serve those in need but also to choose to lead every aspect of these trips. From fundraising to budgeting to recruitment, these opportunities give students tangible work experience that applies to virtually any field of study or future employment.
SEU is proudly ranked as one of the top 5 missions-minded Christian colleges and universities in the nation.
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For support and helpful knowledge, our students may partner with many established missions organizations, both locally and globally, to accomplish the goals of the trip they are leading.
Mission Trips
Each mission trip has a specific purpose with one overall goal — to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth. Regardless of the type of trip, evangelism and sharing the Gospel are at the very core of each trip’s purpose. Each mission trip is carefully planned, evaluated and carried through with the purpose of providing lasting help to the people who are served.
SEU leads an average of 70 mission trips per year, so while the dates of these trips vary, participants can be confident that their travels will not interfere with their school days. Trips are held during established school breaks, such as spring break, summer, the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas break.
TYPES OF TRIPS
Each mission trip has a specific purpose with one overall goal — to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth. Each mission trip is carefully planned with the purpose of providing lasting help to those who are served.
Our Partners
For support and helpful knowledge, our students may partner with many established missions organizations, both locally and globally, to accomplish the goals of the trip they are leading.
Documentaries
Each year since 2012, teams of SEU students, staff and faculty have worked with relevant organizations to produce a documentary about mission trips, and topics of significance and social importance. Not only do these films spread awareness to the issues presented, but they show how critical mission work is to the people and communities who benefit from these efforts.
WATCH OUR DOCUMENTARIES
Locality
Through Locality, we minister to our local community with two all-campus outreach events each semester, as well as weekly outreaches that are organized by students. We believe that loving our own city best prepares us to go out and love other cities. Local outreaches also provide an opportunity for students to serve consistently and establish relationships within our community.
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“It is important to experience cultures that are not like your own. It develops faith and makes room for God to move in your life and in the lives of others.”
— Stephanie Sisk, Organizational Leadership, '15
Student Stories
AUSTRIA
“Outside an Austrian refugee camp we talked to a 17 year old boy from Afghanistan who had walked all the way to Austria. He had experienced terrible things that no human being should ever have to experience. After he told us his story, and we told him we were Christians from America on spring break. He was shocked and emotional when we told him this. He said he couldn’t believe that we would spend our spring break in Austria to come talk with them and help them. What he said next changed my life forever. He said ‘I didn’t think Americans cared, but now after meeting you, I know they do.’ It was in that moment that I realized that exact reason that I was there.”
— Darian Woods, Criminal Justice, '14

HAITI
“On our medical mission trip to Haiti, my team and I were able to practically use the training of our future careers and combine this with our calling to share the Gospel.”
— D’Erika Arboleda, Nursing, '19

MOLDOVA
“A common thread that runs through all mission trips at Southeastern University is a call to love. We show that love in different ways, such as befriending young women in a group home in Moldova. Each trip comes down to this one question: ‘how can we best show these people God’s love?’ That answer will be different every time, and it’s up to us to meet that challenge.”
— Vanessa Miesses, Broadcasting, ’14

HAITI
“A Haitian woman and I stood on a mountaintop and prayed together that every man, woman and child in Haiti would come to know Jesus. It was an incredible moment — that we as brother and sister in Christ, from different parts of the world, came together to see God move.”
— Matt Higgins, Interdisciplinary Studies, '15