Destinations, the Southeastern University missions office, gives students the opportunity to grow and use their talents to share the grace and love of Jesus in their local communities and throughout the world. Some students are interested in short-term trips, and others feel called to becoming a long-term missionaries. We believe that by investing in the lives of others, students can experience God at work and be inspired to share the Gospel for the rest of their lives.
Throughout the year, SEU Destinations engages students in local and international missions. Training is a key aspect for preparing properly for a missions trip, and SEU Destinations has several opportunities for students to get involved.
Each year SEU Destinations hosts Exposure, a missions conference where inspiring communicators encourage students to step out into the world to make a difference for Christ. All missions trips are launched during the event, and interested students can join teams and start fundraising for their trips. A special missions documentary is also premiered.
2017 Exposure: September 25–30
SEU Destinations prepares students for their trips by guiding them in fundraising, teaching them about cultures, and lifting up the trips and teams in prayer during collective nights.
Fundraising: October 18, 2017
Culture: January 30, 2018
We love Lakeland and believe it’s just as important to reach our city and love our neighbors as travel overseas. Students will have the opportunity to serve and volunteer around Lakeland in a variety of ministries and organizations.
Serve Dates — September 30, 2017; December 9, 2017; April 14, 2018
Team leaders go through a rigorous application process as they have the honor and responsibility of leading other students on trips. They will attend special trainings that include vision casting, leadership skill development, and sessions with influential missionaries and creatives. A retreat for leaders will be held November 2–4, 2017.
Specific ministry trainings are offered for all team members to gain practical skills and knowledge to use during their trips. Trainings include children’s ministry, media, Spanish and communication. Upcoming Workshops — Kid’s Ministry: November 28, 2017; Storytelling: February 13, 2018; Spanish: March 13, 2018