Spring Break as a Springboard in Salt Lake

posted Apr 26, 2017, 7:31 AM by Ginger Bowman
Portico, the College Ministry of First Baptist Church Wichita Falls, spent their spring break investing with an eye on the future. We asked college minister Sterling Sellman to share their experience with us.

Tell us some of the basics about your trip.
Our college ministry in partnership with our missions department went on a 4 day trip to Salt Lake City , Utah. We worked with a church plant called Ekklesia. Some of the projects we did included set up and tear down for their Sunday gathering, neighborhood canvasing for upcoming Good Friday/Easter Services, prayer walking and serving a charter school who allows Ekklesia to use their facilities weekly.

You  shared with us that this trip had a greater goal. How is your trip a part of your strategy? 
Our long term strategy is to see college graduates take their profession and live it out on mission. In other words, someone who graduates is not just transitioning to be a soon to be teacher or a businessman - instead they are graduating as a future teacher on mission, a future businessman on mission. Even further, we believe that Salt Lake City is a perfect place for college graduates to consider moving to and being on the mission of saturating their community with the gospel. We have started asking students to dream about what it would look like to commit their first two years out of college in a place like Salt Lake City.

What were some of the immediate results of your trip?
Students were impacted to live out on mission as a college student. Also, we have a student who is committing his summer to Salt Lake City through the "NAMB Send”  initiative. 

Does your mission trip planning have a long term goal? How might you incorporate that into your next mission opportunity? We would love to hear about it on our Facebook page here.