spring break in the city | immersion teams
Los Angeles & San Francisco - For over a decade, Spring Break in the City (SBIC) teams have dispatched students to the colorful and eclectic inner-cities of both Los Angeles and San Francisco -- partnering with local organizations on the street that minister directly to the underserved populations there. Through this week-long intensive and transformative experience, SBIC participants actively seek to both understand urban issues and, in turn, assist long-term workers in purposefully addressing the many challenges of life in the city - to the glory of God.
Santa Barbara - In the past four years, Spring Break in the City Santa Barbara has equipped and sent students into our own community. Partnering with churches and local missions organizations such as The Turner Foundation and the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, SBIC Santa Barbara has sent over 170 students into the city to discover what loving our neighbors can look like. Their experience serves as a “spring board” for students into lifelong ministry as they are disciplined daily through morning devotionals given by experienced ministers in the city and mentored by small group leaders. In a week's span, students have been transformed and renewed in their understanding of the West Side, East Side, and friends without homes. As they experience the joys and challenges of loving those who are different from them, students grow in their understanding of Christ and His Bride's presence in our local
fall break away | san francisco
Join us for our 2nd annual fall break immersion trip to San Francisco - partnering with local urban ministries and service organizations to learn from and support the underserved there. In just a few short days, your perception of urban issues and those they affect will likely change forever.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! If you have been wait listed, you will either be contacted once a spot opens up or given first priority on our next UI trip. Thank you for your interest!
support urban initiative
1. This ministry is funded solely through the generosity of people like you. If you would like to support Urban Initiative, please go to the giving site and click on "Urban Initiative " when prompted.
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Coordinator of Student Ministries and Missions