Student Led Ministries Emmaus Road
Emmaus Road is dedicated to developing a Christ-centered heart for human engagement at Westmont by raising awareness about global issues and mobilizing students in thoughtful response.
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Finals Week Survival Kits
Don’t let your son or daughter be overwhelmed by the stress of finals, let the Emmaus Road program help! Purchase a Finals Week Survival Kit and have it delivered directly to their room. By ordering a Survival Kit, you will both brighten your student's week and simultaneously support future Emmaus Road summer teams. Orders must be placed by midnight on Friday, December 6, 2019!
Descriptions of Experiences
Summer 2020 Teams
Applications for Summer 2020 are now closed
* NOTE: Dates for each experience depend on a number of variables - in-country partner needs, team member summer commitments, etc. There is a section in the application that will give you an opportunity to highlight any summer conflicts or time frame preferences you would like us to consider when placing teams.
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In Altea-Alicante, you and your team will be immersed in a post-Christian, historic, small town on the Spanish coast. While living in community houses located throughout the coastal village, you will engage in everyday style of discipleship with the Edge Project, a local ministry that seeks to connect to others through relationships and the use of art. You’ll have the opportunity to grow closer to Christ through intentional community and closer to others through shared meals, art workshops, and simple friendships.
Cross-Cultural Context: A post-Christian, historic, small beach town
Faith Development: Discipleship training in living your faith every day; growth through intentional community
Ministry: Relational - build friendships; Creativity - art workshops and missional living
In Lugazi, you and your team will have the opportunity to encounter the Holy Spirit in a new way as you live with local Pastor Hudson Suubi and his family. You’ll experience life in a slow-paced, East African town where Pastor Hudson leads his church - God’s House of Miracles, Faith Children’s Home, as well as a local primary school. Engage in evangelism and ministry through preaching at the church, outreach at local schools, and working with kids & youth.
Cross-Cultural Context: A pre-industrial, multi-religious, slow-paced, East African town; live with Pastor Hudson and his family
Faith Development: Experience a charismatic form of East African Christianity
Ministry: Children - play with kids at Faith Children’s Home and help teach in classrooms; Preaching - serve Pastor Hudson’s church by preaching and teaching on Sundays and throughout the week
Using a business as mission model, Sea Tribes will introduce our team to a village setting for 3 home stays lasting several nights with the intent of beginning to plant kingdom seeds in that location - via cultural exchange. We will partner with Sea Tribes to not only plant new seeds, but also to help nurture those that have already been sown. You and your team will live with a local family - eat together, go fishing together, cook together, play sports with the people of the village, etc. Your team will aid Sea Tribes in creating inroads for not only learning about the host culture and people, but also to share the Christian faith legally via a business model in a Restricted Access Nation. Your team will have a great near immersion experience while being exposed to a non-Arab Muslim contextual ministry as well as a Business as Mission strategy for reaching Unreached People Groups.
Cross-Cultural Context: Island villages, “Business as mission” resort, and homestays with Muslim families
Faith Development: Sharing faith with Muslims; worshipping with SE Asian Christians
Ministry: Relational - Homestays with Muslim families; work projects on each island
Your team will be trained and led by the Crescent Project, a ministry founded by Fouad Masri. The Crescent Project’s goal is to see every Muslim have an opportunity to respond to the Gospel and be connected to a true follower of Jesus. You’ll experience life in a lively Arab city, where you’ll have the opportunity to engage in inter-faith dialogue and share about your experience as a follower of Christ with local Muslims. You will be working alongside the ongoing ministry of the local church, understanding the challenges and offering hope to those in the trenches daily while also serving to share the hope of Christ with those curious to receive it.
Cross-Cultural Context: A lively Arab city; majority Muslim; historically rich
Faith Development: Sharing faith with Muslims; discipleship
Ministry: Relational - connecting with college students and listening to refugee families
Partner with Westmont anthropology professor, Tito Paredes, to learn about Peruvian culture through conversations and visits to cultural sites, including Machu Picchu. The team will experience both metropolitan and rural parts of Peru. Assist World Vision in Peru in a variety of capacities, often including education. The team stays at a seminary for those in South America studying cross-cultural mission. You will develop relationships with students at the seminary, hosts who live at the seminary, and the Paredes family. Spanish speaking is helpful, though not required.
Cross-Cultural Context: A bustling South American capital city; live at a seminary and learn about Peruvian culture through discussion and site visits
Faith Development: Experience Protestant and Catholic Christianity; seminary classes
Ministry: Community Development; supporting para-church organizations
Emmaus Road Information
Core Leadership Team
2019-2020 Emmaus Road Core Team
|ER Director||Jaclyn Smith|
|ER Programming Coordinator||George Mathen|
|ER Business Manager||Chloe Liebengood|
|ER Publicity Manager||Ashley Walker|
|ER Travel Coordinator||Leah Rickard|
|Staff Director||Rebecca Boa|
Email us to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you.
ER office is located on the 2nd floor of the Kerr Student Center (KSC)
Student Leadership Team
Phone: 805-565-6806 (office)
Assistant Director of Campus Life Office for Ministry and Outreach