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.
Summer 2020 Teams
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* NOTE: Dates for each trip 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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Build a Community of Faith through cultural diversity and expressions of the ARTS. Team members will have the opportunity to be a voice and catalyst for God’s work in the area of the arts, culture, and living within the principles of an Acts 2:42 community. The Team will be intentional in serving alongside Edge Project at their art gallery in Altea-Alicante, Spain. Lives are transformed through an everyday style of discipleship & cross cultural training in this mission. The focus of the team will be to dive into cultural immersion & use simple relationships to bring the Gospel of God's Love to the lost. We live in community houses located throughout this coastal village. Edge Project's art gallery will be the central place of discovery, connectivity, and expressing faith in Jesus Christ.
Your experience with Emmaus Road in Spain might include: Spiritual Conversations, Historical Exploration, Cross-Cultural Immersion, Expressions of Faith, Self-Discovery, Creative Art Events, Simple Missions, Community Living, Relationship Building, and Language Learning.
Time Frame: 4 weeks
Faith Children's Home and God's House of Miracles - pastored by Pastor Hudson Suubi - exist to bring a hope, future, and a destiny to the most vulnerable in Lugazi, Uganda. Experience EVANGELISM and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT in a brand new and powerful way. Among other things, the team will be work with children at Faith Children's Home, teach in classrooms, engage in community outreaches to hospitals and schools, minister in village churches - working with youth and assisting with various work projects. Each member of the team will have the opportunity to preach. The team lives with Pastor Hudson and his family, receiving the gift of Ugandan hospitality.
Your experience with Emmaus Road in Uganda might include: Children's ministry, Community Outreach and Evangelism, Local Church Involvement, Preaching, and Construction Projects.
Time Frame: 4 - 6 weeks
Walk the streets of Bangkok learning about HUMAN TRAFFICKING from organizations dedicated to helping women leave the industry. The team will engage with local churches and missionaries in Thailand and possibly visit nearby villages. In Malaysia, build relationships through interactive children's camps that focus on EDUCATION. Children that come to these camps hope to improve their conversational English. This will be done primarily through relationship-building and fun, interactive classes. Team members will have the opportunity to be a voice and catalyst for God’s work by providing classes in Music, English, Cooking, Crafts, American Culture, Science, Bible, and Recreation. For the educational part of the camp we need team members who enjoy working with children and teaching (whether an education major or not). All team members will have the opportunity to help in a variety of classes.
Your experience with Emmaus Road in Thailand and Malaysia will include: Learning about Human Trafficking, Teaching, and Cultural exchange
Time Frame: 5-6 weeks
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. The team will live with a local family - eat together, go fishing together, cook together, play sports with the people of the village, etc. Our teams 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. Our 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.
Your experience with Emmaus Road in Southeast Asia will include: Ministry to Muslims; Cultural exchange; Local work projects
Time Frame: 4 weeks
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.
Your experience with Emmaus Road in Peru will include: In-depth cultural learning and engagement; Hands on ministry with World Vision.
Time frame: 4 - 6 weeks
Support Emmaus Road
Emmaus Road Teams are funded in large part through the generosity of people like you. If you would like to support future teams, by clicking on the button below and select "Emmaus Road " when prompted.
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 Wednesday, April 24, 2019!
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