Missions at Epworth provide congregations the opportunity to do a “mission trip” to Epworth. The congregation sends a group to Epworth for a day or for multiple-days to complete a project on campus. While serving, the group will have the opportunity for spiritual growth and experience first-hand the ministry at Epworth.
The missions are funded entirely by the home congregation and provide an opportunity to everyone to get involved either as a hands-on volunteer or by supporting the project through prayer and contributions.
Projects should be planned at least 2-3 months in advance. The group leader will work with the Epworth volunteer and facility staff to meet Epworth needs with the group’s talents and available time. On-campus accommodations are available.
Missions at Epworth Resources
Epworth Missions Program
From the Summer 2015 issue of The Record
Epworth’s Missions Program is a comprehensive, hands-on outreach program where volunteers from churches across the state can come to Epworth to do mission projects close to home and close to their hearts. Whether for a few hours or a few days, mission projects at Epworth meet facility and program needs for the children at Epworth, increase volunteers’ understandings of Epworth’s ministry, and create the space to deepen discipleship in Christ.
“In getting to personally know the children through my volunteer work, I have come to respect them in so many ways for their strength and perseverance,” said Heather Rogers member of Chapin UMC after helping refurbish Waddell Cottage. “In their eyes you can still see hope when there could be darkness.”