Local and Global Missions


Every year dozens of Northwest University students participate in trips designed to partner with missionary networks from around the world. Students are given the opportunity to carry the call of the gospel outside of the Northwest community to the “ends of the earth.” These experiences are designed to educate students culturally as well as bring hope to people groups who are desperately seeking the love of Christ.

This missions program was established through Northwest University Campus Ministries, with the support of the College of Ministry and the Intercultural Studies program at Northwest. In preparation to depart, students attend training seminars, prayer meetings, and meet with mentors who will prepare them practically and spiritually.

Any questions regarding this program can be sent to the Trip Coordinator, Megan Reese.

Apply to be a 2017 NU Missions Trip Team Member!

2017 NU Missions Trips

Burkina Faso | June 13-25 | $3300 | Contact: Alleigha BizikWorking with Walk in the Light International, doing ministry both in the capital city, Ouagadougou, and in rural villages. Opportunities include medical care, education, children and youth ministry, music ministry, soccer camp, helping with micro loans, etc.

Cambodia | May 27-June 3 | $3000 | Contact: Bethany Williams | To teach specific skills to girls at Hope for Justice’s Shine School and/or Assessment Center. Class topics will be determined by the strengths and vision of the team, in collaboration with Hope for Justice.

Costa Rica | May 22-June 3 | $2500 | Contact: Lyubov BernikWorking with Students International, sharing the gospel and building relationships with kids, teens, and women in underdeveloped communities by tutoring, mentoring, empowering, and engaging commmunity.

Egypt | May 18-27 | $2200 | Contact: Miriam Tsegay | Participating in the Live Dead ministry through prayer, English conversation club, and learning how to plant the church and practice relational evangelism in the Muslim world.

India | March 1-11 | $2200 | Contact: Libby AbstenServing Calcutta Mercy Ministries in a wide variety of ways to participate in their mission to feed, educate, and medically assist the poor of Calcutta, India.

Indonesia | June 6-19 | $2700 | Contact: Gabrielle NeufeldPrepping and helping to lead a large teens camp in Jakarta with Dave Kenney and serving with former NU professors, Rosemarie and Wally Kowalski in the college town of Bandung. Ministering at International English Services (IES) in Jakarta.

Italy | May 13-29 | $2800 | Contact: Brittany BassoServing ICF Rome (International Christian Fellowship) in their ministries to the people of Rome, including street evangelism, women’s ministry, youth and young adults, church projects, and more. Also serving YWAM in Francavilla al Mare, supporting their sports ministry, teaching English, and engaging in evangelism efforts.

Swaziland | May 31-June 11 | $3200 | Contact: Andrea AbbottSpreading God’s love through working with the local community by ministering to people in the villages, through sports, interpersonal outreach, and children’s ministry.

Thailand | June 1-18 | $3000 | Contact: Zach BatesJoining Virginia Tech’s Xi Alpha group to do English-language ministry at a university in southern Thailand and serving the urban poor and hosting English language camps/classes in local schools and churches in Bangkok.

Local Missions FA16

The Local Missions Department is about reaching out in relationship to people of every status in order to spread the name of Jesus Christ to the greater Seattle area.

Got fresh ideas about how to reach out to our community? Start something! Contact Mason Britsch for more information on existing groups or to suggest a group.


Lighthouse: Meets at 6PM in Pecota Student Lounge

We are an ordinary group of students with an extraordinary desire to share the love of Christ with others. We come together as a community to reach out to the homeless of Seattle and anyone else we may encounter on our journey to and back from downtown Seattle. While evangelism can be an intimidating endeavor, we learn together how to be a light that shines in the darkness. 

Questions? Contact amanda.giron14@northwestu.edu