Working with the conviction that differences among people diminish when they are employed in side-by-side work for a cause greater than themselves, Religious Life and the Office of Global Engagement sponsor local and short-term mission opportunities for students, alumni, and friends of the college. Annual mission opportunities are grounded in biblical study, integrated with theological discussion and reflection, and open to Centenary students and adults.
Upcoming Mission Opportunities
Fall Break 2013: Disaster relief in Moore, Oklahoma
Spring Break 2014: Returning to the Bahamas
Past Mission Experiences
Students choosing to participate in the alternative spring break mission for 2013 decided to stay local and work with the Fuller Center Blitz Build for Veterans. Seventeen students, staff and faculty dedicated four days of their spring break during March 2013 to building homes for veterans in a neighborhood less than a mile from campus. Centenary students make a difference with their commitment to mission locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
In October, 2012, eighteen students, staff and alumni returned to Slidell, LA to help area residents recover from damages caused by Hurricane Isaac.
On May 11, 2010, twenty-one Centenary students, staff, and alumni traveled to Dallas, TX to participate in a two-day mission for WillieBuild. The group helped build a Habitat House in memory of Willie Tichenor, younger brother of Centenary alumnus Taylor Tichenor (’09). During these two days, students put their love of neighbor into action as they installed windows, doors, siding, and shingles.
Other recent mission trips have involved lending a helping hand in the Bahamas; Mt. Sequoyah, Arkansas; Belize; Mexico; New Orleans; the Navajo Nations and Memphis, TN.
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Assistant Director for Intercultural Engagement