Summer missions opportunities are designed to equip, empower, and challenge students. We recognize your unique strengths, and we believe that you have the potential to change the world through Jesus, especially through a summer project. Our Challenge staff are committed to helping you go and helping you explore what might be the best option for your summer. Over time, we have developed strong partnerships with ministries that are serving faithfully in their local context, and we want to provide you guidance, training, and encouragement as you consider what step of faith you want to take. We hope you will prayerfully consider spending next summer serving with one of our stateside or international partnerships.
Let's go and make disciples of all nations, helping others come to know Jesus, learn to live like him, and change the world through him.
All mission projects for the upcoming year are for the summer of 2024 and are about 6-8 weeks long (except for Q-Joy, which is ~2 weeks) . Below are some of the most commonly asked questions. There will be a separate FAQ page that will address more specific questions. What is a summer project through Challenge like? Experience a life-changing summer that will make an impact on people in various cities and countries, and also profoundly transform your own life. This season will propel you to deepen your relationship with God, gain confidence in sharing the Gospel, develop leadership skills, and forge lifelong friendships. students. You will join a team and experience the power of community, receive training, spread the Gospel, and see the world through God's perspective. Who is eligible to serve? Any Challenge student who desires to follow God’s prompting to serve is encouraged to complete an application. All student applications will be reviewed by the staff at UNC Challenge.
What are the financial responsibilities? Each student is expected to raise his or her own support for their summer project.
Funding a mission trip is unique. Unlike typical trips, this type of trip is led by God and supported by His people through prayers and financial contributions. You don't rely solely on your own resources but allow God to provide. We will walk alongside you to provide you with information, resources, and encouragement for how to raise funds for your mission project. Others are often eager to support students like yourself who desire to use their summer in this way. By seeking support, you give others the opportunity to invest in God's kingdom. The body of Christ stands behind you as you share His good news with the world.
What if I need to work this summer? Work is a valuable and divine gift. Our primary work is to spread God's glory and represent Him on Earth (Genesis 1:28, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21). Wherever we are, we should strive to honor God with our work. This perspective helps us see work not just as a way to make money, but as a way to faithfully fulfill the mission God has given us. While dedicating our summer to mission work may require sacrificing time and financial resources, it does not diminish the significance of our work for God's Kingdom.
Summer mission opportunities allow you to make the most of the season of life that God has placed you in. Whether you are in need of an internship, a paid job, or have a desire to reach the unreached, these opportunities provide a way to do so. With One Link and Colorado Team, you would not be employed with pay. Q-Joy is short-term, which would give more flexibility to find paid employment through the rest of the summer. Project Impact requires that you find a paying job as part of the experience. If you need to find an internship for your degree, you would also be able to do that in the Denver area.
How do I apply? Start by clicking on the "Get Started'" button below to fill out an interest form.
Each project has its own application, which we will direct you to as needed.
Staff are available to answer any questions you have and help you navigate all the details you need to know. We also are able to bring you alongside others who are interested.