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CGC Opportunities

Global Service Opportunities with the SBU CGC

Each year, the Center for Global Connections (CGC) organizes and equips dozens of projects in locations across the globe. Use the map below to learn more about CGC opportunities or to donate to a project team.

Apply for a CGC Project (PDF)

Donate to the CGC General Fund

purple country on map indicates current C-G-C project; green country on map indicates a previous C-G-C trip location

Current CGC Projects

Local Projects

Baptist Hill

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SBU's Baptist Hill ministry team will serve two weeks at Baptist Hill Assembly in Mt. Vernon, MO to assist in preparing the retreat center for future summer camps as well as serve one week as assistants and counselors in summer camp.

Dates: May 6-10 and June 2-6, 2023 | Cost: $165 | Leaders: Colleen and Henry Shuler

Give to the Baptist Hill Project


CGC Support Team

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This team serves as a support team for the Center for Global Connections department and CGC teams. CGC Support Team members promote mission awareness on the SBU campus, support current CGC projects, facilitate communication between the SBU student body and the CGC department, and help encourage mission participants.

Dates: Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 | Cost: FREE | Leader: Mya Bartels and Lily Crowder

Give to the CGC Support Team

U.S. Projects


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Partner with Send Relief to provide healing and compassion through partnerships with local churches and ministries in Boston. This team will work alongside these partners in a variety of outreach opportunities, including community development, canvassing, prayer walking, trafficking outreach, and ministry to internationals.

Dates: March 23-29, 2024 | Cost: $1650 | Leader: Kellen Hendrix

Give to the Boston Project

Cross-Country Cycling

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Serve God and each other through an opportunity to cross the U.S. on an adventure of a lifetime. This cross-country bicycle adventure will raise money and lend helping hands to families through The Fuller Center for Housing. 

Dates: Summer 2024 | Cost: TBD | Leader: Dr. Tim DeClue and Alexis Stout

Give to the Cycling Project

New York City

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SBU will partner with NAMB SEND Relief and will serve Graffiti 2 Community Ministries which seeks to revitalize, revive and revolutionize the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. Projects will include various forms of community engagement and evangelism, including working with kids in after-school tutoring and Bible study.

Dates: May 12-18, 2024 | Cost: $1600 | Leader: Rachel Francis and Kaila Lloyd

Give to the NYC Project

International Projects


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Currently there are more than 500,000 Venezuelans who have relocated to Bogota, Colombia. Partnering with Go in The Name missions our focus is to plant churches in the Venezuelan communities. Ministry activities will include prayer walking, feeding projects, evangelism training, sports ministry, and music ministry.

Dates: May 18-26, 2024 | Cost: $2350 | Leader: Christina Ruiz

Give to the Colombia Project


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The CGC holds a partnership with Casa Bernabe in Guatemala City, a home to more than 100 children from difficult living situations. Join the Guatemala team and assist the orphanage ministry through a variety of service and humanitarian projects through the day and sharing God's love with children of all ages in the evening.

Dates: March 23-30 | Cost: $1900 | Leaders: Abby Preston

Give to the Guatemala Project

Ireland and England

This trip offers a mixture of church history, literary legacy, and inspiration for a lasting gospel impact.

In Ireland students will explore Dublin’s National Museum of Archeology with an extensive amount of religious artifacts related to the pre-Christian world of Ireland before the missionary efforts of Saint Patrick, view the infamous Book of Kells at Trinity College, and explore the park and lamppost that inspired C.S. Lewis’s Narnia.

Students will explore London and Oxford in England. In London students will walk the street infamous for it’s position as the literary capital of the world, Fleet Street, and trace the footsteps of John Milton, Charles Dickens, and G.K. Chesterton. In Oxford, students will have the opportunity to tour C.S. Lewis’s adult home and stroll the path where he and J.R.R. Tolkien discussed faith in God before Lewis converted to Christianity.

Dates: Summer 2024 | Cost: $4000 | Leaders: Dr. Rick Melson and Dr. Daniel DeWitt

Give to the Ireland/England Trip


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The Japan team will partner with the local church to share the light of Christ in the city of Kobe. The mission will predominately focus on reaching out to students at the universities in College Town (Gakuentoshi), an area of West Kobe. Ministry opportunities will include prayer walking, outreach, and evangelism with the goal of building relationships and sharing the hope of Christ in these interactions.

Dates: Summer 2024 | Cost: $4500 | Leaders: TBD

Give to the Japan Project

South Africa

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Partnering with Impact Africa, this team will participate in hands-on ministry by being the hands and feet of Jesus as the team assists those living in impoverished communities and desperate situations. Assist in practical community chores and projects while learning about the culture and serving alongside locals.

Dates: May 12-22 | Cost: $3700 | Leaders: Jacob Middleton and Katelyn Dickey

Give to the South Africa Project

Student Teaching Abroad

Details to come

Give to the Student Teaching Abroad Trip

Western Thailand

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Partnering with Glory Project, this SBU CGC team will visit several villages on the Myanmar-Thailand border sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the unreached Karen Animistic People group. In each village, team members will conduct an evangelistic event for the entire community. 

Dates: May 2024 | Cost: $3600 | Leader: Dr. Jonathon Woodyard

Give to the Western Thailand Project

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