A summer camp where children learn to sew and to cook? First Reformed Church of Wynantskill thinks it’s a great idea. Their campers create things to share with neighbors in need.
Scholarships for Mission
The Next Generation Missional Engagement Fund helps make it possible for children, youth, and young adults to engage in Christ’s kingdom mission around the world. The fund supports scholarships for groups and individuals serving on domestic or international mission trips. These trips should engage volunteers in Christian service with a focus on spiritual transformation and long-term impact on the partner and community.
First Reformed Pompton Plains served in Belize. The team says, “We learned that spreading God’s love isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be. Showing people respect, kindness, and mercy is really where it’s at.”
Individual applicants must be:
- age 25 or younger
- a member or regular attendee at an RCA congregation
Group applicants must be:
- age 25 or younger (either the whole mission group or some members of the group)
- from an RCA congregation
Stories about the next generation engaging in mission:
Getting to know people and caring about the issues that impact them is incredibly powerful kingdom work.
For Rachel Hashimoto, long-term volunteering in Japan was a great way to learn about the country and the culture there “without having to deal with taxes,” she jokes. But it was more than that, of course—it was a chance to quietly witness to others and share Christ’s love in a country where Christianity is a minority religion.
When George Lundberg set out for his first Project Timothy mission trip, he expected to help people. He didn’t expect to get so much out of it himself.