Missions allow students to develop a deeper understanding of God’s love for all people of the world.  The nature of these experiences–interaction with other cultures, reflection, discussion, and service — produce a teachable arena where a student’s ideology and understanding of scripture come face to face with the world.  In that place the compassion of Jesus can be learned; the Kingdom of God can be recognized, and a lifestyle of mission and servanthood can be developed.

See below for a description of Missions Learning Opportunities. Applications can be picked up in the Spiritual Life Department located on the 2nd floor of the MD Anderson Student Center (right above the HCU Spirit Store)

Missions Learning Opportunities

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Houston Welcomes Refuges 

Periodically during the semester students will have the opportunity to help set up an apartment for a refugee family relocating to the Houston area. The move in takes about an hour and usually happens over the lunch hour. There is a Huge refugee population near HCU and it is our honor to partner with HWR.



South Padre Island, TX
March 2025
Cost:  Email Nathan Mahand, nmahand@HC.edu for cost

Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through creative ministries to thousands of college students that go to South Padre Island for Spring Break.  Learn how to share your faith story with others as you minister to your peers. All of the following ministries are used throughout the week to create opportunities for sharing:

  • Free Rides… Each evening, Sun-Thur 8 p.m.-6 a.m., “Beach Reachers” give free van rides on the island.
  • Free Breakfast… Each morning we feed pancakes to hundreds of hungry college students
  • Prayer & Worship… Each evening students gather for prayer, worship, and sharing
  • Midnight Breakfast… Each evening at midnight a breakfast will be available for beachgoers

Interact, serve, and worship alongside hundreds of other Christian students who have come to South Padre for the same purpose.  Contact Nathan Mahand, nmahand@HC.edu.

International Ministry

When we can’t visit the world, God brings the world to us. This is a wonderful ministry in which we learn from other cultures and share our culture through the love of Christ.  Activities are planned campus-wide and everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend.  Contact Shannon Bedo, sbedo@HC.edu