Wesley leads a variety of trips throughout the year. We carry out Fall and Spring retreats, mission trips (domestically and internationally), biking trips, and a Colorado retreat over winter break. In all of them, we seek to grow spiritually and build stronger bonds with each other, while also serving all the people we come into contact with.
Fall and Spring Retreats: These retreats focus on setting time apart in the middle of busy schedules to spend time in fellowship with other Wesley students. These retreats allow students to take time to recharge, worship, and grow. Often, these retreats take place at one of our supporting congregations or a student’s home church. During these trips, we also take time to give back to local congregations or the communities they serve.
Colorado: During Winter Break, we organize an 11-day trip to Colorado. We stay at Pastor Glen’s family’s cabin where we get to enjoy all the beauty that God has provided us in the mountains and nature. We do near daily hikes and outdoor activities, and we also get to play a great amount of board games and card games. It is a time to celebrate the joy of Christmas and Wintertime (and the school break), as we get to spend time with one another sharing meals and devotions. Last year (2019) we had 23 students and 4 staff who attended.
Bikers for Jesus: Bikers for Jesus is a group within Wesley that organizes a week-long bike ride each year during the summer. The students raise money for organizations such as the Fairfield Orphanage and Africa University, as well as raising money for their trip. During the trip, they get to stay overnight at different churches throughout their route, which allows for them to build a sense of community with members of these different congregations. Additionally, the students get to build strong friendships as they take in the beautiful scenery, enjoy the long bike rides, and deal with the occasional bike mishap along the way. In short, the students get to raise money for a good cause, and they get to enjoy a week-long adventure with great friends.
Africa Trip: Every few years (most recently in 2019) we have a mission trip to Africa. Countries with which we have long-standing connections include Zimbabwe, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These trips include college students from the African countries we visit and can be described as friendship-building and deep-listening journeys. We build friendship and partnership with our brothers and sisters in Africa through deep listening to their stories as we seek authentic relationships and mutual understanding of one another’s context. Worshiping, praying, working on projects, traveling, and sharing adventures together helps us to grow closer to God and each other as an international body of Christ.
International Mission Trips: Similar to the Africa Mission trip, we often organize shorter mission trips over Spring Break to different places in Latin America, such as Haiti or Honduras. Students get to build friendships and partnerships with members of the international body of Christ who are seeking to build up and lift up their communities.
How to get involved
We look forward to having you join us on our next trip! Announcements for Wesley trips are posted through email, group chats, newsletters, and more! To connect to any of these outlets, we recommend you sign up via the button below.