Quest Trips - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)

Center for Student Engagement

Quest Trips List


 

Aliquippa, PA

Cost: $100

Listen: Listen to pastors, politicians, community advocates, and long-time residents as they talk about the brokenness in Aliquippa and the hope that exists as the Church joins together to love this place.

Learn: Learn from members of Uncommon Grounds Café and Aliquippa Impact as they reach out to the community. Meet with alumni who live intentionally in the city of Aliquippa. Learn from those who work in different capacities of the city: the mayor, librarians, business and non-profit leaders, and church members.

Serve: Serve alongside Uncommon Grounds Café and Aliquippa Impact with projects like gardening, clean up, and other hands on activities.

 

Americus, GA

Cost: $400

Listen: Listen to people who live together in intentional Christian community at Koinonia Farm sharing a life of prayer, work, study, service and fellowship. While honoring people of all backgrounds and faiths, they strive to demonstrate the way of Jesus as an alternative to materialism, militarism and racism.

Learn: Experience what it means to live together on a “demonstration plot for the kingdom of God”. Learn about the history of Southern Georgia around race, housing inequality, and how Koinonia members work to understand and live the Sermon on the Mount - arguably the most challenging peace and social justice document ever written.

Serve: Get your hands dirty by gardening, helping with meal prep, and working alongside those who live at Koinonia. We’ll also help prepare for their 75th anniversary celebration and conference.

 

Memphis, TN

Cost: $400

Listen: Listen to members of the Memphis community talk about education reform, poverty, and race as they seek to find ways to revitalize this great city.

Learn: Learn from people at Serve 901, Teach for America, the Memphis Teacher Residency, pastors and Geneva alumnus as they partner with organizations who are working to bring about justice in the city. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum and explore the ongoing conversation around race in our nation.

Serve: Serve alongside these churches and organizations as they meet different needs of people in Memphis and experience what intentional neighboring looks like in the community of Memphis.

 

New Orleans, LA

Cost: $400

Listen: Listen to the stories of residents of the Hollygrove neighborhood that desire and work towards the revitalization of their community. Come alongside Trinity Christian Community as they reach out to their neighborhood.

Learn: Learn about the depth of culture that exists in New Orleans through conversations with residents and visiting multiple areas of the city. This knowledge will both sharply contrast Western Pennsylvania culture and connect deeply to the culture of Beaver Falls.

Serve: Serve the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans through partnership with Trinity Christian Community by participating in a wide range of tasks including but not limited to working in an after school program, sorting Mardi Gras beads, and lawn care or clean-up work.