Here is our group in the classroom, preparing to go out:
Our group chose from several different serving opportunities, including serving in Homewood through House of Manna's Feed The People outreach event and serving refugees in Pittsburgh's Prospect Park neighborhood. Our team was trained on how to build effective relationships with the people that they would be serving with, and they did a great job at these events. And it was so much fun! I was proud of how everyone did.
Here are some pictures of our time serving in Homewood and with refugees:
We did a group debrief after each serving opportunity, and we discussed next steps as we all prepared to engage more in God's redemptive mission to reach people in the cities of the world. After such a great experience this time around, the group also plans to participate in future urban immersion opportunities through the Transformational Urban Leadership Institute at North Way. Another next step will be to expand the urban immersion opportunities to all North Way campuses. I'm looking forward to seeing what God has in mind for these opportunities at our church.