Outreach at John Wesley University
Here at John Wesley University we not only believe, we serve. The ability to put one’s faith into action is an essential part of our educational process. There is a variety of opportunities in the High Point community and beyond. This allows our students options to select how they might best serve. Many of our freshman and sophomore students display their passion for service by volunteering in groups with local organizations such as The Big Sweep, The Special Olympics, and World Relief. Upperclassmen enjoy more individualized projects such as tutoring at local schools, feeding the homeless, becoming peer-counselors with local church groups, or becoming mentors with the Big Brother/Big Sister program. John Wesley seniors find places of service that connect directly with their calling in life. These opportunities, often precluded by internships, lead to great life journeys.
Many organizations seek qualified volunteers to help with worthwhile projects; the opportunity to serve is limitless. While it is true that how we serve has a tremendous impact on others, many students leave these service opportunities forever changed. This is the impact that we know John Wesley has on our students.
Historically, John Wesley University has been connected to faith-based organizations such as World Gospel Mission and One Mission Society International. John Wesley students have gone on short-term mission trips with both groups to places like Mexico City, Columbia, Kenya, and South Africa.
Our students get involved in a wide variety of projects that range from building and construction efforts, to education, evangelism, and church planting. Students who have special skills often times help with medical teams, as well as hospital and clinic ministry. Some of our graduates serve around the world with groups such as Samaritan’s Purse, YWAM, Mercy Ships, and TEAM. The opportunities are endless.