What is Break For Change?

Break For Change is a student-led short-term missions program that cultivates long-term relationships with ministry partners across America and around the world to give students, staff and faculty annual opportunities to serve alongside local missionaries in inner city neighborhoods, community centers, and churches. Break For Change teams form each fall semester, then meet regularly during the next six months for preparation and team building before being sent to the field during Spring Break. Not only do teams exchange their holiday for a week of intensive service, they devote an entire academic year to learning about, praying for, and loving those they intend to serve. Inevitably, on the other side of this experience, Break For Change participants find that they are the ones who are changed. Read what some of our participants have to say

BFC works to cultivate long-term relationships with ministry partners by returning regularly, giving students and faculty an opportunity to visit again and grow along with them.  See photos »

Click here for the 2014 Break for Change application.

Deposit deadline: Friday, October 4, 2013
Deposit Amount: U.S. teams - $50; Haiti team - $100

Ministry Partners:  March 8-15, 2014

Youth: Hope for Opelousas: Opelousas, Louisiana

Join a movement of hope among Cajun/Creole youth through educational support, neighborhood outreach, and intentional relationships, and experience how—no matter the obstacles facing a community—“love changes everything.” (Cost: $475) More »  

Refugees: Community Servants: Nashville, Tennessee

Renovate homes and lives for forgotten Burmese refugees in Nashville with Community Servants; build apartments in the morning and relationships with community families in the evening as “unstoppable mercy” moves into the neighborhood. (Cost: $475) More »

Slavery: Street Grace: Atlanta, Georgia

Partner with Street Grace, an organization connecting the church, government, and nonprofit worlds for one united effort to stop children in our own backyard from being sexually exploited for profit. (Cost: $475) More »

Diversity: Immigrant Ministry: Detroit, Michigan

Be an ambassador for Christ to people from the Middle East without leaving our borders in a deeply ethnic neighborhood of Detroit—a country within a city. Reach out with a community of believers through English language teaching and meeting basic needs. (Cost: $595)

Poverty: City of Refuge: San Diego, California

Enter life with the people from City of Refuge as they serve the homeless population of San Diego. Demonstrate Christ’s compassion through food distribution, community worship services, and meeting basic needs. (Cost: $895) More »

Orphans: Hands & Feet Project: Cyvadier, Haiti

Be the hands and feet of Jesus with believers committed to being the “best last resort” for Haiti’s 800,000 orphans and to imagining an economic future for the poorest nation in the world. (Cost: $1795) More »