Lighthouse trips go far beyond the academics of regular study abroad experiences. The J-term Lighthouse program enables students to gain unforgettable, life-changing experiences while learning and serving abroad.

Our students study the cultural, historical, social, and religious aspects of a host country and are equipped to carry out ministry among the local people. They gain experience in cross-cultural outreach, develop their leadership potential, seek justice, grow spiritually, and put their passion for God into action.

And while each Lighthouse service trip is different, from evangelizing in the streets to helping build houses, every team’s goals are the same. We want to enter other cultures as humble servant-leaders, embody the core values in the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Missions, serve as lights of God’s love and compassion, and become beacons of deeper faith and understanding others who serve in these communities.

To see where our teams are headed next, please visit our Lighthouse 2024 Trips page. You can also keep up with the teams on our Lighthouse Blog. Our students love to share about their experiences and the blog is a wonderful insight into how God is at work in other parts of the world.

Without outside support from Taylor University friends, family, and alumni, Lighthouse trips wouldn’t be possible. The support you provide through praying and giving can go beyond the boundaries of the discipleship we pursue through our trips. If you feel led to support Lighthouse missions financially, you can donate to the Lighthouse program online. All of our current trips are listed in the drop down menu of the giving site or you have the option to give to the TWO or the Lighthouse “general” fund as well. We appreciate your partnership in experiencing God’s love throughout the world!

2 thoughts on “Lighthouse

  1. I am trying to donate to the team leaving for Kenya soon, but can not find any such link on your site. Can you tell me where I can do so online?


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