Embracing Gospel Outreach in Boston
Recently, a team of eight Palmetto Collective students embarked on a mission trip to Boston, where they partnered with local church plants and immersed themselves in the city.
Through their time with King’s Hill Church and The Well Church, the team actively contributed to ongoing efforts while experiencing the unique culture and spiritual landscape of Boston.
Supporting Local Churches
Throughout their stay in Boston, the Palmetto Collective (PC) team actively engaged in a wide range of activities. Their primary focus was to come alongside local church plants and assist in various tasks. From distributing granola bars to commuters and conducting surveys to canvassing neighborhoods in need of churches, the team tirelessly worked to support the existing ministry. Additionally, they helped lay carpet and participated in outreach opportunities to connect with the community on a personal level.
College Campus Outreach
One of the highlights of the trip was participating in “The Great Exchange,” a spiritual survey conducted around numerous college campuses. This initiative allowed the team to engage with students, open doors for gospel presentations, and gain insights into the unique culture of Boston. During one of these surveys, they were fortunate enough to encounter a believer who shared a profound observation about the spiritual state of the city. Her words, “People think that it’s dead, but it isn’t. God is here and moving in this city,” resonated deeply with the team, encapsulating the essence of their experience in Boston.
Boston is known as a city with a rich history and a diverse population. “It’s a dark city, and there is a need for the gospel there. But it is filled with people who are becoming open to new ideas,” PC student *Jane Anderson said. She was inspired by the incredible diversity that Boston offers, saying that it is an ideal mission field, encompassing a little bit of everything and everyone. This realization fueled her passion to share the love of Christ and be part of the transformation taking place in the city.
The Impact of Palmetto Collective
Reflecting on her journey, Jane expressed gratitude for the transformative impact of Palmetto Collective. Through intentional retreats and monthly meetings with mentors, “PC knows our generation well and equips and challenges us in a way that is effective,” she said. She also emphasized the program’s understanding of the younger generation and that it allows participants to build a network of like-minded individuals.
The recent Palmetto Collective trip to Boston proved to be a memorable experience for the team of eight participants. By partnering with local church plants, engaging in diverse tasks, and conducting spiritual surveys, they were able to witness God’s presence and movement in the city. Boston’s spiritual need, combined with its cultural diversity, further ignited their passion for mission and sharing the Gospel. Through Palmetto Collective, participants have gained a fresh perspective on ministry and have been further equipped as missional leaders in any context.
*Names have been changed for security purposes.