The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.
-Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
JPUSA is cutting edge—your group will benefit from the opportunity to minister in the awesome streets of Chicago. Experience first hand what being the hands and feet of Jesus really means. Skip the ski trip—really change your kids’ lives.
-Jim Austin, Youth Pastor, First Covenant Church, Peoria, Illinois
Looking for a unique inner-city mission experience? Jesus People USA Group Missions facilitates urban mission opportunities in Chicago for school/church/community groups. We offer a perspective on urban missions and social outreach that is forged out of 4 decades of living and working alongside the poor. Groups of all ages and backgrounds have come from all over the world to work with the homeless and to experience intentional Christian community.
We partner with Cornerstone Community Outreach one of the largest homeless shelters in Chicago, serving over 400 people daily. Work projects at CCO include serving meals to the residents, unloading trucks, assembling food bags, sorting donations at the Freestore, painting and fixing up living areas. Leland House offers permanent apartment-style housing to families. Service projects at Leland House include lawn work and general maintenance. Friendly Towers is a low-income housing program for senior citizens. Come pitch in serving meals, fixing up a room, or helping a senior move in.
Wilson Abbey is our newest facility offering opportunities to engage the neighborhood of Uptown through art, music, and theater. There are break-out rooms for meetings or to conduct seminars.
Come to serve—go home revitalized!
Meet the Team