Students exploring an outdoor market in Mexico

Students exploring an outdoor market in Tijuana during a ministry trip

Ministry with México

Overview

Out of a desire to love God and neighbor, Ministry with México exists to contribute to shared life within our dynamic cross-cultural context through building and sustaining genuine relationships.

We create a space for the widening and challenging of perspectives, which encourages steps toward serving and living justly. PLNU students, faculty, staff, or alumni sponsors are invited to attend our trips throughout the school year.

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Passports: All travel to México now requires a passport. For more information, read our Passport Guide.

Safety: The International Ministries Office, which oversees all México programs, works diligently to consider all safety aspects. Read more about our commitment to secure travel in our México Travel Note.

Ladder Against a Fence

Across All Barriers: Choosing Risk & Vulnerability Over Differences

The world has never been an easy place but choosing risk and vulnerability over differences can create change.

Read More in the Viewpoint Online Magazine 

One-Day Trips

Our student-led ministry groups each visit the Tijuana-Tecate area once a month. This means you could be part of up to three trips a month!

Our groups include:

Belén
Casa Hogar Belén, a faith-based children's home in the Otay area of Tijuana, is a new partnership with Ministry with México this year. Belén aims to merge the two worlds of children and young adults in creating a unison of laughter that brings about an environment where the presence of God's love is tangible. For more information, contact belen@pointloma.edu.

Sign Up to Attend the Belén Trip

Eunime
Eunime provides PLNU participants the opportunity to support the goals of Eunime orphanage in raising AIDS awareness and encouraging literacy while building relationships and sharing life with the children and adults there. The home has been running for five years, and is the only orphanage in the state of Baja for orphaned children who are HIV positive. Every visit, we do something special with the kids — whether it's taking them out for pizza, tutoring them in English and other subjects, running a day camp at a ranch, or playing and reading to them in the house. For more information, contact eunime@pointloma.edu.

Sign Up to Attend the Eunime Trip

La Iglesia
La Iglesia hopes to work together with the Body of Christ in México to build relationships and show a more complete picture of what the church can be. We strive to wrestle with the question of how the Body should function as one in spite of the barriers that separate us. The Northwest Baja District of the Church of the Nazarene welcomes us each month to partner with various Nazarene churches across the border. We're invited to participate in district gatherings and celebrations, as well as help with construction projects on the church and seminary buildings. For more information, contact iglesia@pointloma.edu.

Sign Up to Attend the La Iglesia Trip

Gran Familia
Our Christmas event celebrates with all our ministry partners. In December, we spend a day visiting each of the children's homes, giving backpacks with educational supplies, singing Christmas carols, and exploring the city. If you have any questions, please contact Liliana Reza at lreza@pointloma.edu.

Sign Up to Attend or Donate to the Christmas Event

Multi-day trips

Fall Break Trip
Join us on our fall break trip to explore our border cities and discover the culture, arts and food. This is an opportunity to not only get to know the border in a new way, but also to build relationships. After a day of exploration, we serve in the community alongside youth groups from Nazarene churches in Baja California through a program called Máxima Misión.

Join us for the next Fall Break Trip

Border Pilgrimage
Join us for an opportunity to explore the Tijuana-San Diego border area and learn about the complexities of this fascinating region. Witness firsthand the contrasts between how U.S. Border Patrol protects the border and how families have been separated by immigration laws. You will meet migrants who have been deported while trying to enter the U.S. and tour the red light district of Tijuana. This trip will push you to grapple with complex issues.

Learn more and register for our next Border Pilgrimage.

Spring Break Build
Some students spend spring break at the beach. At PLNU, you’ll have the opportunity to spend it with President Dr. Bob Brower, fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators, contributing to an environmentally friendly building project in México. Get a glimpse of the action during a Spring Break Build.

Join us for the next Spring Break Build.

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Spring Break Build

For their 2011 spring break, 53 PLNU students, staff, faculty, and alumni, including PLNU President Dr. Bob Brower, chose to spend the week building a church and parsonage in Rosarito, Baja California, México.

Watch Video:
Building of a Rosarito Church

Student Leadership Opportunities

Considering serving on Ministry with Mexico's leadership team next year? If you are interested in joining our leadership team, please fill out the Student Leader Application and have a mentor/or pastor fill out a Reference Form.

Ministry with Mexico Student Leader Form

Ministry with Mexico Reference Form