Mission and Outreach



One of our core values at Glenkirk is Create. Specifically, creating God’s kingdom on earth as we reach out to our local community through acts of service and Christian mission that are rooted in love for God and for others. God has uniquely gifted you and created you to serve others and to be a light of hope in our community. We would love to help you find the perfect opportunity to serve.  



Chinle Mission Trip | July 20-26

We are planning this year’s Chinle mission trip to the Navajo Reservation, July 20-26. Join us if you are interested in getting info, and if you are a returning participant. If you have questions, call Jim and LeeAnne Brennan (626) 963-5503 or email Stephanie.


Brazil Mission Trip | July 25 – August 3

Prayerfully consider joining the Brazil Team! We will be visiting the Gali’s, our ministry partners in Brazil, and doing ministry alongside them at their Youth with a Mission base is Recife, Brazil. The trip dates are Thursday, July 25th – Saturday, August 3rd. For more information, contact Kristi Hawkins at khawkins@apu.edu.



July 2019 – A group of 50 students and leaders headed back to Birmingham, Alabama for a week of outreach. Students participated in building projects including 2 new home roofs, held a week long VBS at a local church, and helped citizens of the local community. See the recap video below:


December 2018 – A small mission team set out for another trip to the Navajo reservation in Chinle Arizona!


July 2018 – A group of 50 students headed to Birmingham, Alabama for a week of outreach. Students participated in food drives, building and repurposing local businesses, repairing homes, and helping citizens of the local community. See the recap video below:



In July 2018, our Chinle Mission team headed to Chinle, Arizona as our annual mission trip to the Navajo reservation. This group of 50+ shares their experience below:





Stephanie Justus –Administrative Assistant of Local and Global Mission 
CLICK HERE to email Stephanie



Each year, we support our partners by joining them in their ministries, such as a VBS and Women’s Bible Study in Chinle, Arizona for the Navajo every July, then visiting them again at Christmas. We’ve been in partnership with Chinle for over 20 years and the stories of personal relationships that have been built are amazing. Glad Tidings India sponsors a mission trip every other year to India where India Bible Literature is doing amazing work through their literacy programs, VBS, and church planting. Tumutumu Hospital and School for the Deaf  hosts Glenkirk in the Guest House we built in 2003 and remain in partnership with the Mount Kenya Women’s Guild. 


Christian World Outreach

Tirzah International – Global

Tumutumu Hospital – Kenya

Tumutumu School for the Hearing Impaired – Kenya

Medical Benevolence Foundation – Global

IFES/USA – Turkey/Gizem Duzguner

Three Angels Children’s Relief – Haiti

Glad Tidings India – India

For His Children Orphanage – Ecuador



There are lots of ways to get involved in your local community including at our local partners.


Harambee Center & Prep School (Pasadena)

Living Stones (Glendora) – helping families with issues of homosexuality

Homework House (Azusa) – after school tutor program

Homeless Ministry (ESGCH) – 1st 2 weeks in January of each year

Missio Church (Pasadena) an ECO Church Plant 2017

Pomona Hope (Pomona) – after school tutor program/community center

Redeeming Love – long term residential program for sex-trafficked women 18+ 

Shepherd’s Pantry (Glendora) – food/clothing distribution and tutoring programs

Chinle (Arizona) – annual mission trips to the Navajo reservation



At Glenkirk our passion to make fully devoted followers of Jesus extends far beyond our campus. Please pray for the missionaries we support and consider ways to bless them as they work around the globe. 


Campus Ministries

Chris and Christine Kernaghan, California – CRU

Brandon and Kendra Kerston, California – Chi Alpha

Christina Hack, California – Chi Alpha

Ken Zell, California – InterVarsity



Stephen Clark, Colorado – Youth With A Mission

Mati and Julie Gali, Brazil – Youth With A Mission

Brian and Anna Kleinsasser, Missouri – Youth With A Mission


Additional Missionaries

Bryant and Anne Wilhelmsen, Germany – Global Grace Fellowship

Juli McGowan, Kenya – Living Room International

Nathan and Jessie, Sensitive Location