“Hurricane [Harvey] not only brought neighbors into unity with one another; it also tore relationships apart and devastated families. As we were working, we realized that not only were we aiding in rebuilding homes, we were also aiding in rebuilding relationships within families that had been made fragile by the intense and overwhelming stress that devastation brings. The faith that these people developed was incredibly admirable-I’ve never experienced such strong perceptions of hope and perseverance as I did in Houston.” -Allison Nussbaum '21, BreakAway 2018
Learning Through Service
The Mission of BreakAway is to create opportunities for personal transformation by having Wheaton staff, faculty, and students serve together during Spring Break. These week-long trips go to a variety of locations, both nationally and internationally. Each year, the student lead BreakAway Cabinet sets a vision for their work coordinating each trip.
Sign-ups for trips happen December of each year. Check the Sign-Up page for more details.
BreakAway Cabinet 2018-19
Left to Right: Daniel Hanson, Chair; Mollie Borchert, Administrator; Elizabeth Maki, Trip Logistics Coordinator; Given Tanri, Trip Logistics Coordinator
Vision: Serving in unity with the body of Christ and growing together in love.
Theme Verse: “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, unto Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” -Ephesians 4:15-16