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Mission Intern Program

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For upcoming high school seniors or college student age members of Ladue Chapel, we offer an opportunity to serve as a summer Mission Intern. These internships, funded by the Mission Committee, offer employment during the summer of 2018 to participate in local Christian mission work, to grow spiritually, and to experience and learn about the mission of the church of Jesus Christ.

We serve through first hand mission work and through financial support to local and international agencies in the main areas of interest to the congregation: Children & Youth, Church Worldwide, Housing & Health, and Hunger. The commitment of the church is that 20% of annual budget contributions goes to mission. Half of that 20% is allocated by our local church and half to support our denomination’s mission work.

We provide various opportunities for the congregation to experience mission work first hand – Habitat for Humanity, Summer Interns working with local agencies each summer, Rebuilding Together-St Louis, working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – just to name a few.

Our mission intern program continues to be a life alerting experience for our youth.  Interns spend the summer at Mission Intern Retreat, and working at Cornerstone Center, Food Outreach, L.E.A.D. Promising Youth, Ladue Chapel’s Urban Plunge and Vacation Bible School.

Our Ladue Chapel Food Bank operations help to meet the needs of the hungry in the St. Louis area.  Our food bank operation, through the work of 25 volunteers from our congregation, collects and distributes approximately 200,000 pounds of produce, deli and bread annually.  Through our Communion Hunger offering, collected on the first Sunday of each month, we support the work of Isaiah 58, Chapel for the Exceptional, Hosea House and Harris House.  In addition, the annual Turkey Drive collects hundreds of turkeys and hams that are then distributed to the agencies over the holiday season.

We also support our denomination with special offerings: the Christmas Joy offering raises funds which support schools committed to underserved populations; the Board of Pensions provides support to retired and active church workers; One Great Hour of Sharing raises funds to support Presbyterian disaster relief, hunger programs and self-development programs.

We are excited and thankful to our congregation for their generous contribution of time and money.

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