The King's Academy service trips are often cited by students and alumni as the experience at TKA which had the most profound impact on their life.
Why Do We Serve Others?
The idea and practice of service is grounded in Scripture, in the Judeo-Christian faith tradition, and in the very essence of what it means to be a human created in God’s image and likeness. All the way back to Genesis (12:2-3 NIV), we see God’s desire to “bless the world” through His people:
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
For TKA, the goal of service is not to go somewhere and simply perform a service, but rather to engage in the full experience of service and to return having been transformed into a servant for life. It is our prayer that as students serve, as they engage with local populations, as they get to know their stories and see how their gifts and talents and blessings can make a radical difference in the world, their hearts and minds will be forever changed.
You can view a slideshow for each of our previous service trips on the individual site pages above. Our largest service trip to Mexico has occurred annually for the past 18 years! Click on the right corner of the slideshow to expand and control.