Changing the World Before Graduation
At Indian Rocks Christian School, students impact the world in positive ways long before graduation. Through various community outreach projects, we have built a culture of giving - a reflection of God’s blessing on our Largo, FL, campus. The IRCS Ministry Mester is a high school mission trip program, allowing students to travel (nationally and internationally), while meeting tangible needs for others.
Over the past fifteen years, IRCS has sent more than 2,550 students and teachers to 22 different countries and 11 states. In the spring of 2016 alone, our students visited:
- Northern Georgia
- New York City
- Puerto Rico (2 teams)
- Costa Rica
- And assorted local options
Ministry Mester History
Since it was initiated in 2002, Ministry Mester has been a valuable component of private, Christian education at IRCS. Our first Ministry Mester began with six students serving in one country (Eluethera) and has grown to nearly 200 students in numerous countries and U.S. states. Whatever the destination, it is our main objective to expose students to a variety of ministry opportunities, giving them the prospect for discipleship and spiritual growth in their lives.
“The goal of every mission trip is to go and be a blessing to the people of the area you are visiting, but I can promise you that in some way or another you always come back being the one who was blessed. One of the many blessings that is inevitable about mission trips, is that you will make new friends, and get to share memories with those friends that will surely never be forgotten.” - Conner, IRCS Class of ‘16
Preparing for Service
As students prepare for trips, they study on campus to learn the country's language, culture and customs. This allows them to most effectively serve those in need. In the college application process, our students knowledge and experience with other cultures often provides a competitive edge. But more importantly, they experience what it means to make a difference in the world, and leave prepared for a life of service.
Supporting Our Teams
Anyone can be involved with Ministry Mester by praying for our students and the people they will minister to. Pray for our group leaders, and pray that each team would have all their needs met as they travel. If you would like to sponsor a student or a teacher, you may donate here.
Current Students and Parents
Preparing for Ministry Mester? Students and parents are required to read and sign the Ministry Mester Guidelines Form. If students do not wish to participate in a ministry trip, they may complete a work-study internship or college visit.
Learn More Today
Are you interested in learning more about the IRCS experience? Ministry Mester is one of many opportunities that set us apart as a Christian school in Pinellas County. To schedule a tour, you may call, email or request more information using the button below.