Engage The Crisis
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Engage The Crisis

Engage The Crisis


Engage The Crisis, a relief effort of the Antioch Movement, was created to meet the needs of the large number of refugees currently entering Europe. Our heart is to draw Muslims to Jesus and mobilize this generation to share the love of Christ with these refugees. The Church has an opportunity to define how this historic crisis is spoken about in future generations.  Antioch churches are partnering together to see over 2,000 short term laborers serving the refugee population at 6 strategic bases across Europe.  Antioch Fullerton is jumping into the middle of this as we "Engage the Crisis."

Over 1,000,000 refugees are expected to move to Germany over the course of the year, creating unprecedented opportunities to serve and minister the love of Jesus.  Our friends over there are seeing God move in incredible ways.  Therefore, Antioch Fullerton is excited to take a trip to Frankfurt, Germany this Summer to serve and see God move among the refugee population there.  

How do I sign up!?  

  1. Please sign up at engagethecrisis.org.  Click the "apply" button and finish the application.
  2. Send Mark Speeter (MSpeeter@antiochfullerton.com) a quick email to inform us you signed up. 

Interest Meeting: Sunday, March 20th, Immediately after church.  We will share more vision, cover some details of next steps, and begin to brush on support raising so that it can be possible to get the first payment in on time!  We will also take time to field questions about the trip or the process of getting there.

Application Deadline: April 1st - Yes, we know that it is coming quickly!  Please be praying about coming and asking questions now we you can not only have clarity but get the application in by the 1st!  

First Payment Due: April 15th - The first payment, $1250, is due on April 15th.  We are all personally sacrificing and inviting others to sacrifice with us to go on this trip, as we see the early church doing.  We will train you on how to raise support, and after this initial deadline, we will have more time to raise support.  Please contact Mark Speeter (mspeeter@antiochfullerton.com) with financial questions/concerns.

Cost: Depending on airline tickets, we anticipate the cost being between $2800-$3300.

Pay For Your Trip Here    (or)    Donate To The Trip General fund



  • Q: Where can I go?

    A: Engage the Crisis participants will be going to one of six European bases. The bases include Greece, Germany, Italy and Belgium. These locations were chosen for their safe environment and access to the refugee population through a dedicated research team. Your location will be dependent on which Antioch church you will be traveling with.

  • Q: What’s the goal of this trip? What will I be doing?

    A: There are three goals: Meeting needs, making disciples and mobilizing laborers. In addition to sharing the love of Jesus, activities may include: children’s ministry, sports ministry, forming PTSD relief groups, running medical clinics and organizing anti-human trafficking education opportunities.

  • Q: Where will I be staying?

    A: Depending on the location, participants will stay in hostels, hotels or local churches.

  • Q: How will I be able to talk to these refugees?

    A: Aid workers report that a good amount of refugees speak English.  However, we are recruiting interpreters who speak any Middle Eastern language to join us. If you would like to volunteer or recommend someone as an interpreter, email us at info@engagethecrisis.org.

  • Q: If something goes wrong, who is in charge of keeping me safe?

    A: We have a dedicated team for emergency response at each base and our training hub in Amsterdam. Participants will be given emergency contact information for their families when they sign up for the trip.

  • Q: Will I be working with other organizations or only with Antioch?

    A: Yes, we partner with a rich network of local partners and international organizations serving in Europe.

  • Q: Will I receive training?

    A: We have a team of experienced social workers and missionaries who are responsible for training and debriefing participants. We will make sure every person is trained adequately to minister on this trip and have the best experience possible.

  • Q: How can my friends and family be praying and receive updates about what is going on?

    A: In addition to our regular email updates and social media posts the base leaders are responsible for updating the Engage the Crisis Facebook page with current prayer requests and information. (Facebook.com/engagethecrisis)


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Love Fullerton
8:00 AM08:00

Love Fullerton

Love Fullerton: A community wide day of service 

Antioch Fullerton will be serving at two elementary schools this year: Raymond Elementary School and Woodcrest Elementary School. The goal at both sites will be to "spruce up" the campuses.

Serving opportunities that day are available for all ages and skills. Activities at sites include: landscaping, organizing emergency supplies, power-washing, and general cleaning.

Date: April 30, 2016

Time: 8am-2pm

How to sign up: There will be a information table setup at church throughout the month of April. Please stop by for more details and write your name on the interest sheet.

Contact for our church: Craig Blankenship // Cblankenship@antiochfullerton.com

Detailed Schedule:

  • 8:00am - Festivities (Music, Free Food, & Beverages)
  • 8:30am - Rally Begins
  • 9:30am - Projects Begin at Each Site
  • 12:30pm - Lunch and Party (Free Food & Vendors)

*ends at approximately 2:00pm*

Festivities begin at 8 a.m. with FREE food and beverages! Rally starts at 8:45 a.m. sharp! Please remember to attend the rally located in front of the Farmers Market on Wilshire Ave in downtown Fullerton, before volunteering at your specific project site. You will receive instructions from your project leader prior to beginning your volunteer service. Free BBQ lunch for everyone afterwards at Fullerton High School Stadium at 12:30pm, compliments from Heroes Restaurant. Parking in the Fullerton College parking structure off Lemon Street near the stadium. 

Print out your liability form and bring a signed copy with you and receive your free tee shirt at the rally.

Thank you for your willingness to give back to your community! If you have any questions, please email cblankenship@antiochfullerton.com


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Tijuana Trip

To learn more and register click here.

Join us for a powerful time of meeting with God, sharing His love with the wonderful people of Mexico, and building lasting friendships within our church community.

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