The student missions association, The TrueNorth Corps, works with the Intercultural Studies Department each year to organize and carry out the Breakaway student missions retreat at a conference center on the Oregon coast. Students whose interest ranges from the curios to the committed in missions get away from campus and join together over the weekend to worship, pray, talk about God’s heart for the world. Special missionary guests are there to share from their lives and ministry and to help students understand what being a missionary is really about. The schedule is flexible so that there is plenty of rest, interaction, and “play” time over the weekend. The conference center is located directly on the coast so there is direct access to the beach. Among other things, bonfires and s’mores help to round-off our days together.