“CSM blends a passion for the inner-city with a heart for the youth and families who come to serve. It’s mission and service at it best.”
I LOVE the concept of the ministry, and the opportunities to engage the individual folks on the street and hear their stories were priceless!
I know our kids will be impacted for a long time to come:)
Thank you for a wonderful experience and for my students. I know that they not only enjoyed themselves, but has left them with some wonderful memories. Detroit is a wonderful city and is in need of more help! Thank you again for your organization and for making a difference to the people of Detroit.
My hopes and prayers for my College group were met. I believe, by God’s grace, each of us had a life-changing experience by serving together in each of the Ministry sites. It was a joy to come along-side the work God is doing in the Churches and Ministries in Nashville. Thank you again for your wisdom and friendship.
Thank you for making this a memorable trip for me. I have done a few student mission trips in the past, but none as well organized and thought out as this.
I love CSM’s philosophy of ministry and mission. That’s why I brought a new church to you guys this past summer. I look forward to doing other trips in the future with CSM
Thank you for being a part of our ministry and for helping our students get some perspective on serving and helping those living in poverty. I appreciated the fact that the students were given the opportunity to make and impact and to be impacted.
Thank you for having a great organization where people are given the opportunity to learn and serve those in need. Thank you for treating our group with respect and having a great host to share our experience with. God bless you all.
“Here at the Cartel, we think it’s cool that they have year-round, long-term relationships with their ministry partners within the cities they work in. In other words their strategy is like ours…we develop long-term collaborative ministry partners within an ecosystem we call “the Cartel” and CSM does the same type of thing within the short-term missions world, developing long-term collaborative mission partnerships.
I can confidently say that the CSM is doing short term mission trips as well as they can be done. The work of CSM is thoughtful, wise, symbiotic, and generative… and CSM is doing a brilliant job furthering the Kingdom of God. I am delighted to call them a partner in the revolution.
If Christians are to make an impact for the Kingdom in the 21st century, they must live out the call to be Jesus’ hands and feet to the poor and needy. CSM gives young people and adults the opportunity to do just that in North America’s inner–cities.
Brittany grew up in Harleysville, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. She graduated from Gordon College with a major in Christian Ministries and minors in Nonprofit Business Management and Biblical Studies. After hosting for a summer in Philadelphia, her love for cities and the people that inhabit them expanded in her heart; thus she is excited and honored to return to CSM. Some of Brittany’s favorite things are vegetable gardens, drinking coffee, thrift stores and writing letters. She is thankful to be a part of what God is doing in Philly!
Associate City Director
Joe hails from the small, rural, town of Richmond, Indiana. In 2013, he felt called to work with the homeless by becoming a City Host with CSM in Chicago. After his life changing summer with CSM, Joe completed his degree in Psychology and Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. The next year, Joe lived out his newfound values by living in intentional community and volunteering full time with Mission Year in Philadelphia. In 2016, Joe chose to merge his hosting knowledge with his newfound love for Philadelphia by joining the CSM Philadelphia team as the Associate City Director. Joe hopes that he will be able to learn more about the whole city of Philadelphia while empowering hosts and groups to take lessons learned in the city and apply them to their hometowns. Joe hopes to one day visit every local Philly coffee shop and watch each movie on AFI’s 100 Years 100 Movies list.