What We Do
Summer Impact Cincinnati began in 2010 and is a ministry of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church as a way to bridge faith and action. Over 6 weeks in the summer, groups come to Cincinnati for a week long (Sunday - Friday) serving experience working alongside different local partners in a variety of settings and serving various populations.
Summer Impact Cincinnati is ideal for youth groups, women's groups, men's groups, young adult groups, or any other eclectically congregating group of individuals with a desire to serve and give back this summer are invited to join us this summer for a life changing week of serving.
The heart behind Summer Impact Cincinnati is transformation through serving experiences, meaningful interactions, and individual/group reflection in order to see the work that God is already doing and how God is calling each of us to partner in that Kingdom work. The hope is that teams will return home with a renewed energy and sense of where God is leading them to serve in their local community throughout the year.
We believe the next generation of church leaders have gifts to share, spirits to nurture, and dreams to fulfill. Summer Impact provides an 8 week summer internship experience in Cincinnati, Ohio for young adults.
As a way to deepen your love and understanding of God while exploring God’s call on your life, interns will lead groups in serving, worship, and reflection. The goal is that this experience will further your discipleship of Jesus, deepen your leadership abilities, and encourage meaningful Christian service throughout your life. You will be mentored, challenged, and motivated throughout the summer.
Due to COVID-19, Summer Impact Cincinnati is pivoting this year to empower people to support the continued work of local partnerships to serve our neighbors in new, creative, and safe ways. Serving as a resource to individuals, families, groups, and churches, Serve in Place will be an information hub detailing how people can serve, share the love of Jesus, and transform their community while their lives are transformed as well. Not only will this resource be in place this summer as we continue to “shelter/stay in place” but it will serve as an ongoing resource. The long-term goal of Serve in Place is to encourage, support, and empower congregations and the community to serve locally and establish or strengthen partnerships with local organizations.