SEED Program | Information


To equip Hope College students to serve as disciples who share the Good News of Jesus Christ through sport.  

We recognize that sport provides an opportunity for athletes to have a significant platform from which to influence others. In traveling with the SEED program, Hope College students will utilize their passion for sport to share the love of Christ with individuals around the world. 

Through participating in the SEED program, students will be intentionally challenged to use their experiences to sow the seed and water the harvest so that the Good News of Jesus Christ takes root in their own lives as it is shared around the world. 

The SEED program will annually sponsor international mission trips for students, providing opportunities to serve in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Uganda, and Zambia. Trips launch for a two-week period in June and August and teams will consist of 10-15 students and coaches, representing multiple sports.


2019 Summer Highlights | Costa Rica | Dominican Republic | Uganda | Zambia

2018 Summer Highlights | Costa RicaGhana | Uganda | Zambia

2019 SEED Highlight Video

2018 SEED Highlight Video

2017 SEED Highlight Video


The SEED program is rooted in the lessons taught through the Parable of the Sower. 

“But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what is sown.” - Matthew 13:23

"The SEED trip will expand your spiritual awareness, satisfy your passion for athletics, and prepare you for discipleship both abroad and at home." - SEED Uganda Team Member, 2018

Experiences through the SEED program will equip students to serve as disciples around the world.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” - Acts 1:8

"This program is life-changing. It shatters your frame of mind and shows you how big God is and that he truly loves all His children.” - SEED Zambia Team Member, 2017

The SEED program exists to send disciples into the world to plant and harvest seeds for God's kingdom.

“He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’” - Luke 10:2

"The SEED program pushed my faith to a place I didn't even know it could go. Going to Costa Rica and seeing the locals fearlesly worship the same God we do was a life-changing moment for me." - SEED Costa Rica Team Member, 2019

Through sport evangelism, the SEED program will share God’s love to the world through the passion and talents of Hope College students. 

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10

“This trip to the Dominican Republic has completely changed my outlook on faith and my relationship with God. God opened my eyes to His love and His plan for my life." - SEED Dominican Republic member, 2019