Dominican Republic Mission Trip

On the Dominican Republic Mission Trip, high school students from First Community Church spend a week at the Dominica School and Orphanage in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The purpose of the trip is simply to serve in any way we are needed.

Our participants teach classes at the school, work on art projects with the kids, lead kickball and volleyball for gym class, practice speaking English with the high school students, and do work projects to improve the facility. We have come to know this special place as our home away from home, and these children and their caregivers are our family.


The 2017 trip dates are October 15-21.

This trip is for members of the high school graduating classes of 2017, 2018, 2019. This trip fee is entirely tax deductible. If needed, we can set up a payment plan to allow you to pay over time, and scholarships are available if you still need additional support. A lack of money should not be the reason you cannot attend this trip.


Registration is closed

Final payments are due Friday, August 25

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Important Dates

All meetings will take place at North Campus, Room 130.

April 26, 7pm Informational Meeting
May 1 Registration Opens
July 15 Registration Closes
August 25 Fees and Forms Due
September 17, 6pm General Participant Meeting
October 11, 6pm Participant Packing Meeting


Flight information

Please note our itinerary has changed more than once since our original booking. This is the most up to date itinerary, with one flight number change and slight schedule changes.
Participants must be at the airport no later than 5:15 AM on October 15, 2017.

October 15, 2017

DEPART: 7:10 AM Columbus Oh CMH
ARRIVE: 8:49 AM Atlanta Ga  ATL

DEPART:  9:45 AM( ATL ) Atlanta Ga
ARRIVE: 1:04PM  ( SDQ ) Las Americas Arpt Do

October 21, 2017

DEPART: 2:04 PM ( SDQ ) Las Americas Arpt Do
ARRIVE: 5:30 PM ( ATL ) Atlanta Ga

DEPART: 10:23P ( ATL ) Atlanta Ga
ARRIVE: 11:57P ( CMH ) Columbus Oh

 Packing List & Meeting Notes


Watch this video to get a sense of what the Dominican Republic trip is about.

Senior Capstone Projects

Some students who participate in the Dominican Republic trip use their experiences as research for their senior capstone projects. If you are interested in doing this, please talk to us and we will help make sure your research is successful.

Here is some of the work created by former participants:

Caroline Sarno, 2015 participant:
Julia Klebe, 2014 participant:
Rachel Piscopo, 2014 participant:


For more information, please contact the Mission Office at 614-488-0681 x106, or the Youth Ministry Coordinators, Gabrielle Whitcomb, at  or Makenzie Adkins, st