Your team will be partnering with a mission to reach the lost in our ever changing neighborhood and to facilitate reaching the lost throughout the NYC area, as well, as the world. You will do this by presently reaching out to our community through joining in the worship and prayer services, as well as outreach activities. Some of the ministry activities your team may have the opportunity of participating in are:
Many teams from the USA, Canada, South America and parts of Europe have served alongside this ministry. From this launching pad the ministry has been able to give the volunteers a vision for urban missions.
Participants will be housed at a local church where they will have access to bathrooms, showers, and a full kitchen. Bunk beds will be provided, but bedding is not. It is a three story building. The meeting space and kitchen is located on the first floor and the bunks and bathrooms are on the second and third floors.
There is no hotel option for NY.
There is a full kitchen with anything you might need. Meals are very much a team effort, and we have a lot of fun in the process! Teams will participate in meal prep and serving. Breakfast will be cold cereal, fruit, bagels, etc. Hot breakfasts could be available as well, depending on the group’s willingness to contribute to the meal prep and cooking. Lunch will be packed sandwiches, fruit and a side to take to the ministry site. Hot dinners will typically be served after ministry at the church each day.
Most teams will fly into JFK airport. They will then jump on the metro to the stop in Brooklyn. Some will choose to drive and drop their car off in a specific location and then take the metro into Brooklyn. As much as possible, we will use public transportation. This will mostly be the metro system.
The safety of our participants is a top priority for us. We have both an internal Risk Management team and external Risk Management consultants. We use a multi-pronged approach to risk management - including monitoring information from reporting agencies and relying on the knowledge of our ministry partners. In addition to our own protocols (e.g., students must be with an adult at all times), our ministry hosts and partners will provide trip specific safety guidelines for the particular trip location. Our Project Leaders are trained in risk management and have access to both on-field and home-office support.
$75 Deposit: This per person deposit is required to complete your registration. At this point, you will lock in your trip and we will keep in touch with you going forward about preparation. This deposit is applied to the total cost of your trip.
50% Payment: Half of your total trip cost will need to be paid 6 weeks before your trip.
100% Payment: The remaining balance is due 1 month before your trip.