Who We Are
We are God’s children, growing in loving relationships with Jesus, one another, and our neighbors in Brooklyn and beyond. You are also the children of God visiting us and our neighbors. Our vision is that you would be a bridge, linking us by relationship to many more of our neighbors than we can reach on our own. Your mission while you are here is to reach into our community in many different ways: through prayer, service, verbal witness, sports, activities – use your imagination to plan creatively! We pray that you will be blessed by the many experiences you will have and by our congregation as you join with us to minister in Brooklyn.
S.S. runs two programs simultaneously in the summer for seven weeks: Children's Program (1st grade to 6th grade) and LIT- Leader in Training (7th grade - 12th grade)
Each ministry team will be designed differently based on your group’s gifts and abilities. You may do a combination of things. Whatever the project you are doing, each is designed to play a role in reaching the community with the good news of Christ. Most of these efforts will be centered on reaching children and teens. Nearly 25% of our community is under the age of 18, so there will be plenty of opportunities!
Your team is responsible for the preparations for your ministry activities. We encourage your group to spend a considerable amount of time in training and preparation, both for the cultural and spiritual aspects of your trip as well as ministry specifics. All VBS preparation should be complete on your arrival, and other activities like sports ministries, youth events, etc, should be nearly complete on arrival.
Mission Teams 2017