MISSION SERVE | TRENTON, NJ

We are so excited about the opportunity to serve this summer!

 
The vision of Breakaway Student Ministries is To Bring Hope To Our Generation. This hope, which we find in Jesus, is so important to us that we’ll follow Jesus anywhere to share it. One tangible way we get to do that is by serving those in need.
 
This summer, you will have the opportunity to serve people who are living in sub-standard housing by providing services they would not normally be able to obtain otherwise.
 
What will you be doing?  You will join a team of students from more several different churches to clean up and rebuild these neighborhoods. In doing this, you’ll be able to provide tangible help to people in need.
 
While working, you'll have the chance to get to know the homeowners you will be serving. You'll hear their story, have an opportunity to pray for them, and even be able to share about your own life and the hope that you have found in Jesus.
 
It’s our hope that these conversations along with your acts of service will help homeowners understand that they can find their ultimate help and hope in a God who loves them!

TRIP INFORMATION

 *see Frequently Asked Questions below for more details

 

START OF TRIP

July 14 | 2:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

 
WHO CAN ATTEND THIS TRIP?

Mission Serve Trenton is now open to all students in Middle School (6th, 7th, & 8th Grade) and High School (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grade) for the 2018-2019 school year.

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE TRIP?

Saturday, July 14th through Saturday, July 21st.

Student Drop Off will be at 2:00pm on July 14th.

Student Pick Up will be at 9:00am on July 21st.

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

We will be serving our local community of Trenton, NJ.

WHY ARE WE GOING THERE?

This will be Mission Serve's first summer serving in Trenton, New Jersey. Mission Serve is partnering with Central Church and the City of Trenton and are looking forward to connecting with this community and sharing the Gospel through local construction.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE TRIP?

$160.

WHERE ARE WE STAYING?

Central: A Christ-Centered Church (2015 Pennington Road Ewing, NJ 08618)

Church groups will sleep at Central, with sections of the building divided between guys and girls sleeping areas.  Church groups will also stay together (i.e. guys from Central will stay in the same room together and girls from Central will stay in the same room together).

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

A comprehensive packing list is found below.

 

FOR THE WORK SITE (please pack in a separate bag)

Work Gloves

Hat/Visor

Safety Goggles

Work gloves

Tape measure (25 ft. preferred)

Hammer

Paint brushes (4 in. wide preferred.)

**Please label your tools or they will be lost**

CLOTHING

Jeans/Sturdy Long pants for 5 days of work (can re-wear them)

T-shirts with sleeves (no midriff tops or tank tops for worksites)
**Clothing on site must be appropriate or we will ask you to change**

Socks

Underwear

Shorts (must be appropriate length (no short-shorts))

Plastic bags to throw dirty clothes in

Rain gear

Khakis/nice jeans for Sunday church

Bathing suit (no bikinis, no speedos)

Boots/Sturdy shoes (must be closed-toed shoes)

Non-work shoes

2 Towels (one for the beach)

Hat/Visor

Sunglasses

Other Important things

Bible

Mirror

Insect Repellant

Lip Balm

Sunscreen (we are going to the beach, and we work outside)

Pillow

Sleeping bag/linens

Twin size air mattress (nothing wider than twin)

Personal Toiletries

Comb, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.

Pen/pencil

Notebook

Money for offering

Money for snacks (we will make a Walmart run) & for souvenirs at the beach

WHAT DOES THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK LOOK LIKE?

SATURDAY

2pm-4pm Registration

4:30pm Orientation/Adult Meeting

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Worship

9:30pm First Squad Meeting

10:45pm In Rooms

11:00pm Lights Out

SUNDAY

6:00am Breakfast

7:00am Squad Meeting

8am-12pm Visit Local Churches

12pm Lunch

1pm Visit Work Site

2pm Return to facility

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Worship followed by Breakout groups

10:30pm In Rooms

11:00pm Lights Out

MONDAY

6:00am Breakfast

7:15am Departure

4:00pm Return to facility

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Worship followed by Breakout groups

10:30pm In Rooms

11:00pm Lights Out

TUESDAY

6:00am Breakfast

7:15am Departure

4:00pm Return to facility

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Worship followed by Breakout groups

10:30pm In Rooms

11:00pm Lights Out

WEDNESDAY

6:00am Breakfast

7:15am Departure

1:30pm Return to Central*

3:00pm Trip to LBI*

10:30pm In Rooms

11:00pm Lights Out

THURSDAY

6:00am Breakfast

7:15am Departure

4:00pm Return to facility

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Worship followed by Breakout groups

**Offering taken this night

10:30pm In Rooms

11:00pm Lights Out

FRIDAY

6:00am Breakfast

7:15am Departure

4:00pm Return to facility

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Worship/Celebration

10:30pm In Rooms

11:00pm Lights Out

SATURDAY

8:00am Pack Up & Clean

9:00am Parents Arrive for pickup

WHAT TYPE OF PROJECTS WILL WE WORK ON?

Mission Serve partners with local city governments to assist in the rehabilitation of substandard housing. Typical projects have included repairing and re-shingling roofs, construction of wheelchair ramps, indoor flooring and tiling, landscaping, painting, and home beautification.

WHICH PROJECT WILL I BE WORKING ON?

Students and leaders will discover which project they will work on when they arrive at their Mission Serve site. Students and leaders from all churches will be mixed and placed on a squad that they will serve together with for the week. Each squad will consist of at least one adult Squad Leader and one Construction Captain.

CAN I BE ON A SQUAD WITH MY FRIEND?

There's a possibility that you will be placed in a squad with another member of Central, but all squads are created by Mission Serve, not by our individual church leaders.  We can't promise anything about which squad or who you will be placed with.

It has been our experience that while students may enter into the week with a little hesitation because they will be with people from other churches, they end the week having shared great experiences with new friends that they'll remember for a lifetime.

WHAT IS THE TRAINING WEEKEND?

Our Training Weekend is a mandatory requirement for all students planning to join our Mission Serve team.  It is a time for you and your other team members to come together and begin to work as a team.  We will spend time getting to know each other, building trust in each other, and beginning to work together. We will take on a large project, where you will get some hands-on experience working with hand and power tools while having a chance to interact with your teammates in a setting similar to what you can expect on a job site at Mission Serve.

 

To find out more information, please contact Pastor Bryan Bunagan.

 

EMAIL

or

(609) 882-0337

         

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