CITY
MISSION TRIP

$419

HOW WE SERVE

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is known for its rich colonial history, diverse neighborhoods, iconic sports teams and beautiful architecture. Here, your students will have the opportunity to be a part of meaningful construction projects that help support organizations in the greater Boston area that are already pouring back into their own community.

DATES AVAILABLE

June 7 - 13

June 14 - 20

June 21 - 27

June 28 - July 3*

July 5 - 11

July 12 - 18

July 19 - 25

July 26 - August 1

August 2 - 8

* Sunday through Friday trip

THE MISSION IN
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTES

The capital of Massachusetts, Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. This city has been the setting for many events in early American history, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, Paul Revere’s famous ride and much more, all helping to build the foundation of this nation. 

It’s not only the history that makes Boston so valuable, but also the culture and lifestyle of those who have come to call Boston home. From the unique Boston accent to fiercely loyal sports fans to world famous universities, Bostonians have deep pride in their community and everyone that is a part of it.

With all its cultural richness and amazing people, we have been blessed to have a partner here who, while not well known in history or the media, has become invaluable to Next Step. Ed, or Eddy as we like to call him, has poured so much of himself into the mission of Next Step Ministries. With an amazing heart for the Lord and an incredible story of God’s redemption, we couldn’t help but witness his heart for the people of Boston and all that God is doing there. One specific organization we connected with through Eddy was the Boys and Girls Club in Wakefield, a small suburb in the greater Boston area.  

The Boys and Girls Club of America has become a staple in many communities across the United States, working to create safe places for kids to engage in a wide variety of programs. These programs include helping young people with their homework, computer training, learning and honing their skills in the arts, sports, as well as, learning strong coping skills that are needed for everyday life. As Eddy would say, there is something for every kid at the Boys and Girls Club. 

Listening to Eddy speak more and more about the Boys and Girls Club and the diverse needs of Boston itself, we decided to take the next step, speaking with local officials, the Boys and Girls Club of Wakefield, and several nonprofits in the greater Boston area to see how Next Step could partner with local community development initiatives. It is with great joy that we are serving in Boston, and we look forward to seeing you there!

PARTNERSHIPS

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Local Youth Organization

Serving with us in Boston, you will have the opportunity to partner with the Boys and Girls club of Wakefield, Massachusetts in the greater Boston area. The Boys and Girls Club with all of the amazing programs in education, physical fitness and the arts, unfortunately does not have enough space dedicated to accommodating the needs of this Club. To remedy this problem, the Boys and Girls Club has purchased a facility that needs renovated to be suitable for the young people to come and enjoy all the advantages the club has to offer. Here, your team will be a part of reconstructing an area dedicated to teaching and empowering the future of this community.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

WORSHIP

We’ve been told our worship experience is where summer camp meets mission trip. At Next Step, your students will create unforgettable memories and friendships while worshipping and growing together in their understanding of who Jesus is. Each evening will include great bands, challenging speakers and a powerful video series created and filmed exclusively for your mission trip.

CONSTRUCTION

Have you ever gone on a mission trip and been disappointed by the work projects? You’re left wondering— isn’t there something more we could have done? At Next Step, we have partnered with local community leaders to ensure that the projects are meaningful and alleviate vital building needs. Your students will work on projects such as full home builds, home additions, drywall, siding, flooring, wheelchair ramps, and more.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Do you ever wonder if your short-term mission trip really made a difference? At Next Step, students serve alongside local community members, churches and nonprofits, as we meet the needs of the community together. With our full-time staff living in the communities we partner with, and projects being selected by the community, you will be part of a movement in responsible short-term missions.

LOGISTICS

The trip is hosted at a TBD location.
Bus and Van accessible.

Please book any flights for arrival and departure through the Boston Airport. (BOS)

Twin Size Air Mattress
Bedding & Pillow
Water Bottle
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Insect Repellent
Towel
Toiletries
Swim Suit
Work Shoes
Work Clothes
Casual Clothes
Work Gloves
Safety Glasses
Hammer
SUNDAY (ARRIVAL DAY)
3:00-5:00 pm – Arrive to Mission Location
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Worship & Weekly Orientation
8:30 pm – Church Time, Small groups, Free Time
11:00 pm – Lights Out
 
MONDAY – THURSDAY (WORK DAYS)
7:00 am – Wake Up
7:15 am – Eat Breakfast & Lunch Preparation
8:00 am – Morning Devotional
8:15 am – Depart for Worksite & Begin Working
12:00 pm – Lunch & Devotion
1:00 pm – Resume Working
3:30 pm – Clean Up/Return
4:00 pm – Free time/Showers/Leader Meeting
6:00pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Worship
8:30 – Church Time/Small Groups/Free Time
11:00 pm – Lights Out
 
FRIDAY (COMMUNITY / FUN DAY)
8:00 am – Wake Up 
8:15 am – Eat Breakfast & Lunch Preparation
9:00 am – Morning Devotion
9:15 am – Leave for Free Day Activity! 
4:00 pm  – Shower Time/Free Time/Leader Meeting
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Worship
8:30 pm – Church Time/Small Groups/Free time
11:00 pm – Lights Out

FAQS

When should I register for my trip?

Registration opens in July and will be available through early spring. To get your preferred dates, locations, and spaces, it is recommended to secure your spots sometime before October.

What is the min or max people per group?

For summer mission trips you must have a minimum of five participants to be eligible for a group. If you have less than five participants on your team, please contact our office. The maximum number of people will depend on location capacity and availability.

What is the adult to student ratio required?

Next Step Ministries asks each group to bring 1 adult for every 6 students.

Are background checks required?

Yes. Each church group is responsible for conducting background checks on each participant 18 years of age or older.

When will we find out what our work are?

Your group will learn about the work projects on the first night of your trip! Our staff will contact you 1-2 weeks prior to the trip to share updates and provide an adjusted tool list.

How are the trips staffed?

A Next Step Partnership Coordinator facilitates community partnerships, lines up projects, leads the summer staff, and coordinates other logistics such as lodging and accommodations. The trip itself will be facilitated by 8-12 energetic, mission-minded, and highly trained college interns. The site staff will include a construction team, worship team, speaker, meal coordinators, and administrative leaders to guide you through the week.

What if the trip I’m considering is already full?

Each location has a different max capacity, so please contact our office to learn more about spaces available. In the event we are fully booked for the trip you are interested in, we can put you on a wait list or help find alternative trip options. To avoid these delays, we recommend registering for your trip as soon as you can!

What is the payment schedule?

Payment for a Next Step Ministries mission trip is separated into a deposit and two scheduled payments:

  • Deposit - 0 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit per spot reserved due within 30 days of your trip registration date
  • March 15th Payment – 50% of remaining balance of trip cost due
  • May 15th Payment – 100% of remaining total balance of trip cost due

Is Next Step affiliated with a denomination?

No, we do not affiliate with a particular denomination. Next Step Ministries is an interdenominational organization and we partner with hundreds of churches from all different denominations on our mission trips. Please see our Statement of Faith to learn more about what we believe. In simple terms, we stick to the basics of the Gospel. Our foundation for ministry is to provide opportunities for students to connect and grow in a personal relationship with Christ.

How are the work projects selected?

Next Step Ministries works alongside community leaders, non-profit organizations, and the local church in order to set up work projects. Full-time Next Step Staff called Partnership Coordinators live and serve within the community year round and are well connected. Next Step collaborates with the community to plan the projects you will be working on in advance.

Will our group be paired with other groups?

You will most likely be attending a trip with 2-4 other youth groups. All groups will share sleeping quarters and we will have meals and worship together as a large group. Many of our mission site locations can accommodate for 80-100 volunteers each week. For work projects, we love to mix students, but also understand many groups prefer to stick together. Please let us know your preference and we will plan accordingly!

Is the mission trip safe?

Yes. Next Step Ministries exists to give middle school, high school, and college students an opportunity to explore their faith, experience God, and extend service to others on a mission trip. Students are our top priority and safety is always our primary concern. Thankfully, because of our long-term commitment and involvement within the community, we have developed many close relationships with local families and organizations. The community is familiar with Next Step and we’ve worked hard to humbly earn their trust and respect. Because of these close friendships we are the first to know if something out of the ordinary comes up or is unsafe.

WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Day or night, Next Step Ministries is happy to hear from you. Whether you have a question, comment or concern, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. As an additional resource, feel free to download this brochure for all your mission trip information in one place.

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