Summer Servants

What Summer Servants is About

Summer Servants is an overnight mission trip for teens located in Syracuse, NY. It aims to connect us with each other by sharing in each other's lives.

By going into the heart of Syracuse, we allow ourselves to be transformed by our conversations, actions, and experiences. We hope that by bringing the youth of this community together on this service trip that they can share in a perspective of unity and grow deeper in their faith.


We affirm that God loves and cares for the people living in the inner-city of Syracuse and that they are a gift to all who are seeking relationships of hope, healing, and renewal. We want to change the world we live in for good by allowing God to change us, one youth, one person, one heart, one relationship at a time. We pray to be instruments of God’s peace and work to train one another in the biblical model of servant leadership.

We welcome people to:

  • Live together in community for a week

  • Participate in relationship-based and meaningful service in our urban neighborhood

  • Listen to people who live in urban neighborhoods share their stories of perseverance and faith

  • See a wide range of urban ministries that are serving Jesus in the lives of other

  • Reflect on what we see and experience in light of:

  1. God’s purpose and meaning in our lives

  2. The biblical commitment to the poor and vulnerable

  3. The church’s social mission

  • Envision specific ways that all of us can respond and stay connected and involved

  • Go Forth to live and act in new ways