loving our neighbors &
empowering the local church
How It All Began
Serve Home was born in 2017 after we returned from taking two vans full of teens on a week-long mission trip to South Carolina with Next Step Ministries. We spent the week renovating homes - painting, sanding, insulating, staining, gardening - and sharing dinner, worship, and discussions about God together each evening. We returned to Massachusetts with a hunger to do that same kind of life-giving and transformational service in our very own community, and with a new dream to create a space not just for teens but also for families, young children, and adults of all ages to serve and experience God together. One week in South Carolina completely changed us, and we knew one week serving at home had the power to change us, and even more people around us, too.
We stepped into God's calling for us and created Serve Home - a summer mission experience for adults, families, and children, with a full-week overnight experience for middle and high school students. In the first summer of Serve Home, we saw people come alive using their skills, resources, and energy to serve their neighbors and serve God, and we saw a community forming that transcended the typical bounds of community in our everyday world.
In the second summer of Serve Home, we more than doubled in size - in volunteers, churches, and work sites; we went from 50 volunteers from 2 churches working on 2 work sites in 2018 to over 100+ volunteers from 12 different churches working on 5 work sites in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, we served through the COVID-19 global pandemic. While we couldn't gather for dinner, worship, discussion, or overnights, volunteers still joined in small groups to work on 7+ work projects spanning the two summers, including a new type of work project for Serve Home: an event for local foster families.
As we step into a new season as an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization, we are so excited to once again experience the full Serve Home experience this upcoming summer 2022! We are hopeful to see even more volunteers join us for a life-changing experience serving in our own community. We believe that when we come together to love our neighbors, share our resources, explore God, and get to know more people in our community, amazing and beautiful things happen. Will you join us?
Who We Are
Serve Home is a Christ-centered 501c3 nonprofit based in Easton, MA that is passionate about community development, intergenerational experiences, exploring God, and bringing the hope and gospel of Jesus to our neighbors. We provide a local summer "mission trip" experience for people of all ages and seasons of life by bringing children, teens, and adults (young + old!) together in the summer to serve the community, love our neighbors, and encounter Jesus Christ.
Serve Home is a charitable organization that serves all people regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality, or ethnic background.
Loving our neighbors & empowering the local church.