South Bushwick Reformed Church

Brooklyn, New York

A historic RCA church in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, South Bushwick seeks to be a light to its community. The church building was damaged by a storm several years ago and since then the congregation is working to repair their building and to move outward into ministry in their community. Your team can partner with this church to help share the hope of Christ to their neighbors.

Key Scripture:

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.—Phil 3:12-14

Partner ministry: 
South Bushwick Reformed Church
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Volunteer opportunities: 

Skilled laborers are needed to help with repairs on the church building and parsonage. Electricians and roofers are especially needed. Volunteer teams can also assist with these repairs, including roof and window repair, electrical work, and painting. Repairs needed on the parsonage include the electrical, plumbing, and flooring. Groups are encouraged to have someone with experience in the areas of construction, electrical work, or plumbing, but the church has some professionals available to support teams without those specific skills.


Volunteers will sleep in the fellowship hall of the church building. There are four bathrooms and two showers. Volunteers will need to bring sleeping bags and air mattresses. A kitchen is available for the group to prepare their own meals.

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Cost notes: 

Varies based on project and materials needed.

Free day suggestions: 

New York City

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Short-Term Mission

Molly Towne

Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant

Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.