When we open the paper in the morning and read about the city of Norfolk, Virginia, we get a glimpse of a growing and thriving economy.  Big headlines catch our attention, sharing stories of growth and change. Norfolk is located next to one of the largest ship repair facilities in the country, home to Eastern Virginia Medical School, the Hampton Roads Admirals, and new businesses thriving in the multimillion-dollar Waterside development.  But, on the next page, we see a city beset with challenges. What does EY2S see that others don’t? We see the hope of Christ. We see young kids created by the Creator that need love, direction, leadership, opportunity, discipleship, and more.  We see an opportunity, as the Apostle Paul illustrated in his epistles, to apply head knowledge of scripture, and Biblical principles of love, joy, peace, and reconciliation within the inner city.

A Glimpse into our Ministry:​

After spending seven years leading domestic mission trips to other parts of the country, Jeff Montgomery and his team were no longer content to let someone else reach his own city. Partnering with local churches in Hampton Roads, his vision of a Norfolk-based, inner-city focused, mission organization became reality. EY2S is designed from the ground up to train young people to see the need next to them, equip them with Gospel tools, and send them back to their communities with leadership abilities and passion for the unreached. 

EY2S Weekly Summer Mission Schedule


Day 1

Your trip begins with ice-breaker games, pizza, staff introductions, schedule layout, and ends with an ice cream social.

Rise & Shine

Day 2-Day 6

The breakfast team reports to the kitchen at 6 am with an EY2S leader to prepare breakfast for the entire team.

Breakfast with God

Day 2-Day 6

Each missionary is given a study guide to help them navigate and experience a personal relationship with God.

Circle Up

Day 2-Day 5

EY2S leaders provide instructions for the day, answer questions. We pray together and load up to travel to the worksite.


Day 2-Day 5

Missionaries learn to use power tools, build decks, replace doors, and more. Midway in the day, work pauses for prayer walks.

Free Time

Day 2-Day 6

We encourage youth to be intentional about building relationships with one another while taking time to recharge.


Day 2-Day 5

Missionaries use their spiritual gifts to share the gospel with ~60 youth at Young Terrace Rec Center 

Breaking Bread

Day 2-Day 6

Missionaries have the chance to seek guidance for their personal struggles. Boys and girls are separated for this activity.

Bible Study

Day 2-Day 6

EY2S leaders and missionaries explore biblical truths and lead missionaries through relevant topics that affect their lives.

Reflection Ceremony

Day 2-Day 6

Youth share with the group how they saw someone being Christ-like during the day by saying: “I saw Christ in you today when..."

Reward Day

Day 6

After a great week of missions, missionaries are given an opportunity to unwind and spend time together. 


Day 7

We hope that EY2S has impacted your youth; helping them realize the importance of missions and how to practically live the gospel.

Cost: $250

Per Youth


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Empowering Youth 2 Serve


Phone: 757-620-2030​​

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