At Next Chapter Ministries, we have a goal to eradicate crime, executing a strong focus on the highest crime areas of Rochester and Olmsted County. We strive to accomplish this by taking a holistic approach to ministry that starts with faith, love, and a home.


The vision for Next Chapter Ministries began in the early 1990's as a weekly Bible Study in the Olmsted County Jail in Rochester, MN. Later, an outside Bible Study/Support group was created to continue to help individuals after release. From this group Next Chapter Ministries formed, becoming an official non-profit organization in 2000. Today, Next Chapter Ministries has grown to include three residential houses for men, a non-residential house for women, and a non-residential house for youth, all impacted by the vicious cycle of crime. Each home is designed to address the trauma that our participants have sustained. Our services start in but go beyond the home into some of the deep-end systems that our participants are found in. Our family system approach is evidenced based and proven to contribute to [holistic] Gospel Transformation.

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Please consider a monthly or one-time donation to help Next Chapter Ministries fulfill their mission to build lasting relationships with people in our community who have been impacted by crime, restoring them to God, family, and community with the Gospel of God.

To learn more, or to come and see what God is doing at Next Chapter, contact us at (507) 529-5799 or info@NextChapterRochester.org