The Beacon Teen Group

The Beacon Teen Group is a support group for teens that have been impacted by crime. We build lasting relationships with the goal of restoring them to community, their families, and God. We offer a safe place to be vulnerable and receive peer support, authentic discipleship, and positive activities to create life change. 

To learn more about the Beacon Teen Group, or to get involved, contact Courtney at for more information.

The lighthouse Children's program

The Lighthouse Children's Program at Next Chapter Ministries serves children in Rochester grades kindergarten through middle school that have been impacted by crime. Through the relationships that we form, we hope to point youth towards a lasting relationship with Christ.

The youth at Next Chapter are also matched with a mentor, whom they meet with each week. Mentors build relationships with our children by including them in the life they are already living, sharing their passions and encouraging one another.

To learn more about Next Chapter's youth program, or to get involved, contact



Next Chapter's staff and volunteers visit the Juvenile Detention Center multiple times weekly to lead small group Bible studies and engage in one-on-one mentoring opportunities. It is our goal to bring a message of Hope into a seemingly hopeless situation; to answer questions, listen to the teenagers' life journeys, and to build relationships that will continue after they are released. Our desire is to be able to continue nurturing the seeds that were planted while in JDC by welcoming youth into our Lighthouse Youth Program after release.