SERVE Youth Group Mission Trip (Grand Rapids, MI) June 2022

June 25 - July 2, 2022 | ThereforeGo Ministries

Participants Practice their singing in the sanctuary

Trip #25721

SERVE Youth Group Mission Trip (Grand Rapids, MI) June 2022

Trip #25721

Participants Practice their singing in the sanctuary

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Location:

United States, North America

Dates:

June 25 - July 2, 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

Bible Studies & Small Groups, Community Development, Urban Ministry, Service Projects & Helps,

Cost:

Approximately $375 to $425
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: ThereforeGo Ministries
Location: Michigan, United States
Dates: June 25 - July 2, 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Bible Studies & Small Groups, Community Development, Urban Ministry, Service Projects & Helps
Cost: Approximately $375 to $425
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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While Grand Rapids is a wonderful place to live and visit, it is not wonderful for everyone who lives here. Nearly 20% of the population still lives below the poverty line. During your stay in Grand Rapids, you will have a chance to learn from and work alongside people in our community.

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Students do yard work at a work site

What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Students do yard work at a work site

ThereforeGo Ministries provides week-long high school service trips and other faith-forming events for middle and high school age students. Each year we partner with churches to host SERVE events in their local communities, which are five to seven-day youth mission trips that send students out to care for and restore their world in an environment where they’ll encounter the concepts of justice and missional living. More than just a short service trip, SERVE is a faith-forming experience where the communities, congregations, and students involved all experience lasting transformation.

Grand Rapids (LaGrave) SERVE

Grand Rapids is a growing and vibrant city.  The downtown area is exploding with activity and you will be in the middle of it all. West Michigan is on the cutting edge of art, cuisine, and culture, but we also maintain a distinctive small-town feel as people are friendly and the streets are generally safe and clean.

While Grand Rapids is a wonderful place to live and visit, it is not wonderful for everyone who lives here. Nearly 20% of the population still lives below the poverty line. During your stay in Grand Rapids, you will have a chance to learn from and work alongside people in our community. We expect that God is going to move in mighty ways this week, both in the hearts of individuals and in meeting the needs of the community. Come be a part of the change!

Worksites:

You will be working at a different site each day giving you a great experience in our city of contrasts. Some examples of work sites are:

-Partnering with agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, ICCF, and VIS that work with the homeless population

-Supporting & working in local missions and food banks

-Working with children's and youth ministry organizations

-Yard work or light construction in homes

-Working side by side with homeowners who are on the brink of losing their prized possession

-Servant Evangelism

-You will also share, in some creative ways, Christ’s love in the community at large

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

ThereforeGo Ministries only works with local Host Churches who discern what type of work and community outreach will be advantageous to their ongoing work and community. So your group serves alongside the host congregation, experiencing their passion for Christ and compassion for their neighbors.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
North America
Country:
United States
State/Province:
Michigan
Other Location Info:
LaGrave CRC | Grand Rapids, MI
Participant Age:
Sr. High
Eligible to Go:
Groups [max size 100]
Training debriefing
Pre-trip: ThereforeGo Ministries supplies sending church youth leaders with a Digital Resource Box full of helps for adult leaders, vision casting materials (such as parent letter, pastor letter, bulletin insert, etc.) and pre-trip lessons for the youth group. Each adult leader receives the Leaders Guide one month before the trip so they can review the theme material and small group discussion outlines. During the trip: the Speaker, Worship Leader and the Spiritual Life Coordinator from the host church work with youth leaders to weave together the entire experience in light of the Gospel. Personal devotions, small group discussion material and debriefing questions for the work day are all included in the Leaders Guide and discussed in daily Leader Meetings. Post Trip: ThereforeGo Ministries has worked hard with church leaders to develop a post trip plan that helps students think through the spiritual impact of the week and integrate what they've learned in to every day life. The post trip plan is in the Leaders Guide as well as the Digital Resource Box.
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Mission Trip Offered By ThereforeGo Ministries

ThereforeGo Ministries (TGM) partners with churches to host SERVE mission trips in their local communities. SERVE is a unique blend of community outreach and discipleship with spiritual transformation as the goal at every level. We believe this week-long experience can become a significant part of the life of all who participate, including the host churches, participants and those in the communities where we visit.

TGM provides SERVE trip locations in Canada and the United States for middle school (Grades 6-8) or high school (Grades 9-12) students.

You were created for something good and your creator is calling you. Theres no year, or month, or week that should be glossed over. Every moment has the power to change you and shape the future. Every time God opens a door, you will be ready ThereforeGo SERVE!

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