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

July 16 - 23, 2022 | ThereforeGo Ministries

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Trip #25725

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

Trip #25725

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Location:

United States, North America

Dates:

July 16 - 23, 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

Construction, Community Development, Bible Studies & Small Groups, Service Projects & Helps,

Cost:

Approximately $375 to $425
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: ThereforeGo Ministries
Location: Michigan, United States
Dates: July 16 - 23, 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Construction, Community Development, Bible Studies & Small Groups, Service Projects & Helps
Cost: Approximately $375 to $425
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Inquire about the trip

You will have the opportunity to grow your faith while you serve the community and hang out with your friends, both new and old.

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Work Site at Grand Rapids Brookside

What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Work Site at Grand Rapids Brookside

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 (Brookside) SERVE

Welcome to Grand Rapids! The Brookside SERVE Site has been a site for over a decade and will provide students and leaders with the opportunity to grow their faith while they serve the community and hang out with friends, both new and old. Our Host Team is made up of SERVE veterans and we love SERVE! We’ve coordinated meaningful work with a number of organizations in town and will provide care directly to under-resourced families and individuals in our own neighborhood. You’ll also have tons of fun with games, activities and a few surprises throughout the week. Oh yeah, the food is great too.

Some examples of work sites are:

-Prepping meals at a downtown mission

-Landscaping & painting

-Assisting clients as they shop at a clothing thrift store

-Working with students at a youth home

-Leading games and party set-up at a home for seniors

-Cleanup, light construction, and repair

-Handing out lemonade to the homeless

-…and more!

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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:
Brookside CRC | Grand Rapids, MI
Participant Age:
Sr. High
Eligible to Go:
Groups [max size 80]
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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