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SERVE Youth Group Mission Trip (Douglas, MA) August 2023

August 5 - 12, 2023 | ThereforeGo Ministries

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Trip #26479

SERVE Youth Group Mission Trip (Douglas, MA) August 2023

Trip #26479

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Location:

United States, North America

Dates:

August 5 - 12, 2023
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

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

Cost:

Approximately $400 to $450
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: ThereforeGo Ministries
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Dates: August 5 - 12, 2023
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Bible Studies & Small Groups, Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps
Cost: Approximately $400 to $450
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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You will be helping us build and strengthen relationships with our community by not only coming alongside the people we serve, but also serving with them.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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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.

Douglas SERVE

The River Community Church (a church-plant in Douglas) and Children’s Haven (a ministry to at-risk children and teens living in the historic Blackstone Valley, including the city of Worcester) partner together to host Douglas SERVE. Douglas, a town almost 300 years old, is rich in natural resources, but often lacks in spiritual resources. SERVE participants are an intentional and important part of the church building a relationship with the community. Our site is unique as participants work along-side the teens of Children’s Haven who are part of the community you will be serving. By serving side-by-side the teens of Children’s Haven are exposed to the concept of youth ministry and serving others.

Worksites:

You will be helping us build and strengthen relationships with our community by not only coming alongside the people we serve, but also serving with them. You will serve our neighbors by helping the Elm Park Community School (in Worcester) prepare for the new school year, helping the town of Douglas with caring for their properties, assisting community feeding programs by harvesting or dropping off food, helping local seniors with needs they may have, and other hands-on projects at the camp.

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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:
Massachusetts
Other Location Info:
Children's Haven Camp | Douglas, MA
Participant Age:
Sr. High
Eligible to Go:
Groups [max size 40]
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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