06/24/2017 - 07/01/2017
Park CRC, Holland MI
Early Rate: $360 USD before March 31
Regular Rate: $410 USD after March 31
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This event is past. Check back on September 1st 2017 for details about our 2018 SERVE season!
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SERVE MISSION TRIPS
Youth Unlimited 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 high school service trip, SERVE is a faith-forming experience where the communities, congregations and students involved all experience lasting transformation.
Holland is a coastal town situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan with sandy beaches, a downtown full of unique local shops and eateries, and an area-population of just under 100,000. At first glance Holland might seem like just another boater’s destination, but the reality is that there is quite a bit of ethnic, financial, and religious diversity in and around our city. Park Church is a parish oriented church committed to a missional-mindset, specifically reaching out to the varying (and vast) needs of those living within a radius around our church that we’ve come to call our “Harrington Community.” We are passionate about gathering together for worship, growing in our faith, and going out to build the Kingdom — all for God’s glory!
Participants will be hosted in our church, with separate multi-room sleeping quarters for guys and girls. Meals will be shared in our activity center and prepared by a group of fantastic servanthearted cooks from our church. We will gather for morning devotions and evening worship in our Worship Center. And not to fear … every area of our church is air-conditioned!
We’re super committed to Youth Unlimited’s excellent example of not just “swooping in and swooping out” in acts of service, which is why we will be working alongside ongoing ministries of Park Church and of other area organizations. Participants will have an opportunity to experience a variety of worksites, from minor construction to landscaping, food and clothing banks, street-level ministry, and more.
Worship Leader: TBA
Registration fees do NOT include transportation to and from the sites. Each group must provide vehicle(s) and adult driver(s) (typically small group leaders) to transport an equal number of participants during the duration of the mission experience regardless of whether you fly or drive to the site. The vehicles you bring will be used to transport small groups to the work site each day, so 12-passenger vans or mini-vans are preferred. Cars do not facilitate the transportation of an entire small group in one vehicle, so please do not bring them. If you wish to bring a bus, please check with the Host Team to see if this is acceptable before you make arrangements. If your group is unable to provide van transportation, please have a youth leader call Youth Unlimited to discuss options and additional charges.
For your decision making purposes, the closest airport is Grand Rapids, MI (GRR). Please DO NOT book airfare until you have received written confirmation from Youth Unlimited that you have been placed at this site.
Learn more about what’s included on our FAQ page.
NEED HELP PLANNING YOUR SERVE TRIP?
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