Resources to help you plan and lead a great mission trip!

Our SERVE Resource Box contains many valuable resources for your church youth group as you are preparing to be a part of a SERVE mission experience (or see host team resources). Below, you will find a planning calendar, promotional ideas to build momentum, communication tools for your parents and students, registration information, and much more! If you have any questions about the downloadable resources below or need any additional information, we are happy to help! You can contact us at or 1-616-241-5616. We look forward to you and your group being a part of SERVE and we hope the resources below are helpful in your preparation!

Promotional Materials

Contact TGM with Questions!

  • 7-day countdown to SERVE social media-ready images
  • Wallpapers for Computers and Phone
  • Feel free to email with any other logo or image requests for use in your promotion.

Registration Resources

Leader Expectations & Resources

  • Sending Church Leader Online Training – Offered live, this is a great opportunity to learn what to expect at your SERVE trip directly from the ThereforeGo Staff- More Info Coming Soon!
  • Pre-Trip Leaders’ Meeting Outline – A detailed and editable outline to cover important information for adults who are interested in serving as a leader at SERVE
  • Pre-Trip Leaders’ Meeting PowerPoint – Slides to accompany the Leaders Meeting outline
  • Covenant for Participant – Overview of the guidelines for participating in SERVE mission trips
  • Responsibilities of Adults – Overview of the responsibilities of serving as an adult leader
  • Student Handbook – Guidelines and expectations of students participating in SERVE

Pre-Trip & Post-Trip Resources

  • Complete Guide to Planning a Youth Mission Trip – How to plan a youth mission trip from beginning to end
  • How to Plan a Mission Trip – 7 things to do when planning a mission trip for teens
  • Steps to Create a Lasting Impact – Pre-and post-trip resources to continue the momentum of SERVE after the mission trip
  • Post-Trip Teaching Ideas – Teaching ideas for your group or congregation- Coming Soon!
  • Parent’s Letter – An informative letter for parents explaining the week and mission
  • Parent’s Meeting Outline – A detailed and editable outline to cover important information and vision for the parents of students who would like to attend SERVE
  • Parent’s Meeting PowerPoint – Slides to accompany the Parent Meeting outline mentioned above
  • Theme Summary for 2022- Coming Soon!
  • Commissioning Litany – Many churches use this the Sunday before students and leaders depart for SERVE- Coming Soon!
    • Word Document Download
    • PowerPoint Download