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!

Registration Resources

  • SERVE Planning Calendar – At-a-glance look of some reminders and deadlines to keep planning easy
  • Consent to Travel Form – Form that parents of participants sign for traveling
  • 2023 SERVE Liability Waiver Form – Every participant attending SERVE MUST complete and bring this form with them to their mission site.  If you’d rather, you can email the liability waivers for your group to instead of bringing them along to the site.  We will send them electronically to your host team.

Leader Prep Videos

Leader Expectations & Resources

Pre-Trip & Post-Trip Resources

  • Spotify Roadtrip Playlist (New playlist coming in 2023!) – A playlist crafted for your drive to your SERVE site
  • 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
  • Pre-Trip Teaching Ideas  – Teaching ideas for your group (Coming soon for 2023!)
  • Post-Trip Teaching Ideas – Teaching ideas for your group (Coming soon for 2023!)
  • 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 2023
  • Commissioning Litany – Many churches use this the Sunday before students and leaders depart for SERVE (Coming soon for 2023!)
    • Word Document Download
    • PowerPoint Download: Option 1
    • PowerPoint Download: Option 2