Twin Cities (Edina), Minnesota
- Date: 07/27/24 - 08/03/24
- Church Partner: Calvary CRC and Faith CRC
- Availability: OPEN
- Trip Type: High School
- Rate: $400 USD before April 1st
- *$450 USD after April 1st
- Capacity: 80
In Church Partnership With
Calvary CRC and Faith CRC
Participants will engage with the ministry partners of our two churches and other local organizations. We seek to provide a mix of relational and more labor intensive experiences. Previous worksites have included service to The Dwelling Place, Avail Academy, Feed My Starving Children, Long Siding Farm, Bibles for Missions, Hope for the Community, YMCA camps, Habitat for Humanity, Urban Homeworks, Good in the Hood, Little Earth United Tribes, St. Vincent Thrift Store, Minnesota Teen Challenge, Second Harvest Heartland, Hope Academy, New Creation Food Shelf, and a car wash for our neighborhood.
The Twin Cities – Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding suburbs – are home to 3.6 million people, Fortune 500 companies, universities and colleges, professional teams in all of the major sports leagues, and a wealth of culture and entertainment. You’ll also find miles and miles of biking trails and shoreline along nearly 12,000 lakes. Despite all of this potential for prosperity and recreation, our churches see the struggles of those navigating housing and food instability, people seeking better opportunities, and the impact of the brokenness of our world. Join us as we shine the light of the kingdom through service and the proclamation of gospel truth to our neighbors in need!
Calvary’s church campus will be our home base for the week. Ample air-conditioned space with many rooms is available for housing our guests along with designated SERVE worship space, a gym, wallyball court, game room, areas to hang out, and a cafeteria for meals. Showering for students will be offsite at the Edina YMCA with in-house options available for leaders.
Valleyfair is an amusement park featuring 75 rides and attractions including the Soak City water park. Spend the day on the rides and rollercoasters, the lazy river and waterslides, or both!
Registration fees do NOT include transportation to and from the sites. Each church group must provide vehicle(s) and adult driver(s) for the entire 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 the ThereforeGo Ministries office to discuss options and additional charges.
Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Please DO NOT book airfare until you have received email confirmation from ThereforeGo Ministries that you have been placed at this site.
We will visit the Mall of America and Minnehaha Falls on Sunday afternoon
This is a phone free site. Friends, family, and supporters will have an opportunity to submit notes of encourage to students online and track our activities through social media. Supervising leaders will have their phones and emergency contact numbers will be provided to sending churches and families.