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TeenServe is coming to the Cedar Valley

July 8-14, 2018!


TeenServe mission trips are life-changing for everyone who is involved, from the teen and adult participants to the residents of the communities who receive the free home improvements!  TeenServe is a division of Shine Ministries, Inc., a non-profit corporation.


What is a TeenServe Workcamp?


A TeenServe Workcamp is a one-week mission trip for junior and senior high youth groups.  Workcampers “work” during the day and “camp” at a school during the night.  Anywhere from 200 to 400+ teens and adult leaders join together to serve people in need, while experiencing life-changing evening programs featuring a nationwide youth speaker (Nate Garrett) and a rock worship band (Zealand Worship/Phil Joel).  Cost for a Workcamp is $425.00.  Cost for Nazareth students is $300.00.  The cost for the week which includes all meals, a shirt and program materials.  Students will stay overnight throughout the week at Carver Middle School in Waterloo, and will go to their worksites in small groups from there each day.  Every Nazareth confirmand who attends will receive 18 service credits.  To get signed up, submit your check for $300 payable to Nazareth with “TeenServe Registration” in the subject line and email to request the registration materials.




Workcamps can be attended by current 7th graders and older.  This includes junior and senior high students, as well as college-aged students and adult chaperones (age 21 and older).  We require that there be a minimum of one adult (age 21 or older) for every five students, and at least one adult for each gender.




Workcamp projects will consist of basic weatherization, painting, construction of steps and wheelchair ramps, as well as other home repair projects as needed.  40-80 homes will be selected, and all work is done at no cost to the homeowners.  Construction skills are not required.  Each person that attends rates their construction skills and projects are assigned accordingly.  Highly skilled adults will be assigned to the more difficult projects.

There are many ways for you to get involved!


Would you like to volunteer to help with making TeenServe a success?


Please complete the TeenServe Volunteer Interest Form to get started.  Or, email with questions.




Learn more about TeenServe

by visiting the

TeenServe Website!




Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church

7401 University Avenue

Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Phone: 319-266-7589