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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.




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.



Learn more about TeenServe by visiting the TeenServe Website!

There are many ways for you to get involved!


Would you like your home to be considered for a TeenServe project?


Please call Lori Haag at 888-598-3367.


In all, up to 80 homes will be selected.  Projects in the past have included the installation of wheel chair ramps and drywall, exterior and interior painting, replacing steps and more for families who cannot physically and financially complete the work themselves.  There is no charge to these families for labor or materials.



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


Please complete the TeenServe Volunteer Interest Form to get started.




Are you a junior high or high school student who would like to sign up for TeenServe or are you a Youth Ministry Leader who would like to sign up a group of students?


Please email Pastor Brian King for details.




Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church

7401 University Avenue

Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Phone: 319-266-7589