SERVE | Nelson, BC | July 3-9, 2022

Each summer hundreds of youth from British Columbia to Manitoba gather for a week to serve a Western-Canadian community. Past locations have included Yellowknife, Flin Flon, Kamloops, High River and many others. SERVE is like the best parts of summer camp combined with the best parts of a short-term service trip. During the day youth engage in service projects such as gardening, visiting senior’s homes, making meals and helping on the First Nations Reserve. Then in the evenings, they gather to share stories from the day, worship, play wild games, and hear from a dynamic speaker. Overall, through SERVE, youth hope to bless communities by demonstrating the love of Jesus through active service.

After three years, we are overjoyed to announce that SERVE will be returning in person in Nelson, BC from July 3-9, 2022. Registration will open on this page in early November.

If you have any questions/comments regarding SERVE please contact Peter Anderson, Director of Next Generation Ministries, at panderson@cbwc.ca.

SERVE+ | July 8-11, 2021 | Recap

 

SERVE+ took place from July 8-11 as youth groups from across Western Canada discovered a mission field in their own backyards. For many of the groups, SERVE+ was their first opportunity to gather in person in over a year. They ran day camps, offered free community car washes, painted lines on parking lots, pulled weeds, served at the food bank, fed farm animals, removed graffiti, and so much more. Each evening, groups gathered for a livestream worship celebration, hosted by White Rock Baptist Church, featuring powerful testimonies, a live band, special guests, crazy games, biblical teaching, and a challenge to join God on mission in our world. Then on Sunday morning each youth group took part in leading their local church service, sharing about the impact of SERVE+ in their local communities and their lives.

SERVE at Home Recap

During the day on August 16, 2020… well over one hundred youth and youth leaders served in local communities across Western Canada.  Groups painted, washed cars, walked/ran 10k, landscaped and more, demonstrating the transformational love of Jesus in their home town.  In the evening everyone joined together online for a LiveStream Celebration (watch below) proving that unity and fellowship in Christ can happen no matter how far apart we are.  Thank you to everyone who participated in SERVE at Home this year.

SERVE 2019 Highlight Video