Summer Prairie Serve project

Summer Prairie Serve project being planned

Dordt College professors and students are taking a leading role again in this summer’s Prairie Serve Project, a weeklong event where young people from throughout the United States and Canada come together to work, worship, and encounter God through their neighbors.

The Dordt College Theology Department and the Minn-I-Kota Youth organization, in partnership with Youth Unlimited, is organizing a SERVE project held at Friendship Community Church in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Participants will lead Bible School at Siouxland Unity Church in Sioux City, complete work projects on the Winnebago Reservation in partnership with Winnebago Reformed Church, and paint houses in communities around Sioux City.

This year’s participants will also have an opportunity to travel to the Rosebud Reservation, as well as tour the Badlands and go to Wounded Knee, with Dordt College English Professor Emeritus James C. Schaap leading the tour.

Dordt College Dean of Chapel Aaron Baart will be the speaker, and Theology Professor Jason Lief is leading the project. The Dordt College praise band will lead the SERVE participants in worship.

Youth groups can sign up by March 31 to save $50 on the registration fee; about half of the 60 available slots are already taken.