Thrivent Builds Worldwide Destination of Choice Trips

Team Leader Resources  |  Recruitment & Outreach Materials


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Team Leader Resources

Catalog Resources
Link to Catalog Resources.


Leading a Thrivent Builds Worldwide Trip
Key steps needed with checklist for team leaders to plan your Thrivent Builds Worldwide (TBW) team: registration, payment policies, travel information, materials/paperwork and helpful websites.

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Orientation Information
Welcome to your Thrivent Builds Worldwide experience. We've created a checklist and handbook to help you and your team members prepare for your trip. Please read thoroughly. It includes general volunteer travel information, as well as information about travel experiences and safety information.

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Payment Policies
Instructions for submitting payments to HFHI.

PDF, 222K

Travel Medical Accident Insurance Coverage for Volunteers
Specific information about the mandatory medical accident insurance included in the trip costs for U.S. and international destinations.

   ACE Insurance Claim Form
- To submit an accident insurance claim.

   Incident Report Form - To document any injuries that occur during a TBW trip.

Insurance Policy

Accident Claim Form

Incident Report Form

Trip Cancellation FAQ
Trip cancellation insurance is not included in the trip cost.  Review FAQ document for more information.

Trip Cancellation FAQ

Trip Journal
An electronic version of the printed journal team members will receive for their Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip to help capture reflections and thoughts.

PDF, 763K

Member Engagement Quick Reference Guide
A guide to help Thrivent Builds Worldwide team leaders incorporate member engagement into their trip.

Word, 184K

Team Meeting Leader Guide
A guide to help you lead team reflections and devotions each day during your Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip.

Word, 125K

Volunteer Thank-You Certificate
Customizable certificate to provide to volunteers to thank them for their service.

PDF, 586K

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Recruitment and Outreach Materials

Team Recruitment Tips
Recruiting a full team can be one of the most rewarding and challenging tasks for Thrivent Builds Worldwide team leaders. This document provides some best practices and recruitment ideas for you to use to help recruit a vibrant team quickly and easily.

PDF, 106K

Interview Tips and Sample Questions
The process of selecting a team member is one of the most important factors of a successful Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip. This list includes tips and sample questions for interviewing potential team members.

Word, 179K

TBW Invitation Email Template
Modify the highlighted text in this document to create a personalized email to invite a team member to join your Thrivent Builds Worldwide team.

Word, 44K

BrochureThrivent Builds Program Brochure
Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program brochure – highlights the Thrivent Builds Homes, Repairs and Worldwide programs. Use this brochure to educate and inform prospective volunteers and centers-of-influence, such as pastors and congregational leaders. Package size – 50 brochures; limit 10 packages per order (500 total).


PDF, 432K
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Thrivent Builds PowerPoint PresentationPowerPoint Template
Use this branded presentation to educate and inspire your audience to become an advocate, donate and participate with Thrivent Builds. This presentation is designed to be used for Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Repairs and pre- or post-Thrivent Builds Worldwide trips. Slide 18 is customizable for you to tell your Thrivent Builds story. A separate Facilitator's Guide is available.

Use the customizable PowerPoint presentation template file to share your Thrivent Builds story in greater detail.

PowerPoint, 6M

Facilitator's Guide
PDF, 434K

PowerPoint, 13M

Thrivent Builds Worldwide Destination of Choice Fact Sheet
Customize this fact sheet with your personal contact information to help recruit trip participants for your Thrivent Builds Worldwide Destination of Choice trip.

Word, 1.7M

Thrivent Builds Worldwide Team Leader Requirements Fact Sheet
Help recruit team leaders for Thrivent Builds Worldwide trips with this fact sheet that explains the basic requirements and steps to become a team leader.

PDF, 344K

Text for Thrivent Builds Worldwide Team Fund-raising Letter
Text for program fund-raising letter. Team leaders and participants may use this letter on Thrivent Builds letterhead to raise funds for their trip.

Word, 33K

Thrivent Builds Worldwide Fund-raising Newsletter/Web Text
Fund-raising announcement for use in newsletters and online, to help generate funds to contribute toward the trip costs for Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip participants. Customize and use it to inspire church members to make donations.

Word, 31K

Thrivent Builds Worldwide Recruitment Bulletin Insert
5 ½ x 8 ½ trip participant announcement insert for use in mailers and church bulletins. Customize and use this insert to recruit Thrivent Builds Worldwide volunteers. Trip leaders - customize with your contact and trip information to help recruit team members.

Word, 1.5M

Thrivent Builds Worldwide Recruitment Newsletter/Web Text
Thrivent Builds Worldwide recruitment announcement for trip leaders to use in newsletters and online, to help recruit trip participants.

Word, 25K

Recruitment PosterThrivent Builds Worldwide Recruitment Poster
11 x 17 poster can be used in churches, schools and other places where there may be potential volunteers interested in joining your Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip. Order posters and customize with your trip information, such as dates, location, cost and contact information. Limit 10 posters per order.

You can also download the file, enter your information in fillable sections, and print in color on 11 x 17 paper. Use of a professional printer or copy center recommended.

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Updated October, 2015
PDF, 803K

Trip Photographer Quick Reference Guide
A guide to help the photographer on your trip to take photos to help with later media outreach and to share with your team members.

Word, 170K

Thrivent Builds Worldwide Online Blog/Journal Writing Tips
You may create your own trip blog for family and friends using or Please note that Travel Pod and Travel Blog are independent, external websites and the TBW coordinators do not provide technical support.

Word, 305K

Thrivent Builds Worldwide Post-Trip News Release
News release template to use to share the story of your Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip with the media.

Word, 29K

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Ordering Instructions:

  • Community engagement team members and financial representatives can order inventoried items via the Thrivent Order System using the item number listed next to the name of these materials.
  • Thrivent Builds chapter specialists and congregational champions, and Thrivent Builds Worldwide Team Leaders can order inventoried items via the Thrivent Financial Member Connection Center by calling 800-847-4836 and saying "fraternal" at the prompt or sending an email to indicating their full name, business address, shipping address if different (no PO Boxes), phone number and Thrivent chapter. For each item being ordered, indicate the form number, item and quantity needed. If you are not a Thrivent Financial member, please contact your Manager of Community Engagement (MCE) or Thrivent Builds Worldwide team leader.
  • Habitat for Humanity International support specialists, organizational development consultants and Habitat for Humanity affiliates can order inventoried items via the Thrivent Financial Member Connection Center by calling 800-847-4836 and saying "fraternal" at the prompt or sending an email to indicating their full name, business address, shipping address if different (no PO Boxes), phone number and Habitat affiliate name (if applicable). For each item being ordered, indicate the form number, item and quantity needed.
  • Promotional items and wearable merchandise can be ordered online via The Store.
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