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Let Your Membership in Thrivent Financial Help You Change Lives

Lead other members and volunteers on a trip to another state – or another country. You'll experience a different culture. Learn new skills. Meet new people. And see firsthand the impact your membership can have as you build hope by building homes.

Your enthusiasm, generosity and personal leadership skills can be the catalyst to help your church, family and friends experience a life-changing trip!

Start the Process to Become a Team Leader

  1. Verify that you meet the team leader requirements (see below).
  2. Verify your Thrivent Financial membership.
  3. If you have not yet led a trip or attended team leader training, email to request a team leader application.
  4. If you have led a trip and attended team leader training, complete and submit the team proposal form (Word, 82K) to

Team Leader Requirements

  • Benefit member and advocate of Thrivent Financial. You are considered a Thrivent Financial benefit member if you are age 16 or older, have applied for and been accepted into membership, and own Thrivent Financial insurance or annuities.
  • Participation in at least one international Thrivent Builds Worldwide or Global Village trip.
  • Ability to recruit the ideal team size of 10-12 team members.
  • Attendance at the in-person Habitat Global Village team leader training event.
  • Complete a Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certification prior to leading the trip.
  • Be at least 24 years old.
  • Interview and acceptance by Thrivent Builds Worldwide staff.

Team Leader Training

You will need to obtain team leader training to prepare you for leading your Thrivent Builds Worldwide team. The Thrivent Builds Worldwide staff will provide you with more details about the team leader training requirements.

Your Trip Expenses are Covered

We understand the important role played by a Thrivent Builds Worldwide team leader and covering your expenses makes it affordable for you to take the lead in making a difference for the members of your team and around the world.

  • El Salvador & Nicaragua Premier Destination Trips – Team leader trip costs are automatically covered; travel expenses will be reimbursed on a tiered basis depending on the size of the team you recruit, up to the average flight cost for that area of the world.
  • Destination of Choice – Team leader costs are covered for Destination of Choice trips if the team leader chooses to include them in the trip budget.


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