Big Sandy Family Service Week

A unique opportunity to learn, serve, and fellowship



Are you looking for an opportunity for your family to serve the Lord in ministry, without physically crossing borders? Would you like to model and have your family observe others as examples of Christ-like servants? Do you desire to fellowship with others who are laboring in Kingdom service? If so pray as a family and consider applying for one of our Family Service Weeks. Your family will work together on various projects on the Big Sandy campus, fellowship and serve with staff members and other families, help us collate and prepare Gospel booklets for around the world, and join in with others in hearing messages from the Word of God.


The Family Service Week opportunities are available on the following dates:

  • May 1–7, 2022


International ALERT Academy Campus

1 Academy Blvd.
Big Sandy TX, 75755

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Sample Schedule




Sample Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions


10:00 Church on campus
12:00 – 4:30 FREE TIME
4:30 Dinner and Clean-up
6:00 Hymn Sing and Fellowship


Monday – Friday

8:30 Morning Meeting
9:00 – 11:45 Service Projects
12:00 Prayer Time
12:30 Lunch and Clean-up
1:30 – 4:30 Service Projects
5:30 Dinner
7:00 Evening Session



10:30 Brunch and Clean-up
12:00-4:30 Pack-up and Departure


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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of service projects will we be doing?

While this will vary greatly depending on which Family Service Week you register for, here are some ideas of what we will be doing together:

  • Cleaning up after the previous events, including the campground area.
  • Housekeeping: cleaning dorms and cabins.
  • Clearing fences and trails, weeding, mulching, and painting.
  • Other various campus projects.
What kind of clothing should we bring?
  • Clothes for painting, ages 10 and older.
  • Proper fitting work gloves, safety glasses for everyone, and sturdy shoes.
  • Hats or caps for the sun and sunscreen
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Some type of rain gear
  • Something for poison ivy
Will we be serving indoors or outdoors?

With the possibility of rain, we will have work assignments for both indoors and outdoors.

Will our whole family be working together?

We’re going to do our best to keep your whole family together, but there will be times that the younger ones won’t be able to participate in the same tasks as the older ones.

Occasionally, fathers and sons may work on a project by themselves.

What about our younger children?

Children under 10 years of age will need to be supervised by a family member.

What about mothers with babies?

You are welcome to join us! We understand that your participation will be limited. 

Can we serve for just a few days rather than the whole week?

Yes, you may come for a few days at the beginning or end of the week. The lodging schedule can be adjusted according to the number of nights that you stay, but the registration fee will remain the same.

Lodging and Meals


Once we receive your registration, we will contact you to arrange discounted housing. Housing is available beginning Sunday night of each week.


The registration fee includes lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, dinner on Sunday, and brunch on Saturday. Families will be responsible to provide their own breakfast. You will have access to a shared refrigerator and kitchenette in the dorm.

International ALERT Academy Campus

1 Academy Blvd.
Big Sandy TX, 75755

View Venue Website

Registration Details


Adults (ages 12 and older) $50.00
Children (ages 4–11) $30.00

Choose from one of the following weeks:

  • May 1–7, 2022 (Following the Big Sandy Family Conference)

Space is limited, so sign up early to ensure your preferred week is available!

All cancelations are subject to a $25 cancelation fee.