Our Called 2: Follow youth event is coming to Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa from July 17-20, 2018!
Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it."
Our youth event next summer will focus on these words of Jesus that call us out of ourselves and into something much greater! In the summer of 2016, we gathered over 300 youth and adults from 15 different states; next summer we hope to have even more.
We will be staying in the air-conditioned dormitories on the campus of Grand View University with full access to all their amenities: gymnasium, food service, internet, student center and more. The registration per person remains the same as last summer, and it's all-inclusive, so people just need to get here! Food, lodging, bedding, internet, convention costs and materials for Tuesday through Friday is only $325.
Our keynote speakers are Andrea Paulson, a pastor from First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings, Nebraska and Kyle Fever, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Nexus Institute, on the campus of Grand View University.
Our breakout session leaders and topics are:
- Sex, Lies and Identity Theft (Jennifer Roush)
- Human = Addict, Hijacked From Our Creator (Kendra Diehl)
- Handling Anxiety and Stress (Paul Peterson)
- Followership/Discipleship in Daily Life (Jonathan Hunter)
- Preparing for What Comes Next (Russ Lackey)
Music and worship will be provided by Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona, Iowa. Music for the event will be available on our website beforehand so that participants can download and become familiar with it before the event begins.
Our emcees next summer are Noah Ruppert, a pastor at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Altoona, Iowa and Chip Reynolds, a pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, Texas. They will both also be participating in leading music and worship.
We begin Tuesday evening with an opening worship service that sets the stage and theme for our time together. Wednesday is filled with breakouts and large group sessions, music and more. Thursday, we start with the keynote presentation, then a panel discussion called, “Ask the Pastors”. We spend the afternoon in service projects: Meals from the Heartland, working at Riverside Bible Camp and performing Random Acts of Kindness. Thursday evening is time to play on “the Green” outdoors with games, inflatables, music and ice cream. On Friday we will close our time together to be sent off to serve in our own communities and congregations.
Registration opens December 1, 2017 for the first 350 participants.
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