Called 2 Follow
Called 2 Follow
July 17-20, 2018 @ Grand View University | Brochure
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” – Luke 9:23-24 (NIV)
If you’ve ever wondered what God’s call on your life is, or wanted to gain a better understanding of what God might be calling you to do in your local community, you’re not alone. Join other students and youth leaders from Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ for Called 2: Follow, our 2018 summer youth event, and find out!
It all takes place July 17-20 at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Registration costs are all-inclusive, so all you’ve got to do is get there! LOCATION INFO >>
The event is designed for high school students completing grades 8-12. Youth leaders and adult chaperones are also needed to attend. Registration is online only and opens December 1, 2017 for the first 350 participants. The deadline to register is March 31, 2018. REGISTER NOW >>
- Grow: Get inspired and gain practical advice on how God might be calling YOU to follow Him through interactive keynote presentations, breakout sessions and a panel discussion called “Ask the Pastors”.
- Serve: To help make a real difference in the local community, we’ll be teaming up with Meals from the Heartland to feed the hungry, volunteering at Riverside Bible Camp, and performing random acts of kindness. LEARN MORE >>
- Play: Connect with other high school students and youth group leaders from across the nation, then head out to “The Green” to enjoy an evening of games, music, inflatables, and ice cream.
Keynote speakers are Pastor Andrea Paulson, First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings, NE and Dr. Kyle Fever, Executive Director of the Nexus Institute. Pastor Noah Ruppert, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Altoona, IA and Pastor Chip Reynolds, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Braunfels, TX will emcee the event. SPEAKER BIOS >>
Breakout sessions include:
- Sex, Lies and Identity Theft - Jennifer Roush
- Human = Addict: The Brain’s Speedways of Life or Death - Kendra Diehl
- Handling Anxiety and Stress - Paul Peterson
- Followership/Discipleship in Daily Life - Jonathan Hunter
- Preparing for What Comes Next - Russ Lackey
We have made arrangements with Adventureland Resort & Amusement Park in Altoona, IA for discounted park tickets of $38 per person. If your group is interested, be sure to include it as an “Add On” when registering. For more information on the park, visit their website at www.adventurelandresort.com.