We are passionate about building leaders for the next generation.  If you are looking for additional events for your youth to attend that dig deep into leadership development, check these out.  Every event listed here has high reviews from seasoned youth leaders within our region.

Also included here are some great resources for youth leaders.



Jump In and be immersed in scripture, faith and mission! Immerse is an opportunity for high school youth groups to engage in a diverse ministry experience that will challenge and shape their faith.  Weeks includes a variety of experiences from working at homeless shelters to doing sports ministry to interacting with inmates from a local prison.  Each week will be packed with dynamic and relevant teaching from ministry leaders, church planters and pastors.

Bob Cleveringa, Director of Youth Ministries for the Synod, encourages you to take a look at the Immerse possibility for a mission opportunity. The location is reachable, the timing is great and the focus is Christ Centered.  The RCA & CRC have something really good happening here!



Coldwater Foundation exists to promote Christ-like leadership the exemplifies an attitude of service to community.  We desire to see transformation in people and communities. We equip our participants to be  problem solvers, to explore their strengths in leadership, to challenge themselves, and to value the importance of teamwork through experiential learning.  Whether scouting a set of rapids, helping navigate through islands, or planning a service project, we believe in the power of a novel setting and the growth that can come out of authentic adventure.



The explosive growth of the Sticky Faith movement marks the dawning of a new era in ministry with young people. An increasing number of youth leaders, pastors, and parents are embracing Sticky Faith principles and practices as a response to the mass exodus of teenagers and young adults from the church (see But Sticky Faith is not a quick fix solution. Through intensive work with churches nationwide, the FYI team has developed a proven process to help you lead change in your ministry. We’re sharing all of this with you in the Sticky Faith Launch Kit. Much more than a book, this field guide puts tools in your hands for the next 180 days with four key groups: your core team, volunteers, parents, and the ENTIRE CHURCH.

The Launch Kit Features: Over 20 videos, six months of volunteer training, over six months of email templates to use with parents, seminar outlines and media, a step-by-step guide for creating a Launch Team, a customized Breakthrough Plan and assessment tools, access to an insider online community to share ideas and ask questions, a discount of up to 50% on other Sticky Faith resources.

If you are interested in more information, please contact Bob Cleveringa. He will be available for individual coaching and/or questions you might have. We pray this will be an exciting adventure for your church community.