Youth & Young Adult Ministries

The Youth and Young Adult Boards are supported with Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM) funds to provide wider-church programming for their peers. Annual youth and young adult events include: A Simple Gathering for young adults, Fall Assembly for 6th-12th grades, and Spring Connection for 6th-12th grades.

These boards meet together to plan, evaluate and publicize events. Board members are youth, young adults and mentors interested in planning discussion, fellowship and worship opportunities primarily at Merom Conference Center, our Conference's camp location.

Events beyond our Conference's borders include young adult mission trips - local, national and international; the Great Lakes Regional Youth Event; National Youth Event; and General Synod.

We are aware that some youth may not have an adult able to attend with them. Chaperone responsibilities can be arranged with other adults attending the event. We want to provide the safest atmosphere possible for all participants of the retreat. In order to accomplish this, we require all adult participants to complete a volunteer application and disclosure form and a background check. Please complete the consent form and email it to the IKC office.

Upcoming Youth & Young Adult Events:

Fall Assembly Youth Retreat

When: November 3-5, 2017

Where: Merom Camp and Retreat Center

Cost: $95 per person (includes lodging, meals and t-shirt)


Registration Deadline: October 20 to receive t-shirt, October 27 is the final registration deadline

Theme: Loving the Outcast

This retreat is open to youth in grades 6-12. The registration fee is $95 per person and includes lodging, meals and a retreat t-shirt.

God loves the outcast. We are to love the outcast. And sometimes we feel like the outcast, so we need to remember to love ourselves as God loves us.

Join us for a weekend full of fun, fellowship, and love.  Not the romantic kind of love like Esmerelda and Phoebus, but the God-kind of love, like Quasimodo and Esmerelda.  We will look at the Disney movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and many different Bible verses to discuss how God loves us, how we love each other, and how we love ourselves.


Spring Connection Youth Event

When: April 13-15, 2018

Where: Merom Camp and Retreat Center

Cost: TBA

Registration: TBA

Theme: TBA