Youth who are currently in grades 8 – 12 are invited to participate in this summer’s Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event (WIYLDE), set for June 19 – 22, 2023, at Camp EWALU near Strawberry Point.
With the theme “WIYLDE Samaritans,” the event will feature Peer Ministry Leadership Training from Lyle Griner, National Peer Ministry Director. Peer Ministry Leadership Training is based on the Good Samaritan story to train youth in relational leadership skills.
Youth who come to WIYLDE will learn about how to live like the Good Samaritan — listening to, helping, welcoming, and caring for those around them. They will be equipped to be leaders in their congregations, peer groups, schools and communities, learning how to help others who are dealing with difficult issues.
WIYLDE participants will have opportunities to practice these relational and leadership skills with each other and with younger campers at EWALU, along with opportunities to experience some of the fun camp activities that EWALU has to offer.
Accommodations will be at Ewalu’s Stone Center with various activities each day at the main site. The week will conclude June 22 at 3 p.m. with a WIYLDE-led worship service, which family members, pastors, youth directors, and other guests will be invited to attend.
Register by June 1
The cost for WIYLDE is $200 per participant; congregations are encouraged to cover $100 of that registration cost. Download the registration forms below are available to download from the synod website, www.neiasynod.org. The registration deadline is June 1. For more information, email Pastor Kristen Rod or call the synod office, 319-352-1414.
June 19-22, 2023
Strawberry Point, Iowa