Youth Ministry

Welcome to Youth Ministry in the Midwest Conference! We strive for each MWC youth worker to be known, connected, and resourced. This page is your source for connecting with leaders and accessing resources!

FALL RETREAT INFO:

Why should you bring your group to fall retreats? Because they are non-downloadable experiences in a download culture. Help your students step away from the everyday to experience the immanence and incarnation of God through community, from adults who care, in God’s beautiful creation. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL RETREAT November 2-4, 2018, MS RETREAT MEDIA PACK – Includes: Cover Letter, Editable Brochure, Poster

HIGH SCHOOL FALL RETREAT November 16-18, 2018, HS RETREAT MEDIA PACK – Includes Cover Letter, Editable Brochure, Poster

FOR BOTH RETREATS: Registration opens at 8pm Friday and retreat ends by 11am Sunday. 

MWC Youth Ministry Leadership Team 

Conference Youth Ministry Coach 
Jim Eaton, Youth Pastor, First Covenant Church, Salina, KS

Network Leaders
Colorado – Tom Dierenfeld, Pastor of Student Ministries, Lifespring Covenant Church, Loveland, CO
Nebraska – Deb Bonsall, Youth Leader, Salem Covenant Church, Oakland, NE
Kansas City area – Tom Greenwald, Next Generation Pastor, Community Covenant Church, Lenexa, KS
Central Kansas – Jim Eaton, Youth Pastor, First Covenant Church, Salina, KS
Iowa – open
Admin Support – Amber Eaton, Salina, KS

Contact
mwcchic(at)gmail.com

Facebook Groups
Stay connected with the most up-to-date information in our Facebook Groups. They are closed groups, so you will need to add Jim Eaton as a friend, then message Jim to introduce yourself and he’ll add you to the group(s)! You can also email him at jime(at)fccsalina.com or mwcchic(at)gmail.com.

Events & Resources

Regional Areas
SUMMER CAMPS
Camp is an amazing experience!
KS/NE/CO churches check out www.cedars.org
Iowa churches check out www.twinlakesbiblecamp.org

Conference-wide 
September 23-25, 2018- Youth Workers Retreat, Covenant Cedars Bible Camp (FREE!) – contact Jim Eaton for info

November 2-4, 2018 – Middle School Fall Retreat, Covenant Cedars Bible Camp – contact Jim Eaton for info

MS RETREAT MEDIA PACK – Includes: Cover Letter, Editable Brochure, Poster

November 16-18, 2018 – High School Fall Retreat, Covenant Cedars Bible Camp – contact Jim Eaton for info

HS RETREAT MEDIA PACK – Includes Cover Letter, Editable Brochure, Poster

Date TBD, 2019 – FACEPLANT (for middle school students) – CLICK HERE for info

February 1-3, 2019 – POWDERBURN (for high school students) – CLICK HERE for info

National Events
CHIC2021 (Covenant High [schoolers] In Christ)
This the ECC’s triennial conference for high school students. It’s incredible! CLICK HERE for info

January 18-21, 2019 – Youth Workers Connection, Denver, CO
YWC is an annual gathering where ECC youth workers connect, learn, grow, and develop into youth workers who raise the bar of youth ministry excellence. YWC is specifically designed to train, connect, and encourage youth workers from all across the denomination. Registration info to be made available at a later date.

International Mission Trips:
Looking to do an international mission trip? We HIGHLY recommend Merge Ministries, which specifically focuses on mission trips for ECC churches and youth groups! CLICK HERE for info