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YOUTH 2023 is Headed to Florida! We are excited to announce that the tradition continues with YOUTH 2023 in Daytona Beach on July 25-28, 2023!
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"Leaders lead people. Visions lead leaders. As we were taught the importance of having specific visions for our own contexts as church leaders, we are reminded of what our contexts need, be it as students or young professionals."

Young people have a way of seeing endless possibilities and needs in their communities. Funds like these have global impacts in health, spiritual formation, and outreach.

Grants for Ministries With Young People

Young People’s Min­istries offers these grants through our pro­gram bud­get because we believe that dynam­ic, cre­ative indi­vid­u­als and groups some­times need resources to help a min­istry become real­i­ty. These grants are meant to sup­port cre­ative and inno­v­a­tive approach­es to min­istry for, with, and by young peo­ple. These appli­ca­tions are often cho­sen for their abil­i­ty to cre­ate sys­tems and mod­els, which cre­ate mean­ing­ful min­istry and dis­ci­ple­ship…
Learn more about who can apply for GMYP grants and award policies

Today’s disciples need to find those who are vulnerable, voiceless, poor, and despised and immerse themselves in service. – Everyday Disciples

Camp Highroad

Camp High­road is a year round retreat facil­i­ty offer­ing lodges, cab­ins and camp­ing sites to many church­es, Girls and Boys scouts and schools. In the sum­mer we run our own sum­mer camp and also offer…
  • Food Provided
  • All Ages / Intergenerational
  • Middleburg, Virginia
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Learn More About YOUTH 2023!

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BOLD: Being Ourselves. Living Different.

As you know YOUTH 2023 will be in Day­tona Beach, Flori­da from July 25 – 28, 2023. As you don’t know (until you fin­ish read­ing this post!) we’ve got an amaz­ing theme for the event to help us build out the wor­ship mes­sages and the oppor­tu­ni­ties for you to grow.…

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YOUTH 2023 Travel Tips!

Every group arranges their own trav­el for YOUTH 2023. Day­tona Beach has an air­port (DAB) that is about 15 min­utes via bus/​taxi/​shuttle from the YOUTH 2023 hotel (Hilton Day­tona Beach Ocean­front Resort). The oth­er major air­ports with­in one hour dri­ve are in Jack­sonville and Orlan­do. There are bus ser­vice and…

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YOUTH 2023 Workshop Applications Now Open

Work­shops are a core com­po­nent of YOUTH 2023. On July 26 and 27, 2023, the morn­ing and ear­ly after­noon will be filled with a wide vari­ety of oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn and explore prac­ti­cal faith, cre­ative arts, and the­ol­o­gy, and expand what par­tic­i­pants know about world­wide con­nec­tions and min­istries of the…