You don’t want to miss the IYLA Retreat-ONE DAY EVENT– geared to resource and equip the local church Pastor, Children’s Pastor, Student Pastor, Volunteer leaders and students who feel called in those areas.  
Free resources will be available for: YWEA, State & International events, Children’s and Youth ministry, Girls Clubs and Royal Rangers. 
Speaker Via Zoom- Mike McGill, Student Pastor at Crosspointe Dalton in Dalton, GA. 
IYLA Q&A Panel: Daniel Maples- ILCOG Youth & Discipleship Director, Desmond Wellington- Children’s Pastor, Chris Rose- Student Pastor, Sarah Rose- Student Pastor, Nathan Hellrung- Student Pastor. 
Event cost is $25 per person which includes training, t-shirt and lunch. 
Registration deadline- December 23rd

2018 Rise Up Youth Camps were absolutely phenomenal.
Our students were encouraged to Rise Up and pursue what God has planned for them.
Special thanks to all the faithful camp workers, Pastors, Leaders and churches that helped
get your students to camp. We appreciate your support of the Student Ministries in Illinois!
See you next year!

2018 Kids Camp Highlights

2018 Student Camp Highlights
 
GOLD GIRLS CONFERENCE
 
GOLD Girls Conference was an amazing weekend.

God has surrounded the Youth and Discipleship Dept. of Illinois with so many wonderful people that love to see the Kingdom expanded.  Tori Parris Stigile was absolutely anointed through worship and the word she delivered on Friday night.

(Service Live link here)➡️   https://www.facebook.com/illinoiscogyouthdepartment/videos/1966841586941656/

Ashley Harrison led a fashion show with items from her awesome boutique- The Giving Tree Boutique. She spoke to our girls about apparel/accessories, encouraging us to be modest and look good while doing it!

Stations on Saturday were so great.
-Slime Station
-Flower Crown Station
-Fitness/Zumba Station
-Mani/Pedi Station
 

Kincaid COG staff THANK YOU!! You always do a wonderful job hosting us for Girls Conferences!

Kincaid Staff- Pastors Jacob Skelton and Susan Skelton.  

Jared Sexton, Thank you so much for lighting and media always being on point! #pro

Thank you Secretaries- Cindy Sifford and Mary Lou DeMeio You are valued!!

Grateful for the support of Bishop Rick Whitter and Letha Haynes Whitter.
Thank You Bishop Daniel Maples and Jordan Maples for  this wonderful event.

Thank you station leaders, food service, security and EVERYONE that helped make GOLD Girls Conference a success!

22 girls raised their hands and asked Christ to live in their heart!  Praise the Lord!

 

Psalms 19:10 tells us this: “They are MORE precious than GOLD, than much pure gold; they are SWEETER than honey, than honey from the honeycomb”. 
 
 
 

Tap the WF icon to see dates and info about Winterfest 2019! Find a WF near you and GO!

Kidfest 2019 is going to be AWESOME! Click the poster to see all the details.

 

Kidmin Pastors and Leaders, Focus Conference is just for you! Click the poster to see more details.

Youth Pastor, looking for a conference just for you? Look no farther! NYLA is where it’s at! Click the poster for more info.

CLICK HERE for more Girls Ministries Info!

CLICK HERE for Royal Ranger Info!

Click this icon for YD info and more!

 

International Teen Talent offers an experience of a lifetime for students ages 13-19 years old. Click the posters to see more info.  Watch for details on our Illinois COG competitions coming April 2019! 

 

We have some exciting news for what is formally known as the SATURATE Conference. Along with the support of Bishop Whitter and the Youth & Discipleship Board, we plan to restructure and relaunch SATURATE in 2019.

It will be an outreach focused weekend for Church Revitalization and Church Plants. Our goal is to have students & leaders SATURATE specific communities and churches through clean up, repairs, renovations, park services, door to door outreach and much more!

The Student Ministry groups of Illinois will be able to participate in a weekend filled with the Great Commission and Servant Leadership. Please pray for the planning process of the relaunch. If you would like to contribute to this weekend through monetary support, you can give online here on the home page. Type “Saturate” in the giving info box. 

Save the Date now, TEEN TALENT 2019 coming soon!

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Check out the Boys Day Out memories made! Thank you Daniel Maples for this awesome event. Also- Illinois Royal Rangers Association, David Wenge, Host Pastor- Jerry Thorpe Host Church- Faith Community Worship Center, ILCOG Youth Board and all Boys/Leaders that came!🙌🏼
“A man has never stood so tall than when he stoops to help a boy.”
-Tom Kesteleyn
Illinois Royal Ranger District Director