Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19. We encourage you to use the resources below that have compiled specifically for COG Youth and Children’s Leaders.


Join us for Greater Heights 2 day virtual camps!! 🗻 Set a reminder for these events now✔️ This summer will be different but let’s make the very best of it. We may be caught off guard but the Father sees all and knows all. He’s working now! #ilcogyd #greaterheights

Our online merch store is here! Share with everyone, get your apparel ordered! 

Ordering is SIMPLE: 

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—Order what you want. 

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Two Important details: 

Place your order by June 25th and you will receive your merch in time for Virtual Camp! 

Final deadline for all orders: July 16th. 

Online Merch Store


For over 36 years now, Winterfest has been a consistent place where the lives, direction, and paths of young people are interrupted, influenced, and forever changed by the power of the Holy Spirit!

Since its beginning in 1961, Teen Talent has been one of the most exciting and rewarding programs sponsored by the International Department of Youth and Discipleship. This program continues to help teenagers in recognizing and developing their abilities and directing them toward reaching their fullest potentials for Christ. Scholarships to Lee University are awarded to various winners. Biannually students from all across Illinois can compete in the state level competition in order to be eligible for the international level of competition. Our Moto: Our Talent, His Glory

ILCOG Teen Talent ’19

A leadership training experience for students  & young adults that nothing else compares to. Every young leader deserves to be AFFIRMED, TRAINED, INSPIRED and “POURED INTO” like this!

The purpose of NYLA (National Youth Leaders Association) is to provide a forum for youth leaders to exchange ideas and promote cohesive working relationships on the local, regional, state and national level. Free resources and video training is provided to help better equip your ministry. Our main focus is to network and encourage the health of Youth Ministry as a whole.
The Church of God believes in young people! The Jr Talent program was created to help guide our youth in utilizing their abilities in their everyday lives and in the local church for the glory of God.  Biannually students from all across Illinois can compete in the state level competition in order to be eligible for the international level of competition.
Kidfest is a children’s event geared to ages 6-12 years. Kidfest is a weekend designed to give children an opportunity to come together with kids from churches in various cities & states for the purpose of worship, the word and fun!
Focus Conference is designed to enlighten and inspire Children’s Pastors and Children’s workers in the local church. 

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