Northwestern to host June faith camp for high school students
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
High school students are invited to participate in the third annual Living Your Faith (LYF), a one-week campus experience hosted by Northwestern College June 23–28.
The “Christian boot camp” is for students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years. LYF director Daniel Den Boer describes it as a great fit for teens who are serious about their faith and want to spend a week with mentors and peers who feel the same.
LYF campers will spend their mornings diving into the gospel with Northwestern biblical and theological studies professors and students and spend afternoons engaged in service and volunteerism in the region surrounding the college. They’ll also enjoy community entertainment and excursions in the evenings and get a taste of campus life while living together in a Northwestern residence hall.
“I learned so much and have so much excitement about my faith now,” says Hannah Stralow, Morrison, Ill., who participated in LYF last summer. Josh Schleis, Hospers, Iowa, adds, “I’ve been really motivated to jump into the Scriptures.” Tyler Egesdal, Pella, Iowa, explains the connection between Bible deep-dives and hands-on ministry: “My goal, coming out of this week, is to go out and love on people.”
Living Your Faith costs $190; the fee covers all LYF expenses, including room, board, field trips, and access to Northwestern campus facilities and amenities. Living Your Faith is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, which funds initiatives aimed at giving young people opportunities to meaningfully engage their faith.
Learn more about Living Your Faith and register at lyf.nwciowa.edu.