Believe is just around the corner and we wanted to make sure you were as informed as possible before signing up your child to join us on this amazing weekend event specifically designed for Jr. high students (grades 6-8).


In case you’ve never heard of Believe before, let me give you a quick overview. It’s a weekend event produced by Christ In Youth, an organization that has been putting together 
age-intentional events all over the world for almost 50 years (you can check out their website It takes place in a large auditorium, where your child will worship alongside tons of other students their age. It’s literally an experience they’ll get nowhere else. It’s also one of the safest and most well-organized events for students in the country!


The theme this year at Believe is “I AM” and will help students explore their identity in Christ. The idea of identity is a universal struggle. Every generation wrestles with it. Jr. high students sit at a pivotal moment in their lives where they are constantly asking the question “Who am I?” A student can’t truly know who they are until they know who God is. And this year CIY’s Believe tour will help Jr. high students understand what it means to find their identity in God.

There are hundreds of “I Am” statements in the Bible, but Believe will focus on four key phrases during the 2018-19 tour that will be a foundation for Jr. high students to have deeper conversations about identity: “I am God’s masterpiece,” “I am God’s child,” “I am the church” and “I am a Kingdom worker.”


Believe also offers small group times in which your child can connect with adult leaders and other students. This is one of the most important things we can do as a youth ministry. Next to your influence as a parent, building those bonds between our leaders and their peers is the 
No. 1 thing that will help your child grow in their relationship with Christ.

If you are interested in this event please contact Ricky Kearn as soon as possible at 785-262-7158. We will be registering for this event and need to get an estimate of how many will be going. Once we register there will be a Medical release form link that will be sent to each parent to fill out. We are excited for this event and hope to take as many students as possible!!!

ciy mOVE jULY 8TH - JULY 12TH


This year CIY Move will be July 8th through July 12th in Lincoln Nebraska. Below I have included a few highlights of what all takes place at CIY Move. This year’s theme is “TO BE CONTINUED” and we are excited to be taking more students than last year! If you are interested in going to this event, please let Ricky know as soon as possible. We have a registration form to be filled out for each student attending, and we will be sending out a link for medical release when we get closer to the event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Ricky on his cell phone at 785-262-7158. Be sure to get signed up and fill out the registration form so that we can get a count of how many will be attending.



In 2019, MOVE will explore the life of Elijah the Prophet and help high school students understand that:

  • You are CALLED into the Story of God
  • You can TRUST that God can PROVIDE because He is REAL.
  • When you DESPAIR, God will SUSTAIN because He is HERE.
  • You will find PURPOSE when God SENDS you to REACH others.
  • You will CONTINUE as God's Spirit EMPOWERS and His mission ENDURES.

Your story,

Elijah's story,

God's story...

They're all still being written...

Because they're all TO BE CONTINUED.