Living Your Faith (LYF) is a weekend “training camp” for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. You’ll participate in daily discovery, worship and service together—in community. You’ll learn about the Bible, Christianity, spiritual disciplines, and how to be a brave and faithful Christ-follower in a world that mocks, ignores and yet desperately needs Jesus. LYF is for you if you:
Discovery. Spend a weekend getting to know God better and figuring out how your story fits with God’s epic narrative. Through learning, service projects and mentorship by theological scholars, you’ll explore whether your next chapter is preparing for church leadership or a career in the ministry.
Community. Live on Northwestern’s campus in Christ-like community with other LYFers and college mentors. Your mentors will share the stories of their spiritual journeys. And relationships built during your weekend long campus experience will be intentionally sustained throughout the next year through social media connections.
Service. LYFers will have the chance to serve off campus in diverse settings, including community churches, nonprofits and other organizations that serve children, youth and adults who are poor, marginalized or otherwise vulnerable.
For maximum exposure to and benefit from the LYF curriculum and activities, participants are required to remain on campus overnight. LFYers will stay in dorms on the campus of Northwestern College with the LYF mentors. LYFers should bring their own towels and bedding to fit an extra-long twin-size bed. Meals will be provided by Creative Dining, Northwestern’s food service provider, and served in the DeWitt Cafeteria on campus. All meal costs are covered. LYFers will also have access to other NWC facilities, including the DeWitt Learning Commons and the Rowenhorst Student Center/DeWitt Fitness Center.
LYF is free! There is no registration fee for this weekend long experience. You may want to bring spending money for trips to the Northwestern College bookstore as well as for excursions into the Orange City community. Registration is limited to the first 30 participants who register.
A modern small town with Old World Charm, Orange City is a delightful place to visit for the whole family. Shop our Dutch-fronted downtown stores. Enjoy our restaurants. Stay overnight in one of our area hotels. Learn more by visiting the Orange City website.