Merge: Grades 9 - 13
Dates: July 22-27
(Check-in on Sunday @ 5:00 PM - Check-out on Friday @ 4:30 PM)
Deans: Jeff Thompson and Joe Wisley
MERGE Camp continues its unique approach by offering individualized "tracks" for the participant to choose. What are TRACKS? Simply stated, TRACKS are specialty groups that students will choose to be a part of for the entire week of MERGE. We have specific leaders who are in charge of each TRACK based upon their own giftedness and desire. We are excited to have Peter Heck as our main speaker and the IWU worship team back to lead worship.
Merge 2018 Track Descriptions:
1. Worship - Led by IWU Worship Band & Brad McFarland, Youth Director Upper Deer Creek Church. We are thrilled to have the IWU back with us again this year at MERGE. They will be leading worship all week as well as leading a worship track for us. Students will have an opportunity to be a part of the main session worship sets as well as see that worship isn’t just done from a stage and it definitely isn’t done for anyone other than God. So pack up your instrument and your vocal chords and sign up for the Worship Track!
2. Arts - Led by Kelly Moses. Discover ways to use your gifts of creativity and art in and for the Kingdom. While making art, Kelly will challenge you to look for ways to experience and encounter the Ultimate Creator in your creativity each and every day. Plus you will get to create some awesome stuff to take home!
3. Paintball - Leader TBA. This track is geared around paintball all week long! So get ready to head into battle as you build strategy and strength not only in your paintball team but in your relationship with the One who already won the final battle.
4. Finding God in Media - Led by THE Danny Wright. We will look at how where God is among the media that drives our culture. From news, to books, music to movies, from street corners to school halls God is present and we will practice being present with Him as we live, move and have our being in Him. We will journey through what it means to listen, and live out the gospel in a world where God is already present and inviting us to join Him in the process of reconciliation.
5. Sports - Led by Corbett Moses Sports. What else is there to say? If you are athletic and always on the move, the Sports Track is what you're looking for. You will have a chance to play different sports and activities throughout the week. When we're together, we will have an awesome time playing, but we will also see how we can use our God-given abilities to accomplish something greater than any championship or scholarship could ever offer!
6. Missions - Led by Cody & Sharayah Isaacson. We will spend the week “on Mission” in Grant County and surrounding areas. You will have a chance to see the numerous ways God wants to use your life to radically change the world around you no matter how near or far that may be.