Transformers

April 13-15, 2018
Mar-Lu-Ridge Retreat & Conference Center
Jefferson, MD
$120 per person ($90 for LYO youth) includes:
program, housing, meals and a t-shirt!

Change Possible: Agents of Grace

None of us like to change our minds. Not parents. Not teenagers. Not siblings. Not teachers. Not society. Not church. Not people in charge of things. And yet… change is so often necessary. We need to learn and grow. We need to listen to new perspectives and adjust our own thinking. We need to better love our neighbors as Christ loved us, and strive for God’s justice and peace. But… change is hard to accomplish. Throughout history, God has called particular disciples to be agents of change, leading others by the power of the Holy Spirit into the future God has prepared for us. Come and learn from them, and learn how to be them.
This leadership retreat for Middle School youth is your opportunity to send up to four young people and one adult adviser for a weekend of faith exploration and leadership development. You’ll want to send 8th graders on the cusp of becoming your next group of leaders, 6th graders who are just starting to show signs of leadership, or anyone in between. Who you send is up to you!

Four easy steps to register:

#1. Distribute the Individual Registration Form to all participants. Your church’s Primary Leader will use the forms to complete the registration online. You’ll need to submit these forms when you check-in Friday. Remember to collect Scholarship Applications now.

#2. Using the Individual Forms, click here to register your group online (or use the embedded form below).

#3. Next, any scholarship applications must be included with your non-refundable payments of $120 per participant ($90 per LYO participant). Make checks out to the Delaware-Maryland Synod with “Transformers registration” and your congregation’s name in the memo line. Deposits must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 21, 2018 and sent to:

Transformers Registration
c/o Julie Stecker
575 S Charles Street, Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21201

Note: Scholarship Applications must be included with your non-refundable payment of $120.

#4. That’s it! Once your deposit is received, the Primary Leader will receive a confirmation letter by email.

Road Trip

January 19-21, 2018
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel 
Ocean City, MD

$195 per person includes:

programs, lodging, meals, activities and t-shirt!
Bring your High School youth for a weekend of service projects, faith-filled discussions, and relationship-building in small groups. RoadTrip includes workshops and networking for adults, as well as opportunities to worship with brothers and sisters in Christ from throughout our synod. Come make new friends and renew friendships with attendees from throughout our synod! You’re invited to learn how God is speaking to and through you – to the world.
Reform School:
What does this mean?

Two thousand years ago, an edgy rabbi from Galilee gathered a group of losers and started traveling from town to town, stirring up trouble in synagogues, hanging out with social outcasts, healing the sick, casting out demons, and getting into fights with the powers that be. Five hundred years ago, a snarky and faithful German monk named Martin Luther started causing trouble in the name of Jesus in Germany and throughout Europe.

Here’s the thing — the Holy Spirit is always up to something. Always challenging our assumptions. Always troubling people in power. Always working toward justice. Always calling us to repentance. Always raising us to new life. Always reforming … reforming us, reforming our church, reforming our society. Together we’ll draw from God’s Word and our confessional foundations to dive deep into this ongoing work of Reformation.

Five Easy Steps:
#1. Distribute the Individual Registration Form to all participants. Your church’s Primary Leader will use the forms to complete the registration online. You’ll need to submit these forms when you check-in Friday, January 19. Remember to collect any Scholarship Applications now.

#2. After collecting forms from your group, the Primary Leader completes the Group Registration Summary Form. Pay close attention to the second page which directs you to assign rooms for each of your participants.

#3. Using forms from Steps 1 and 2, click here to register your group online.

#4. Next, your Group Registration Summary Form and any scholarship applications must be included with your non-refundable deposit of $110 per participant. Make checks out to the Delaware-Maryland Synod with “RoadTrip” and your congregation name in the memo line. Deposits must be postmarked by December 15, 2017 and sent to:

Delaware-Maryland Synod
c/o Julie Stecker
575 S Charles Street, Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21201
Note: Scholarship Applications must be included with your non-refundable deposit payment of $110. Registrations postmarked after December 15, 2017 must include a $25 late fee.

#5. That’s it! Once your deposit is received, the Primary Leader will receive a confirmation letter by email. Balance due on your payment for this event is due on or before RoadTrip begins.  

Additions/Deletions/Substitutions to your group?
Click here to make changes

Event Staff (LYO Mentors, Small Group Leaders, etc.)
Click here to register as an individual

Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations received by December 15, 2017, the non-refundable deposit may be returned.
  • For cancellations received by December 29, 2017, non-refundable deposits are forfeited and the remaining balance of the fee is forgiven. A refund will be issued if the balance has already been paid. Substitutions and additions can be made at the event registrar’s discretion.
  • For cancellations received after December 29, 2017, participants are responsible for the full balance.