Kevin Starkey
Kevin StarkeyStudent Ministries Director

For more information about any of these events or if you would like Kevin to come speak at your youth group contact Kevin at or 515-282-6491.

Youth Camp

Camp is a time to stop everything you are doing and spend some quality time with God and your friends. Your regular schedule is set aside and instead, we fill your days with great activities, fun games, high energy worship, and amazing speakers that will challenge you to take the next step toward God. We host this event at Hidden Acres in Dayton, Iowa.


Breakaway is designed to work in conjunction with Youth Camp. It is half a year away and used as a time to pull middle and high school students out of daily life to focus on their relationship with God. Through powerful worship and dynamic speakers, the services will challenge everyone to pursue God more completely. We usually take over most of the rooms of a hotel for the event. There are breakout sessions and free time during the days, services in the evening, and late night activities. Oftentimes we complete a service project as a part of the Breakaway experience. This event occurs between Christmas and the New Year.

Youth Leaders' Retreat

An event focused on preparing youth leaders for the challenges and opportunities of this vital ministry. Full-time youth pastors, bi-vocational, volunteer, and key youth leaders will be joined by guest speakers who specialize in the training and development of those in this very important ministry.

Youth Mission Trip

The goal of each youth mission trip is to connect the students with the world around them by providing an opportunity to serve in a very practical way. As a participant, you can expect a safe adventure where you may be asked to step out of your comfort zone to help others hear about the love of Jesus. Your faith will grow and your heart will expand as you learn about another culture. You will be changed by seeing God transform the lives of people.