IDK '18 set for March 3 in Hickory


IDK’18 will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at First UMC in Hickory, NC. 

"IDK", short hand for “I don’t know”, is a youth conference for middle school and high school students who are sensing a call from God. 

This isn’t a conference for entire youth groups but for those one, two or more youth who feel God’s call into some sort of ministry. 

During the day the youth will hear from different people about their callings in our “Sharing Your Story” moments.  These are designed to be like TED Talks in hopes the youth hear their stories within these calling stories.  

There is also a time to reflect with a mentor, someone from the youth’s local church who accompanies them to this conference.  The mentor is the connection with the youth’s home church and a person they can be comfortable with talking to in the future about their calling. 

There will be other times of worship, fun games, a spiritual gifts inventory, and time to make connections.  This event is only $20 per person but if you register before February 1st, it is only $10 per person. 


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Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment







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