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Youth Leaders

You can earn a free limited edition T-shirt and choice of an MVNU neck pillow or camp chair!
Either of these items will do the trick!
  • Conduct/Host an MVNU visit at a youth group gathering or service.
  • Bring your youth group to a virtual or on-campus event.

Youth Group Events

MVNYou Visit Days
Designed especially for juniors and seniors trying to decide which college is the best fit, MVNYou Day helps students (and parents!) get the answers to their questions while giving them a glimpse into the MVNU Experience. Click here for dates and more details.

MSO: Middle School Only
April 9-10, 2021
Guaranteed to be the easiest middle school lock-in you'll ever do. Youth workers can choose to snooze in their own apartment during the wee hours of the morning while our staff gives your 6-8th graders an action-packed, fun-filled overnight experience they won't forget! Tickets must be purchased for this event. Read More
March 18-19, 2021
Want your students to experience a day in the life of a Christian college campus? Applied and accepted fall 2021 students spend 24-hours in the shoes of an MVNU student for only $35. Stay in the dorms, attend class, eat in the cafeteria, worship in chapel, and meet future classmates and roomies. Read More

Training for 10

This annual training event is priced and planned for you to bring your youth ministry leadership team (whether there's more than 10, less than 10 or exactly 10!!) for a day of interactive training! We want you to bring your youth ministry team if possible, so start planning now! Space limited to first 120 participants.

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  • Date: Aug. 14, 2021
  • Registration: not yet open
  • Cost: $10 per person, includes handouts, continental breakfast and snacks.
  • Need a place to stay? The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (an MVNU hotel) offers you a 15% discount if you mention that you're coming for an MVNU event.
  • Questions? Call 740-392-6868 x4500

Youth Pastors Networking Day

Each spring we offer an opportunity for youth leaders to share resources, network with other regional leaders, and hear from an expert in the field. These day-long seminars are a must for those who strive to keep their ministry relevant and engaging.

  • Date: April 1, 2021
  • Cost: $45 per person, includes lunch.
  • Registration: not yet open
  • Need a place to stay? The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (an MVNU hotel) offers you a 15% discount if you mention that you're coming for an MVNU event.

The YC: Yes Conference

Bring your student leaders to our newest event! Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with student leaders grades 7-12 who desire to say “yes” to God!

  • Date: TBA 2020
  • Cost: $25 – We encourage churches to cover the cost for their student leaders
  • Food: Thursday breakfast included (eat Wednesday dinner on your own before check-in and done before lunch on Thursday)
  • Lodging: MVNU campus housing (bring your own linens)
  • Registration TBA

Traveling Music Groups

More info TBA.

Ministry Candidates and Interns

OK, so some of you are looking to hire a youth pastor. We've got some of the best candidates graduating this spring. And, youth leaders, you could use a little help this summer, right? Hire an MVNU student intern! For more information, contact Dr. Doug VanNest, Dean of the School of Christian Ministry, at

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